Accidents and emergencies can happen at any moment, so a well-stocked pet first aid kit is a must-have item. This list will help you assemble everything needed in a first-aid kit for a medical emergency or health issue.

  • Digital thermometer
  • Gauze for wrapping open wounds
  • Non-stick bandages and adhesive white tape for covering wounds
  • Blanket or large towel as well as a rigid board or stretcher for transporting an injured pet
  • Leash or kennel
  • Eye dropper or needless syringe for administering medication
  • 3% hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds and induce vomiting
  • Baby aspirin
  • Adult or children’s Benadryl for allergies
  • Saline eye wash
  • Activated charcoal for absorbing toxins.
  • Include a copy of medical records, vaccination records, and emergency phone numbers.

Remember, it is always best to seek veterinary treatment when your pet is wounded. However, if you are in a situation where this is not possible, you will be glad you have a first-aid kit handy.