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.