Dog First Aid Kit

Everyone knows that accidents happen, so it’s best to be prepared before hand right? In case of an emergency a few essential items could mean the difference between life and death for your beloved dog. Pet first aid kits can be purchased at your local pet store; however if your pet has special needs or a specific condition, you might want to customize one yourself.

Here’s a list of the basic supplies you will need:

  • Dog First Aid Book — you might want to look at it before you actually need it
  • Your dog’s medical records, vaccinations and name and number of your vet
  • Water (at least a gallon)
  • Muzzle
  • Needle & Thread
  • Razor Blade
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Oral Syringe (a small one and a large one)
  • Eye Dropper
  • Latex Gloves
  • Instant Ice Compress
  • Vet Wrap (the tape that sticks to itself) and/or an Ace Bandage
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Washcloth
  • Towel
  • Nail Trimmers
  • Cotton Gauze Pads & Rolled Gauze
  • First Aid Tape
  • Bandages or Band-Aids
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Iodine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Eye Wash
  • Ear Cleaning Solution
  • Neosporin or antibiotic ointment
  • Eye ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Any medications your dog regularly takes
  • Pain Medication or other medications — ask your veterinarian for a proper dosing amount*

*NOTE: NEVER give your pet human medication unless directed by your veterinarian. Mis-dosing or a wrong type of medication can be fatal to your pet.

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