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First Aid Kit for Pets

First Aid Kit for Pets

First Aid Kit for Pets

The contents of a first aid kit can be placed inside a plastic storage container or tackle box. Stay calm to keep your pet calm and be able to properly help. Call your veterinarian for his advice. Before you begin first aid, make sure to muzzle your pet for his safety and yours.

If you do not have a muzzle, you can make one from an ace bandage, a cloth belt, or neck tie. Wrap the bandage carefully over the nose, criss-crossing under the mouth and then tie around the head behind the ears being careful not to make it too tight or too loose.

Place the following contents in a plastic storage container or tackle box.
  • Pet first-aid book
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape roll
  • Non-stick (Telfa) bandages
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers or hemostats
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • 2 towels or blankets (one for stretcher, one for keeping pet warm)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Flashlight
  • Muzzle, fabric strip, or nylon stocking
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • Styptic pencil
  • Blankets for warmth
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Antiseptic cleansing wipes
  • Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol
  • Benadryl for allergic reactions
  • Karo Syrup for shock
  • Eyewash and eyedropper
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Mineral oil (a lubricant and laxative when given by mouth)
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Cold and heat packs
  • Leather work gloves (to protect you from being bitten)
  • Disposable Latex gloves
  • Leash
  • Thin rope
  • Splint materials (tongue depressor, 12-inch wooden ruler)

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