First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

Every pet owner should have a first aid kit at home for their pets:

Applies to: Dog/Cat/Small Mammal/Bird/Reptile

  • Sturdy Case or Pack
  • Emergency Telephone Numbers
  • Clean, heavy towel or thick blanket (Can be used to carry an injured animal or dry and warm a wet animal)
  • Various sizes of towels (for handling the smaller animals, birds and reptiles)
  • Basket Muzzle (dogs), Welding Gloves (cats)
  • 3” Gauze rolls
  • Gauze pads
  • Adhesive medical tape
  • Absorbent cotton balls and swabs
  • Scissors with rounded tips
  • Tweezers
  • Small hemostats
  • Magnifying glass (to visualize small thorns, splinters)
  • Sturdy pet nail clippers
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Penlight/Flashlight
  • Styptic powder or corn starch (can be used to stop mild persistent bleeding)
  • Eyewash
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Sterile Saline
  • Sterile KY Jelly
  • Betadine/Iodine
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Small bowl
  • Fresh/bottled water
  • Ice Pack
  • Latex or Nitrile Gloves