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Pet 1st Aid Kits

First Aid Kit for Pets Emergencies can happen at any time.  Pet owners should be prepared for pet emergencies by keeping a Pet First Aid Kit.  Kits can be purchased from pet supply stores or you can assemble your own kit.  A fully equipped household first aid kit contains almost all of the supplies you may need for your pets. A simple first aid kit for your pets should include these additional items in a waterproof  container: • Latex (or hypoallergenic material) gloves • Gauze sponges ( a variety of sizes) • Gauze roll, 2-inch width • Elastic cling bandage • Material to make a splint • Adhesive tape, hypoallergenic • Non-adherent sterile pads • Small scissors • Tweezers • Magnifying glass • Grooming clippers or safety razor • Nylon leash • Towel • Muzzle • Compact emergency “blanket” (available in the camping department of many stores) • Water-based sterile lubricant • Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) • Rubbing alcohol; • Topical antibiotic ointment • Antiseptic towelettes • Insect sting stop pads • Cotton-tipped swabs • Instant cold pack • Epsom salts • Baby-dose syringe or eye dropper • Sterile eye lubricant • Sterile saline wash • Safety pins (medium size 4) • Tongue depressors • Diphenhydramine, if approved by your veterinarian • Glucose paste or syrup • Styptic powder or pencil • Plastic card (such as old credit card) to scrape away stingers • List of emergency phone numbers including those for your pet’s veterinarian, an afterhours emergency veterinary hospital, and the National Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435) and money to make a phone call. • Petroleum jelly • Penlight with batteries (AA) • Clean cloth • Needle-nose pliers


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