April 1, 2020

Nathan Head


Kitty First Aid Kit

Recommendations for how to build your own pet first aid kit

Build Your Own Kitty First Aid Kit

April is Pet First Aid awareness month.  While we recommend consulting with a veterinarian for pet injuries, it never hurts to have a first aid kit standing by in an emergency.  Here are the items we recommend including in a pet first aid kit:

  • List of emergency phone numbers including those for your pet’s veterinarian, an after-hours emergency veterinary hospital, and the National Animal Poison Control Center
  • Examination gloves
  • Gauze sponges ( a variety of sizes)
  • Elastic cling bandage
  • Adhesive tape, hypoallergenic
  • Non-adherent sterile pads
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Magnifying glass
  • Grooming clippers
  • Towel
  • Water-based sterile lubricant
  • Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Topical antibiotic ointment (in date)
  • Antiseptic towelettes
  • Insect sting stop pads
  • Cotton-tipped swabs
  • Instant cold pack
  • Syringe or eye dropper
  • Sterile saline wash
  • Diphenhydramine, if approved by your veterinarian
  • Styptic powder or pencil
  • Penlight with batteries
  • Clean cloth
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • A bottle of liquid dish soap
  • A quart size bag full of kitty litter
  • A can of canned tuna (in water) or a can of chicken broth

Kitty First Aid Kit

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