Kitty First Aid Kit

April 1, 2020

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

 

 

 

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