Introduction: Pet First Aid Kit
Setting up a pet first aid kit is easy and can be used for both pet's and people if needed.
Step 1: The Container
I have chosen a bag that one of my dogs can carry as this will free up space on me and the burden is light.
Step 2: Gather the Needed Items
Basic first-aid supplies
Absorbent gauze pads, Adhesive tape, Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray, Blanket (a foil emergency blanket), Cotton balls or swabs, Gauze rolls, Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert), Ice pack, Non-latex disposable gloves, Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer), Rectal thermometer (your pet's temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F), Scissors (with blunt ends), Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages, Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies), Tweezers, A pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment, Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. A veterinarian must tell you the correct dosage for your pet's size. Ear-cleaning solution, Expired credit card or sample credit card (from direct-mail credit-card offers) to scrape away insect stingers, Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar), Nail clippers, Non-prescription antibiotic ointment, Penlight or flashlight, Plastic eyedropper or syringe, Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer, Splints and tongue depressors, Styptic powder or pencil (sold at veterinary hospitals, pet-supply stores, and your local pharmacy) Temporary identification tag (to put your local contact information on your pet's collar when you travel), Towels, and Needle-nosed pliers.
You can add to this list if you need to but remember space is a factor. I added Pet-clot and a SAM splint in 2 different sizes to mine. also 2 folding pet bowl's to feed and water as needed.
Step 3: Pack Your First Aid Kit.
Try to distribute the weight as much as possible to prevent the pack from sliding one way or the other. have your dog ware the pack to get used to the weight and feel of it so when you do need to have it on them they can be acquainted with the feel of it.
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