List of Items for Household Pet First Aid Kits

By: Camp Bow Wow | Published 07/05/2020


We've talked about the importance of having a pet first aid kit in the event of a natural disaster in this blog post here, but it's also worth mentioning the benefit of having one for any time use. Just like you have a first aid kit for humans in your home, you should have keep one handy for the pups in your life. Even if you already have a pet first aid kit prepped, it's always a good idea to make sure that the supplies haven't expired or run out.

Here are the most essential items to remember when stocking your pet first aid kit:

Absorbent gauze pads – various sizes, nonstick
Adhesive tape – athletic tape or vet wrap works well
Cotton balls or swabs - both
Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
Milk of magnesia/activated charcoal (always check with vet/animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
Ice pack – first aid specific, single use
Disposable gloves
Scissors with blunt end – or utility scissors with angled blade
OTC antibiotic ointment
Oral syringe or small turkey baster
Liquid dish washing detergent (for bathing)
Small flashlight
Alcohol wipes
Styptic powder
Saline eye solution
Artificial tear gel
Digital pet thermometer
Poop bags
Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics.

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