Pet Preparedness Week Part 3

Today we are taking a look at a first aid kit for your pet. Your main household kit should contain many of these items already. Pack your pet kit in a waterproof container. This list is from the Red Cross website.

  1. Latex (or hypoallergenic material) gloves
  2. Gauze sponges ( a variety of sizes)
  3. Gauze roll, 2-inch width
  4. Elastic cling bandage
  5. Material to make a splint
  6. Adhesive tape, hypoallergenic
  7. Non-adherent sterile pads
  8. Small scissors
  9. Tweezers
  10. Magnifying glass
  11. Grooming clippers or safety razor
  12. Nylon leash
  13. Towel
  14. Muzzle
  15. Compact emergency blanket
  16. Water-based sterile lubricant
  17. Antiseptic towelettes
  18. Insect sting stop pads
  19. Cotton-tipped swabs
  20. Instant cold pack
  21. Baby-dose syringe or eye dropper
  22. Sterile eye lubricant
  23. Sterile saline wash
  24. Safety pins (medium size 4)
  25. Tongue depressors
  26. Glucose paste or syrup
  27. Styptic powder or pencil
  28. Plastic card (such as old credit card) to scrape away stingers
  29. Petroleum jelly
  30. Penlight with batteries (AA)
  31. Clean cloth
  32. Needle-nose pliers
  33. 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  (1-888-426-4435).
  34. Pet First Aid by Barbara Mammato, DVM, MPH, a handbook sponsored by the American Red Cross and The Humane Society of the United States.

As with any list it should be tailored to fit an individuals needs and skill level. I highly recommend the manual listed above it makes a great resource for any pet owner.

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