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How to Make a First Aid Kit For Your Pet

Start with either a backpack or container that is durable and water proof. You may want to have a designated area where you can keep contact information/numbers of your rDVM and your information as well. Keep updated rabies/vaccine information in there too. Your dog may have specific needs to him/her, but here is a basic list to include:

  1. Disposable gloves
  2. Absorbent gauze pads
  3. Adhesive tape
  4. Small towels
  5. Cotton balls/swabs
  6. Scissors with blunt ends
  7. Tweezers
  8. Alcohol wipes
  9. Flash light
  10. Betadine or chlorohexidine solution
  11. Antihistamine–25mg benadryl
  12. Petroleum based lubricant such as vaseline
  13. Eye wash/eye lubricant
  14. Collapsible water bowl
  15. Hydrogen peroxide–do not induce vomiting without speaking to veterinarian.
  16. Thermometer
  17. Muzzle/leash
  18. Nail clipper
  19. Ice pack

These tools should be used in an emergency or if you are hiking with your pet and not in close proximity to your veterinarian. Once you and your pet are out of the woods/adventure then contacting and seeking medical attention is important for any on-going issue. Overall, have a fun time, but be prepared!