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Pet First Aid/Travel Kit

Woodhaven Animal Health

Tips on how to assemble a first aid kit for your furry friend. It’s always good to be prepared for an emergency!

Color photo and identification of pet(s) Health history

  • Vaccinations
  • Medical conditions/medications
  • Allergies

Emergency contact information

  • Veterinarian(s) phone number(s)
  • Animal poison control number

Digital thermometer (rectal temperature)
Muzzle (ANY pet in pain may bite!!)

  • Available in pet supply stores in various sizes
  • Homemade alternative (Dogs): Use a necktie to tie around the muzzle, bringing the ends to tie behind the head (passing under the ears)

Waterproof container to hold supplies:

  • Tweezers/hemostat
  • Penlight
  • Scissors, blunt-ended
  • Cotton
  • Gauze squares
  • Telfa pads (non-adherent)
  • Vet Wrap, 2 inch and 4 inch
  • Ace bandage
  • Tape, 2 inch (bandaging)
  • Cotton swabs (Q-tips)
  • Safety pins
  • Nail trimmer
  • Rubber ear bulb syringe
  • Oral medicine bulb syringe or dosing syringe
  • Rubber gloves
  • Instant hot/cold compress
  • Sock (sized to fit on the leg)
  • T-shirt (sized to fit the body)
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Antibacterial ointment (e.g., Neosporin)
  • Anti-inflammatory ointment/spray (Hydrocortisone)
  • Sterile saline solution (contact lens solution)
  • Sunscreen (SPF of 15 or greater)
  • Vaseline
  • Epsom salts
  • Styptic powder
  • Tube of cat hairball remedy (non-liquid form)-Dogs too!
  • Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • New Skin liquid bandage
  • Benadryl topical stick

Nonprescription Medications:

  • Benadryl liquid or capsules (~10 mg per 10 pounds). My pet would need _____ mg
  • Imodium A/D liquid or capsules (~0.5 mg per 10 pounds). My pet would need _____ mg
  • Aspirin, children’s or adult (~61 mg per 10 pounds) My pet would need _____ mg
  • Pepcid A/C tablets (~2.5 mg per 10 pounds) My pet would need _____ mg

Calculate the dosage needed for your pet. Take the list to the store to be certain you purchase the correct form of each product for the size of your pet (many of the liquid forms are only suitable for very small pets). Check the expiration dates yearly, and replace medications as needed. Contact a veterinarian before giving any medication