Most people carry a first-aid kit in their car for themselves in case of an emergency, but what happens if your pet gets injured the next time you take Fido out for an adventure?
Since April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, we thought it was the perfect time to help you create a Pet First-Aid Kit for you to keep on hand. It’s essential to have one if a natural disaster were to occur, but also in the event, your pets are far away from immediate help or their Veterinarian.
So grab a plastic storage container and start filling it. Here are our suggested items for how to make a pet first-aid kit!
Items to include in your Pet First-Aid Kit:
- Absorbent Gauze Pads
- Adhesive Tape
- Alcohol Wipes
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Chlorhexidine Solution (ask your Veterinarian)
- Collapsible Travel Food & Water Bowl
- Cotton Balls or Swabs
- Comfort Item (such as a stuffed toy)
- Disposable Gloves
- Guide Book (to reference)
- Hydrogen Peroxide (to induce vomiting)
- Ice Pack
- Leash & Collar
- Oral Syringe
- Poop Bags
- Scissors (preferably with a blunt end)
- Saline Eye Solution
- Small Flashlight
- Towel or Blanket
- Wet Wipes
Besides the supplies we listed above, it’s crucial to have a copy of your pet’s medical records and any emergency phone numbers you may need.
We suggest checking your kit every six months to ensure nothing has expired or needs to be replaced, especially when you sneak in the kit when you forget to bring an extra poop bag or treat here and there.
Lastly, to help you should a crisis arise, we recommend taking a Pet First-Aid & CPR course!
We recommend the following Pet First-Aid and CPR Courses:
In conclusion, it’s never too late to build your Pet First-Aid Kit and start storing it in your truck. You never know when you may need it!
Are there ANY items on our list you have questions about, or are there items in your pet first-aid kit we’re missing? Let us know! Or, to learn more about how we can help you with all your pet care needs, contact us now!
Nicole founded Miami Pet Concierge in May 2007, with a mission to provide Miami, Florida’s pet parents with personalized pet care plans based on their pets’ species, age, breed, health, and lifestyle. All while keeping their pets “happy at home.” In addition, offering pet care education for all pet owners to guide them to become great pet parents.