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First Aid Kits for Small Pets: What to Include


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First Aid Kits for Small Pets

You can put a first aid kit together yourself and buy the items separately, or buy one ready-made. If you make one yourself, use a small plastic tub with a tight fitting lid to store the following items:


Important phone numbers
  • Veterinary clinic phone number and directions to the clinic
  • Emergency clinic phone number and directions
  • Poison Control Center phone numbers
Equipment and supplies
  • Clean towels - cloth and paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Disposable gloves
  • Eye dropper
  • Gram scale
  • Heat pack or hot water bottle (to keep pet warm during transport; wrap the pack in a towel - do not apply directly to your pet, or burns may result)
  • Heated Pet Pad or heat lamp to use at home
  • Lubricant such as mineral oil or petroleum jelly
  • Magnifying glass
  • Nail clippers and metal nail file
  • Needle-nose pliers or hemostats
  • Penlight
  • Pet carrier
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Scalpel blades and handles
  • Scissors
  • Stethoscope
  • Styptic powder,or sticks, CutStop®, or cornstarch
  • Syringes of various sizes
  • Tweezers
  • Wire cutters
Bandaging materials
  • Bandage rolls
  • First aid tape - both paper (easily comes off of skin) and adhesive types
  • Non-stick pads
  • Square gauze of various sizes - some sterile
Nutritional support
  • Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or unflavored Pedialyte
Medicines*
  • Sterile ophthalmic lubricant
  • Eye wash solution
  • A probiotic gel such as BeneBac
  • Sterile saline
  • Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
  • Wound disinfectant such as Betadine or Povidone
*Watch the expiration dates on any medication, and replace as needed.

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