Please read about my first aid kit details for National Pet Preparedness month. The ultimate goal with any at home first aid kit is to be able to provide comfort and stabilization so that you can get your pet to the vet in an emergency.
Before I get in to the nitty gritty - always be sure to have at minimum 2 weeks worth of food and water on hand for each of your pets. Don't run out of food - ever. 2 weeks minimum, then buy more. 1 month worth is even better. For our raw customers, keep some freeze dried or dehydrated on hand if you don't have the freezer space. For our dry food customers, stick to the 1/2 a bag rule. When there's a 1/2 a bag left, get another one. Never run out.
With first aid, you need a good, solid, portable box that is easy to store and transport (needs a handle IMO). I got mine at the Plano Molding outlet in Plano Illinois. It fits perfect in the bottom of my pantry and fits everything I need access to, quickly.
Watch my video on YouTube for detailed information with detail visuals of the products. <--Click link
Here's a list of items I have in my first aid kit for my pets.
Headlamp (hands free flash light that goes on your head)
Syringes - a couple different sizes
FidoDerm Anti-Itch and Wound Care Spray
Calming Products - CBD, Pet Specific Bach Rescue Remedies etc.
Skin Balms/Wound Care Protection
Gauze Pads and Rolls
Stretchy First Aid Tape
Hydrogen Peroxide and notes how to use it
Emergency Contact Numbers (Pet Poison Control, Emergency Vet, Regular Vet, Pet Owners)
Important Vet Records
Towel for wrapping and lifting
Pet First Aid Booklet
Thermometer (normal pet temp is between is right around 101 & 102 degrees)
Basket Muzzle - Dogs may bite when scared
Inflatable or soft cone
Never use Aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve, etc., for pets. Go to the vet if your pet is in pain - whether acute or chronic. Do not make your dog vomit with Hydrogen Peroxide if you did not witness the ingestion event. In my video above, I explain when to use it, when not to use it. Keep all medications out of the reach of your pets. Some of our medications can kill them quickly. Keep any products containing Xylitol away from your pets. Always be prepared! And remember! 2- 4 weeks worth of food and water at all times!
Thank you for reading.
Wags to Whiskers