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Pets First Aid Supply Checklist
Pet first aid supplies checklist
As a pet owner, you need to make sure to have basic first aid supplies for your pets in your household. Carefully putting together a well-provisioned first aid kit will make you more ready to deal with a medical emergency if one confronts you for your dog, cat or other pet. Have this kit in the house and fully stocked with supplies at all times, next to the first aid kit for your family. Many of the items in a family first aid kit can be used for pets, too
Phone numbers and your pet's medical record (including medications and vaccination history)
For wrapping wounds or muzzling the
Nonstick bandages, towels, or strips of clean cloth
To control bleeding or protect
Adhesive tape for bandages
For securing the gauze wrap
Milk of magnesia
To absorb poison
or local poison control center
before inducing vomiting or treating
an animal for poison
Hydrogen peroxide (3%)
To induce vomiting
To check your pet's temperature.
Do not insert a thermometer in
your pet's mouth—the temperature
must be taken rectally.
Eye dropper (or large syringe without needle)
To give oral treatments or flush wounds
Muzzle (in an emergency a rope, necktie, soft cloth, nylon stocking, small towel may be used)
To cover your pet's head.
If your pet is vomiting,
do not muzzle it!
To transport your pet
Stretcher (in an emergency a door, board, blanket or floor mat may be used)
To stabilize the injured anima
l and prevent further injury during transport
Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care.
First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet's life until it
receives veterinary treatment.
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