First Aid Kit for Pets

First Aid Kit for Pets

Keep a pet first aid kit at home and in the car to help your pet quickly in the event of an injury.

A pet first aid kit is a must-have for pet owners since it allows for a swift response to an accident or injury.

You can purchase a pre-made first aid kit – we sell them at HSHPE, but they are also available in stores or at some veterinarian clinics – or create your own by filling a small container or bag with key items, many of which can be found at your local drug or dollar store.

The first thing to do in the event of an accident or injury is to consult a veterinarian. Many of the items found in a first aid kit should only be administered under the vet’s guidance, but having them readily available allows for quicker treatment and can minimize pain or discomfort that your animal may be experiencing.

  • Latex gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes & alcohol wipes
  • Medical tape
  • Tweezers
  • Syringes loaded with saline for irrigation
  • Scissors
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Saline solution
  • Gauze & sterile pads
  • Cotton tips
  • Tensor Bandage
  • Vet wrap/self-adhesive wrap
  • Splinting materials
  • Ready-made hot and cold packs
  • Flexible thermometer
  • Shoelaces to tie muzzle if necessary
  • Plastic bag
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Splinting materials (popsicle sticks or longer sticks)
  • Utility knife & refills