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How to Make a Pet First Aid Kit

Whether you are at home, traveling, camping, or in your car, you can’t always predict when something can occur to our pets. Since disaster can strike anywhere at anytime, here are a few things you should consider putting into a first aid kit for your cat or dog in case they get injured.

Here are some important materials and tools you should have in your pets first aid kit:

  • Pet First Aid Book/Pamphlet
  • Needle and thread, or a skin stapler
  • Small blunt ended scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Razor Blade (wrap for safety)
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue depressors or Popsicle Sticks
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Ice Compress
  • Tourniquet
  • Splints
  • Sterile pads
  • Cotton gauze wraps and pads
  • Band-aids
  • Liquid Bandage
  • Ace Bandages
  • First Aid Tape
  • Cotton Balls
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

Some pet stores may have pet first aid kits for sale, but if you would like put your own together, these are some of the most important things you may need in case of an emergency. Pet health and safety is important, so along with pet insurance, having a pet first aid kit around can help you when the unexpected happens.

If you have any comments, questions, tips, or advice you would like to share regarding pet first aid kits, please leave us a comment below! We love hearing from fellow pet owners!

*Photo courtesy of WomansDay

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