National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and this is a great time for Pet Parents to create a kit, purchase a kit or restock the one they have.These kits will have several opportunities to be of use such as an accident around the house, an accident on vacation, an accident going on a walk.The more active your pet is, their odds increase with needing you to use a first aid kit.Depending on your pet that you have, you should get items that is specific to them.

But, on the most part here is a complete list of items that you can use in your kit:

  • For any poisons, call Pet Poison Helpline- 855) 764 -7661
  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Water repellent bandages
  • Cotton balls
  • Fresh 3% hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always check with veterinarian or animal poison control expert before giving to your pet)
  • Insect sting spray, gel or ointment
  • Ice pack
  • Magnifying glass
  • Disposable gloves
  • Scissors with blunt end
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic car/old credit card- to push out stingers
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Medicine pill box
  • OTC antibiotic spray or ointment
  • Oral syringe (Baby size)
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent (for bathing)
  • Towels
  • Small flashlight
  • Soft Muzzle
  • Leash and collar
  • Collapsable Travel Bowl
  • Water
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Styptic powder
  • Saline eye solution
  • Artificial tear gel
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Phone number for your Vet or a vet or emergency animal hospital in the city you are visiting.

If an when a situation arises and you need assistance until you get your pet to the hospital or vet, your emergency kit will be the items that is your pets first line of response.

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