The Essential Pet First Aid Kit

on June 4, 2016
Posted in Cats

This blog offers preventative care to take care of your pets in times of need, including the essential pet first aid kit!

Pet Specific Supplies

  • Pet first-aid book
    Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control centre or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control centre, which can be reached at 1-800-426-4435)
  • Paperwork for your pet
    Place in a waterproof container or bag: proof of rabies-vaccination status, copies of other important medical records and a current photo of your pet (in case he gets lost)
  • Nylon leash  and Carabiner clip
  • Self-cling bandage (bandage that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur—available at pet stores and from pet-supply catalogs)
  • Muzzle or strips of cloth to prevent biting (don’t use this if your pet is vomiting, choking, coughing or otherwise having difficulty breathing)

Basic first-aid supplies

  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray
  • Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Gauze rolls
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert)
  • Ice pack
  • Non-latex disposable gloves
  • Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer)
  • Rectal thermometer (your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)
  • Scissors (with blunt ends)
  • Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages
  • Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies)
  • Tweezers
  • A pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment

Other useful items

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. A veterinarian must tell you the correct dosage for your pet’s size.
  • Ear-cleaning solution
  • Tick Twister to remove ticks
  • Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)
  • Nail clippers
  • Non-prescription antibiotic ointment
  • Penlight or flashlight
  • Plastic eyedropper or syringe
  • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer
  • Splints and tongue depressors
  • Clotting  powder or sticks (sold at veterinary hospitals, pet-supply stores, and your local pharmacy)
  • Temporary identification tag (to put your local contact information on your pet’s collar when you travel)
  • Towels—regular and paper towels
  • Needle-nosed pliers

    Pet Wellbeing Recommendations: 

    Summer calls for adventures and often travel with your pets, especially when the unexpected happens… you can still be prepared!

  •  Plan ahead! No need to stress out your pets, consider Stress Gold herbal remedy safe and effective for both dogs and cats. Helps with insomnia and stress response due to noises like thunderstorms or fireworks
  • If your cat or dog gets car sick, considering using a natural substance like Ginger for this. Do not use tranquillizers as this can cause hypotension or hyper excitability— consider Stress Gold
  • Diarrhea Support – Maybe a parasite or an infection they have picked up, either way, they are uncomfortable and unhappy, and can use your help in making their discomfort go away. — consider a BM Tone-Up Gold our tested, herbal formula for supporting gastrointestinal health and soft stools.  This all-natural supplement is uniquely designed to support the digestive system.
  • Cuts and abrasions? Bites and stings? Dryness, flaking and redness?  Pet Wellbeing’s “Itchy Owie” herbal ointment is a must-have for any pet owner, especially if your pet loves to run, spending a lot of time outdoors helping their paws on a hot summer day or even a remedy for frost bites. This herbal ointment is safe and gentle made with Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Propolis and Calendula Flower extracts all in one: “Itchy Owie” If your pets lick their paws once the product was applied, it will not upset their digestion.



Natural remedy made with Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Propolis and Calendula Flower extracts all in one: “Itchy Owie” for paws and skin, safe and effective to use for dogs and cats. 


Read also: Cat Heartworm – Everything you need to know

Our Expert

Dr. Janice Huntingford
Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan

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