Pet First Aid Kit


Pet First Aid Kits
To be prepared for emergency situations it is a great idea to have a fully stocked pet first aid kit! Pets can have accidents and may require first aid before medical attention can be given or before they are transported to us. If you think your pet requires first aid, it is always a good idea to contact us or a 24 hour clinic for advice. No question is too silly and we can help step you through what needs to happen.

What type of container is suitable for your first aid kit?
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Able to be sealed or fastened shut
  • Multiple compartments
  • Large enough to fit everything
  • Ensure all family members and/or housemates know where to find the kit and what it looks like
  • Label the kit clearly

 

Items for your Pet First Aid Kit:
  • Digital thermometer
  • KY jelly (lubricant for rectal thermometer)
  • Towels and a warm blanket
  • Betadine or Chlorhexadine based scrub
  • Sterile saline (can be purchased from pharmacies)
  • Bandaging materials
  • Gauze swabs
  • Nail clippers
  • Lead
  • Muzzle (your pet may try to bite if they are in pain or trying to protect themselves)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Disposable gloves
  • Elizabethan Collar (cone-head)
  • Hair clippers/shavers
Other helpful items you could include:
  • Your pets vaccination documents (cards/certificates) - ensure these cannot get damaged or wet
  • Our contact details
  • A 24 hour emergency vet clinic's contact details - such as Advanced Vet Care in Kensington
  • Pet First Aid booklet