Pet First Aid Kit
The following are suggestions for materials to include in a first aid kit for your pet:
- Bandage materials: conform stretch bandage roll tape;rolled gauze bandages; white porous tape; newspaper; gauze pads; cotton padding.
- Cleaning materials: diluted betadine solution; hand towel
- Drugs/Medications: sterile KY lubricant; eye wash; artificial tears; tissue glue; activated charcoal suspension; hydrogen peroxide 3% solution.
- Miscellaneous: thermometer; bandage scissors; aspirator bulb syringe; stethoscope; muzzle; penlight; silver nitrate sticks or powder; nail trimmers; duct tape.
Complete First Aid Checklist
You can print out a copy of this first aid checklist to use as a shopping list, and keep a copy on your refrigerator or next to your pet first aid kit for quick reference in emergencies.
Always remember that any first aid administered to your pet should be followed by immediate veterinary care. First aid care is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet’s life until it receives veterinary treatment.
Pet First Aid Training
We periodically offer the American Red Cross Pet First Aid Course at our facility. The course teaches cat and dog owners how to respond to a wide range of animal emergencies, from dressing a wound to performing CPR to preparing pets for natural disasters. Participants also learn how to monitor their pet’s well being by learning the animal’s normal temperature, blood pressure and other health parameters.
If you are interested in attending the course, contact us at 937-667-8489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.