Dog First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit for Your Dogs

CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers encourages pet owners to always have certain items on hand in the event of something happening with your pet. The following is a list of these items. In addition to the items listed above, include anything your veterinarian has recommended specifically for your pet.​

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Item Info/use Have
Local Veterinarian Number • Call your veterinarian or an emergency veterinary clinic so they can be ready for you when you arrive.
Emergency Clinic Number • Call your veterinarian or an emergency veterinary clinic so they can be ready for you when you arrive.
Numbers for the Animal Poison Control ASPCA poison-control center, at 1-800-426-4435)
Animal Control
Non-emergency police
Pet First Aid Book
Pet’s Paperwork (Waterproof Container or Bag): -Proof of rabies-vaccination status, -Copies of other important medical records -Current photo of your pet (in case he gets lost).
Nylon leash/Slip Lead and Collar
Pet Carrier
Muzzle or strips of cloth To prevent biting (Animals might bite when injured or ill) (don’t use muzzle if your pet is vomiting, choking, coughing or otherwise having difficulty breathing)
Non-latex Disposable Gloves Exam Gloves
Self-Cling Bandage Bandage that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur.
Digital Thermometer -Rectal only- Normal dog and cat temperature are 38.5 C or 101.5 F-
Lubricating jelly or KY Jelly – for the thermometer
Pedialyte -electrolyte solution for dehydration
Honey -to rub on gums in case of diabetic coma, or anorexia
Syringes or Eye Dropper -to force water or pedialyte to give oral treatments or flush wounds
Hot Water Bottles -in case of hypothermia or shock
Foil Emergency Blanket Prevent and counter Hypothermia Help prevent shock
Instant Ice Sprains and Strains
Scissors (Blunt Ends)
Tongue depressor or splints
Adhesive Medical Tape Wounds
Cotton Gauze Squares or Absorbent Gauze Pads Wounds
Gauze Rolls Wounds
Cotton Swabs Wounds
Tweezers To Remove Foreign Bodies
Eye Bright Solution – a homeopathic or herbal solution for eye issues
Antiseptic wipes, Lotion, Powder or Spray Wounds
Styptic powder or pencil Stop Bleeding
3% Hydrogen Peroxide -to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert – to clean cuts
Rubbing Alcohol -to clean cuts and thermometor
Sterile Saline Solution -wound care
GoldenSeal or Calendula
( Itchy Owie Ointment is fabulous)
-ointment for injuries
Rescue Remedy Calming
Gold Vet Calming
Arnica Pain Relief
Kaopectate or BM Tone Up Gold for diarrhea
Slippery Elm Digestive disorders
Yunnan Baiyao -a chinese herb for bleeding, can be given topically or orally
MILK OF MAGNESIA OR ACTIVATED CHARCOAL to absorb poison (Use only if instructed to do so by your veterinarian or a poison control center)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) Allergies ( if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. A veterinarian must tell you the correct dosage for your pet’s size)
Ear-cleaning solution Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral.
Glucose Paste or Corn Syrup for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)
Penlight or flashlight