The most important feature of a first-aid kit is
It should be kept in an obvious location and easily accessible.
The items should be kept in a container that will keep the contents clean and dry.
The box itself should be transportable, durable and water-resistant
(like a fishing tackle box or a comparable container).
Be sure to label the box:
"PET FIRST AID" First-Aid Provisions
These items should always be on hand in the event of an emergency.
You may find other items to include that are not on this list .
Be sure to always replace an item after it is used and as soon as possible.
|2 rolls of 3" gauze bandage
1 roll of 2" gauze bandage
12 gauze sponges/pads 3"x 3"
Non-stick adhesive tape
Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) small tube
Water-soluble lubricating jelly (KY)
Saline solution - 8 oz (same as used for contact-lens care)
Hydrogen Peroxide - 8 oz (3%)
Iodine prep solution
Eyedropper/dosage syringe (plastic/nylon)
Hot water bottle (to keep the pet from getting chilled)
Muzzle - preferably nylon
Benedryl or diphenhydramine elixir (12.5 mg/ml liquid)
Paper towels - to clean up any mess
3 large garbage bags (to protect upholstery/furniture)
(these are good to have on hand)
|Pet carrier - preferably one that can break down easy/compactly
A plywood board to carry an injured animal on