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Items for your pet first aid kit

It is always handy to have a first aid kit for your pet. It's one of those things that you hope you will never need but you are truly grateful for when you do. If you have your pet first aid kit ready, should the unfortunate need ever arrive, you will have what you need to hand to care for the situation quickly and effectively.

  • Muzzle to prevent biting due to pain

  • Regular tweezers & needle nose tweezers

  • Saline eye & wound wash

  • Digital rectal theomometer

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Non latex disposable gloves

  • Antiseptic (such as betadine)

  • Vet wrap bandage roll

  • Gauze roll

  • Gauze pads / Non-stick bandages

  • Clean cotton sock

  • Cotton washcloths

  • First aid adhesive tape

  • Styptic powder (Quick stop - to stop the bleeding if you cut the quick in a nail)

  • Blunt scissors

  • Oral syringe

  • Spare leash

Having these items in your pet first aid kit should cover you for most situations. Remember if you have a medical situation you should ALWAYS contact your vet for advice. They will tell you how to proceed and you will have the items to do the job. If you don't know how to do something don't just guess, get advice as you could end up doing more harm than good.

There are loads of pet first aid courses available both online and in person and we recommend that everyone should learn pet CPR at least once.

I hope this list is helpful please let us know in the comments if you have your pet first aid kit stocked up!

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