DIY CANINE FIRST-AID KIT

03/22/18

 

Do you have an accident-prone dog? Cuts, scrapes, torn nails and allergic reactions can all occur while in the backyard at play, walking around the block, playing at the local dog park and especially those hikes through rough terrain.

Make sure you’re a prepared pet-parent at home and on-route with our DIY Canine First-Aid Kits!

It’s important to remember, that building your own kit or adding to an already made store bought kit, is the best way to ensure everything is customized to your pet’s needs and lifestyle.

Home Kit:

  • First-Aid Kit Case: Tool box, Tupperware container or shoebox.
  • Contact List: Emergency phone numbers and Veterinarian Info.
  • Bandage Materials: Gauze sponges, gauze rolls, self-adhesive wrap, tape.
  • Tools: Bandage scissors, forceps/tweezers, muzzle, nail clippers & styptic powder, tick twister.
  • Wound Care: Alcohol or hand sanitizer, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic wipes or spray, antibiotic cream or ointment, eye wash and/or antiseptic eye drops.
  • Antihistamine: Benadryl or allergy tablets.

Tip: Keep bandage materials and contact list in a zip lock protective bag to prevent them from getting wet from any liquid leaks.

Travel Kit:

  • First-Aid Kit Case: Small mesh travel case or large zip lock bag.
  • Transfer any required liquids to travel sized bottles. Don’t forget to label them appropriately!
  • Bandage materials. (Store in a zip lock bag).
  • Tools: Bandage scissors, tweezers, forceps, nail trimmers & styptic powder.
  • Wound Care: Antiseptic Spray or hand sanitizer, eye wash.
  • Antihistamine: Benadryl or allergy tablets.
  • Extra Leash. (This can double as a support).
  • Soft e-collar. (Optional)
  • Contact List: Emergency numbers. (Store in a zip lock bag)

Watch as Heather from Pets Plus Us shows us the video version in greater detail and demonstrates how to use many of the items!

DIY Pet First Aid Kit

Note: When preparing a first-aid kit, it’s important to discuss many of the items with your veterinarian to ensure proper usage and dosages.