Dog First-Aid Kit Essentials

A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment used to provide medical care. Emergencies can happen at any time, whether you're at home, out running errands, or traveling. When they do happen, you should always have an animal first-aid kit. You can apply for emergency pet funds via

No matter how hard you try to train your pet or keep him out of potentially dangerous situations, your dog will inevitably get minor scrapes or cuts or ingest something he shouldn't. In these cases, having a pet first aid kit on hand can make accidents and injuries less stressful, and it may even save you a trip to the vet.

Depending on your pet and medical history, you may require additional items. Please consult with your veterinarian to ensure that your dog's personal first-aid kit is as comprehensive as possible. 

Your Pet First Aid Kit Should Contain:

  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Cotton balls
  • Ice pack
  • Disposable gloves
  • Scissors with the blunt end
  • OTC antibiotic ointment
  • The oral syringe
  • Towels
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Styptic powder
  • Saline eye solution
  • Artificial tear gel

Phone number, clinic name, address of your veterinarian as well as local veterinary emergency clinics. Check your pack every few months to ensure that nothing has expired or needs to be replaced. Keep your equipment out of the reach of children, of course.