A list of items you should have on hand in a Pet First Aid kit.
- Emergency phone numbers:
Family veterinarian: _______________
Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic: (604) 734-5104
National Animal Poison Control Center: 1-800-548-2423 - Cost is $65USD/case
- Small tweezers/forceps/hemostats (for removal of ticks, etc)
- Styptic pencil/powder (to stop bleeding nails, including bird nails – beaks should be trimmed by your family veterinarian)
- Corn starch/bar soap (to stop bleeding nails)
- Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
- Acetaminophine (Tylenol) for dogs only!
- Saline (plain contact lens solution without added chemicals) for rinsing eyes/wounds
- Sterile gauze bandages (4” squares are better)
- Telfa pads (non-stick bandages)
- Rolls of gauze or Kling bandage (2-4”)
- Vetrap (or self- adhesive bandage such as Elastoplast)
- Rolls af adhesive (bandage) tape (2”, 4”)
- Cotton swabs/ Q-tips
- Bandage scissors
- Maxi pads (for large wounds during transport to hospital)
- Antibacterial soap (hibitane, stanhexadine, betadine)
- Antibacterial ointment (e.g. Neosporin)
- Syringes – different sizes (3/12/20/60cc)
- Bags or containers to put stool or vomit samples in!
- Muzzle that fits your dog or cat (sometimes when they are painful they don’t know you are trying to help them and will try to bite)
- Exam gloves for you.