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Homemade Canine First Aid Kit

It’s a good idea for any pet owner to go through a Canine First Aid Course. There is a variety of information presented which prepares you for the worst case scenario with your pet.

Here are the main components of a homemade Canine First Aid Kit.

Information cards with:
1. your veterinary and emergency veterinary clinic’s contact information
2. your dog’s resting and active vitals

  • Latex gloves – for a sterile environment
  • Muzzle or something that can act as one (shoelace, string, etc.)
  • Bandages – gauze, sterile pads, cotton balls
  • Tape/vet wrap – to keep a bandage in place
  • Saline solution – for washing out eyes
  • Syringe – to flush wounds/give fluids by mouth
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Tweezers, scissors, and clippers – to remove foreign objects or fur from a wound
  • Blanket/towel and washcloth – used for transporting a dog or keeping warm/cool
  • Thermometer and lubricating jelly
  • Hot/cool packs
  • Antibiotic ointment – for minor skin wounds
  • Pet-safe medication – Benadryl, Aspirin, Pepto-Bismol

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