I have ideas of what should be in such a kit; but I’m wanting to see if I’m missing anything important.

Thank you! Chris

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Here’s what is on my list so far as part of a blog article. Before doing a bit of research, I didn't realize some human first aid items would cause problems for dogs. Do you have any suggestions that I missed?

  • Gauze Pads and Rolls: For wrapping wounds or muzzling an injured pet.
  • Adhesive Tape: Specifically for pets, as human adhesive tapes can irritate pet skin.
  • Cotton Balls or Swabs: Useful for cleaning wounds or applying antiseptics.
  • Antiseptic Wipes or Solution: To clean and disinfect wounds. Ensure it is pet safe.
  • Tweezers: Handy for removing splinters or ticks.
  • Scissors with Blunt Ends: To cut hair around wounds or trim bandages without harming the pet.
  • Disposable Gloves: For your safety and to keep the wound clean.
  • Ice Pack: Useful for reducing swelling from injuries.
  • Thermometer: Preferably a digital one designed for pets.
  • Saline Solution: To clean out wounds or eyes.
  • Blanket or Towel: For wrapping your pet for warmth or restraint.
  • List of Emergency Phone Numbers: Include your vet, the nearest emergency vet clinic, and poison control.

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