First Aid Kit for Your Pet

Remember your pet is part of the family

Below is a basic safety kit for your cat.  Keep the kit in a convenient location (probably near your 'people' first aid kit) and out of the reach of children and pets. Note that giving first aid to your pet should not be a substitute for veterinary care.
  • First aid cream or antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin)
  • Absorbent cotton balls to help stop bleeding
  • Cotton swabs to clean your pet's ears and to apply ointment
  • Gauze bandage rolls for bandaging or for use as a muzzle   
  • Gauze pads to be used as compresses or bandages
  • Adhesive tape for bandages
  • Diluted (with water) iodine solution
  • Scissors with safety tips
  • Tweezers
  • Antihistamine for insect bites
  • An extra copy of your pet's medical records, and their photo
  • Your vet's name, address, phone number and emergency hours information
  • The phone number of the Poison Control Center (National Animal Poison Control: (1-800-548-2423)
  • The phone number and address of the nearest 24-hour veterinary clinic/hospital

Related information:  Disaster preparedness information

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