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Pet First Aid / Disaster Kit

Updated: Oct 25, 2019


What do I need in a pet first aid or disaster kit? Seminole Trail Animal Hospital

As part of a pet first aid kit, you can include:

  • Your veterinarian's phone number

  • The pet emergency hospital phone number and directions

  • The pet poison control phone number: ASPCA 1-888-426-4435 - $65 consultation fee (at time of printing)

  • Self cling bandage (such as vet wrap)

  • Adhesive tape

  • Gauze pads (nonstick)

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Scissors (blunt ends)

  • Tweezers

  • Sterile saline solution

  • Disposable gloves

  • Digital thermometer and water-based lube

  • Blanket / towels

  • Styptic powder or sticks


Items that may be used after contacting your veterinarian or poison control:

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Activated charcoal

  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

  • Pedialyte

  • Karo syrup


Also handy in a first aid kit and a disaster kit:

  • Pets' paperwork (vaccine history, microchip number, medical history) sealed in a waterproof container

  • Collar, harness, leash

  • Pet carrier


Disaster kits can include:

  • Pet food (at least enough for one week)

  • Bottled water

  • Dishes

  • Pets' medications

  • Litter and tray

  • Garbage bags

  • Flashlight

  • Toys

  • Bag to hold all supplies

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