First Aid Kit for Your Pet


- Your veterinarian's phone number

- Gauze to wrap wounds or muzzle animal

- Adhesive tape for bandages

- Nonstick bandages (Telfa pads) to protect wounds or
control bleeding, towels and cloth

- Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)

- Milk of Magnesia or activated charcoal to absorb poison
(Be sure to get the advice of your veterinarian or local
poison control center before inducing vomiting or treating
an animal for poisoning.)

- Large syringe without needle or eyedropper (to give oral

- Muzzle (soft cloth, rope, necktie or nylon stocking ) or use
a towel to cover a small animal's head. Do not use in case
of vomiting.

- Stretcher (A door, board, blanket or floor mat)

The American Animal Hospital Association advises that you contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet is injured or ill. First aid and the recommended first aid kit are not a substitute for veterinary treatment. However, knowing basic first aid could help save your pet's life.

Online guide for emergency treatment information.

(Information provided by the American Animal Hospital Association.)