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Pet Disaster Kit

The primary objectives of first aid are to relieve suffering, to save a life and to prevent further physical or psychological injuries until your pet can be checked by a qualified veterinarian. This webpage will help you assemble your pet’s first aid kit. Consider all of the possible emergencies. 

If you do not want to prepare your own kits, there are very good prepackaged kits on the market. Peruse their contents carefully so that you know whether or not the kit is appropriate as there are also kits which are nothing more than "band aids".

Contents of this section:

1. Important Documents 
2. Food/Water 
3. First Aid Kit 
4. Medications 
5. Tools and General Supplies 
 

Important Documents

Medical and vaccination records

Current photos of pet with the owner

Information on feeding schedule

Recorded behavioral issues

AKC and other important ownership papers

Important telephone numbers (including veterinarian)

Food/Water

Water

Pet food

Dog / Cat Treats

Flashlight w/extra batteries

Feeding bowls

First Aid Kit

Adhesive tape to secure bandages

Instant hot and cold compresses

Blunt tipped scissors

Alcohol swabs to sterilize instruments or small areas of skin

Antibiotic ointment for wounds (not for eyes) (ie. Betadine ointment, Bacitracin, Neosporin (for non puncture type wounds)

Contact lens solution for rinsing eyes, to clean wounds (water can be substituted)

Cotton swabs (ie. Q-Tips)

Green soap - a mild antibacterial soap for cleaning skin, wounds

Hydrogen Peroxide - 10 ml every 15 minutes to induce vomiting in animals that have ingested a non-caustic poison

Stockingette to protect bandage on leg or foot

Rubber bulb ear syringe - used for flushing eyes, ears, wounds

Rectal Thermometer

Self-adhesive bandage (ie. Vetrap)

Numbers for the Animal Poison Hotline & Poison Control for Pets (800/548-2423 or 900/680-0000 both numbers charge a fee).

Medications

Heartworm

Flea / Tick spray

Other medication as required

Tools and General Supplies

Dog & cat crate or cage for smaller animals

Litter pans

Disposable bags

Sturdy leashes

Collars with owner information

Toys

Pet bed