- Your Veterinarian
- Emergency Vet or Clinic
- Poison Control
- Soft Sided Insulated Cooler (six pack size) or plastic
- Small Magnifying Glass
- Scizzors with Rounded Ends
- Latex Gloves
- Rectal Thermometer
- Syringes (various sizes)
- Cloth & Paper Towels
- Cotton Balls & Swabs
- Lubricant (such as vasilene)
- Slip Leash
- Styptic Powder
- Muzzle or Roll of Gauze
- Large Towel or Blanket (for stretcher)
- Another Blanket or Towel (for warmth)
- Disinfectant Such As Isopropol Alcohol
- Heat & Cold Packs Wrapped in Towel
- Buffered Aspirin
- Saline Solution (for flushing eyes and cleaning
- Antihistamine (for stings, swelling and
- Antibiotic Ointment or Cream
- Cortisone Cream or Spray
- Hydrogen Peroxide (can be used to make dog vomit when
mixed with water)
- Antidiarrheal Liquid
- Wound Disinfectant (such as Betadine)
- Ear Cleaning Solution
- Karo Syrup (to help raise the sugar level)
- Gatorade or Pedialyte (for rehydration)
- Gauze (rolls & square pads)
- White First Aid Tape
- Elastic Bandage
You may find that there is not enough room in the six pack size cooler for all these items.
The medications,smaller supplies and bandages can be stored in this container.
Then, place this container into a larger cooler or small box.
It requires a little effort to make your own dog first aid kit, but you will have the peace of
mind in knowing that you'll be prepared to help your dog in an emergency.
Make Your Own Dog First Aid Kit (Mini Size)
Your first aid kit for your dog will help
you to be prepared should an emergency arise with your four-legged family member. However, there
will be times when you are away from your home or car without access to your main first aid kit.
When on a hike or walk, particularly in woodsy or hilly areas, it's easy to encounter bees ar
sharp objects. A smaller basic version of your first aid kit for dogs will really come in
- Small zippered pouch or bag, preferably one that attaches to your belt
(fanny pack) or fits easily into your backpack.
- Pair of disposable gloves
- Several square and small roll of gauze
- White first aid tape.
- Small scissors
- Small bottle with alcohol
- Small container of wound disinfectant and tube of antibiotic
- Antihistamine (such as benadryl) for bee stings
All these items will be much smaller versions of those in your regular dog first aid kit.
They are meant simply to be used when you don't have easy access to your larger kit. When
back at your home or car, you will probably need to utilize some of the other items in your large first
aid kit. Of course, if the injury is
serious, take your dog to the Vet immediately!