How To Create a First Aid Kit for Your Pet

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Do you have a first aid kit for your pet?

If not, you might want to consider putting one together. You might also want to make a second one to keep in your car. I carry a million things with me in my big ol’ purse and think it could even be a good idea to have a mini one in there as well. Better safe than sorry!

A few items to keep in your kit include an eye dropper, some antiseptic cleansing wipes, a small bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and some gauze bandages and pads. Some leather gloves to keep your hands safe are also a fantastic idea, as is a pet first aid book. For a more complete list, definitely check out this post from Petfinder on recommended items for your kit.

One thing I personally think is missing from that list is Benadryl, though be sure to check with your vet on the correct dosage for your pet! When my dog had an allergic reaction last year, half a tablet cleared up his hives within a couple of hours.

What do YOU think? Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you’d had a first aid kit?  Is there anything you think the list is missing? Let us know in the comments!


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3 thoughts on “How To Create a First Aid Kit for Your Pet”

  1. I would add a bottle of fractionated coconut oil to use to dilute essential oils. My favorites are from doterra. Frankincense can be used for infection, helichrysum for bleeding, lavender for burns or abscesses, breathe for asthmas or heatstroke and there are several others. Doterra also has a care sheet which tells which oils can be used for different conditions.

  2. I’ve used Benadryl for my dogs, especially during the spring and summer time because one of my german shepards in particular gets extremely itchy, and benadryl is a great medication to alleviate that for her. I used the PETMD link and also the chart here: to figure out the appropriate amount for my dogs.

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