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Get Up and Go: Packing a First Aid Kit for Your Pet

Having a first aid kit specifically for your pet in mind is a good thing to have, whether you're traveling with or without your pet, but it's also a smart thing to have around the house even when you aren't traveling. Packing a first aid kit and leaving it with your sitter instructions should be a must-do before you head out. There are more important things for your pet sitter to worry about if there was an accident than running around your place looking for bandages! Just placing these supplies in a waterproof container or shoebox will do, just so long as they are easy for your sitter to find. What should go in the kit?

  • Cotton balls, Q-Tips, Gauze
  • Bandages, bandage tape, and small scissors to cut it with
  • Hydrogen peroxide, hydrocortisone cream, and antibacterial ointment for cuts

There are a few more important items to include when you


  • Latex gloves
  • Tweezers for getting out splinters
  • Aloe vera to soothe burns, scrapes, etc.
  • Your pet's vet info (address, phone number), as well as information for the nearest 24-hour emergency pet hospital.

Got any more items that you would include? Share with us below in the comments.


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Renees3 Renees3 9 years
This is Great info! I've been meaning to put one together for B-Bop!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I would include a large towel in which to wrap the pet in on the way to the vet. This often gives them a feeling of being a little more secure during an emergancy.
wren1 wren1 9 years
I've also heard you should have a split and a muzzle (or I guess you could make a muzzle with the gauze).
bethany7726 bethany7726 9 years
You should always include children's liquid benedryl in a dog's first aid kit, in case your pup has an allergic reaction to something. Also, it's a good idea to include a medicine dropper as well, in case you need to administer hydrogen peroxide to make a dog throw up if he/she eats something he shouldn't.
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