Stocking a First Aid Kit for Pets

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 read more.

  • 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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