Dog First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit
there is an injury or sickness, it is always best to contact your
veterinarian. However, in an emergency, or if you are away from
home, having a simple first aid kit on hand and knowing how to use
it could save your dog’s life.
first thing you need for a good first aid kit is a suitable container.
You can use a lunch box, a fishing tackle box, or buy a commercial
added protection, store first aid products in resealable plastic
bags inside the box, and keep a dog first aid book near the kit.
the outside, with permanent marker, label the box "First Aid"
on all sides. In an emergency someone else might have to locate
and use this kit. Tape to the inside of the box lid, a card with
the following information:
Your name, address, phone number.
Name and phone number of someone to contact in an emergency, who
will take care of your dog if you are incapacitated.
Your dog’s name(s) and any information about any medications they
take, any allergies or significant medical conditions they have.
Name and phone number of your vet and also the local Emergency Veterinary
tape to the inside of the box lid, a card with a list of common
medications, their general dosages, and the specific dose for the
weights of your dog.
copies of your dog’s vaccination records, including a copy of the
Rabies Certificate, in the First Aid kit, or in a packet in your
addition, the emergency contact and vet information should be clearly
posted on your refrigerator door at home where anyone who needs
it can find the information. You never know when you may be incapacitated
in an accident and your dogs may be in the hands of a complete stranger
who will need this information.
sure to clearly label all medications and supplies with their name
and expiration date. Be sure to replace medications that may have
exceeded their recommended expiration date. Go through your kit
at least once a year, replacing expired medications, replenishing
used supplies, etc.
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