Pet owners often travel with their pets. Even if you don’t travel, you may need a DIY first-aid kit for your pets. In this article, we will share some tips on how you can create your very own first-aid kit for your pets.
DIY First-Aid Kit For Your Pets
What you’ll need:
A small pouch that can fit in your travel bag. It needs to be portable so you can bring it anywhere. It gives you peace of mind whenever you travel with your pets. This pouch should have the following items inside:
- Contact information – This should contain the contact information of your fur baby’s vet such as: the name, address, and contact number.
- Gauze pads – This will help cover up any wounds that your pet may have.
- Cotton balls – It can help to apply pressure, clean up small wounds, and so much more.
- Vet wrap – This will help secure a bandage if needed.
- Adhesive tape – This can be used if your dog gets wounded to help secure gauze and/or cotton balls.
- Extra medications – If your dog is on medication, keep some extra in your DIY first-aid kit for emergencies.
- Disposable gloves – Gloves will help you apply first-aid to your dog without worrying about bacteria transfer or contamination.
- Muzzle – If necessary, muzzles can keep your pets from being aggressive. Animals in pain often act aggressively towards others. This will prevent further damage to your pets and others.
- Tweezers – This will help you pick and remove foreign objects from your pets such as splinters.
- Oral syringe – This can be used if your pet requires forced feeding and also to administer medications.
- Digital thermometer – A digital thermometer will help you determine if your pet is sick. It will tell you if they have an unusually high or low temperature.
- Isopropyl alcohol – Kills bacteria and cleans wounds.
- Soap – Pet-friendly soap can help clean your pet if needed.
- Eye solution – If your dog’s eyes get irritated by foreign objects, you can use a saline eye solution to clean their eyes.