First Aid Kits for Pets

At Club Pet and Club Pet Too, we enroll all our staff in Pet First Aid courses as a part of their job training. Many of our employees have commented that one of their favorite parts of the course was learning how to build a pet first aid kit. Many of us now have them in our homes and cars.

We use the online course available at — Anyone can enroll!

Below is a list of the contents of a basic pet first aid kit:

  • At least two slip-leads
  • Bottled water
  • Very tasty dog treats or canned food (hint: most dogs can’t resist canned cat food) with a pull-top
  • A container for water, a plate for food
  • Plastic baggies
  • Safety pin (to poke a hole in Diphenhydramine capsules, or for sliver removal)
  • Emergency blanket
  • (Muzzle-set) You can make a muzzle from a slip-lead if you don’t want to commit to this one!
  • Gauze roll
  • Non-stick gauze pads
  • Gauze or cotton pads (get a big stack, used to control bleeding)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Q-Tips (long handled are better)
  • Tongue depressor(s)
  • Digital thermometer (since nobody reads the old-fashioned ones anymore)
  • Spare battery for your thermometer
  • Bandage scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Syringe (100mL)
  • Pen light
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Topical Steroid Cream
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Lubricant, such as petroleum jelly
  • Saline Solution
  • Styptic powder
  • Pepcid (10 mg recommended)
  • Diphenhydramine capsules (for quick action)


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