Just like humans, pets sometimes get scrapes and other injuries that need quick attention. Preparing and stocking a pet first aid kit will help you be ready for quick action when trouble strikes. We at Merry Pets take pet first aid education at the American Red Cross and carry first aid kits with us to be ready in case of injury. You can easily purchase a pet first aid kit online, but if you’re interested in doing it yourself, grab a small container and stock it with the following basics:
Quick-reference guide to pet first aid for reference
Gauze pads and rolls
Cornstarch (to mix with water to stop bleeding)
Pet-safe antiseptic wipes
Rectal thermometer and petroleum jelly
To build a more involved check out the comprehensive list of supplies from the Humane Society online. Whether your pet first aid kit is simple or complex, having one on hand will save you time, help reduce stress and can even be a lifesaver.