Dog First Aid Kit

Every dog owner should have a dog first aid kit. One of the problems with many of the first aid kits on the market, they all are missing items that should be included in your dog first aid kit and they’re very expensive for what you get. Here is a list of the items your pet first aid kit should contain.

Dressings & Bandages:

  1. Adhesive Tape (1 inch roll)
  2. Gauze Pads (3 or 4 inch square)
  3. Gauze Rolls (2 inch for small dogs, 3 inch for big dogs)
  4. Triangular Bandages
  5. Individually-Wrapped Sanitary Napkins


  1. Digital Thermometer (check battery twice a year)
  2. Scissors (blunt end)
  3. Tweezers
  4. Eye Dropper
  5. Syringe (12cc with needle removed)

Ointments, Disinfectants & Medications:

  1. Antihistamine (gel caps in blister pack, poke hole in cap and squirt into your dogs’ mouth)
  2. Antibiotic (triple) – ex. Neosporin
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
  4. Vinegar or Baking Soda (a mild alkali for neutralizing burns caused by acids)
  5. Activated Charcoal (for absorbing poisons)
  6. Petroleum Jelly (or other sterile lubricant for thermometer)
  7. Kaopectate
  8. Chemical Ice Pack

Miscellaneous Equipment & Supplies:

  1. Small Flashlight
  2. Needle Nose Pliers
  3. Q-tips
  4. Betadine Solution
  5. Razor Blades
  6. Extra Leash and Collar
  7. Muzzle
  8. Plastic Bags (for clean up or samples)
  9. Permanent Marking Pen
  10. Photo of You and Your Pet
  11. Towel or Blanket (large enough to transport your dog)
  12. Gloves (Latex or Nitrile)

After you gather all the items listed above, place them in a portable container. This way you will be able to take your dog first aid kit with you where ever you go. You never know where you’re going to be when you’ll need to have it with you.

Remember to check expiration dates on all items every six months.

Leave a Reply