First Aid Supplies Every Dog Owner Should Have
You most likely have a medicine cabinet in your bathroom with first aid supplies like Band-aids, Rubbing Alcohol and Neosporin. Every pet owner should have a few basic pet first aid supplies in their medicine cabinet as well. The recommended items are:
Self-Cling Bandage or Gauze Roll
Antiseptic Wipes or Spray
Topical Antibiotic Ointment
Insect Sting Relief Wipes
Hydrogen Peroxide [for inducing vomit. Always contact your veterinarian before inducing vomiting]
Dog Booties to cover injured feet
Your pet’s vaccination documentation
The phone number for your Veterinarian
If your pet is prone to allergies, it is also good to have plain Benadryl available.
Many pet stores and online vendors have ready made kits for in your home, for traveling and for in your car. Purchasing a first aid book about pet first aid is highly recommended as well. Accidents happen, and when they do it is best to be prepared!