First Aid

Be prepared for an emergency! Many pet supply catalogs sell all in one kits for your convenience. Take a k9 cpr class–it could just save your loved one’s life.

ASPCA Poison Control Center – 888-426-4435
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a unique, emergency hotline providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week telephone assistance to veterinarians and animal owners. The Center’s hotline veterinarians can quickly answer questions about toxic substances found in our everyday surroundings that can be dangerous to animals. There is a $45 consultation fee paid by the animal owner, veterinarian or product manufacturer.

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First Aid Kit
• Scissors

• Tweezers

• Needlenose pliers

• Penlight flashlight

• Magnifying glass (type with light is best)

• Examination gloves

• Rectal thermometer and lubricant

• Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (70%)

• Hydrogen peroxide (3%)

• Povidone iodine

• Antibiotic ointment (neomycin, polymixin, bacitracin)

• Assorted sizes of sterile nonstick pads, gauze squares and cotton balls

• Roller gauze (self-adhering), cotton roll and elastic bandage

• Adhesive tape

• Cardboard or wood for splints

• Eyedropper and syringe (needle removed)

• Syrup of ipecac (Caution: Only to be given on instructions by vet or poison control center and only in dosage specified)

• Eye wash

• Styptic pencil for cut vein in nail

• Ice pack

• Large blanket

• Elizabethan collar (available for sale at many vet offices or clinics) or bitter spray to prevent licking of injury

• Muzzle; or handkerchief, gauze strip or rope for makeshift muzzle

• Board or towel for makeshift stretcher


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