The GOLD STANDARD IN rehabilitation treatments and wellness programmes for dogs

First Aid Box

It’s always best to be prepared as a dog owner since you never know what can happen. Having everything you need in one place during an emergency can be a life-saver. Organising a home or travel canine first aid kit is straight forward and means you are prepared for all eventualities.

It’s also helpful to bring together a list of emergency contact details that are easy to access. You should include in that list:

  • Your local veterinary practice
  • The vet emergency line
  • Your local poison control centre
  • Emergency contacts such as friends and neighbours

Your first aid box or kit should contain:

  • Gauze swabs
  • Sterile dressings of varying sizes
  • Padding bandage rolls of varying sizes
  • Conforming bandage of varying sizes
  • Cohesive bandage of varying sizes
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Ice pack in your freezer
  • Non-latex disposable gloves
  • Scissors (with blunt ends)
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Tweezers to remove insect stings/thorns/splinters
  • Tick remover
  • Micropore tape
  • Muzzles or equipment to make a muzzle
  • Foil blanket to keep the dog warm
  • Thick large towel
  • Your emergency contact list