First Aid Supplies
Important things to have in your first aid kit
First you are going to have to clean the cut/wound.
- Scissors - for cutting out things matted in fur, freeing your pet from entanglements.
- Sterile eye wash - make sure it is eye wash, not contact lens solution.
- Tweezers - to remove splinters, or other materials from wounds.
- Latex or plastic exam gloves - for your protection and your pet's protection
- Antiseptic wash or wipes - look for non-stinging preparations such as chlorhexidine or betadine. Rubbing alcohol is not good for open sores or wounds.
- Syringe - Used for pouring water and cuts or giving the animal medicine.
After cleaning the cut/wound you have to bandage it so it doesn't get infected.
- Roll Gauze - used for bandaging, an aid to stop bleeding, and padding for splints.
- Bandage Scissors - these scissors have a blunted blade to easily slip between skin and bandage material and not cut the patient's skin.
- Tape - preferably the 1" white medical tape or duct tape.
- Ice and hot packs - cool down skin after a burn or keep an animal warm if hypothermic. Always use a cloth between the pack and skin and check frequently for redness or irritation.