Basic First Aid Supplies

Basic First Aid Supplies for Your Pets (and you)

Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)
Ice pack (one-time use)
Non-latex disposable gloves
Rectal thermometer (your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)
Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies) for flushing out eyes
Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) – for allergic reactions
Antiseptic ointment (Neosporin)
Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages
Absorbent gauze pads
Adhesive tape
Gauze rolls
Bandage supplies (Vetrap)
Scissors (with blunt ends)
Tweezers
A pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment
A pet carrier