Pet first aid kit

getcarter Forumite Posts: 898
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I've been thinking that I need to update my dogs first aid kit, got some basics but was wondering what people had in theirs.


Nice to have?


  • DD265
    DD265 Forumite Posts: 2,192
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    I have a horse so not quite the same but I have:

    Vetwrap (self adhesive bandages)
    Veterinary gamgee
    Germoline (the stuff for humans)
    Hibiscrub (think they use this in hospitals too, it's good for cleaning a wound)
    Salt water

    We also tend to keep a few sachets of an equine anti inflammatory on the yard but you'd have to check that your vet is OK with you doing that.
  • getcarter
    getcarter Forumite Posts: 898
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    Was wondering about Piriton and arnica as well.
  • KxMx
    KxMx Forumite Posts: 10,387
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    Cotton wool, type depending on your preference.

    Flea comb.

    A small/keyring LED torch; can work wonders for examining areas amongst dark fur!

    Nail scissors can be easier to use and less scary for the animal.
  • rising_from_the_ashes
    rising_from_the_ashes Forumite Posts: 12,433
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    I also keep flea / wormers in there so I know where everything is.


    Vetwrap *
    Wound dressing pads *
    Scissors *
    Tweezers *
    Cotton wool pads
    Ear cleaner
    Eye drops (individual pods) *
    Antihistamines *
    Dermacton shampoo & cream
    Diarsanyl (others use Protexin Prokolin)
    Protexin Pro Fibre / Bionic Biotic
    Canikur tablets
    Tick removing tool
    Dosing syringes (I keep these from meds used - they have a whole host of uses!)

    * I also keep these in my mini-1st aid kit that goes on walks with us - also folding water bowl & water)

    (Germoline / TCP / Dettol - these shouldn't use this on dogs or cats)

    Sure there's more :o will have a dig around in it later!
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