I have searched for a well-stocked first aid kit for pets and the choices out there are either full of bandages and tape or very expensive. I chose to build my own because it is actually much less expensive and you can load up on things your specific pet needs.
Pet First Aid/CPR courses are highly recommended before trying pet first aid or CPR at home. Have emergency vet information in your phone and take photo copies of your pet’s vet record. Keeping this info handy on your phone will save you time in the event of an emergency.
Always call a veterinarian or poison control hotline before inducing vomiting. Know your pet’s accurate weight so you can give correct dosages of medication. Being prepared to administer emergency first aid while on the way to the vet may save your dog’s life.
Here is a shopping list to build your own first aid kit for your pet:
Always follow up first aid or CPR with a trip to your vet to follow up and rule out any other issues.