Most pet first aid kits contain the same supplies as those for humans. The following is a list of your pet first aid kit could contain:
Depending on your situation/intended use, it might be okay to combine your human and pet first aid kits: If you're a prepared person who always like to keep a normal first aid kit on hand for those unexpected situations, you might be able to upgrade your kit to include pets by adding a few simple items or by stocking extra of some items you already carry. This could be useful if you're into ultralight hiking or if you simple don't have a ton of room to carry a fully decked out pet first aid kit.
Picking and choosing what to include in your pet first aid kit can be challenging. you want to try your best to strike a balance between having the things you will need in an emergency, and not having so much that you need a small cart to tote your kit around on. There are a lot of factors that will contribute to what and how much you keep in your first aid kit, things like the size and type of pet you have, how many pets you have, what your intended use for the first aid kit is, (is it a boo-boo kit to take with you to the dog park, or is it a serious first aid kit for hikes/camping or extended vacations.) I cover my bases by having two separate first aid kits, a small kit with essential items for daily use, and a large more comprehensive kit that I bring along when we go on trips or out into the woods. Here are some rules to follow as you put your first aid kit together:
Pet First Aid Kits - Monroe County Humane Association
Pet First Aid Kits - CPR Savers & First Aid Supply
That’s when I made up my very first pet first aid kit. Now a days you can easily buy them and you might want to do that with your first one. Eventually though, you will need to refill it. My favorite one is .Keep in mind, however, that while human first aid kits are typically sufficient, they may not have everything that you need specifically tailored for your dog or cat. For a good pet first aid kit, check out the American Red Cross’s recommendations. But, don’t forget to add in these few extra key materials!The weblog for the American Pet Center in NYC outlines a comprehensive dog first aid kit you can put together over time which includes a muzzle, nail trimmers, tweezers, a rectal thermometer, saline solution, an inflatable protective collar, bandages, hydrogen peroxide, and a few other items. Cat first aid kits are similar; the only real difference is in the muzzle and protective collar.But what about those times when even our most diligent precautions are trumped by our pet’s mischief? For times like these, we must always be prepared with our pet first aid kits.