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First Aid Kits For Your #1 Pal

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and with bees and more freedom to run outside, your dog may want to be a little more mischievous with their escapades. Let’s reflect on keeping our pets safe in the event that your furry friend gets hurt or can’t get to a veterinary immediately. If your pet’s injury isn’t that much of an emergency, you’ll want to be prepared with supplies and medicine, specifically for pets.

A Pet friend first aid kit is easy to put together and have on hand during those playdates or trips to the park. Here is what your kit should contain:

  • Alcohol wipes

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Pet saline eye solution

  • Gauze pads

  • Cotton swabs

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Ice packs

  • Scissors and gloves

  • Flashlights

  • Thermometer

These are just a few of the items to have handy, however, speak with your veterinarian on your specific types of pet needs, such as birds, cats, rabbits, or reptiles. They can give you tips on what your animals' needs are.


If you would rather purchase your own Pet First Aid Kit, there are several stores that offer pre-made kits ready and available. Check out our top list below!


Rayco First Aid Kit

This is a 45 piece kit at a price of just $24.99. According to the description, it comes with everything you need including water bowls and tick removers. It can even be used for insect bites, stopping small cuts from bleeding. You can purchase it on Amazon or your nearest Walmart.


Felix & Fido First Aid Kit

Another similar product to the Rayco First Aid Kit is Felix Fido's First Aid Kit. This is a 50 piece kit but at a lower price of $19.99. If you're looking for an economical kit, this may be the one for you! You can also purchase this kit on Amazon.


Kurgo First Aid Kit

Kurgo's First Aid Kit rounds up our list of pet first aid kits. This is also a similar kit to the Felix & Fido and the Rayco kit. This kit is equipped with 49 pieces and is priced at $26.69. The cool thing about this brand is that they also make dog gear so the first aid kit bag can be attached to the dog harness which can be purchase separately! Check out the Kurgo First Aid Kit on Amazon.


Any of these cases would be great to keep in the car. You can also try making your own kit! We hope this list of pet first aid kits inspires you to go on more adventures with your furry best friend! So let's go out there and be safe. Happy Pet First Aid Awareness Month!

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References:

https://shutterhoundphotos.com/how-to-create-a-first-aid-kit-for-your-pet-april/

https://www.nhes.org/pet-first-aid-awareness/


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