Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital

2727 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

(850)932-6116

gulfbreezeanimalhospital.com



FIRST AID KIT FOR OUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS

  

Scissors for cutting out things matted into fur or for  freeing your pet from entanglements

Sterile eye wash (not contact lense solution)

Tweezers to remove splinters or other foreign materials from wounds

Tick removal tool which will reduce additional damage or infection during removal

Ear wash (speak to your vet about which one would be best for you)

Toe nail trimmer and styptic pencil for torn nails (cornstarch also work)

QuikClot or similar to stop wounds from bleeding

Tape (preferably 1" white medical tape which is easy to tear and holds well

Roll gauze for bandaging, as an aid to stop bleeding and as a padding for splints

Vet Wrap is a conforming bandage wrap used over a telfa pad or roll gauze.  It clings to itself and is semi-watertight

Telfa pads are non-stick dressings for bandaging wounds

Bandage scissors have a blunted blade and are easy to slip between the skin and bandage material without cutting the patient’s skin

Antiseptic wash or wipes (non-stinging preparations such as chlorhexidine or betadine–rubbing alcohol is not good for open sores or wounds 

Antibiotic ointment can be used for minor skin wounds

Vet prescribed pain relief (NSAID).  Do NOT use human prescription or over-the-counter pain medications for pets. Some medications, like Tylenol are poisonous and may be fatal to pets 

Latex or plastic exam gloves 

A muzzle or materials to make a muzzle because even the most well-trained pets may bite when injured or afraid

Thermometer

Water-based lubricating jelly for use with rectal thermometers

Ice and hot packs used to cool down skin after a burn or to keep an animal warm if hypothermic.  Always use a cloth between the pack and the skin and check frequently for redness or irritation

Extra towels, wash cloths and a blanket can be used for washing, keeping warm/cool, and if necessary, a way to transport the injured pet

Diphenhydramine (a/k/a Benadry) for stings and allergic reactions.  Check with your vet about proper dosage

Syringe or large eye dropper to flush wounds or administer fluids by mouth.

Phone numbers of your regular vet, emergency vet, animal control and animal poison control.

Plastic or metal box to hold all of your supplies.