Dog First Aid Kit

How to build a first aid kit for your dog

As a pet owner, your role isn’t only to entertain your dog, but to keep them safe, too!

Which is why, whether you’re at home, on a walk or away on vacation – it’s essential to have a first aid kit for your dog on hand.

If you want to be better prepared to handle unexpected injuries, but aren’t sure what’s actually necessary to include inside your doggy first aid kit, we’re sharing all the information you need.

Here’s a list of essentials to pack in your kit (or to make sure is included inside an already prepared kit that you buy online): 


1. Saline solution.

Saline solution is a must-have because it has multiple uses such as to clean the dog’s eyes, muzzle or any wounds. It’s made of sterile water and doesn’t sting.

2. Antiseptic disinfectant.

An antiseptic disinfectant is used to disinfect a wound and limit the risk of infection. This product is not suitable for certain areas of the dog’s body such as the eyes, muzzle and mucous membranes – but it will disinfect cuts, splinters and various wounds.


1. Cotton balls.

Cotton balls are ideal to disinfect or clean a wound or any type of injury. It is preferable to opt for sterile compresses which present less risks when cleaning a wound.

2. A veterinary bandage.

This is a bandage that is easily and quickly applied to a wound or injury to protect the injured area and promote rapid healing. It can be adhesive, non-adhesive or compressive.

3. Instant ice wraps.

These instant pads deliver instant cold to an injury, reducing pain and inflammation.


1. Hydrogen Peroxide.

This solution is one that is highly recommended to have on hand in case your pup consumes something they shouldn’t have and to prevent your dog from ever getting poisoned.

2. Ointment.

A dog ointment is always useful for treating cuts, wounds, rashes, allergies before applying any bandage. They are usually  safe for dogs if accidentally ingested.

3. Vaseline.

Vaseline has many uses but it can also allow you to keep your dog’s eyes more comfortable while having it examined.

(*These recommendations are not to be taken as medical advice, make sure to always double check with your vet/provider that these products are suitable for your pet.)


1. Thermometer.

A rectal thermometer with a soft tip is essential to take your pet’s temperature if needed.

2. Round-tipped scissors.

Scissors with round tips are helpful to avoid any unnecessary injuries when your dog is agitated.

3. A tick remover.

Dogs are exposed to the risk of being bitten by ticks – which is why it’s helpful to have a tick remover on hand to remove them as soon as possible. 


  1. The contact details of your veterinarian.
  2. The address and phone number of veterinary emergencies.
  3. The list and contact information of your nearest veterinary poison control center.
  4. A recent photo of your dog, in case he gets lost.

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