Create Your Own Doggie First Aid Kit

When it comes to your dog's health, there's nothing wrong with being over-prepared. Whether your pup has suffered a cut, or is experiencing an allergic reaction, here are the materials to always have on hand when you need to rush to Rover's aid.

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Just keep in mind (!): You should always consult your veterinarian before pursuing any course of medical action with your dog. Be sure to get the approval of your vet to use these products.


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For wrapping wounds.

Styptic powder

styptic powder
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To help stop bleeding.

Bandage shears

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For cutting gauze.

Hydrogen Peroxide

hydrogen peroxide
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To induce vomiting — but only use with approval from your vet!

Instant ice packs

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To help with bruises.

Antibiotic ointment

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Apply to minor cuts and scrapes to prevent infection.

Antiseptic wipes

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For cleaning cuts and wounds.

Saline solution

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To flush out eyes or wounds.


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For bandaging wounds.


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For allergic reactions — but only with your vet's approval and appropriate dosing!

Bach's Rescue Remedy (natural stress relief product)

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Natural formula to reduce dog's anxiety.

And finally... make sure you have emergency numbers on hand — your local animal hospital, your vet, etc.!