Create Your Own Doggie First Aid Kit

By Cuteness Team

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.

cute dog
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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.

Vetrap

vetrap
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For wrapping wounds.

Styptic powder

styptic powder
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To help stop bleeding.

Bandage shears

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

ice packs
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To help with bruises.

Antibiotic ointment

neosporin
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Apply to minor cuts and scrapes to prevent infection.

Antiseptic wipes

antiseptic wipes
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For cleaning cuts and wounds.

Saline solution

saline solution
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To flush out eyes or wounds.

Gauze

gauze
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For bandaging wounds.

Benadryl

benadryl
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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)

bach rescue remedy
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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.!