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What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

Well, after my puppy cut her paw I was thinking about this, and so far I have anti-septic wipes, bandages, pads, tape that doesn't stick to the fur, a doggy sock and scissors..

What do you have it yours? Where did you buy it? Is it easy to buy in Switzerland?
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Old 07.03.2013, 13:05
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

I'd recommend something against bee stings.

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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

Yo can buy a frist aid box for your pooch! I have one.... thankfully ive never had to look inside it lol
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

Here's a thread on the subject:

What meds to keep on hand?

I have my home kit, my car kit and my hiking kit - the latter two are smaller versions, containing just the things I am likely to need if an accident occurs while outside. No need to cart the 'Apotheke' around.

Many of the first-aid meds I buy in the US, as OTC stuff is more readily available - but the basics are all available here from the major pet stores: Meiko, Fressnapf, Qualipet, Zooplus, etc.

It's a good idea to ask your vet for a list of what you should have.

As posted on another thread, I highly recommend taking a 'First aid for pet owners' type course. Some vet practces, Hundeschule, or Hundevereine organize these.

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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

i got a post card in the mail to send back for a free doggy first aid kit. i'll let you know if/when i get it
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

A few doggie treats to reward him/her for being good while you're doing your vet imitation.
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

There are a number of first aid kits for pets available on amazon.com. I just did a search, and the first one that showed up (and received great reviews) contains the following:

Adhesive 1 Tape Roll (1) Sting Relief (3) Cold Pack (1) Cotton Tip Applicators (5) Alcohol Prep Pads (3) Finger Splints (2) 8" Gauze Pad (1) 4" Gauze Pads (2) Gauze Roll (1) Antiseptec Towlette (3) Antibiotic Ointment (3) Thermal Blanket (1) Examination Gloves (2) Hydrocortisone (3) Splinter Remover (5) Povidone Iodine Pad (3) Scissors (1) Tweezers (1) Triangular Bandage (1) 10ml Syringe (1) First Aid Guide (1)."
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

Thank you for all the great replies.
I'll get to buying my first aid kit right now.
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Re: What do you think should be in a pet first aid kit, and where to buy?

With the alcohol pads, hydrogen peroxide is one of the most important things.
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