Essential Medical Items For Pets

Essential Medical Items For Pets

Medical Items For Pets

Do you have a first aid kit with the essential Medical Items for pets?

first aid kit for pets

Every pet owner should always keep a first aid kit stocked with basic medical items to treat pet injuries and other animal medical emergencies. These supplies should be kept in a secure and clean box that should be stored in a cupboard to avoid dust and dirt.

On the inside of the box lid tape a list of the contents. Supplies should be replaced as used. It’s also useful to note your vet’s telephone numbers on the list for easy access in times of emergencies.

first aid for animals pets

We have put together a very basic list and suggest that you chat to the team at Assagay Feeds for further recommendations on what your kit should contain that is relevant to the kind of pet you own.

Basic Medical Items for pets 

First aid kits for all pets should contain:

  • Clean Towels
  • Cotton wool, gauze and bandages
  • A pair of blunt-tipped and rounded scissors
  • A pair of tweezers
  • Saline solution
  • Disinfectant
  • Antibiotic or gentian violet spray
  • Petroleum jelly such as Vaseline
  • Wound powder and/or gel
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Thermometer
  • Splints

Depending on the type of pet in your care, you may need to add the following items to the first aid kit box.

vet wrap


  • Anti-bacterial scrub
  • Poultices


  • Styptic powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Syringes
  • Eyedropper
  • Heating pad or lamp


  • Blood clotting powder


For a small financial outlay, investing in Medical Items for pets could save your animals life. Speak to Assagay Feeds in-store for further advice.


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These articles are intended for general understanding and education. We encourage you to chat with the knowledgeable team at Assagay Feeds for more information on animal feed, medical products or any other queries you may have.
Nothing contained in articles is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; please always consult your vet.
Whilst we may only make reference to a specific product in this article there are over 4000 other products stocked at Assagay Feeds. Call us or visit us to find out more.