PET EMERGENCY KIT
Here is a list of items all pet owners should have in case of an emergency.
1) Name, phone number, and location for the nearestPet EmergencyHospital
When an emergency occurs you need to be prepared. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the nearest emergency facility before you have an actual emergency. When an emergency
occurs you don't want to get lost or have to fumble around with directions.
2) Phone number for Animal Poison Control Hotline
The number for the International Animal Poison Center is 888-232-8870. You will be charged a per-incident fee, so have your credit card ready.
ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN BEFORE ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS.
How much medication to give and when to give it depends on the type and size of your pet.
3) Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is used to induce vomiting when your pet eats something it should not
have ingested. You have a short time period for this method to be effective so call your
veterinarian right away.
Benadryl is an antihistamine that is often used when your pet suffers from an allergic reaction, a bee sting for example. Often an allergic reaction will cause facial swelling, hives, vomiting,
lethargy, or all of the above. Allergic reactions need to be treated immediately. If untreated your
pet can go into anaphylactic shock, which in rare cases can be fatal.
5) Some other miscellaneous items:
A spare leash
Cotton gauze squares and cotton balls
Cotton swabs/ Q-tips Karo syrup
Antiseptic or antibacterial ointment
If you trim your dogs nails at home keep some corn starch on hand. If you
accidentally cut them too short, dip the nail in it, and it will help stop the bleeding.