First Aid Kits

Creating a feline first aid kit can help when kitty has been injured or needs immediate attention on the way to the vet’s office. A first aid kit can also help your pet sitter to know a little bit more about your pet and who to call in case of an emergency should anything happen while you are away. Many pet stores sell pet first aid kits, however, you can also create one at home. Such a first aid kit should include, at minimum, the following:

  • Your cat’s medical records or any pertinent medical information
  • Basic information about your cat – age, breed, name, especially if you have multiple cats
  • The phone number, address and name of your cat’s veterinarian and vet office
  • The National Animal Poison Control Center’s contact information (1.888.4ANI.HELP – there is a charge for their services)
  • Gauze (pads and rolls)
  • Medical Tape
  • Band-aids (variety of sizes)
  • Ace Bandage
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Child Scissors
  • Small Tweezers
  • Feline Nail Clippers
  • Kitty Toothbrush (or fingerbrush)
  • Kitty Toothpaste
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Neosporin
  • Cortisone Cream
  • Styptic Pencils (to stop blood loss)
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Rectal Thermometer
  • Syringes
  • Flushing Bottle (you can substitute a turkey baster)
  • Gloves (for you to wear in case your cat is injured and has become aggressive)
  • Blankets and/or towels