TPPS is properly equipped with a First Aid Kit while your pet is in our care!  We recommend that you should keep the following contents in your first aid kit.  Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit in your home is a good idea.  Keep a smaller kit in the car and be sure to have a kit with your evacuation kit and plan should a disaster strike.  Fish tackle boxes are great and they come in a variety of sizes. *Be sure to check expiration dates on all medicine and replace as needed.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Veterinary clinic phone number and directions to the clinic.
  • Emergency clinic phone number and directions.
  • Poison control center phone numbers. National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC) 900-680-0000


Equipment and Supplies:

  • Muzzle, or roll of gauze for making a muzzle
  • Magnifying glass
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail Clippers and metal nail file
  • Styptic powder or sticks.
  • Penlight
  • Nylon slip leash
  • Eye dropper or oral syringe
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Clean towels – cloth and paper
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Lubricant such as mineral oil or KY jelly
  • Disposal gloves
  • Syringes of various sizes
  • Needle-nose pliers or hemostats
  • Grease-cutting dish soap
  • Bitter Apple or other product to discourage licking
  • Pet carrier
  • Towel or blanket to use as stretcher, another one to keep pet warm


Bandaging Materials:

  • Square gauze of various sizes – some sterile
  • Non-stick pads
  • First aid tape – both paper and adhesive types
  • Bandage rolls – gauze and vet wrap
  • Band-aids


Nutritional Support:

  • Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte
  • Nutritional supplement such as Nutricat, Vitacal, or Nutristat
  • High sugar source: Karo syrup



  • Wound disinfectant such as Butadiene Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
  • Antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for eyes
  • Eye was solution
  • Sterile saline
  • Antidiarrheal medicine such as Pet Pectate
  • Buffered or canine aspirin
  • Benadryl for allergic reactions
  • Cortisone cream, such as itch stop
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to make a dog vomit)
  • Activated Charcoal