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Making a Cat First-Aid Kit

Although there exists on the market today, a large selection of ready-made first-aid kits for pets, making and stocking your own holds several advantages. It allows you to tailor make the kit to fit your cat. For example, if your cat is diabetic, you can include extra syringes and insulin for emergency situations.

Select a large, light-weight waterproof box with handles. Metal first-aid boxes tend to rust and corrode.

Underneath the top lid, tape a large Ziplock plastic bag. Inside put your veterinarianís contact information. Include the nearest 24-hour vet hospital and the poison control numbers.

Contents of the first-aid box:

  • Vet wrap
  • Stethoscope
  • Tweezers (fine-point and standard)
  • Cat nail clippers
  • Ear mite medicine
  • Feeding syringes
  • Magnifying glass
  • Small flashlight
  • Eye dropper or bulb syringe
  • Pet eye wash
  • Bandage scissors
  • Gauze
  • Pepcid AC (1/4 tablet can stop digestive upset in a full grown cat)
  • Cotton balls
  • 4x4 squares
  • Betadine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Neosporin
  • Thermometer- either ear or rectal
  • Lubricant
  • Hemostats
  • Disposable gloves
  • Finger cots
  • Ice packs
  • Band-aids (treating an injured cat can get you  bit or scratched)
  • Epsom salts
  • Activated charcoal
  • Laxatone
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Lighter
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Benadryl (for allergic reactions
  • Pedialyte
  • Nursing bottles, feeding tubes
  • Large darning needle
  • Large mesh bag- the type that you put delicates in when you are drying clothes. These make excellent restraining bags in an emergency.
  • Pet First Aid Book

Accidents can happen in a momentís notice. Being prepared could mean the matter between life and death for your cat.

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