First Aid

Below is a list of some basic first aid items that pet owners can keep on hand in case of an accident or injury.

  • Gauze sponges — 50 four-by-four inch sponges
  • Triple antibiotic ointment — such as Neosporin® 
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ear syringe — two ounce capacity
  • Ace self-adhering athletic bandage — three inch width
  • White petrolium jelly — such as Vaseline®
  • Saline Eye wash
  • Sterile, non-adherent pads
  • Generic Benadryl® capsules — 25mg, for allergies (dose is 1mg/pound)
  • Hydrocortisone acetate — one percent cream
  • Sterile stretch gauze bandage — three inches by four yards
  • Dermicil hypoallergenic cloth tape — one inch by ten yards
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bandage scissors
  • Splints
  • Vet wrap bandages
  • Rimadyl® — pain/anti-inflammatory medication for dogs

Some other suggested items are:

  • Blanket
  • Tweezers
  • Muzzle
  • Hemostats
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paperwork, including your pets’ health records, medications, local and national poison control numbers, emergency clinic telephone numbers (see below).

Whitefish Animal Hospital (call service available after hours) — 406-862-3178 Central Valley Emergency Clinic(Fri. 6pm – Mon. 7am) — 406-755-8505ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (nationwide) — 888-426-4435