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Create Your Own First Aid Kit

Below is a list of items to include in your first aid kit. Keep them in a well marked plastic storage container placed in an easily accessed area known to all staff.
This is a close up of a non-stick “Telfa” pad which is like the non-stick portion of a “Band Aid”.
  • Latex or Vinyl gloves
  • 3” x 3” or 4” x 4” gauze sponges, commonly available at the drugstore.
  • Gauze roll in 2- and 3-inch width
  • Both the standard mesh and flexible type gauze are recommended.
  • Telfa® pads (non stick bandage pads)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Flexible elastic tape
  • VetWrap® type bandage material
  • Bandage scissors
  • Heavy towel and clean cloth
  • Nylon muzzles
  • Nylon leash
  • Thermometer (electronic)
  • Sterile water soluble lubricant such as K. Y. Jelly
  • Sterile ophthalmic
  • lubricant
  • Sterile saline eyewash
  • Bulb Syringe
  • Space Blanket
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cortisone ointment
  • Petroleum jelly (Vasoline)
  • Disinfecting soap such as betadine or chlorhexidine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Penlight or small flashlight