Emergency Supplies Kit for Your Pet

Extra supplies of medication, medical records, a pet first-aid book and a first-aid kit. Ask your veterinarian for a mild tranquilizer to use in case of emergencies. (Rotate the medication regularly to keep the expiration date fresh.) Here's a basic list for your first-aid kit:
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Comfortable bedding for the crate. A blanket can be used for the dual purpose of bedding and wrapping an injured animal in to prevent shock.
  • Cotton batting, gauze bandages and pads
  • First-aid cream - a triple-antibiotic
  • Food, can opener, water, bowls, litter pan and litter.
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Medical records, pertinent information about your pet and phone number of your veterinarian. (Most kennels require proof of current rabies and distemper vaccinations before accepting a pet.)
  • Nail clippers, comb and/or brush.
  • Pet carrier or portable crate. (A collapsible metal show crate will accommodate more than one cat.)
  • Recent photos of your pet. Hopefully you won't need them, but if your pet is lost in the confusion, you'll want to place posters around the area without delay.
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers