SUGGESTED CONTENTS OF A FIRST AID BOX

Thermometer (know how to read it!) +/- Vaseline

Scissors – blunt ended & curved to trim hair away from wounds

Cotton wool

Clean container for water

Skin cleanser e.g. hibiscrub or pov-iodine solution (use at correct dilution)

Sterile saline / irriclens or salt

Wound gel e.g. vetalintex, intrasite gel

Sterile non-stick dressing e.g. skintac, melonin

Soft padding bandages e.g. orthoband or soffban

Scissors to cut dressings

Gamgee

Self-adherent bandages e.g. vetrap, co-form, equiwrap

 

Tea towel / towel

Bandage tape or tail bandage to keep tail out of the way

 

Animalintex for foot poulticing

Adhesive tape e.g. 4” tikki tape for feet

TELEPHONE NUMBER OF YOUR VET - (01728) 685 123

Last reviewed May 2019