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Emergencies can strike at any time, whether you’re at home, running errands around town, or traveling. When they do occur, it’s good to be prepared with a dog first-aid kit, in addition to your human supplies.

This list will help you assemble everything you’ll need in a first-aid kit for a canine medical emergency or health issue. Aside from these items, be sure to remember to include a canine first-aid manual that you can print out and put inside, as well as important paperwork, including a copy of your dog’s medical records, vaccination records, and emergency phone numbers.


Band-Aid Flexible Rolled Gauze

This lightweight medical gauze is a great essential first-aid item to have around in the event of an injury to either you or your dog. Price: $12.05

Non-Stick Bandages

ECO-FUSED Self-Adhering Bandage


This pack of six self-adhering water-repellent bandages works well on dogs without sticking to their fur. Consumers appreciate these low-cost bandages and praise their successful non-slip support. Price: $8.99 and up

Adhesive Tape

Fou Self Adherent Wrap Tape

These self-adhering bandages are elastic and breathable and each roll measures five yards long, ensuring that you’ll never run out in the event of a first aid emergency. Price: $9.99 and up

Cotton Balls

Organic Cotton Balls

Cliganic Organic Super Jumbo Cotton Balls (100 Count)

These absorbent organic cotton balls are super-soft and can function in either the application of medicine or the cleaning up of cuts or wounds belonging to your or your pup. Price: $7.99 and up

Hydrogen Peroxide

Swan Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

An antiseptic like hydrogen peroxide is always a good idea to have on hand in your first-aid kit, to help prevent infection in the event of any injury. Price: $5.82

Antibiotic Spray/Ointment

Vetericyn Plus Antimicrobial Hydrogel Healing Aid Spray

Vetericyn Plus Antimicrobial Hydrogel Healing Aid Spray for Dogs, Cats, Horses, Birds, & Small Pets

This fast-acting, non-toxic spray can be used to treat cuts, sores, rashes, dry skin, and allergies, and is safe for dogs if accidentally ingested, making it a great emergency item. Price: $18.57 and up

Milk of Magnesia

Phillips’ Fresh Mint Milk of Magnesia Liquid

Phillips' Fresh Mint Milk of Magnesia Liquid,26 Fl Oz (Pack of 2)

Milk of Magnesia and charcoal can be used to absorb and counteract poisons, but be sure to consult with a veterinarian first to determine what dose may be safe for your dog. Price: $26.72 and up

Digital Thermometer

iProven Pet Thermometer

pet thermometer

This thermometer is easy to clean, waterproof, and affordable, making this product a solid purchase and a useful item to include in your kit. Price: $9.97 and up

Medicine Pillbox

Moisture Proof Pill Organizer

pill organizer

The sturdy, BPA-free pill organizer is moisture-proof and has eight large compartments, making it especially effective for dogs taking multiple medications. Price: $15.99 and up


AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors


The 3-pack of 8-inch scissors work for both left and right-handed individuals and they may come in handy to help cut bandages or gauze to size when needed. Price: $7.73 and up


Tweezer Guru Set


Tweezers are a must-have for any first-aid kit, and with stainless steel slant tips, this precise pair will be helpful when picking splinters out of your dog’s paw or ticks out of their fur. Price: $9.46 and up

Magnifying Glass

SeeZoom Lighted Magnifying Glass

magnifying glass

This lightweight LED-illuminated glass can magnify cuts, wounds, splinters, and more by up to three times. Price: $16.82 and up


Frienda Large Plastic Syringe


Use eyedroppers or syringes to flush wounds or to give oral medications to your dog. This non-toxic pack has four syringes. Each is individually sealed and suitable for feeding pets. Price: $7.59


LED Tactical Flashlight


This pair of LED flashlights have five modes (low, medium, high, strobe, and SOS), will last 50,000 hours and are water-resistant, making for a durable light that’s good to have on hand for emergencies. Price: $8


Frisco Microfiber Dog & Cat Bath Towel, Gray, 44-inch


This large, machine-washable microfiber towel is specifically designed for pets and can be a useful item to have around in inclement weather or elsewhere. Price: $7.58

Soft Muzzle

Coastal Pet Products Best Fit Adjustable Mesh Dog Muzzle


Your dog may become frantic if hurt or wounded, and a muzzle may help to keep them from biting. This breathable, durable mesh muzzle is available in several nose circumferences. Price: $13.99

Leash & Collar

Frisco Outdoor Heathered Nylon Collar + Dog Leash


In an accident or other emergency, your dog’s collar may come off or the leash may snap. Make sure you have an extra one available, like this durable set. Price: $19.68 and up

Travel Bowls

Frisco Silicone Collapsible Travel Bowl with Carabiner

collapsible bowl

A portable dog bowl is essential for any on-the-go dog owner. This bowl is foldable and BPA-free, making it perfect for travel. Price: $7

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