25 Item Checklist For Your Cat’s First Aid Kit

Are you prepared should something happen to you faithful feline friend? Even if your vet is a stone’s throw away, it’s always good to have a first-aid kit just in case. Here are 25 items that should be in your cat’s first aid kit. If your kitty has special medical requirements, talk to your vet about what you should have on hand.

#1 – Emergency Information

Make sure you have a list of all the important contact information: vet, pet poison hotline, emergency vet and your information (in case someone else is with your pet)

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#2 – Scissors

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#3 – Tweezers

Have a pair of flat and broad, as well as fine point ones on hand.

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#4 – Nail Clippers

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#5 –  Styptic Powder

Always good to have on hand in case you cut a nail to short.

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#6 – Flashlight

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#7 – Oral Syringe

It’s just a handy thing to have in case you lose the one the vet gave you!

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#8 – Clean Towels

Clean, sanitary towels are a good thing to store in the first aid kit for wound care.

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#9 – Rectal Thermometer

Have your vet show you how to take your kitty’s temperature. Do not attempt if your cat really fights you.

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#10 – Disposable Gloves

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#11 – Grease Cutting Dish Soap

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#12 – Pet Carrier

Keeping the cat carrier by the first aid kit is the smartest thing to do – then you don’t have to search for it in an emergency.

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#13 – Cold and Hot Packs

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#14 – Vet Wrap

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#15 – Hydrogen Peroxide

For cleaning superficial cuts.

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#16 – Sterile Saline

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#17 – Pet First-aid Book

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#18 – Muzzle

A muzzle can be handy for situations where your cat might be in great distress and harm you while you are trying to help them.

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#19 – Cotton Swabs and Cotton Balls

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#20 – Bitter Apple

You can use this to spray on bandages so your cat won’t fuss with them.

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#21 – Ear Cleaning Solutions

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#22 – Magnifying Glass

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#23 – Blanket

It’s good to have a to keep your pet warm or to wrap her in on the way to the vet.

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#24 – Gauze

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#25 – Non-stick pads

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