Canine First Aid Kits – a Vet Nurse’s Guide

Guest blog by Rachel Bean

Choose a First Aid Kit that is fit for purpose. I have designed a Kit with the following contents:


1 Non adherent dressing pads, 5cm x 5cm 2 Non adherent dressing pads 10cm x 10cm

1 Foil blanket adult size

1 Tick Remover in Blister Pack – inc 2 wipes

1 Conforming bandage 5cm x 4m, 1 Conforming bandage 7.5cm x 4m

1 Conforming bandage 10cm x 4m, 1 Latex free cohesive bandage 5cm x 4m white

2 Latex free cohesive bandage 7.5cm x 4m white

1 Latex free cohesive bandage 10cm x 4m white 5 Moist saline cleansing wipes sterile

1 Vinyl powder-free medium single pair of gloves.

3 Eye wash pods 20ml

1 Cotton gauze swabs BP 7.5cm x 7.5cm pk of 5 sterile

1 Scissors curved stainless steel

1 Instant ice packs Forceps plastic non sterile 4.5″

1 Digital Thermometer

1 Microporous tape 2.5cm x 5m unboxed

1 Zinc oxide plaster tape 2.5cm x 5m white

1 Torniquet

1 Hand Crank Torch

Rachel Bean is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and has worked in Veterinary Practice for 18 years. She is a listed and Registered Veterinary Nurse with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Rachel is also the consultant behaviourist at the Northwest newest and largest Canine Hydrotherapy Centre, K9 Swim. She won Pet Health Counsellor of the Year in 2004 and has a certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour issued by The British Veterinary Nursing Association.

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