Creating a Feline First-Aid Kit

CAT FANCY Editor Susan Logan shows you how to assemble an emergency kit for your cat.

One way to keep your cat safe and healthy is to create a first-aid kit so you have supplies on hand if a minor health incident arises. Include the following items in a sturdy plastic container, and store it in an easily accessible area, preferably next to your cat carrier so you have everything handy in case you need to take your cat to the veterinarian:

  • Contact information
  • Veterinarian’s information
  • Directions/phone number for nearest emergency animal hospital
  • Cat’s vaccination records
  • Photograph of cat
  • Cotton balls or pads
  • Gauze pads, gauze bandage roll and adhesive tape
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Small scissors with blunt ends
  • Tweezers
  • Oral syringe
  • Sterile eyewash solution
  • Rubber gloves
  • Antiseptic wipes or cleaner
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cornstarch or styptic powder
  • Ice pack (keep in freezer until needed)

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