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First Aid Kit Essentials for Dogs

A well-stocked first aid kit can save your dog’s life.

Emergencies can happen, even with your dog. Being prepared will help keep you calm and make a positive outcome more likely.

You can read an overview of basic conditions requiring first aid in dogs, with links to specifics for each condition, here: "First Aid for Dogs: An Overview."

Basics in a Well-Stocked Canine First Aid Kit

Here are the basics that we consider to be essential for a well-stocked first aid kit for dogs:

You may also wish to start with a prepared first aid kit, and then add to it.

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