Whippets run hard, play hard, and can be quite mischievous. Their antics can sometimes result in injuries. It’s good to be prepared with a DIY first aid kit for whippets.
Why make a homemade first aid kit for whippets instead of getting a pre-made one? The answer is simple: you can pick and choose what you want to have in the kit.
You may have a particular brand preference or want to use a natural product such as manuka honey.
A customized first aid kit for whippets is best. So, what goes in it? Keep reading to find a list of items recommended by whippet owners from around the world.
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I’m glad I have a dog first aid kit on hand. With having 3 whippets, it is not surprising when I have to take care of a boo-boo.
Just the other day Luke skinned up the back of his leg while doing zoomies. Silly hound running so hard with his brother Milo.
I cleaned the wound and sprayed it with antiseptic. Because it kept bleeding, I put Neosporin on it then bandaged it with gauze and self-adhesive wrap.
That’s why it is good to have first aid supplies for dogs on hand. You never know what mischief your whippet will be up to.
Here is a list recommended supplies to put in a first aid kit for whippets:
- Gauze rolls and gauze pads
- Vet wrap – self-adhesive bandage wrap
- Bitter bandage – self-adhesive bandage wrap with a bitter taste
- Micropore tape
- Bandage scissors
- Steri-strips for skin wound closure
- Neosporin or Polysporin antibiotic ointment
- Sudocrem (UK) antiseptic healing cream
- Betadine or Vetericyn antiseptic solution
- Medical grade manuka honey for wound healing
- Sterile cotton balls
- Antiseptic wipes
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Styptic powder to stop bleeding.
- Collodial silver for hot spots, insect bites, etc.
- Eye wash
- Ear wash – ear cleaner and infection treatment
- Tick remover
- Dog thermometer
- Benadryl in the US or Piriton in the UK. For immediate treatment of allergic reactions, bee stings, and snake bites. Then take your dog to the vet! These are serious conditions that are life-threatening.
- Dog socks to cover foot injuries
- Plastic hair rollers for tail injuries
- Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomiting
- Activated charcoal if your whippet eats something poisonous. Then take your dog immediately to the vet for treatment!
- Metacam – a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat pain, stiffness, and inflammation in dogs. Requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Nail clippers to cut off partially torn nails
- Syringes – various sizes for giving medicine or feeding
- Unflavored Pedialyte – make sure it does not have artificial sweetener, especially xylitol
Get a First Aid Box to store your supplies. The red latch with a first aid symbol makes it easily identifiable.
You could also write “whippet” or “dog” on it with a permanent marker. That would keep it from being confused with a human first aid kit.
Do you need to keep your whippet from licking wounds or chewing bandages off? A Suitical Suit works better than the cone of shame.
I recommend having the First Aid Companion for Dogs book on hand. It’s a great resource when emergencies happen.
I’ve made a convenient first aid kit supplies list on Amazon. You can find almost all the items I’ve mentioned above on that list.
Am I missing anything on this list? Leave a comment and let me know.
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Rose Davidson says
Thank you for your great list. You might be interested to know that vets do not recommend antiseptic wipes or alcohol for treating wounds in dogs as these sting and alcohol is poisonous to dogs (though I am sure in most cases they wouldn’t ingest enough to be concerned about if it is just being applied with care atopically). A good non sting alternative is chlorhexidine gluconate, sold as Hibiscrub in the UK.
Thanks Rose. I’ll have to look into Hibiscrub and see if it sold here in the US.