First Aid Kit for Dogs - Natural and Holistic

Whether you are just enjoying time at home or traveling - when your dog or cat needs first aid, a well prepared all natural first aid kit can reduce stress, save you a trip to the veterinarian's office and ensure fast relief for your pet.

Be prepared for the inconveniences of summer - bug bites, ticks, hot spots, sun burns and common issues that can come-up unexpectedly any time of the year - diarrhea, ear infections, eye infections, etc. You can make your own holistic first aid kit for your dog and cat, you will be glad you did...

Holistic All-Natural First Aid Kit

Perfect for home and travel with your pet - here's what you will need...

  • Bandages - self adherent pet bandages

  • Clean towel and washing cloth

  • Cotton swabs

  • Insect repellent - natural herbal spray and/or natural herbal spot-on and collar drops

  • Tick removal tool

Natural Essentials:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) - organic unpasteurized, unfiltered for disinfecting skin after removing ticks, as a cleansing rinse or soak diluted with water. Don’t use ACV on broken skin or lesions.

  • Aloe vera gel or a calendula salve - excellent for soothing irritated and inflamed skin

  • Colloidal Silver for treating infections of all types including ear infections , eye infections and diarrhea.

  • Witch Hazel - a natural astringent and antiseptic for treating bug bites

  • Raw unpasteurized honey to treat wounds (not for puppies under 1 year of age)

Sun Screen - for your dog’s nose and for dogs with thin or sparse fur:

  • Don’t use conventional human--made-for sunscreen as it contains multiple toxins as do the majority of made-for pet sunscreens, including those sold in veterinarian offices.

  • Coconut oil, sesame seed oil, jojoba oil or wheat germ oil are good natural sunscreens and moisturizers.

You can make these natural oils even more effective by adding 5 to 20 drops of therapeutic-grade lavender (or another dog-safe, cat-safe essential oil) for every ounce of coconut, sesame or jojoba oil.

To heal a sun-burned nose just apply a little vitamin E.