Whitefish Animal Hospital

245 West 2nd Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

(406)862-3178

www.whitefishanimalhospital.com


First Aid
Below is a list of some basic first aid items that pet owners can keep on hand in case of an accident or injury.
  • Gauze sponges -- 50 four-by-four inch sponges
  • Triple antibiotic ointment -- such as Neosporin® 
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Ear syringe -- two ounce capacity
  • Ace self-adhering athletic bandage -- three inch width
  • White petrolium jelly -- such as Vaseline®
  • Saline Eye wash
  • Sterile, non-adherent pads
  • Generic Benadryl® capsules -- 25mg, for allergies (dose is 1mg/pound)
  • Hydrocortisone acetate -- one percent cream
  • Sterile stretch gauze bandage -- three inches by four yards
  • Dermicil hypoallergenic cloth tape -- one inch by ten yards
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Bandage scissors
  • Splints
  • Vet wrap bandages
  • Rimadyl® -- pain/anti-inflammatory medication for dogs

Some other suggested items are:

  • Blanket
  • Tweezers
  • Muzzle
  • Hemostats
  • Rectal thermometer
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paperwork, including your pets' health records, medications, local and national poison control numbers, emergency clinic telephone numbers (see below).

Whitefish Animal Hospital (call service available after hours) -- 406-862-3178 
Central Valley Emergency Clinic (Fri. 6pm - Mon. 7am) -- 406-755-8505
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (nationwide) -- 888-426-4435