First Aid for Puppies

Here are some tips to help you in organising a First Aid Kit for the puppy.

First Aid Kit Items

Include such items as a thermometer, ice packs, gloves, towels, meat flavored baby foods, tweezers, scissors, peroxide, and alcohol wipes. A small toolbox works nicely for keeping all the items together in one place. Under the cover, write your name, address, phone number, and the vet’s name and number in case you lose the box.


If your puppy is bleeding, apply direct pressure until bleeding stops. Hold for at least ten minutes and bandage wound.


For burns including chemical, electrical, or heat, you will see swelling, redness of skin, and blistering. To take care of it, run the wound under cool water. Then, Ice the injured part for twenty minutes. Make sure to wrap the ice pack in a towel first. Call the vet immediately. If you’re in Malaysia, you can call us at KM Vet Pharmacy.


Diarrhoea can cause some serious issues for your pup. To avoid making things worse, eliminate food intake for twelve to twenty-four hours, but leave some water for your pup to consume to avoid dehydration. Some animals that look constipated are actually sore from diarrhoea. If your puppy doesn’t improve, call the vet.


A pup with a heatstroke can be quite scary to see. You will see rapid or difficulty breathing, vomiting, high body temperature and weakness. Run cool water over the animal. Wrap the pup in a cool wet towel and call a vet immediately.

Limb fracture

If you think the dog has fractured a limb, call the vet immediately. Look for bleeding wounds and signs of shock. DO NOT try to set fracture yourself, you could do more damage without being aware of it. Transport your puppy to a vet and support the limb gently as you can.

Bite wound/injury

If your pup sustains bite wounds from another animal, you must approach it in a manner to avoid getting bitten. Even non-biting dogs can bite when in pain. When you see the injury, clean the wound with saline and wrap with gauze to keep clean. If bleeding profusely, apply pressure. Don’t ever use a tourniquet. Do wear gloves because you don’t know the extent of the contamination.