The emergency first aid kit for rabbits is coming along nicely! Figuring out what should be included in such a kit, finding the best products, researching the cheapest sources, and putting it all together has been very time consuming, but we are so excited about the results! It was especially difficult to find a good bag or container that looked like an emergency kit, had enough space, and wouldn’t break the bank. The one we ended up ordering sounded too good to be true, but it’s here now and we almost couldn’t have improved it had we designed it for this purpose!
We were able to save money by purchasing in bulk and meeting requirements for free shipping. While the kit overall is not going to be cheap, it will be less expensive than it would be if one person went out and purchased everything on our list on their own, even if we don’t count the time it takes to do so.
Water bottles are not included, because doing so would cost an unreasonable amount in shipping and they are easy for anyone to add on their own. Thermometers are rather expensive. We can’t seem to get a bulk discount and there are too many choices, so we decided not to add any to the kit and let everyone choose one on their own instead. There will be lubricant for the tip and a few covers, though! Also, the Furimals Warming and Cooling Pet Mat is going to be optional. Each kit comes with a list of all items included and their expiration dates (if there is one).
While we hope that no one actually needs to use the kit, we do want to cover as many catastrophes as possible. An emergency could be due to a natural disaster, an accident, or an illness. Check out the list below and if you think we are missing something important, please let us know!
- Povidone Iodine Swabsticks: first aid antiseptic to help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns
- Neosporin: first aid antibiotic to help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns
- Symethicone Infant Gas Drops: relieve the discomfort of gas
- Saline Wipes: for cleansing eye area as well as cuts and scrapes
- Puppy Training Pads: use under blanket in carrier to absorb urine
- Hand Sanitizer: for humans only; use if soap and water are not available
- 100% Petroleum Jelly: use to lubricate tip of thermometer
- Gauze Pads: 2×2” and 4×4”
- Syringes: 1cc for medication
- Kraft Paper Bags: for hay
- Cotton Balls
- Cotton Swabs
- Furimals Warming and Cooling Pet Mat: optional addition to kit
On the way:
- Oxbow Critical Care: premium recovery food; can be syringe-fed if rabbit is unwilling to eat due to illness, surgery, or poor nutritional status
- Styptic Powder: stops minor bleeding after nail trimming
- 3M Vetrap Bandages: self-adherent bandaging tape; also used to prevent sore hocks
- Oral Feeding Syringe: 10cc
- Bag Balm: treat minor sores and irritation
- Scissors: blunt-tipped
- Anti-Pill Fleece
- Plastic Container: for dry food (pellets or treats)
- Electrolyte Replacement Drink
- Organic Baby Food: (Anyone know of a brand without tuna oil on the ingredient list?)
- Pain Medication such as Metacam (consult vet)
- Digital Rectal Thermometer
Please note that we are no vets and all items included in the kit are simply collected as options in case of emergency. Bunny Approved is not responsible for the correct use of the products and we recommend that you go over the contents of the kit with your vet. The kit is not a substitute for proper medical assistance.