1. Large Towel – I like these XL sized absorbent ones so if the cat is wet, it will help to dry them off. https://amzn.to/4b6dPG7
  2. Tear-proof Restraint Bag – this helps to keep you from getting bit or scratched and the cat from not running off. https://amzn.to/3OmzSP5 
  3. Stethoscope – for checking breathing and heartrate. https://amzn.to/48MMTZV 
  4. Rescue Remedy – apply orally to help keep the cat calm. https://amzn.to/3Sg0aF0 
  5. Antibiotic Ointment – do NOT use any human pain-free kinds https://amzn.to/3U3DWae 
  6. Tape and Bandages – you can use the surgical tape over a wound then cover with the self-stick bandage. https://amzn.to/3Hep8xZ  and https://amzn.to/3tNCG0s 
  7. Gauze Pads – you can also put a gauze pad over the wound, then secure it with the surgical tape, then wrap it with the self-stick bandage, in hopes of keeping the cat from chewing on it. https://amzn.to/3SoH7sd 
  8. Band Aids – for covering small wounds. https://amzn.to/3Se7nVL
  9. Mirror – for testing breathing https://amzn.to/3vwRSPY 
  10. Adjustable Elizabethan Collar – will help keep the cat from biting the wound and maybe you. https://amzn.to/4aVvQ9K
  11. Hot Packs – to warm cold kittens/cats https://amzn.to/3vtZEdA 
  12. Hand Sanitizer – for you! https://amzn.to/3RQUTlP
  13. Cold Packs – to help lessen bleeding https://amzn.to/48Qub3k 
  14. Emergency Thermal Blanket – to keep the animal warm during transport https://amzn.to/3NYk7xu
  15. Stinky Food – in case you have to trap or entice the animal https://amzn.to/3tNDnqA 
  16. Feliway Spray – for calming the animal https://amzn.to/48GanzQ 
  17. Activated Charcoal – for poisoning – I like this one because it is finely ground, making it more digestible than tablets It acts like a sponge, absorbing harmful substances and expelling toxins https://amzn.to/3Hhf7jA
  18. Eye Rinse – removes debris from the eye https://amzn.to/3Hggq2o 
  19. Thick Gloves – for safe handling https://amzn.to/3NVurGv
  20. Muzzle – inured/stressed animals will often act out with defensive aggression, this will help you from getting bit and covering their eyes may help with transport. https://amzn.to/41RJVRF

We can’t plan for emergencies, but when they happen, we want to be prepared. It could be your cat at home has an accident, or you run across a cat in need in your daily travels – it never hurts to be ready to help. Listen to the corresponding podcast where Molly talks about the first aid kit she has with 20 items to help in the unfortunate possibility of encountering an injured feline: