•Nail Clippers

•Needle-nose pliers

•Nylon leash

•Petroleum jelly

•Penlight

•Rectal thermometer (non-mercury, non-glass)

•Roll cohesive wrap, 3 inch width

•Roll gauze, 2 inch width, cotton

•Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl)

•Scissors, small with blunt end

•Sterile gauze pads, non-adherent

•Sterile, water-based lubricant (such as KY jelly) that washes off easily

•Syringe (baby-dose size)

•Sterile eye lubricant (available at pharmacies)

•Sterile saline eye wash (available at pharmacies)

•Styptic powder (to stop bleeding of broke nails)

•Towel

•Tweezers

•Wire cutters, small

It is always a good idea to discuss this with your veterinarian, who may recommend additional medications they feel your pet may need based on your pets previous medical history.

This week's expert is Dr. Tanya Tag, chief of staff/veterinarian at The PET+ER, and Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Send your questions to sun.unleashed@gmail.com.