If you travel with Fido or spend much time adventuring together in the outdoors, you should know how to treat common ailments and stabilize your pet in the event of an emergency. Dog First Aid, a manual published by the American Red Cross, deserves a place in every dog-lover’s glove compartment. The organization also offers pet first-aid and disaster classes
in many California communities, as do many county humane societies.
When it comes to assembling first-aid kits, you have three basic choices: do it yourself, buy a pre-assembled kit or augment one with the other. One useful item you probably won't find on a standard supply list is duct tape, which can come in handy for everything from taping wounds to making emergency booties.