Checklist: Medicine Cabinet for the Cat

Scratches, diarrhea, or ticks: In the course of a cat’s life there may be a few minor and major “medical emergencies”. So that you are well prepared for such situations and can act quickly if necessary, a well-stocked medicine cabinet for the cat is recommended. We have put together an overview of the most important things that belong in the cat pharmacy.


  • Tick tongs or tick removal card;
  • Tweezers (for pulling out thorns/insect spines);
  • Claw pliers;
  • Blunt bandage scissors (cutting gauze bandages, removing hair);
  • Disposable syringes 1ml, 5ml, 10ml (input of drops or rinsing of eyes/wounds with sterile liquid);
  • Cannulas (sterile removal of liquid from bottles with rubber closures);
  • Medical thermometer (with elastic tip) and lubricant gel;
  • Flashlight, small & powerful (examination of ears, mouth, wounds).


  • Disposable gloves;
  • 3-4 gauze bandages or elastic bandages;
  • The sterile wound covering;
  • Gauze swab;
  • Adhesive plaster;
  • Bandage cotton in layers (for padding bandages).


  • Ear cleaning solution (do not use if the eardrum is suspected);
  • Wound disinfectants;
  • Possibly Eye ointment (do not use for serious eye injuries!);
  • Wound and healing ointment;
  • Flea and tick remedies.

Important tip: Program the veterinarian number and the animal emergency number into the mobile phone and stick them both on the first aid kit!

First aid course: Many veterinarians or associations regularly offer first aid courses for animals – this gives you a lot more security in dealing with emergencies and can help your animal quickly and effectively.

Tips From the Vet

The equipment of the emergency pharmacy for dogs and cats differs only slightly.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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