We take pet safety very seriously, whether your dog is at Bark Avenue for doggie day camp, dog training, dog boarding, or dog grooming. Would you know what to do if your dog had an emergency? The last thing you would want is to be scrambling for medical supplies. While first aid care isn’t a substitute for veterinary care, having the right items on hand may save your dog’s life until you can get them the veterinary care they need. Assembling a first aid kit for your dog will help give you peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency.

We want to take the time to make certain that you and your furry family members have everything you need in case of an emergency. One of the best ways to do this is to create a pet first aid supply list.

At Bark Avenue, we keep pet first aid top of mind for all our dog training, dog day care, and dog boarding clients at all times. And to help you create your home’s supply list, we have created the following checklist of items that we suggest you include:


There are also some really great resources at your fingertips when it comes to your pet’s health. AVMA has a wealth of information on CPR basics, traveling with a pet, basic first aid procedures, and handling injured pets. You will also find interesting tools such as VetCalculators which will allow you to determine an appropriate action to take should your dog ingest various types of chocolate. And if you want to stay up to date on current pet food recalls, check out PetMD alerts.

Even with the plethora of tools, checklists, and resources out there, keep in mind that there are times when veterinary care is needed right away to treat your pup, so don’t hesitate to act fast if the emergency requires urgent medical care by a veterinarian.

If you are looking for dog care near me in a facility that takes your dog’s safety seriously, contact us at Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett. We provide dog day camp, dog boarding, dog training, and dog grooming, in Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Elgin, Hanover Park, South Elgin, St. Charles, Wayne, Schaumberg, and Streamwood.