Keep the following supplies, information and other useful items handy and updated regularly.   They will help you treat your pet if they become ill or an emergency happens.   As an added benefit, many of these items may be useful to you and your family if there is an earthquake.   We suggest keeping all of these items together in one spot with your other earthquake supplies.


  • Absorbent gauze pads
  • Cast Padding
  • “Vet Wrap” or other self-adherent bandage
  • White bandage tape
  • Sterile non-adherent pads such as Telfa
  • Rubbing alcohol or alcohol wipes
  • Betadine (Povidone Iodine) solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting 1 TBSP/10-15lbs)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Disposable gloves
  • Eyewash or contact lens saline solution
  • Thermometer (ideally digital)
  • Tweezers
  • Pen light or flash light


Phone Numbers

Los Altos Veterinary Clinic  650-948-8287

MedVet Mountain View 650-494-1461

Poison Control Center Hotline  1-800-426-4435

Pet Poison Hotline 1-800-213-6680

Human Poison Control  1-800-222-1222

Los Altos Animal Control 650-496-5971

Your pet’s vaccination history including a copy of a current rabies certificate

List of any medication your pet takes (including dosage and frequency)


  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) dose for dogs is 1mg per pound of body weight
  • Quick Stop of Styptic powder
  • Dosing syringe
  • Nail clippers
  • Tongue depressors
  • Towels
  • Blanket
  • Corn syrup (for Diabetic pets)
The following are some of the normal values for body signs for your pet. If you notice that your pet is exhibiting a value outside this range, please bring your cat or dog into the Clinic or Emergency Animal Hospital if the our clinic is not open.

Temperature 100.5-102.5

Resting pulse 60-120 beats/minute for a dog

Resting pulse 120-180 beats/minute for a cat

Resting respiration rate 10-30 breaths/minute for a dog

Resting respiration rate 20-40 breaths/minute for a cat

Mucous membranes – should be pink, abnormal is pale or dark (muddy, blue or very dark red)