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Materials For Canine First Aid Kit

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained below may not be absolutely correct. If there is anything you are uncertain of please check with your vet or consult a dog first aid manual.
  • Aspirin (Bufferin or Ascriptin)
  • Benadryl (1mg/pound)
  • Anaphylaxis Kit for allergic reactions to bee or wasp stings
  • Pepto Bismol (tablets are better than liquid)
  • Kaopectate: 1 teaspoon every six to eight hours for a 50 pound dog
     - check dosages with your vet
  • Lanocain spray (used as a pain killer)
  • ear miticide
     (Panalog is a vet version but I've been told women's vaginal yeast infection cream is just s good - "cure" of choice is Mycelex-7)
  • Merthiolate spray
  • Betadine
  • Bacitracin/Tribiotic ointment (antiobiotic for cuts/scrapes and can double as lubricant for thermometer)
  • styptic pencil or styptic powder
  • eye wash solution
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • opthalmic eye ointment -(especially if you do tracking, hiking or field work)
  • White petroleum jelly (Vaseline or similar)
  • Hydrocortisone acetate -- one percent cream
  • 2x2 and 4x4 sterile gauze pads
  • gauze rolls, 3" rolls
  • Ace self-adhering athletic bandage -- three-inch width 
  • wrap & tape (vet wrap that sticks to itself is also good - can be found at horse supply places)
  • Q-tips - cotton swabs
  • antibiotic swab sticks
  • Tuff Pad (for sore or bruised pads)
  • tweezers
  • safety pins
  • small scissors
  • thermometer (get one that won't break ie. not glass - and don't forget a lubricator)
  • oral syringe or turkey baster for giving liquids
  • Ear syringe -- two ounce capacity
  • bolt cutter (for opening crates in car accident)
  • small needle nose pliers/wire cutters (for removing porcupine quills, fish hooks, etc.)
  • soft cloth muzzle (even the most good natured dog may bite if in pain but also remember that panting s a dogs primary way of regulating its internal temperature)
  • blanket
  • old towel
  • boot (for bruised or cut pads or other injuries to the feet or ankle)
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paperwork, including the dog's health record, medications, local and national poison control numbers, regular veterinary clinic hours and telephone numbers, and emergency clinic hours and telephone number

Emergency Procedures

During an emergency it is very important that you remain calm. Animals can sense your unease, but cannot understand what is happening and you cannot verbally tell them. Your body language is very important. Be calm, yet deliberate in your actions.

When you determine that you either have corrected the life-threatening problem, or are unable to stabilize the animal, you should transport to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

Notify your emergency clinic that you are coming in with a dog in respiratory arrest with a foreign body airway obstruction and/or cardiac arrest.

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