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    Dog first aid

    Partner has asked for a comprehensive first aid kit for their dogs for Christmas.

    I know they sell "ready made" kits, but I'm not always in love with the quality of the items in them. Plus, some really cool products can't be included because of laws etc on resale.

    So... what cool first aid stuff would you want in a dog first aid kit?

    Also... what horse first aid items are great for dogs? (I was thinking alushield?)

    our Dog happens to have the Dog Scout of America first Aid Badge, Sage has been a Dog Scout for about eight or mine years

    there is a recommended first aid kit guide, plus she carries a $20 bill in her collar in case she needs to buy something Click image for larger version  Name:	SageatWhiteRockLake5-18-14.jpg Views:	2 Size:	41.1 KB ID:	10528074

    here is the suggested kit

    Suggested basic first aid kit items:

    Bandaids- several sizes including "butterfly" bandages
    Vet Wrap- The "sticks to itself, but not anything else, stretchy bandaging.
    Big Gauze pads- non-stick and sterile (individually wrapped)
    Sharp Scissors with small blades (easier to get under bandages and into tight places)
    Antibacterial wound wash- A liquid you can squirt on wounds to clean them.
    Benedryl- or other antihistamine for allergic reactions, be sure it only has antihistamine in it
    Gas-x for bloat
    Antibacterial ointment
    Hydrocortisone anti-itch ointment or gel
    Rubber Gloves- disposable
    Velcro muzzle set- allows it to be adjusted to various sizes of dogs
    Blanket- for transporting a large dog or covering in case of shock
    Rectal Thermometer- you should know your dog’s normal temp so you’ll know if they are in distress

    Other items that are recommended:

    OTC Pain killers (for humans)
    “Space blanket” (for warmth if in shock)
    Breathing barrier with one-way valve (for human CPR)
    Instant cold compress (the kind that get cold when the contents are broken open)
    Spare slip leash (for loose dogs)
    Bandanna (MANY uses, store in a ziplock bag to keep clean)
    First aid book (that you read well before you really need to handle an emergency!)
    Styptic pen or powder for minor bleeding
    Snake bite kit

    For advanced kits: (even if you don’t know how to use these, perhaps someone on scene will)

    Splints and strips of fabric to attach them (can be paint stir sticks for a dog, folding cane for a human)
    Quick-clot packs for major bleeding
    Sharp knife
    Hollow pen
    Disposable suture needles
    Major wound dressings
    Thick plastic or sterile dressing for sucking chest wound


      Originally posted by clanter View Post
      she carries a $20 bill in her collar in case she needs to buy something
      I always thought the secret money was to call a cab in case your date got "fresh" with you—at least that's what my grandma told me as a young teenager!
      "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive


        Originally posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post

        I always thought the secret money was to call a cab in case your date got "fresh" with you—at least that's what my grandma told me as a young teenager!
        well trying to get that $20 bill from an eighty pound German Shepherd is tough , she has a lot of teeth

        The money has been used a few times for various things but a true emergency has not come up yet