Dog Emergency Kit
some supplies ready in case of an emergency is an excellent idea.
You won’t have to go searching for what you need at a time of crisis,
and these basic items will come in handy.
ointment for cuts and scrapes
A rectal thermometer – your dog’s separate from everyone else’s
Tweezers – to remove thorns, stingers, splinters
Wrap-style bandages and padding
A blanket or large towel to wrap your dog because animals often
go into shock when injured, having a blanket near by which will
help keep them warm. It can also be used for a stretcher.
or tweezers – (use to pull out thorns or as a clamp). Hemostats
are like fine locking pliers of clamps. They are excellent for grabbing
onto things like sticks, thorns, ticks or anything else that may
be caught in your pets mouth or skin.
– Fresh water should always be available for drinking as well as
flushing wounds and cooling overheated animals.
Styptic Stick or Powder – Useful for stopping bleeding caused by
cutting nails too short or from torn nails.
material – Used to cover wounds to keep them clean or apply pressure
on bleeding areas. Can also act as a temporary tourniquet or muzzle.
1 roll of cast padding or soft bandage material
1 roll adhesive tape or sticky bandage.
1 roll "VetWrap" Self adhering type of tape
Gauze sponges 4X4’s
1 roll of gauze 2" – 4" or both sizes
of Ipecac – (1 teaspoon per 10# dog to induce vomiting). Poisons
are best treated by early removal from the stomach. Exceptions are
caustic or irritating materials that are ingested. A couple of common
poisons seen by all veterinarians include rat poison and antifreeze.
Ingestion of either one is an emergency. Causing your pet to vomit
early will reduce serious consequences. Antifreeze is absorbed even
through the oral cavity and is immediately in the system. Antifreeze
ingestion needs immediate attention by a veterinarian.
Peroxide – This is a very good wound cleanser and will also induce
vomiting if given orally. To induce vomiting give orally until vomiting
occurs. This is a very safe product to use.
Activated Charcoal – Useful for poisons that are irritating and
where there may be some absorption of the toxic material. Give orally
to absorb the material.
Tears – Used to lubricate and reduce pain on eye injuries. Can also
flush eyes profusely with water that you should also have in the
buffered aspirin or baby aspirin – (1 per 50 lbs 8-12 hour interval
for sore muscles, pain). Not to be given without some thought. Vomiting
animals will vomit more profusely. This drug should not be repeated
more than once every 72 hours. Tylenol is poisonous to dogs.
25 mg Diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl) – Used for reducing reactions
to allergies and insect bites.
Antibiotic Ointment – Helps reduce or avoid infection and used with
bandages will provide good protection of wounds.
– Antiseptic solution for cleaning/flushing wounds.
– This should be a heavy duty serrated stainless steel type that
can be used to cut metal, bandages, belts, wire and other entrapment
Small Flashlight – Always invaluable.
(Plain – Non-Medicated) – for wound dressing.
Gloves – when handling wounds.
Glycerin suppositories – Use for dogs with constipation.
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