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  • Making a Canine Home First Aid Kit

    Every house should have one, and I personally have this printed off and in my dog's first aid kit for easy refrence when I need a drug dose guide. Keep this kit handy and update it every so often to ensure that the liquid's and pill's freshness are still intact, and that any used items have been properly replenished.


    Storage container with tight-fitting lid
    Muzzle (rope or strip of cloth)
    Adhesive tape (1 inch roll)
    Cotton balls
    Cotton roll
    Self Adhesive Wrap
    Gauze pad (3" by 3")
    Gauze roll (3")
    Rectal thermometer
    Rubber gloves
    Dose Syringe (multiple sizes with diffrent cc measurements)
    Tourniquet (used with extreme caution)
    Emergency Telephone Numbers

    Activated charcoal tablets
    Panalog (antibacterial eye ointment)
    Furacin ointment
    Syptic Powder
    Milk of Magnesia
    Baby Aspirin (buffered or enteric, not ibuprofen, not coated)
    Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
    Petroleum Jelly
    Rubbing Alocohol
    Cheracol-D Cough Syrup
    Mineral Oil

    (I also have in my kit, Hibitane and Iodine Soap that I couldn't imagine being without.)

    Doses By Weight of Dog

    Buffered or enteric aspirin:
    Charcoal: 1 Tablespoon in 4 ounces of water per 30 lbs
    Cheracol-D (Cough Syrup): 1 teaspoon per 30 lbs every four hours
    Mineral Oil: 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs added to meal
    Mylanta: 6 to 12 ounces
    Milk of Magnesia: 1 teaspoon per 5 to 10 lbs every six hours
    Pepto Bismol 1 tsp per 5lbs per 6 hours (3-4 TBSP pr 65lbs dog per 6 hr)
    Kaopectate: 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs every four hours
    Hydrogen Peroxide (3%): 2 teaspoons per 30 lbs every ten minutes for three doses or until dog vomits
    Dramamine: 25 to 50 mg one hour before traveling
    Benadryl: (Dachshund dose, this came from a Dachshund website but the dosage is the same for any dog, or so I have been told) Use the dosage instructions for a 12 year old human
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  • #2
    That's awesome!!! I think I'll make one to put in my truck. We see a lot of dogs laying on the side of the road injured around here. My vet is a good 20 miles from me so a lot of it will be good to have between here and there. Thanks for sharing that!


    • #3
      My pleasure, but remember, even a dog you know will potentially bite when they are in pain, so becareful helping those dogs. Your a good person for taking the time to help when so many others would just keep driving.
      The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.


      • #4
        that is very god information thaks :)

        ~~~ The Most Rare n Bizare Animal in This Universe ~~~


        • #5
          I would add some Vit K , Epinephrine, splint and a blanket.
          The Vit K is used in cases of Rat poisoning,
          Epinephrine you can use to contract blood vessels and slow bleeding
          Blanket can be used as a net, stretcher and also protection around the dogs head when caring him so it is more difficult for him to try and bite.

          Just ideas :D



          • #6

            remember to get a Chew Deterrent for your doggies, just in case if they really bite! It also helps in stopping pets from chewing fur, wounds and bandages. :lol:


            • #7
              Re: Making a Canine Home First Aid Kit

              This is very helpful.. Thanks for sharing.. :)


              • #8
                Re: Making a Canine Home First Aid Kit

                Thanks for the information. This is very helpful. I find it very useful as I also own a pet and it needs it very often. I will go ahead and try to arrange all these things from a chemist shop. If in any case, I need your help, I will write to you here. Thanks.