What do you include in your dog first aid kit?

asked 2018-02-28 01:44:17 -0500

I have multiple dogs and am now getting into house sitting. I'm wondering what you keep in your first aid kit. So far I have wound cleaning spray, gauze (rolled and squares), pepcid/allergy medicine (only with permission from the owners of course). I'm also going to get some self-adhering athletic tape. What else should I include?

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Flour is always great to stop bleeding on toes and paws..if they lick it off it won't hurt them...i know some dogs lick wounds like crazy..it may keep them from eating the bandage until you can decide how bad it is or get them to the vet

Autumn G.'s profile image Autumn G.  ( 2018-04-18 15:50:11 -0500 ) edit

Tweezers are a must in my dogs first aid kit. Ticks are horrible in my area. I do not carry a full first aid kit when we hike but, I always have a ton of water and tweezers. I also have the phone numbers of local first responders programmed into my phone just in case I am unable to self rescue.

Eric L.'s profile image Eric L.  ( 2018-05-09 16:08:56 -0500 ) edit

Great tip! My only Q. is, "How much is too much flour"? Like in a 24 hour period

James S.'s profile image James S.  ( 2018-05-09 17:15:09 -0500 ) edit

Having used it while growing up, fastest healing solution for humans is coconut oil, Circumin (turmeric), and miniscule qty of camphor. I had skin rip off my right arm when I slid off a bicycle as a kid and it healed fast. For dogs use harmless circumin + coconut oil (with 3 layers of cloth)

Deepak K.'s profile image Deepak K.  ( 2018-05-30 21:03:18 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2018-03-30 08:08:58 -0500

All of what was said above minus the Peroxide because you can’t use it on their bare skin (it can dissolve it). You really have to know what you are doing with it. I keep baby benedryl for when a dog seizes after getting a hold of a bad toad, tweezers, clean spoon that is sturdy (won’t bend). This would be for when the dog picks up any bones and clenches so freaking hard that your hands can no longer get it out of their mouth because it is now lodged and stuck. I’m also thinking about keeping a low dose of vodka in there for antifreeze problems if there ever comes a day. I’m going to the vet for my own dog today, so I can ask for a hot second.

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answered 2018-02-28 05:54:51 -0500

Basic first-aid supplies Absorbent gauze pads Adhesive tape Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray Blanket (a foil emergency blanket) Cotton balls or swabs Gauze rolls Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert) Ice pack Non-latex disposable gloves Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer) Rectal thermometer (your pet's temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F) Scissors (with blunt ends) Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies) Tweezers

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answered 2018-05-30 21:11:00 -0500

I keep 95% Circumin powder from Amazon (most potent circumin) and coconut oil. For internal and external well being of my 9 year old labrador. When her paw became sore or red, she kept licking it. I mixed circumin in coconut oil (which I use for sauteing) boiled eggs). I applied it on the large sore area in her paw, put 3 layers of cloth bandages (to prevent my carpets from becoming yellow) and 24 hours later the soreness was gone. The speed at which it heals is phenomenal.

She developed a crushed spinal cord and was put on steroids. After the steroid dose was over, I boiled eggs, cut them in half, removed 1/2 (thus only a 1/4) the yoke from half of an egg, filled it with 1/2 scoop (0.25 grams) that comes with the circumin powder, added it to the egg, closed it with the yoke, sauteed the white egg with coconut oil and fed it to her. I have been doing this for 5 months now and do not need steroids.

The surgeon wanted to cut her spine open right away for a 4 month recovery time and no guarantee of success. I'm glad I took the matter in my own hands.

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What is "circumin"?

Hugi D.'s profile image Hugi D.  ( 2018-05-30 22:14:05 -0500 ) edit
answered 2018-05-30 22:14:53 -0500

maybe "curcumin" !!!

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