K9 First Aid
Seconds matter in an emergency. There is no time to scramble for emergency items in a crisis. If you don't yet have a customized dog first aid kit -- consider putting one together.
While nothing replaces your veterinarian, some things can be treated at home, and other treatments may help buy you time to get to the vet.
Ask Me about using Essential Oils for Emergency First Aid -- See our Presentation Here: on Youtube
You may want to consider keeping your dog first aid kit in your CAR if you travel with your pet often for park outings, events, and other activities.
Benedryl -- 1mg per pound of weight for allergic reactions.
Reserve only for allergic reactions NOT sedative and only in emergencies due to potential side effects with long-term use.
Melatonin -- 2-3mg per 30-35 pounds for stress / anxiety
Peroxide to induce vomiting (do so ONLY within minutes of dog swallowing foreign object and ONLY if it's not dangerous to come back out.
1 milliliter (ml) of 3% hydrogen peroxide per pound of dog weight, using either the syringe or teaspoon (1 Tsp is 5ML) Do Not exceed 45ML (7 teaspoons no matter how much your dog weighs!)
Gas X (especially for dogs prone to bloat)
Milk Thistle for anything that may introduce toxins to the body & liver.
Slippery Elm for Digestive upset.
Triple Antibiotic ointment for minor wounds
Hydro cortisone Cream
Pepto Bismol -- dosage is one teaspoon per 20 pounds of weight every 4-6 hours for 24 hours
Sterile / Non-adhesive Pads
Vet Wrap / Self-adhering medical wrap
Flat Kennel Lead (can be used as emergency muzzle if necessary -- see below)
Splint (old paper towel roll?)
Plastic Poop Bags
Making an Emergency Muzzle
With a piece of fabric, nylon leash, approximately 4-6 feet longPlace center of fabric on top of muzzle with ends hanging down each side of face
Wrap Around 2 Times -- snug
Criss-cross under and wrap around behind next
Preventing the dog from opening his jaws will help prevent a bite from fear or pain
Created by: American Red Cross
Vet Records - easily accessed 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.
A list of your dogs medications and dosages
Poison Control --- 888-426-4435
Take a look at the online app from American Red Cross for your phone