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      What's in your mobile dog first-aid kit?

      As I was moving stuff from the old car to my new car, I went though my mobile doggie first aid kit to refresh and add a few things. What do you have in yours? Have you ever needed anything you didn't have with you? My kit, which I have streamlined, contains:

      Dog first aid book
      Gauze pads (medium)
      Tape
      Benadryl (have used this a few times for bee stings and the like)
      Anti-diarrheal (mostly for Sam's firehose butt when we go to the beach)
      Non-latex gloves (used once when washing human feces off my dog)
      Tweezers
      Tick remover tool
      A bandanna - can be used as a sling, washcloth, tourniquet
      Small can of Dermoplast (they make them in mini-ish cans)

      All of the above can be used on humans, too, but I have my own separate of this with additional items that are not dog-friendly (Aleve and hand sanitizer, for example).

      For an emergency or even an inconvenience, I also keep a few towels, a blanket, dog bowl, extra leashes and a full gallon of water in the car. Oh, and their chuck-it with extra balls. In the summer I carry a reflective cover for the car, bug spray for dogs and humans and sun screen. I carry a plastic container of treats and extra poop bags. I used to carry food, but I don't have to keep them on a schedule plus I know what I can feed them from the grocery store that won't make them sick in a pinch.

      Am I missing anything?

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      Embarassed to say this, but I don't have much in case of an emergency even though I've been telling myself that I need to have one. This thread has inspired me to do this by the end of the week after Thanksgiving. I only have a few things like water, extra leash, full roll of poop bags, gauze, bandana, water bowl, towels, blanket, and an extra deflated soccer ball,.

      I have a couple questions.

      1. What dog first aid book do you have? I think that would be handy for me to get.

      2. What anti-diarrheal medication do you use? What happens when Sam is on the beach? Just wondering if it is the same with my dog. She gets over-excited when she sees we are at the beach and the last time we were there, she pooped 5 times in the first 10 minutes. Starting from the 2nd one, it was just mush and I am wondering if it is the same with Sam?

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      Quote Originally Posted by kaialeena View Post
      Embarassed to say this, but I don't have much in case of an emergency even though I've been telling myself that I need to have one. This thread has inspired me to do this by the end of the week after Thanksgiving. I only have a few things like water, extra leash, full roll of poop bags, gauze, bandana, water bowl, towels, blanket, and an extra deflated soccer ball,.

      I have a couple questions.

      1. What dog first aid book do you have? I think that would be handy for me to get.

      2. What anti-diarrheal medication do you use? What happens when Sam is on the beach? Just wondering if it is the same with my dog. She gets over-excited when she sees we are at the beach and the last time we were there, she pooped 5 times in the first 10 minutes. Starting from the 2nd one, it was just mush and I am wondering if it is the same with Sam?
      I received this book as a Christmas gift a couple years ago. It’s small so it fits neatly in a first aid kit. Since we do field work, we’re often in remote places, but near my car, so it stays in the car. I’ve always carried a small kit with me and you can actually buy human and pet first aid kits, it’s just that sometimes there is so much stuff and the container is big, so I like to make my own which conforms to the type of things we do, size of my dogs, types of medicines I like to use, etc.

      As far as antidiarrheal, I just get the Immodium tablets from the human pharmacy. He will sometimes drink salt water despite me having fresh water and getting after him, which has given him some serious diarrhea, aka firehose butt. He’s gotten better with age, but I still give him one before we hit the beach and when we get back to the car. It seems to help. I think that is different from what your dog does. Some dogs are excited poopers. But it could be a mix. It probably wouldn’t hurt to try it but you might want to run it by your vet.

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      The main thing I would add to your list, just for the dog, is pliers. Tweezers are not strong enough to pull out porcupine quills. Then some liquid antiseptic like Absorbine Jr. and aspirin. As per my VEt my dogs can have aspirin, preferably buffered for Oban.
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      We carry an extra blanket too and several bottles of water (we live in the desert)

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      In addition to the basics listed above, I have added Neosporin Pain ointment; a small tube is plenty. Plenty of water for drinking and washing an injury. Aside from the kit, in the glove compartment is a picture of Archie, his rabies vac info, license tag and basic health info and microchip number for him. In a little pocket in the back is a couple of leashes and extra collar. It really all depends on the trip; if a long trip then more is included, short around the area, basic stuff. Oh, forgot EMT cream.
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      Just curious, what is EMT cream?
      i don't actually have a 1st aid kit, i should put one together.
      Always in the truck are leashes, poop bags, water, water bowl, towels, doggy insect repellent (guess i need to pull that out before it freezes!), 12v fan, small folding stool/seat. I have different tote bags for the different doggy activities, and they have stuff specific to that activity. The field bag has the most of the "practical" stuff, like sunscreen, human bug repellent, gloves etc. In the summer depending on what we're doing, i'll throw in the shade cloth, and the power pack, and if its camping or long hot day, perhaps the generator. This power pack is fabulous-its got an air pump, and can power the fan all day long, as well as charge a phone etc. its also got a quite bright light with it, and can be used to jump start vehicles.
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      I don’t really have one ... most of our time roaming where injury is possible is within walking distance of the house. The only time I’d wished I had one was when Chloe severed the tendon in her foot and we had to hobble 1.5 miles home with her bleeding (it was gushing at first but I put pressure on it and slowed it down), but it would have been the same if we had driven.
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      I have a very extensive kit because we use it for trials and tests as well as personal. One thing we need is an eye wash as grass seeds get in the eye. The small first aid book in it is called "Dog First Aid Emergency Care for the Hunting Working and Outdoor Dog" by Randy Acker DVM with Jim Fergus. It has a good list of things to carry in a kit as well as a dosage chart. I thing I go it from Dogs Afield.
      Another good book for home library is Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook by Delbert G Carlson DVM and James M Giffin M D

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      Quote Originally Posted by POPTOP View Post
      In addition to the basics listed above, I have added Neosporin Pain ointment; a small tube is plenty. Plenty of water for drinking and washing an injury. Aside from the kit, in the glove compartment is a picture of Archie, his rabies vac info, license tag and basic health info and microchip number for him. In a little pocket in the back is a couple of leashes and extra collar. It really all depends on the trip; if a long trip then more is included, short around the area, basic stuff. Oh, forgot EMT cream.
      The Dermaplast is like the Neosporin Pain Ointment, but it's a spray versus a cream or gel. Works really well for hotspots.

      What's EMT cream?

      And YES! I need to get ICE cards for the dogs. I'll probably hang it on the front of their doggie crate with their pictures.

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