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    I am curious and would like to see a list of what folks are packing into the field for first aid for the dogs. Thanks.

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    I just went and bought a pet First Aid kit from Sportsmans warehouse. Already comes with everything you need, if you would like a list of all the contents just let me know..

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    I'll take a look at that..thanks Bowtech.

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    When I'm in the field I carry a small pack containing a few packs of Kerlix rolled gauze, suture material, two small hemostats, small bandage scissor, tweezers, vet wrap (beyond valuable), small tube of Terramycin ointment for eye injuries and a small tube of the powdered styptic powder for nail bleeds. All of this packs into a small amount of space and barely weighs a pound. I consider this the basic essentials to cover most bleeds, minor eye irritations and provides the means to fashion a leg support if needed. I also carry a larger kit in the truck which is outfitted with more advanced supplies if needed, but this basic kit should get you buy long enough to get the dog to the vet. Also, I recommend looking through a home vet book and photo copying (water proof paper is best of course) procedure for wrapping up troublesome areas on your dog such as legs and areas around the neck. This is a nice thing to have in the kit to ensure your bandages stay in place.

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    This is probably more than you'll ever need, but it gives you some good ideas. The items with an asterisk are ones I have used. Some of the items are available only from your vet.

    DOG FIRST AID SUPPLIES & INSTRUCTIONS
    Thermometer (Normal = 99 to 102 degrees)*
    Skin Stapler
    Side Cutters (for fishhooks)
    Toenail Clippers
    Forceps or Tweezers
    Pen Light (for checking iris dilation)*
    Pipe Insulation (splints)
    ZipLock plastic bags (ice packs)
    Vet Wrap 2 & 3*****
    White Athletic Tape
    Gauze sponges and soft roll cotton cast padding*
    Telfa pads*
    Dog boots
    Contact Lens Saline Solution*
    Artificial Tears
    Vaseline
    Hydrogen Peroxide (given orally causes dog to vomit)
    Betadyne*
    Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment
    EarWash(50% isopropyl alcolhol 50% vinegar)
    Q-Tips
    New Skin (for pads)
    Pepto Bismol (1 tsp or 5cc/10-40 pounds in 8-12 hours)
    Bufferin or Ascriptin (5-10mg/lb. in 8-12 hours)
    Benadryl (25mg or 50mg caps 1 mg/lb. every 6-8 hours)*****
    Dramaxx or Rimadyl
    (for arthritis)*
    Cephalexin & Amoxicillin 250mg caps
    Imodium (2mg/20-50 lbs. every 8-12 hours)
    Metronidazole*
    Styptic Powder

    EMT Gel*
    "It's the journey that's important, with experience and knowledge to be gained along the way, in the company of our faithful dogs and our good friends."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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