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By Gryhoundz on April 17, 2010

It pays to have a First Aid or Disaster Preparedness Kit ready for your dogs. You just grab it and take it along when you travel, or when a real emergency hits you. I bought some nice insulated lunch bags when back-to-school season ended for about a dollar or two as a container for the items below and filled it with items in the lists below. I put a luggage tag on the kit so that if I had it out for an emergency and it was left behind, it could be returned to me. I also chose a bag that I could use permanent marker and put the hospital cross on the sides. Maintenance tip: Don't forget to print a copy of the list for replentishing the kit, and don't forget to keep the copy of your vet record up to date!

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Imagesheryl
Apr 19, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I had never even thought of making one of these up. But I sure will, now! Thank you!
ImageAlwaysWeeding
Apr 19, 2010 7:05 PM CST
Name: CJ
Iowa
Most of the stuff is in your medicine cabinet anyway or if you have kids, you have two of some things!
Imagesheryl
Apr 20, 2010 9:12 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
All of my children have 4 legs , so.... what is the anti-coagulant powder for?
ImageAlwaysWeeding
Apr 20, 2010 10:34 AM CST
Name: CJ
Iowa
I'd say to stop bleeding for those oddball small wounds that don't want to stop. NO wait - that's not right. I don't know!
This is a collected list starting with one that people who do lure coursing had used, I think. I went to Red Cross, and some other sites and combined lists. That item I don't have in my kit, have to admit. I didn't get back and add hand warmer and other stuff either. Any kit is better than none, though.

edited - I was thinking co-agulant
[Last edited Apr 20, 2010 10:35 AM CST]
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ImageAlwaysWeeding
Apr 20, 2010 10:37 AM CST
Name: CJ
Iowa
I guess if you had it and there was a vet or doctor on hand - or an experienced animal handler, (accident or something), they would know when to use it.
Imagesheryl
Apr 20, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Interesting. Like you, I can understand a coagulant, but anti-coagulant is more than my pea-brain can take.

I'd say a gallon of sterile (boiled) water might be good, too.... especially for wound rinsing.

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