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Old 09-22-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hunting time is upon and just a reminder to have some kind of first aid kit with you in the field. So here is what I come up with and if anyone else has suggestions please post up

Here is a link to some inexpensive 1st aid kit


You can take a mans shaving bag and put
1. Thermometer
3.Wound wash saline (.9% Sodium Cholride solution)you can purchse at walmart)
4.Betadine or iodine( I personally like providone iodine) or sutures
6.Hydrogen Peroxide
7.EMT gel wrap
9.visine(eye wash)
12.some paper toweling folded
13.instant cold compress
15. Q-Tips, cotton balls and rubber gloves
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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Thanks for the reminder Vickie. I put the kit in the blind bag for the hunts I've been on already w/ out re stocking it from last season. Dumb.

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thanks for the heads up vickie.
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I cheat a little bit, I just through in my paramedic jump bag and call it good

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And one of the best tips for early season is vapor rub cheap wally world brand is fine. rub it all over the dog keeps the skeeters off them really well And it works for us too rub on the backs of your hands and around your neck keeps them off ya. and dont wash off easy when the dogs retreiving.
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Super glue. I carry the stuff in every medical bag that I have. It was invented to quickly seal wounds in WWI. I have used it to stop a sliced paw from bleeding and as a bandage replacement for an amputated finger.
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A multitool is a greatly needed asset in some situations. When waterfowling or upland hunting it is part of my standard gear. Just my opinion.
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x1412 on the first aid kits (yes x1412 its that important)
my lab stepped on broken glass or something horrible last year and cut his paw from end to end and deep and if i didnt have the first aid kit with me it would have been alot worse
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gloves in mine just in case other things can happen when in the field. I have been cut pretty well when out in the field and with out those i am not sure buddys would have helped. Parnoid I guess cant blame them. I am to of others that is.
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Small packets of honey. Sometimes you can get a dog running hard enough that they can drop their blood sugar. Keeping this in your vest can be a life saver.
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Lately I`'ve been taking my dog absolutely everywhere with me. And it got me thinking what would I do if something happened to him. What's everyone's opinion on dog first aid kits? Buy one or make your own?
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I am sure this is a bit of overkill but I have been accumulating a list of first aid items for dogs. It is useful if someone wants to make up their own custom kit.
I will be adding some of the good ideas above....

Note: This list is a compilation from many sources. It is not complete and should be adjusted to the needs of each pet owner. Any recommended dosages are estimated for dogs weighing between 55 and 80 pounds, but should be verified independently by anyone using this list. Use this list at your own risk, it is only provided as general information. Do your own research and make your own first aid kit based on your own research and work with your Vet.
List of potential components:
Handbook "Emergency First Aid for Your Dog"
Emergency Information Card (phone #, drugs being used, health conditions, vet name and phone)
Removable Field Pouch for taking first aid into the field in a hunting vest or pack.
Durable First Aid Bag with removable Field Pouch (above)
Skunk Removal Solution Recipe (see below)
Nail Clippers (dog)
Tongue depressors
Sharptemp Veterinary Thermometer w/ Case and Clip
Stainless Steel Paramedic Shears 7 1/4"
Stainless Steel Kelly Forceps 5 1/2"
Exam Gloves
Heavy leather gloves, to protect from bites
Panty Hose, soft muzzle, restraint, tourniquet, etc.
Tic removal tool
Flea comb (find tics and fleas
Tweezers or Forceps
Wire Cutters
Bulb syringe
Safety Pins
Disposable Shaver
Waterproof matches
Skin Stapler w/ 35 SS Staples
Mylar Emergency Blanket 52" x 84"
Sterile Gauze Pads 4" x 4"
Sterile ABD Pads 5" x 9"
Sterile Multi-Trauma Dressing 10" x 30"
Sterile Bulk Roll Gauze 4.5" x 4 yd.
3M Vetrap self-adhering bandage wrap 4" x 5 yd.
Sterile Cotton Tipped Applicators
Waterproof Medical Tape 1" x 10 yd.
Latex Free Tourniquet 1" x 18"
Bottle Hydrogen Peroxide 8 oz. to induce vomiting - 1-3 tsp. every 5 minutes or to make skunk solution
Heat Pack
Instant Cold Compress
Syringe 10cc
Saline Solution sterile eye wash or wound wash out 2 4oz. bottles
New Skin for burns
Pepto bismol - Liquid - 3-4 tablespoons every 6 hours
Benadryl (allergic reactions/bee stings etc.) - 1-2 mg. per lb. every 8 hours
Aspirin Tablets 10 Aspirin - 5 mg. per lb. every 12 hours
Antihistamine Capsules 8
Box Anti-Diarrheal (Loperamide)
Packets Honey 2 – to raise blood sugar
Electrolyte replacement powder or drink
Hemostatic Agent (blood clotting) (e.g. Packets Celox Hemostatic Granules)
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Providone-Iodine Swabsticks
Povidone Iodine
Antiseptic Wipes
Burn Gel with Lidocaine
Activated charcoal wash
EMT spray
From your vet: Antibiotics, Metronidazole, Eye Ointment, Cortisone Spray, Panalog

Comments: Other comments I have captured from other folks on Dog First Aid….

Wound Care Pack - ReadyDog K-9 first Aid has a skin stapler in it. Kit comes with instructions…

I would absolutely stay away from any non-steroidal medication except aspirin unless and until it is Ok’d by my vet. Some of these "multi-symptom" medications we take for granted contain Tylenol which (as far as I have heard) is toxic for dogs.

Odd that you can buy a first aid kit that contains sterile saline for wound, but if you walk into your pharmacy and ask for a liter of sterile saline they tell you to go get a prescription from your MD. Absurd! What do they think they are protecting us from? Do they think we're going to sell it on the street corner to saline addicts?

I also found out that iodinated Vaseline gauze (xeroform dressing) is a prescription item. Beyond absurd. I can buy Vaseline and iodine. I can buy gauze. I guess if I combine the two I'm making bootlegged controlled substances.

You can find bottles of sterile saline irrigant in the aisle with eye products. They are not full liter size, but excellent for most moderate first aid use. Pliers to remove porcupine quills are handy. Ace wraps both extra wide and regular. I would recommend adding some packs of "quick clot" sponge type bandages. They go by many different names, were originally designed to stop battlefield bleeding. You can "google" it and buy online. Also a roll of aluminum foil. For any large open abdominal wound after you flush well and cover with wet sterile gauze, wrapping with foil keeps wound moist yet clean. I have a soft muzzle in my kit. Another thought is a strong thick towel can be used for many things, such as sling to carry/drag an injured dog to a vehicle. I've even considered sewing a pocket down each long edge, so I could insert walking sticks (or something similar) to make a stretcher. Whether you include IV equipment or suture materials, is up to you. It really depends on how far from civilization you are, as to what you may need. Of course, your own medical skills may determine how useful some items will be, but if you are fully supplied you might be lucky enough to be with someone who has skills you don't to put it all too good use.

1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

1/4 cup Baking Soda

1 teaspoon liquid soap
(Dawn Dishwashing Detergent is often recommended, but any dish soap will work)

Rubber or latex gloves

Mix in an open container (bucket or bowl); it will be fizzy, a clue that you shouldn't try to mix it or store it in a bottle or other closed container. Thoroughly wet your dog with warm water and then the solution while it is still bubbling. Knead it well into his/her coat, to chemically alter every bit of the smell on his/her hair. Be careful to keep the formula out if the dog's eyes, nose and mouth; you can use a sponge to carefully wipe it onto his face. Let the solution stand for 10 minutes before rinsing. Follow the bath with a thorough rinse. Be sure to protect the eyes when rinsing the head. Chances are you will not get all of the smell off of the face and will have to live with that as it wears off. You can try Tricotine Liquid Douche Concentrate or any over-the-counter douche.

After bathing, check your dog's eyes. If they are red and watering, your dog may have taken a direct hit in the face. Skunk spray won't blind the dog, but it's very painful. Contact a vet.
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