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Old 11-21-2005, 07:09 PM
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We sell a canine first aid kit at our online store (www.exodusbreeders.com), but I can see that it might be a good idea to add a few more items to it. Thanks for some insight.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:53 PM
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One other thing that is very helpful in the case of small breed dogs or diabetic dogs is to keep karo syrup on hand or glucose in a tube. In the case of severely low blood sugar, rubbing a bit of this on the dogs gums can save their life until you can get it to the vet to be stablized.
Very young small breed dogs can become hypoglycemic very easily if they don't eat well or go to long between meals. Diabetic dogs may be overdosed on insulin if they haven't eaten well and their blood sugar is not checked regularly. Either of these conditions can result in a life threatening coma and requires immediate help. Karo syrup or glucose is a must for any first aid kit.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:46 AM
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Actually your boss was right, sort of...

Peroxide aids in reducing blod clots of the wound and therefore
should be used sparingly, especially on large wounds.

It should however be used to wash around the wound as it does
remove blood better than plain water, and alcohol burns your pup.

Ear wounds are very serious, especially penetration wounds, as the
ear has a significant number of blood vessels and bleeds easily. Simply
apply pressure to these wounds until the flow stops. Peroxide is
definately not an item you should use for ear wounds OR on cuts that
are more than 1/2 inch or deep.

I recently wrote an article on my blog that includes "dog emergency pack"
and some other dog emergency info.

My dogs are almost human and I treat them as such, I'm sure you do too.

By the way, this also goes for people, except we're only a little smarter
than dogs so we can pay more attention to our wounds.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:38 AM
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:45 AM
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Plz Someone Respond To My Post If Anyone Is In Here My Dog Is Hurting!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:40 AM
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I think this is the best for our own pet dogs and cats..

Accidents may happen unexpectedly any time of the day..So its better to be prepared at all times..


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Old 10-17-2006, 02:16 AM
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"The normal body temperature range for adult dogs is 37.5-39.2 °C (99.5-102.5 F°), taken in normal room temperatures for a resting dog."

"There are many different types of thermometers; each model has an optimum time needed to complete the job."

"The most common inexpensive thermometer choice is a rectal "mercury" thermometer. These days, manufacturers have replaced the mercury inside with a non-toxic red liquid. This non-mercury type is the safe model to use. For most accurate use, slide it into the rectum so that almost all of it is inside. Keep a hold of it, or use one with a string or tape attached to prevent loss of the instrument! If it feels like it has entered some stool (high resistance), remove it and replace it. Accurate readings require the thermometer to be along the rectum wall. Make sure that the dog is restrained so that sudden movement cannot occur. Thermometer breakage can occur if an active dog moves vigorously. Apply a thin layer of lubricant before inserting. Vaseline® or water-soluble jelly will do. Make sure the thermometer is properly cleaned between uses by a soapy wash, then a wipe with alcohol. Many people prefer to wear disposable gloves while taking a rectal temperature. This is a good way to prevent soiling of hands. If gloves are not worn, it is important to remember to wash hands carefully with soap and water afterwards. This type of thermometer usually requires between one and three minutes to stabilize. If the temperature is not going up within a 15 second interval, you can generally assume it has reached the correct temperature reading. Remember to shake down the thermometer before each use. Not doing this is a common source of error. It should be shaken down adjacent to the lower end of the scale, not just back into the normal temperature range if the last registry was in a fever range. Many find reading a traditional thermometer a bit of a challenge since it often needs to be rotated to view the liquid core, and interpreting temperature readings between the marks can lead to inaccuracy."

"If there is soiling on the outside of the thermometer, remove this material before taking the reading to ensure an unobstructed view of the core."
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:35 AM
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What are some other essential items that you should have on-hand in an emergency kit for your dog?? It's always good to be prepared so I'm hoping someone could give me a useful list?!
Hi all.
Here's a full list of what to have in a first aid kit for dogs:
http://www.dogs-4life.com/first-aid-...og-s-life.html

Hope it helps
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:30 PM
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I would like to add to the first-aid list, Vetrap [or equivalent], its a roll of self-adhesive bandage that will go on and stick to itself as you wrap it. Very useful in a hurry.
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Excellent thread.
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