View Full Version : Doggie First Aid Kit

1st August 2007, 10:20 AM
Chester had his first brush with a wasp last night & was not amused. It was on the top of his tail near his bottom & I think it is the only time I have ever seen his tail straight down rather than bouncing around.

We managed to get the wasp off of him and after about 30mins of not leaving my side he was back to his mischevious self.

Anyway, I was wondering if there is anything particular I should have at home for Chester in case of emergencies.... not just for wasp bites but for cuts & things in general. Thought I should put a little First Aid Kit together for him.


Cathy T
2nd August 2007, 12:06 AM
Here's a link to some really nice first aid kits Laura found: http://www.first-aid-product.com/consumer/pet.htm I would add some benadryl to my first aid kit. I need to order one of these soon...would love to have it in the car. Can anyone else suggest anything else that should be in the kit?

2nd August 2007, 02:35 PM
Heres what the PDSA recommend go into a Pet First Aid Kit

there's also some commercially available ones - on amazon and www.petplanet.co.uk (http://www.petplanet.co.uk) sites.

Chelle & Rex
2nd August 2007, 03:18 PM
I saw this thread yesterday and thought what a good idea, must keep an eye and get a first aid kit. I also thought I must read what to do when a wasp stings your dog... I didn't get to as Rex starting yelping in the garden - He had just been stung on the ear by a wasp :( We had to rush him to the Vet for an antihistimine. The poor thing was shaking violently, panting and crying very loudly, we were very scared.
Today he's much better he's :dogwlk: like a cavalier should :D
I have now read everything I can about doggie first aid and in particular wasp stings!!

2nd August 2007, 03:54 PM
Cathy, I would include the Benedryl as you suggested, and also baby's chewable aspirin. A pill cutter... a syringe, or something to administer medicines to a difficult dog. I'd tape dosage information in the lid of the kit as well, because who remembers dosages in an emergency! Not me! :o

2nd August 2007, 04:13 PM
I bought a basic commercial first aid kit in a canvas bag and then added to it. Last Christmas I gave the same kit with additions to my older nieces and nephews who all have pets. There are some variations but things to include are:

pet first aid guide
topical anticoagulant
antibiotic ointment
insect sting relief pads
alcohol prep pads
lubricatnig jelly pack
Baby aspirin (or regular if larger dog)
leatherman tool and/or
scissors and tweezers
oral syringe
ice packs
eye wash
instant cold pack
antiseptic towelettes
Ace bandage
something to use as a splint
rolled gauze, bandages and tape
(of various sizes)
cotton tip applicators
magnifying glass
latex or exam quality vinyl gloves
emergency muzzle (or use tape)
name and contact information for your Vet

I may have missed something but this is a good start (and let me know if you think of something obvious I have left off). I keep a kit in the car, with a human kit as well, and always have an emergency blanket, a couple liter bottles of water and a water bowl (for the dogs).

Good thread :thmbsup:.