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10th September 2009, 10:07 PM
I'm just wondering what you all keep as regular items in your Cavalier 1st aid kit? I keep a box with Rubys meds,drontal,frontline,upset tummy things etc. As Ruby got stung on her paw yesterday & little Jelly got stung on her paw this morning & Brian said he has antihistamins in his kit,it got me wondering what everyone else keeps in for emergencies & non emergencies & what you would consider essentials?

10th September 2009, 10:14 PM
Great thread! :thmbsup: I've been wanting to put together a little kit for a while so it'll be good to see what will be suggested.
I dabbed a wasp sting with vinegar before and it seemed to work well, so I always have a bottle on standby just in case.

10th September 2009, 10:37 PM

Since Leo ate a wasp year before last:eek: I keep liquid piriton in the house. The vet suggested it. It took the facial swelling down very quickly. Then there's the usual tweezers for ticks and gauze to apply cream for bites and stings also.

Be interesting to know any other good ideas.


11th September 2009, 03:04 PM
Here are links to a couple websites that discuss pet first aid kits and which may have some good ideas for you based on your dogs' needs:

www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/dog_care/your_dogs_first-aid_kit.html (http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/dog_care/your_dogs_first-aid_kit.html)

11th September 2009, 04:33 PM
since sienna was attacked by an other dog i always have Dr Bach's Rescue Remedy in my first aid kit.

11th September 2009, 06:12 PM
I keep much the same as you topup...but was actually wondering what else I should have so will be watching for replies.

12th September 2009, 09:48 AM
I bought my first aid kit but added things like antihistamine to it and a few other bits and bobs, I kee one in the house and one in the Car.

12th September 2009, 02:48 PM
Interesting thread. What concerns me is how much Piriton would you give? I must keep a bottle handy but I wouldn't want to cause harm by overdosing them.

Cathy T
12th September 2009, 04:26 PM
I keep an unopened bottle of hydrogen peroxide in my 1st kit in the car and another bottle in my medicine cabinet in the house. Just a little bit will induce vomitting, although you do have to be careful you aren't inducing vomitting on something that will cause damage coming back up. There was a story a while back about a Cavalier given peroxide after eating sugar free gum (xylitol is extremely toxic!!) and I honestly think it saved that dog's life.

13th September 2009, 07:38 PM

When we gave Leo the piriton in was 5mls. Thats a tea spoon.

It worked a treat.