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    Default First Aid Kit?

    Tell me if this has been posted already as I did have a look around but maybe I missed it.
    Does everyone have a first aid kit? I'm just attempting to putting two together (one for home, one for in the car) and wondered what everyone had in there's. So far I'm thinking;

    Scissors
    Tweezers
    Syringes
    Gloves
    Nail clippers
    Sterile gauze
    Adhesive tape
    Bandages
    Some towels
    Eye drops (though could someone in the UK tell me which one is best for dogs?)
    Cotton wool
    Something to induce vomit (again, which in the UK are best?)
    Some dog socks (for covering up wounds)
    Contact numbers of vets/family etc

    Of course all of this is simply first aid and a vet should be contacted. But what with us going camping and such in summer I thought it would be best to have on us just encase. I work in the hospital and have ALS and only now realised I don't have one for my dogs - such a bad owner!
    Mum to Izzie and George

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    I love vet wrap (sticks to itself, but not to fur) in most cases over adhesive tape.

    Add a honey stick or packet of honey, this is a must for diabetic dogs, but good to have just in case.

    For whatever you use as an emetic: tape a dosage reminder onto your kit box/bag. I like to have it listed as both as:

    X ml for "dog name"
    and
    X ml/kg of dog

    That way if you if are ever assisting someone else, you can easily dose correctly for their dog. But you won't need to calculate for your own pet.

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