Hershey Kisses is going on a 3-4 week car trip in January. Food, collars, leashes, meds, bet records, a few toys, a dozen tennis balls, and one of her beds.
I plan on picking up a fresh bottle of ear wash. And printing up a few posters with her picture on it, just in case she decides to take off on me.
We will be near ocean beach for a week to 10 days of the trip and I intend to giveher every opportunity to explore the big water on a dog friendly beach which will be nearby.
So, what else should I pack and take along in the form of an emergency kit, or whatever. Not my first cross county trip with a dog, but it has been a long time and I think we try to be a bit more prepared for the unknown now.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
A tie to use as a muzzle. Dogs tend to bite first when they're hurt and ask questions later. Benedryl. Immodium. Aspirin. Anti-Gas liquid. Those tend to go everywhere with me, along with Tylan powder (antibiotic powder for loose poops). Vet wrap, gauze, bandage scissors. White vinegar for any possible bites, such as jellyfish or bugs. Thermometer!!!
♣ Laura ♣
If you're camping, you'll want a tie out so that she can be outside with you, without being off leash (a no-no in most camp grounds).
liquid medicine measuring spoon (from the baby aisle)
a couple of sanitary napkins and panty liners (for bleeding)
pet emergency first aid booklet
eye drops (the sample sized ones for people)
I think pretty much everything is covered- I didn't see any " quick stop" which I will forever have on hand after Sammi was bit in the ear- man do those things bleed. You can get it and any farm store. I also keep a bottle of Keflex, or generic cephalexin. I know not all on here are comfortable giving antibiotics without a vet rx. but this is a common med given for skin infections- post bite or injury- you can actually get it on-line with out a rx. from Dr. Fosters and smiths- under fish anti-biotics- I also have a chart for dosing dogs or use of other anti- biotics. I don't take the use of antibiotics lightly on anybody and certainly not my pup. But once we were rving- not close to a vet, and she was playing bitey face with another dog and got a small tear near her eye. We were 100 miles from the nearest town, so when she woke up the next day and it was angry red I was very glad to have them on hand. Most vets would even give you a rx. for them if you tell what its for if you feel more comfortable going that route.
Bet you will have a wonderful time, and I can't wait to hear about the trip and see the pictures!
EMT gel. Either with or without bittrex. I never go anywhere with a dog without it. Its the bomb. And "poop pick up" bags.
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She has Bet records? How's her win/lose streak? Let me know in case I need her to place a bet for me! (Sorry-couldn't resist!)
Towels, lots of towels.
Duke and Freckles at their country home
Oooo have lots of fun!! My vet put a medicine kit together for me when I went to the labfest in PA and almost everything mentioned here was in it. Laura had a few items even my VET didn't think of!
I'm getting Mya's stuff updated for our two month stay in AZ too!