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I'm putting together a doggie first aid kit for the car. I can't think of anything else I should add, can you give me suggestions?

What I have so far:
- Vet wrap (2 packages)
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Gauze (2 sizes)
- tweezers
- scissors
- Miracle dust (most fantastic product evah. Seriously.)
- towels
- ?

I was thinking of something for dogs that may be going into shock or hypoglycemia, like a high calorie paste or something (sort of like the stuff they use for puppies who aren't eating well). Any thoughts on brands/products?

Anything else I'm missing? TIA! :)
 

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Kate, great post. After Elias injuring his paw pad this weekend I told my husband we needed a doggie first aid kit.
What is Miracle Dust?
 

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How about those ice packs that all you need to do open the pack and shake and they turn cold.

Benedryl

Aspirin

Antiseptic ointment

Medical staples (sold in "disposable packs" of ? To close larger gaping wounds
 

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Giffin & Carlson's "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" has a small section on first aid treatment and a suggested list of supplies to keep on hand. If you do not already have a copy, probably your library does (or can get it on InterLibrary Loan) -- or you can buy a used or new copy from Amazon (this book saves much money and worry and covers all ages and all conditions and all systems). A new edition is out and has added two more vet's names on the authors side.

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Owners-Ho...ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addFiveStar

Bruce Fogle's excellent "First Aid for Dogs" makes the 1st aid section in G&C (above) look skimpy. Very clear illustrations, descriptions, and ratings of urgency. It also has a list of suggested supplies to keep on hand. For items to have in a canine First Aid Kit, I'd say #1 is a copy of this book -- it's a soft cover so it travels well. Inexpensive when new, even less when bought used. It's a treasure.

http://www.amazon.com/First-Aid-Dog...dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

 
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