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    Default First aid?

    Hope I'm posting this in the right area but I used the search and didn't come up with anything....

    Is there anything special I should have on hand in a first aid kit for my almost 5 month old? I have a basic one I got from ebay for my beagle mainly for camping. I do have benadryl on hand for him though. I want to be prepared 100% as my husband and I may be bringing him camping with us next spring.

    Also is there anything I could use to protect his eyes? I know the vet suggested an eye lube. his eyes don't seem to close all the way when he sleeps and it's getting colder and winds picked up big time. I already use an eye rinse on him since he seems to always have something in his eye bugging him. I don't want anything to happen to him that **I** could have prevented. I already try and brush his teeth everyday.

    Thanks!

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    Genteal Severe Gel is an over-the-counter people eye lube that works well for pug eyes. You can put some in at night to protect his eyes.

    I would have Benadryl, Vetericyn spray and eye wash, prednisone, syrup of ipecac, activated charcoal, neosporin, benadryl spray, immodium, pepcid and tramadol on hand along with the requisite bandages, gauze, blood stop powder and rubbing alcohol, cold and heat packs. A tranquilizer, clippers/scissors and steri-strips are also a great thing to have on hand for emergency if possible as well.
    Some of the items I mentioned are prescription and it is important to be familiar with their use and proper dosage, possible interactions and contraindications. But if I was assembling an emergency kit, that's what I would put in it.

    Oh, also a small can of chicken breast spread or liverwurst to put pills in. Also, latex gloves (for treating open wounds) and heavy leather gloves or oven mitts to protect from bites from a panicked or pain reactive dog.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting some things, someone can fill in what I forgot.

    BTW - most of these things can be part of your human first-aid kit as well.

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    of course....Bottled water.

    take care,
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    Let me understand, raccoon gloves or oven mitts should be in my household human first aid kit?

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    LOL....Depends who you're married to.

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    That's a great list, Lisa!
    Here's one more thing every pug first aid kit should have.... How to do Dog CPR: http://www.berner.org/pages/dogcpr.pdf
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    Vetericyn is a family of animal wound and infection treatment products that are as safe as water, and designed to replicate the actions of the animal’s own immune system to heal wounds and fight infections. This antimicrobial wound treatment kills antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria as well as fungi, viruses and spores. It will be good to have it handy in your first aid kit.
    For more info on Vetericyn products, visit our facebook page at facebook.com/vetericyn.

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    LOL....Think they do Google searches for the name?

    It is a pretty good product though I use it all the time.

    Take care,
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