WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Important things to know when treating an ill patient:
A dog's normal temperature is 99.5 - 102.2 F (cats 100-101.5 F)
A dogs plus is 60-120 beats a minute
Respiration - 14-22 breaths per minute

1TSP= 5 ml.

Things to include that can be used to treat dogs medically:
Pepto bismol - Liquid - 3-4 tablespoons every 6 hours
Benadryl (allergic reactions/bee stings etc.) - 1-2 mg. per lb. every 8 hours
Aspirin - pain - 5 mg. per lb every 12 hours
Honey - to raise blood sugar
Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomiting - 1-3 tsp every 5 minutes

Other Useful things to have in your first aid kit:
Gauze
Vetwrap
Panty Hose (to use as a muzzle)
Adhesive Tape
Sterile Pads
New Skin for burns
Antibiotic ointment
Betadine
Rubbing Alcohol
Saline Solution for eye rinse
Vaseline
Scissors
Tweezers or Forceps
Hemostats
Wire Cutters 
Ice Pack
Clean Cloth for washing areas
Syringe
Latex Gloves
Heat Pack
Stick to use as a splint
Nail Clippers
Thermometer (rectal or ear type)
Bulb syringe
Cotton Balls and QTips
Safety Pins
Razor Blade 
Needle
Ear Wash

From Your Vet:
Antibiotics
Metronitizol (sp)
Eye Ointment
Cortisone Spray
Panalog
(anything he/she feels is safe for you to administer in an emergency)

Always have your vet's number handy - regular and emergency numbers

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