View Full Version : Making a Canine Home First Aid Kit

07-12-2006, 07:09 AM
Every house should have one, and I personally have this printed off and in my dog's first aid kit for easy refrence when I need a drug dose guide. Keep this kit handy and update it every so often to ensure that the liquid's and pill's freshness are still intact, and that any used items have been properly replenished.


Storage container with tight-fitting lid
Muzzle (rope or strip of cloth)
Adhesive tape (1 inch roll)
Cotton balls
Cotton roll
Self Adhesive Wrap
Gauze pad (3" by 3")
Gauze roll (3")
Rectal thermometer
Rubber gloves
Dose Syringe (multiple sizes with diffrent cc measurements)
Tourniquet (used with extreme caution)
Emergency Telephone Numbers

Activated charcoal tablets
Panalog (antibacterial eye ointment)
Furacin ointment
Syptic Powder
Milk of Magnesia
Baby Aspirin (buffered or enteric, not ibuprofen, not coated)
Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
Petroleum Jelly
Rubbing Alocohol
Cheracol-D Cough Syrup
Mineral Oil

(I also have in my kit, Hibitane and Iodine Soap that I couldn't imagine being without.)

Doses By Weight of Dog

Buffered or enteric aspirin: http://www.school-for-champions.com/animalhealth/aspirin.htm
Charcoal: 1 Tablespoon in 4 ounces of water per 30 lbs
Cheracol-D (Cough Syrup): 1 teaspoon per 30 lbs every four hours
Mineral Oil: 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs added to meal
Mylanta: 6 to 12 ounces
Milk of Magnesia: 1 teaspoon per 5 to 10 lbs every six hours
Pepto Bismol 1 tsp per 5lbs per 6 hours (3-4 TBSP pr 65lbs dog per 6 hr)
Kaopectate: 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs every four hours
Hydrogen Peroxide (3%): 2 teaspoons per 30 lbs every ten minutes for three doses or until dog vomits
Dramamine: 25 to 50 mg one hour before traveling
Benadryl: (Dachshund dose, this came from a Dachshund website but the dosage is the same for any dog, or so I have been told) Use the dosage instructions for a 12 year old human

07-12-2006, 07:39 AM
That's awesome!!! I think I'll make one to put in my truck. We see a lot of dogs laying on the side of the road injured around here. My vet is a good 20 miles from me so a lot of it will be good to have between here and there. Thanks for sharing that!

07-12-2006, 07:46 AM
My pleasure, but remember, even a dog you know will potentially bite when they are in pain, so becareful helping those dogs. Your a good person for taking the time to help when so many others would just keep driving.

09-06-2007, 04:13 AM
that is very god information thaks :)

03-09-2011, 10:17 PM
I would add some Vit K , Epinephrine, splint and a blanket.
The Vit K is used in cases of Rat poisoning,
Epinephrine you can use to contract blood vessels and slow bleeding
Blanket can be used as a net, stretcher and also protection around the dogs head when caring him so it is more difficult for him to try and bite.

Just ideas :D


07-08-2012, 10:45 PM

remember to get a Chew Deterrent for your doggies, just in case if they really bite! It also helps in stopping pets from chewing fur, wounds and bandages. :lol:

10-27-2012, 01:24 PM
This is very helpful.. Thanks for sharing.. :)

05-26-2014, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the information. This is very helpful. I find it very useful as I also own a pet and it needs it very often. I will go ahead and try to arrange all these things from a chemist shop. If in any case, I need your help, I will write to you here. Thanks.