Clotting agent, such as Superclot (which also numbs pain), or styptic gel or powder; used to induce clotting
Benadryl, for allergic reactions. Dosage is usually around 1 milligram per pound; check with your veterinarian.
Antiseptic wash, to keep abrasions and other minor surface wounds clean as they heal
Alcohol wipes, to take on-the-go in case of scratches and scrapes
Sterile gauze rolls – these can cause more harm than good if used improperly; only use in emergencies, and always wrap loosely. My veterinarian says that the most common mistake people make is to wrap the gauze too tightly, which can be uncomfortable and even dangerous for the patient
Medical scissors, for cutting bandages
Sterile gauze pads
A soft muzzle is good to have in case of emergencies, to help calm a dog in duress and protect people from bites
Hydrogen peroxide, which is used to induce vomitting. The ASPCA recommended dosage is 1 tsp per 5 lbs, never exceeding 3 tablespoons. Check with your vet for correct dosage, or if necessary, call an emergency vet if you are unsure
Foldable comfortable recovery collar (my pick is the Boobooloon) to prevent dog from chewing and scratching wounds and irritations
Instant cold pack
* This list has been reviewed and recommended by a veterinarian
* Ask your veterinarian about products, as brands vary by location
* This is a list of items that are good to have on hand, in case of emergency, and only as supplemental to the care and observation of a veterinarian
Emma Kesler, CDBC, CPDT-KA is an award winning certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Dog Trainer who has worked exclusively virtually with clients from across the world for the past decade. Emma shares her life with her Welsh Terrier copilot Miles.
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