April 6

Greyhound First Aid Kit

Posted by lori . 4 Comments

This winter, Casper cut the back of his leg.  The cut was a real bleeder and I had blood everywhere.  I also discovered that I didn’t have the right items on-hand to bandage him up.  Since then, I’ve started a Greyhound First Aid Kit.  I thought I’d share my list to perhaps inspire you to pick up some items that help in case of an emergency.  I would also like to hear from you, what things you have in your kit that I might not be thinking of.

Gauze Roll and Pads

Vet Wrap

Instant Cold Pack

Styptic Powder

Saline Solution

Hydrogen Peroxide

Scissors

Hand Sanitizer and/or disposable gloves

Bulb Syringe

Measured Dropper

Soft Muzzle

Small blanket for transporting (especially important with a large breed)

Flashlight

Photos

Extra Leash

This is just a starter kit.  When I was researching the items for Freedom and Casper’s First Aid Kit, I came across lists that appeared to include items that would enable me to perform surgery on my houndies.  I just want to do the first helping action and then we’ll get to the vet.

To get breed specific ideas about what to put in your kit, type “[your breed] first aid kit” in your search engine and you’ll get some good information.

Let me hear your ideas.

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4 Responses to " Greyhound First Aid Kit"

  • Okay dis is very interesting cuz my mum was havin’ a conversation…get comfy…withs our vets wife (her be like a second mom to my mum) and her dog ate some rat poison and her hubs da vet poured hydrogen peroxide down his throat. To make a long story short, mum got scolded cuz we has none on hand. Da vets wife couldn’t believes it!
    Only thing we has is stuff fur upset tummies and allergies (dats fur me) and Benadryl. Mum has alot of work to do!
    I apploude you fur caring enuffs bout YOUR hounds, unlike other dog moms dat shall remain anonymous.

    Puddles

    • lori says:

      Puddles…It’s hard for me to write responses to your comments because I’m usually laughing so hard. You have a wicked wit!

  • houndstooth4 says:

    Hee hee! Puddles, you always have something to say!

    We keep Rimidyl in case of pain, and the EMT gel, plus the stuff on your list. I’m sure there’s more, but I need to go and look in the box to be sure. Oh, a bottle of water on hand is a good idea, too!

    • lori says:

      Excellent suggestions. I knew I needed a wound cream but wasn’t sure what would be good. I’m going to do another post on this later in the year where I’ll include additions and reasons why to have particular items in your kit.


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