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This will be my first full year hunting with my lab. Who has a First Aid box for their dog and what do you put in it?

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I always carry a first aid box when i bring my lab out hunting. I have gauze, bandage wrap, triple antibiotic cream, tweezers, scissors, saline solution, eye wash and a bunch other stuff that i can't think of it. Oh i also bring a first aid book for dogs.

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There are some good kits already out there. I know there are some sold at the game fair which are nice that you can also order online. You could also look at the contents of those (listed online) and make your own kit based off them.

Many things to list for a kit, but make sure you have:

What I carry on me in the field:

-EMT Gel


-Tweezers or multi-tool

-Isoproply alcohol (if it's hot out)

Contents from a decent kit for sale out there:

# 1 - EMT Gel (1oz. tube)

# 3 - Dog Rehydration Drink Mix (makes 1/2 gallon per packet)

# 1 - Pen light

# 1 - Locking Hemostat (Surgical quality)

# 1 - Scissors

# 1 - Thumb Forceps

# 1 - Digital Thermometer w/case

# 1 - Styptic Pencil w/case

# 1 - Instant Cold Pack

# 1 - Ticked Off - tick remover

# 1 - Skunk Off - odor remover - (1 Quart (approx 1 litre) of 3% hydrogen peroxide. 1/4 cup (approx 45ml) baking soda. 1 teaspoon (approx 5ml) liquid soap.)

# 1 - Slip Lead

# 6 - Wooden Splints

# 1 - Cast Padding

# 1 - SAM Splint

# 1 - Saline Solution

# 4 - Benadryl (2 packs of 2)

# 1 - Silver Mylar Emergency Blanket

# 1 - Nail Trimmer

# 6 - Non-Latex Gloves (3 pair)

# 1 - Skin Stapler, refillable (20 count)

# 1 - Staple Remover

# 1 - Pre-Surgical Scrub Brush

# 1 - Pill Gun

# 1 - 10 c.c. Oral Applicator

# 1 - PVP Iodine (3 oz.)

# 1 - Hydrogen Peroxide (4 oz.)

# 2 - Alcohol Wipes

# 2 - PVP Iodine Wipes

# 2 - Hydrocortisone Cream

# 2 - Antibiotic Ointment

# 8 - Sterile Gauze Pads (4"x4")

# 8 - Sterile Gauze Pads (3"x3")

# 1 - Gauze Bandage (2"x4.5 yds)

# 1 - Gauze Bandage (3"x4.5 yds)

# 1 - Adhesive Tape (1"x2.5 yds) - not pictured

# 1 - Cohesive Bandage (4"x5 yds)

# 4 - Towels

# 1 - Eye wash (4 oz.)

# 1 - Latex Tourniquet

# 6 - Cotton Balls

# 5 - Cotton Swabs

# 1 - First Aid Book, 112 pages/illustrated - "Emergency First Aid for Your Dog", by Tamara S. Shearer, DVM

To add to the list above:

-Duct tape

-Band aids (mainly for human use)

-Pain meds (Aspirin that's safe for use in dogs, Rimadyl, etc)

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i bought the larger first aid kit at game fair and then have just added some stuff to it.

extra bandages

extra ointments

eye flush


more aspirin

emt gel

prescription eye medicine(leftover from last year)

laxative from the vet

duct tape

prescription ear infection medicine(left over)

baby wipes

i just keep this in the truck/boat all when out hunting, fishing, training, etc. now out pheasant hunting i keep a little pouch of stuff in my vest. skin stapler, bandages, ointment, tape, eye wash. just enough to fix a small issue out away from the vehicle, or enough to at least save the dog to get him back to the truck.

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I made a good list last year and purchased the stuff that i didn' already have. Bought a small soft sided tackle box and made my own first aid kit. Whenever I go out with the dog, I can keep the kit in the truck. During hunting season it fits in his hunting box, with all the other supplies and items you might need. Then I just thrown a few things in the vest in case of an emergency that will get him back to the truck.

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