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Pup emergency bag

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:56 pm

So planning on taking a trip out to North Dakota this October (my first time). Anything in particular I should have in my dog medical stuff?? I'm staying near Dickinson and planning on hunting the grassslands to the west. I am not sure if they have rattlesnakes in that area? Are Porcupines around? Anything else you consider necessities? any suggestions are appreciated!
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby orhunter » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:33 pm

Get your dog the rattlesnake vaccine now. Takes two shots the first time and time to be effective.

Might look into a tool called the Quill Jig, as porcupines are common.

Toenail repair kit. Super-glue, epoxy and sewing thread mounted in a fly tyers thread bobbin.

Boots. Can make good cheap ones out of motorcycle inner tubes.

Wash rag in a ziplock bag for cooling off the dog.

Hydrogen Peroxide to induce vomiting.

Skunk encounter repair kit. Also Febreze, works great!

Duct tape, stretchy medical wrap.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby hicntry » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:17 am

Super glue
staple gun
pennicilon
Benedryll
Syringe with at least an 18 ga. needle as the pennicilon won't go thru smaller needles
Vet wrap
Re-chargeable clippers or scissors
Packets of Natural Tears
Neosporin/triple antibiotic
Epipen
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby Chadwick » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:56 am

There is some cactus there and the ones with the small needles can be a bit difficult to get out. A forceps that you clip closed and that has a curved tip seems to work the best for getting the needles out.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby Freeze » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:40 am

In addition to the things already listed:

Small pair of Pliers of Forceps (I carry a Multi-Tool in my vest mostly for the pliers, but the other tools can be handy)
EMT Gel


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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:32 am

Being a nurse I have a decent first-aid stash, I was able to get these items for my dog first-aid bag so far..
Forceps
Gauze/Sterile dressing
Tape/Coban wrap
Tourniquet
Surgical tissue adhesive
Antibiotic ointment
needle, tubing, and bag of saline (Subcutaneous hydration if needed)

Spoke with my vet today and believe it or not there's not a huge demand for rattlesnake vaccine in northern Wisconsin... She's gonna try and get her hands on some though
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby Scott Linden » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Great stuff. I would add:
- EMT Gel
- That newfangled gauze that prevents bleeding
- Big syringe to squirt distilled water into a dog's eye to wash seeds, etc. and wash wounds (many might argue for saline solution, but my vet ophthalmologist says that can irritate scratched corneas, etc. when distilled water won't)
- Q-tips to tease seeds out of eyes

Great area. Good luck.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby boolywooger » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:54 pm

As a hard contact wearer for 42 years, I can tell you that the saline solution that soft contact users use for their contacts is much, much less irritating than distilled water on scratched cornea. I assume it would be the same for a dog.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:41 pm

Get the phone # for the nearest vet open after normal business hours. I'm a believer in Murphy's law - if you have it you won't need it.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:14 pm

In need of more advice! after contacting my regular vet, in addition to 4 other vets in the area, the cheapest I could get the rattlesnake vaccine comes to $250 for both shots... From what I've read online this is a vaccine that normally costs$25-$40... What to do?? If the boss sees i spent 250 dollars on a 25 dollar vaccine that may or may not slow the venom of a snake I may or may not encounter the dog wont be the only one sleeping in a crate
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:14 pm

In need of more advice! after contacting my regular vet, in addition to 4 other vets in the area, the cheapest I could get the rattlesnake vaccine comes to $250 for both shots... From what I've read online this is a vaccine that normally costs$25-$40... What to do?? If the boss sees i spent 250 dollars on a 25 dollar vaccine that may or may not slow the venom of a snake I may or may not encounter the dog wont be the only one sleeping in a crate
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby Deuce » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:24 pm

no clue on the vaccine.

I'd add 2 24" or 36" 175lb bearing zip ties in case the dog gets into a conibear. Highly unlikely, but that's what a kit is for.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby orhunter » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:31 pm

The reason the cost is so high is there is a minimum purchase of something like 15 shots worth. Because a vet has so little call for the vaccine, you're paying for all 15 or close to it.
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby 3drahthaars » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:58 am

chlorihexidane (diluted) for flushing out wounds... don't get into eyes!!!

hemostats

benedryl (sp?) may help on a dry snake bite

carbolated Vaseline a an option to EMT... I carry both

eye wash to flush eyes

a good book or brochure on emergency procedures for dogs

and X2 on contact information on a local 24hr vet clinic!!!
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Re: Pup emergency bag

Postby blue04 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:19 pm

This may have been covered, but in addition to some flavor of many of the items already mentioned, I also carry:
(1) A bottle of sterile saline solution (can be gotten in the contact lens section of Wal-Mart or any grocery store): I have found I use this more than I expected. Can be used as eye wash for humans and canines, as well as a sterile fluid to flush out wounds.

(2) A "skunk kit" - This is just the ingredients for a "skunk off" solution that I would use in case me or my dogs get sprayed.

(3) A bucket - Can be used for watering dogs, carrying small items, or mixing the ingredients for #2. If you get a bucket with a lid, it makes a nice waterproof carrier for all of the items in your "emergency kit".
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