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FIRST AID IN THE FIELD - Entry #7 (Making a First Aid Kit)

August 26, 2009

In order to treat field injuries, you should always be prepared with a first aid kit. It doesn't have to be a large, burdensome kit. In fact, the majority of what you need to will fit into a small Ziploc bag.

The following items are what should be included in any basic first aid kit for your pet, and will come in handy if an emergency were to arise:
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ophthalmic antibiotic ointment
  • Vetrap cotton bandage wrap
  • Elastic wrap, such as Elastikon or Vetrap
  • Waterproof wrap, such as Wet Pruf
  • Bottled water

Remember, it is a good idea to talk with your veterinarian to learn about the specific items and medications that will be best for your outdoor excursion.

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