Ready Dog Products - Canine First Aid Kits
Preppers and folks concerned about survival own dogs. I don’t know any preppers that don’t! Great dogs are great companions, the love us unconditionally and provide security at home and work on our farms and are great partners in the woods. Whether you are upland bird hunting, water fowling or just hiking or camping a canine works hard. I went for a nice snow hike this morning, 3 miles with about 1,000’ of elevation gain. Sage the fur missile probably went 6 miles with all the back and forth checking out interesting scents, deep snow, and grabbing sticks. She got cut by some barbed wire recently and while we patched her up with our human first aid kit it got me thinking. In an emergency, not only would I need our dogs more than ever but I would need to keep them healthy, when a trip to the vet is not possible.
Ready Dog Products was founded by a dedicated bird hunter who needed to help his dog in the field after a severe injury. The Ready Dog Products carried by Easyprepper.net include a dedicated first aid kit and two compact wound treatment products. Ready Dog Products
Here is a typical customer response:
Ready Dog Customer:
I never leave for a hunting trip without buying a new Ready Dog Trauma Kit. During this year's trip to North Dakota, one of our dogs ran into a buried piece of barb wire fence and needed 28 staples to close the wound. With the nearest vet over 1 hour away this kit was priceless.
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Typical injuries suffered by dogs in the field include trauma’s such as cuts from glass, barbed wire, sharp edged items around the home etc. Dogs can also suffer typical blunt trauma injuries from falling heavy items (rocks, trees, debris) or in turn the dog falling off a cliff, impacts from motor vehicles are unfortunately all too common for our canine friends. Internal injuries, bleeding and perforated organs will likely require professional veterinary assistance.
For dog specific issues conflicts with other animals, skunks, porcupines, coyotes/wolves/domestic dogs, snakes, bears and raccoons are pretty typical issues depending on where you are located. Here in Montana, at least where I live, we don’t have many if any rattlesnakes but we do have grizzly bears, wolves and big cats so the potential for an emergency is always there.
Here is a nice Pet First Aid checklist from the Humane Society and you will see that the Ready Dog products cover these items.
- Pet first-aid book
- Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control center or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control center, which can be reached at 1-800-426-4435)
- Paperwork for your pet (in a waterproof container or bag): proof of rabies-vaccination status, copies of other important medical records and a current photo of your pet (in case he gets lost)
- Nylon leash
- Self-cling bandage (bandage that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur—available at pet stores and from pet-supply catalogs)
- Muzzle or strips of cloth to prevent biting (don't use this if your pet is vomiting, choking, coughing or otherwise having difficulty breathing)
Basic first-aid supplies
- Absorbent gauze pads
- Adhesive tape
- Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray
- Blanket (a foil emergency blanket)
- Cotton balls or swabs
- Gauze rolls
- Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert)
- Ice pack
- Non-latex disposable gloves
- Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer)
- Rectal thermometer (your pet's temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)
- Scissors (with blunt ends)
- Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages
- Sterile saline solution (sold at pharmacies)
- A pillowcase to confine your cat for treatment
- A pet carrier
Pre-assembled first-aid kits
The hassle of creating a kit for your pet can be reduced by purchasing one pre-assembled. EasyPrepper.net has you covered!
Other useful items
- Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. A veterinarian must tell you the correct dosage for your pet's size.
- Ear-cleaning solution
- Expired credit card or sample credit card (from direct-mail credit-card offers) to scrape away insect stingers
- Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)
- Nail clippers
- Non-prescription antibiotic ointment
- Penlight or flashlight
- Plastic eyedropper or syringe
- Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer
- Splints and tongue depressors
- Styptic powder or pencil (sold at veterinary hospitals, pet-supply stores, and your local pharmacy)
- Temporary identification tag (to put your local contact information on your pet's collar when you travel)
- Needle-nosed pliers
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