Emergency Guide Tips

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In case of any emergency, you should contact your vet or Emergency Animal Clinic immediately!

This is the only dedicated 
animal 
Poison control hotline
in the world manned by veterinarians, not telephone operators.
The number is staffed 24 hours a day,7 days a week.
(888) 4ANI-HELP or (888) 426-4435

masthead image Info provided by: Henry Feldman MA EMT-M/NREMT-B
Dr. Lori  Feldman, DVM
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Being prepared in case of an emergency can save your dog's life. You can find most of the following items for your canine first-aid kit in drugstores, or simply add the appropriate items to your family's first-aid kit to serve both human and dog members

Scissors

Tweezers

Needle-nose pliers

Penlight flashlight

Magnifying glass (type with light is best)

Examination gloves

Rectal thermometer and lubricant

Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (70%)

Hydrogen peroxide (3%)

Povidone iodine

Antibiotic ointment (neomycin, polymixin, bacitracin)

Assorted sizes of sterile nonstick pads, gauze squares and cotton balls

Roller gauze (self-adhering), cotton roll and elastic bandage
Cardboard or wood for splints

Eyedropper and syringe (needle removed)

Syrup of ipecac (Caution: Only to be given on instructions by vet or poison control center and only in dosage specified)

Eye wash

Styptic pencil for cut vein in nail

Ice pack

Large blanket

Elizabethan collar (available for sale at many vet offices or clinics) or bitter spray to prevent licking of injury

Muzzle; or handkerchief, gauze strip or rope for makeshift muzzle

Board or towel

Adhesive tape

Here is a link specifically for Bloat you might find valuable in talking over with your regular vet: http://www.kifka.com/Elektrik/BloatFirstAid.htm 

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