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Being prepared for emergencies is as essential as having a well-conditioned dog. Be sure to pack a first-aid kit when going to activities. Our experts recommend including these items:

  • Absorbent gauze pads to stop bleeding
  • Elastic bandages for wrapping injured legs
  • Tape for securing bandages
  • Tweezers or hemostats for removing ticks or items lodged in paw pads
  • Antiseptic for cleaning wounds
  • Antibiotic ointment for superficial injuries
  • Benadryl® for insect bites or hives
  • Saline solution for washing irritated eyes
  • Medications prescribed or recommended by your veterinarian for inflammation, nausea or diarrhea
  • Molasses or hard candy for hypoglycemia or low blood sugar
  • Telephone numbers of local emergency veterinary clinics