Blue Sky Animal Hospital Professional Corporation

14 Gertrude St W
North Bay, ON P1A 1J3

(705)472-1570

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At Home Medical Kit for your Dog and Puppy

 

Plan Ahead. Have the following items at your finger tips, for treatment at home.

 

  • Absorbent cotton

  • Gauze and bandages
  • Bandage scissors
  • Adhesive tape
  • Tweezers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Corn syrup
  • Laxatone
  • Cautery powder/styptic pen
  • Ice pack
  • Syringe
  • Ice pack
  • Syringe
  • Eye flush (contact lens solution)
  • Ear Cleaners
  • Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine- such as Benadryl)
  • ASA (such as Aspirin)
  • Dimenhydrinate (such as Gravol)
  • Bismuth subsalicylate (such as Pepto-Bismol)
  • Antibiotic creams (such as Polysporin)
  • Cough Suppressant (dextromethorphan)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Dog toothpaste

 

Note:  medication should be given based on your dogs size.

 

Small :  <25lbs (<11kg)

Medium: 25-60lbs (11kg-27kg)

Large: 60-100lbs (27kg-45.5 kg)

Giant: >100lbs (>45.5 kg)

 

A general dosage can be calculated based upon a number of mL or mg per Kg of weight. However, large dogs will metabolize medications more slowly than smaller dogs. A maximum dosage should not exceed the recommended human adult dosage on the package.

 

A rule of thumb:

 

Small dogs:          <1/2 the child?s dose

Medium dogs:       = the child?s dose

Large/Giant dogs: < or equal to the adult dosage

 

Although some human medications can be used for your dog, do NOT experiment. CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN.

 

***Information taken from the book "Do I Need to see the Vet/ For both Puppies and Adult Dogs' written by Dr. Bob Porter and Dr. Wendy Ing ***