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    Do you have a First Aid Kit, or Meds box just for your pets. If so, what do you have in it?

    I'm guilty of not having an extensive one. I have a box with:

    Scissors.
    Tweezers.
    Gauze/ bandage.
    Thermometer.
    Hydrogen Peroxide.
    Eye droppers and a Pill popper (for the ones that hate taking tablets)
    Antibiotic ointment.
    Kitten Milk/ Baby bottles etc
    Tinned natural Pumpkin.
    Lysine tablets and Lysine Powder.
    Echinacea


    Maybe Admin or Ilovemysphynx could make a 'sticky' thread with everyone's contributions. :ThumbsUp:

    What do you have in yours?

    *Disclaimer: obviously if needed call a vet but an emergency kit is always helpful*
     
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      Great topic!! Thanks for starting this!
       
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        Good idea havingalook! If we get enough info, ill sticky it!:Laugh:
         
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          Cool. :ThumbsUp:

          Now you both have to add ideas/ items to the thread. :BigSmile:
           
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          I don't have a first aid kit but I did get at free book with the "free" kitten stuff the vet gives you on the first visit. ("Free" in quotes since that's the only time I've ever gotten anything for no charge and I've spent more on her visits than I've ever spent on myself! And the vet prob got it for free!)

          I almost threw the book out but it has a section on first aid where I learned things I hadn't considered or thought of. I'm sure all this info is on the internet somewhere but if any one wants to see it here I can scan the book.

          Topics are:
          "Treat an unconscious cat", "How to lift an injured cat", "How to stop bleeding", "Fight wounds", "Action for poison", "Poison know-how", "Treating a sting", "Abscess Aid", "Soothing a scald", "Help in cold weather". Obviously in all cases calling the vet and a visit is in order but the tips are centered around involving the vet as well.
           
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            That's all you got in your med kit? Sheeze! You're missing a few things like:

            enema bulb
            bed pan
            catheter
            syringes

            Hehehe, I'm only joking. I have a box with cue tips. Does that count? You really do have a good idea. Are you selling your kits?
             
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              :LOL: Do you know I haven't got q-tips :Dizzy: Bad Kerry.

              I was going to thank your post, but I'm not sure now :LOL:

              Yes, when they finally arrive. I'm on kitty countdown.
               
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              What about dental floss or thread for Babies umbilical cords?
               
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              I have thread and you're meant to have iodine too, but luckily I've never needed to cut cords so never needed the thread.
               
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              Forgot to say. Please if you don't mind:Smile:
               
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              :ThumbsUp: Glad to! Hope we all never need these but good to know.
               
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                Ok so I actually have 2 of those cone things for the neck:Question: Not sure why because I have never seen A animal keep one on for more then 2 seconds.
                Thread for umbilical cords
                Rubber gloves
                ribbon in case I have to mark A kitten if they look similar at first.
                note pad and paper for time of birth ect.
                 
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                  I have a kit with the following in it:
                  scissors/nail clippers
                  thermometer
                  ringers lactate (for dehydration)
                  sterile saline (for irrigation of wounds or mixing meds)
                  10cc syringes (without needles)
                  3cc syringes (with needles)
                  1cc syringes (with and without needles)
                  various eye droppers and pipettes
                  lysine: tablets, powder, paste and treats
                  mortar and pestle (for pill crushing)
                  baby bottles, nipples and milk replacement formula
                  opthalmic ointment (neomycin, polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone)
                  nose relief (homeopathic nasal treatment to clear stuffy noses)
                  cotton balls
                  Q-tips
                  Epi Otic
                  warming rice socks
                  comfort warming pads
                  extra baby blankets
                  health records for all of my cats ( so I can easily find them in case of emergency)
                  vet and emergency vet hospital phone numbers
                   
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                    I'd like a copy of this too!
                     
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                    First Aid tips from the book attached.

                    I hope everyone can read them in this format! I also saved it as a .pdf but it is too large to upload via attachments.

                    If you open it and it comes up with the black window to preview it, click it again so it opens larger.

                    Oh and ignore the parts that mention FURRRR
                     

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                      Wow Susi, you are really prepared. I guess you would be since you had a couple of litters in the last few months. Good peace of mind for potential new parents.
                       
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                      Wow guys.....I need to get in gear!! I don't know why the thought of the first aid kit for my animals never crossed my mind??? I have one for myself....does that count??:LOL::LOL:
                       
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                      Thanks, Mike--got a lot of it since everyone was sick. But I have used all of it.
                       
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                      My Kitty Kit overfloweth...

                      Everyday stuff:
                      Q-tips
                      Baby Wipes
                      Nail Clippers
                      Lysine
                      Taurine
                      Cosequin (for Helen's arthritis)
                      Epi-Otic
                      Feliway
                      Pill Pockets

                      Med stuff:
                      3 ml syringes
                      1 ml syringes
                      VAL syrup
                      Doxycycline
                      Malaseb spray & pledgets
                      Terramycin eye ointment
                      Tobramycin eye drops
                      Saline eye drops
                      Chlorhexidine Flush
                      Benadryl
                      Pyrantel & Panacur (dewormers)
                      KMR
                      Mometamax ear drops
                      Nutri-Cal
                      Vet wrap

                      ...& enough other meds to open my own pharmacy...:Surprise:
                       
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                        Ok, what is VAL syrup? and chlorhexidine flush? I've wondered if it's ok to give cats benadryl--I know it's safe for dogs. What's the dosage for cats? Also, what is Nutri-Cal--a vitamin? And vet wrap?
                        Oh, I forgot, I also have doxycycline, and azithromycin but would like to pick up some injectible long acting penicillin.

                        I think this is a very interesting thread--thanks for starting it, Kerry!
                         
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                          VAL Syrup is a highly palatable syrup and a good source of B-vitamins. It's sweet, so really good for mixing with bitter medicine. I specifically use it when giving Doxycycine. I have a formula, Susi, I can PM you, for Doxy that will save you a LOT of $$. VAL syrup is also good for animals with low blood sugar that need a quick pick-me-up.

                          Chlorhexidine flush is an antimicrobial (fights bacteria, yeast & viruses), gentle, astringent cleanser for wounds, cuts & scrapes. Also good for cleaning ears. I use it when one of the cats gets a mysterious wound and want to make sure it doesn't get infected.

                          Benadryl is safe for cats, but obviously use it under advice of a vet. Dose is 1 mg per lb every 8 hours. It may cause drowsiness. Just like for dogs, it's used to treat allergies.

                          Nutri-Cal is a high calorie vitamin supplement for cats (they also make a formula for dogs). It comes in a tube of gel, available OTC at most pet stores. Good for cats that are not eating or need an extra energy boost. I used this when I was taking care of a mom and kittens and mama was run down from the kittens sucking her dry.

                          Vet Wrap is the self-sticking bandage tape (like ace bandages) they use in vet's offices that comes in all different colors. I haven't had to use it for any reason, and hopefully never will!
                           
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