(5) Clavamox (antibiotics): A good all around antibiotic for cuts and infections, etc. 250 mg for a 40 lbs dog twice daily for 7 to 10 days is a typical dosage.
(6) Metronidazole (antibiotic): Great drug for treating Giardia and general; diarrhea. The dosage is about 25 mg/kg or 500 mg per 45 lbs of dog twice daily for 8 days. Don’t leave home without it!
(7) Ear cleaner or wash: Any one will do the job.
(8) Benadryl: For allergic reactions. The dosage is 1 to 2 mg per lbs of bird dog or one OTC capsule per 25 pounds every 8 to 12 hours as needed for allergic reaction.
(9) EMT Gel
(10) Rimadyl or other dog approved NSAID: For swelling or pain. Rimadyl is giving at 1 mg per lbs twice daily as needed.
(11) Syringes of various sizes: I like the 12 cc curved tip one for cleaning out debris from wounds. A 12 cc syringe with a needle can give enough force to clean out a wound. You may want some 3 cc ones for injectible Lidocaine (2%) if you’re gonna suture some wounds. Can use a plastic case from a 20 gauge syringe for tip of the tail protectors…especially for you pointer people.
(12) Gauze or store bought Muzzle: To prevent being bit by an injured dog. Learn how to make a gauze muzzle…it’s easy and can prevent unnecessary harm to you!
(13) Bandage Material: Vet wrap, Elastikon, Telfa pads or other non-adhesive dressings, gauze and cotton padding for support wrap. I always carry duct tape! 4 X 4 gauze is also very handy to have around.
(14) Dog Boots and Athletic padding and Zonas tape: These also work well for wraps of the feet.
(15) Lidocaine (2%) injectible…if you’re gonna suture wounds.
(16) Cotton Tip Applicators: Q-Tips work fine. These can be used to help remove things (grass awns, fox tails, etc) from the eyes.
(17) Kaopectate: Works very well for diarrhea. I usually give 10 ml every 6 to 8 hours to an average sized dog.
(18) Suture Material and Stapler: I use Nylon to suture most skin lacerations. A stapler is a very effective method for closing up skin gashes. I would clip the hair around the wound and flush it using a curved tip syringe or a syringe with a needle prior to stapling it.
(19) NutriCal Gel: This is an excellent, quick source of calories for a working bird dog. You can order this from Foster’s and Smith’s. I always have a few tubes in my pack.
(20) Proparacaine Ophthalmic Topical Eye Drops: This is for numbing the eye if you need to remove a foreign object.
(21) Tuff Pad or Copper Tox: This will help cut pads and protect the feet.
(22) Needle Holders for suturing wounds.
(23) Hemostats or Leatherman Tool: For quill or Cactus needle removal.
(24) Digital thermometer (Normal Dog’s Temp is 100 to 102.8 degrees F).
(25) A good dog brush.
(26) Space Blanket
(27) Tissue Forceps (Tweezers)
(29) Head lamp or other light source.
(30) A good dog First Aid Book (www.amazon.com/)
(31) I always have some cans of Hill’s i/d for GI upset because it seems like my dogs always get into things while we’re hunting in the middle of no where!