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Old 12-21-2002, 09:41 AM   #15
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other water

well nice to know I'm not always off the deep end. thanks Darline. I think the bottled would work in a pinch. the dog I had when told this was a tea cup poodle. I think they are more susceptible because of their size, but just speculating.
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:42 AM   #16
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Dog Water

We usually carry water from home, but in a pinch, bottled water will do. The problem water we once had was from a well and boy oh boy was our doggie sick. Now we take no chances. :wave
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:52 AM   #17
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I always carry a bottle for the dog

Whether it is tap water or filtered and bottled, I always carry some for the dog if we'll be out and about. She'll drink ANYTHING, as noted by her preference for water straight from the Potomac!!! But I don't like to change it on her as we drive through a differnet area every day.

For the birds I also take no chances and have extra on hand for them.
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Old 05-12-2003, 09:22 AM   #18
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Dog first aid

We have four active dogs, three of them hunting dogs, so we have some experience with first aid! Out bird dogs are frequently ripping their ears or other tender parts on briars and if you have had that happen you know how hard it is to stop bleeding from a dog's ears. The best all-purpose first aid kit item I have found is called "EMT Gel" (available at Tractor Supply and other places, also on the 'net). It is a thick gel that comes in a tube. Squeeze it on and STOPS the bleeding, closes the wound, and disinfects it, too. It does the job of stitches for larger injuries, as well. Good stuff. Pricey but worth it.
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:43 AM   #19
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Dog First Aid

Robert,
We also have bird dogs and would like to get some of the EMT Gel.
What and where is Tractor Supply?:conf
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:53 AM   #20
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Tractor Supply is a farm store chain ... the gel is probably something for farmers to use on livestock.
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:55 AM   #21
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Actually is a EMT gel website, Darline! Gives dealer locations and/or online orders

http://www.emtgel.com/
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Old 05-12-2003, 12:51 PM   #22
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Farmers

Charles, no farmer is likely to use something that costs as much as EMT Gel on livestock. They usually use inexpensive, but highly effective, sulfur-based salves and powders. Sulfadene is one, I believe, but am not sure about the name anymore since I no longer use it on my dogs now that I have the EMT stuff. These are also excellent for dogs and cats, but won't stop bleeding like EMT Gel will. I even use it on myself! (If it ain't fit for me, it ain't fit for my dogs either.)
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:55 AM   #23
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EMT Gel

You guys are great! There is a supplier here in Scottsdale (Scottsdale Live Stock Supply). I had never heard of the stuff, perhaps some of our hunting dog buddies have. I will spread the word. :wave Thanks again.
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:12 AM   #24
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allegric reactions

The benadryl is very important. I just had an allegric reaction to something, first time in my life, and started having my throat close off and everything. Luckily I was at work, so the EMT came and gave me a shot of benadryl then took me to the hospital. Since I never had had an allergic reaction before in my life, I didn't even know to take benadryl. Now I have some liquid benadryl in my car and plan to take it with me to dog shows and camping. I need to get an allergy kit as well, but in the meantime the benadryl could save my life.

You never know when something like that could happen to you or a pet!

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Jane Eno
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Old 05-15-2003, 07:13 PM   #25
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Allergic Reaction

Hi Jane,
Sorry to hear of your experience. That must have been awful for you. We are thankful you are OK.
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Old 05-16-2003, 12:32 PM   #26
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One other item.

I forgot this earlier. We always carry a pair of Kelly forceps in our kit. They look like hi-tech, locking, long-nosed pliars. They're for removing porcupine quills in case the dogs get stuck by one. Also, some disinfectant to pour on the wound after the quills have been removed.

BTW, we've never had a problem with water for the dogs. If it's OK for us it's always been fine for them, too. They also drink a lot of water that is NOT fine for us and we've not had a problem. But doggies' systems are different and you should trust your own experience. (If we had to bring water from home for a two week trip for four dogs totaling 270 pounds we would have to pull a tanker behind the Casita!)
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:54 PM   #27
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Another thing that my vets told me to have on hand is some crazy glue. If it is a cut that is not bleeding, (like TWICE my dog got "bit" by the other jealous dogs while chasing a ball at 90 mph, a lab mind you, and tore a 3 inch rip in her side.) Then you can patch it up until you can get help. Of course clean it well first. And it works for us too!
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