A Herbal and Homeopathic First Aid Kit for Dogs

By Hazel Ketko

As responsible dog owners, we have to ensure the safety of our dogs in all times. Having a dog first aid kit, both at home and in our car, can give us the peace of mind that we are prepared for emergencies.

A fully-stocked and well-organized dog first aid kit is an important tool for all dog owners. And as our dog becomes older, it becomes essential. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will be invaluable if your pet needs immediate care. It could even save your dog’s life. However, just getting a first aid kit for our dog is not enough. We need to keep it in a safe and readily accessible place. We also need to check the contents regularly and replace those that are expired and are about to run out. Finally and most importantly, we need to know how to use everything in the kit in case of emergency. It may be too late to read up on what to do or give to our dog when he is in agony.

It is not too difficult to put together a basic first aid kit for your dog. All you have to do is make a first aid kit list and then gather all the things on the list, put them in a container and store it in an easy-to-reach place.

Herbal and homeopathy first aid remedies are invaluable for use in various emergency situations. They are easy to use and the remedies will greatly reduce stress and pain suffered by the dog in an emergency.

Here is a first aid kit list that may be of help to you in putting together a kit for your dog.

An Herbal & Homeopathy First Aid Kit for Dogs

Items for a Basic First Aid Kit for Dogs:

 

  • Blankets (to maintain body temperature)
  • Muzzle (to prevent biting when treating the dog)
  • Bandages, vetwrap, and gauze (to bind wounds; stop bleeding)
  • Cotton Swabs (to remove debris from cuts, to apply antiseptic application)
  • Tweezers (to remove thorns, stings, or debris from wounds)
  • Scissors (to trim hair near wounds)
  • Flashlight (to help you see more clearly in ears, down the throat etc.)
  • Eyedropper (to administer medication)
  • Rectal Thermometer and Petroleum Jelly (to take Temperature – Normal body temperature in dogs is 101-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit /38.3-39.2 degrees Celsius)
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to wash wounds and to induce vomiting in certain cases of poisonings)
  • Activated charcoal powder (for poisonings)
  • Saline solution (to wash out wounds or minor burns)

Additional Items for a Dog First Aid Kit – Herbal Remedies: 

 

  • Cayenne pepper and yarrow powder mix (to stop bleeding)
  • Calendula herbal salve or ointment (natural antibiotic cream for minor cuts or scrapes)
  • Arnica herbal salve or ointment (for muscle sprains)
  • Comfrey herbal salve or oil infusion (for open wounds)
  • Slippery elm herbal capsule (for acute diarrhea)

Additional Items for a Dog First Aid Kit – Homeopathic Remedies: 

 

  • Aconite 30C (for fear and shock resulting from traumatic experience such as an accident)
  • Apis Mel 30C (for relieving burning and stinging pains, such as those brought on by bee stings)
  • Arnica 30C (for muscle aches and sprains, bruises resulted from blunt tramas)
  • Arsenicum 30C (for relieving stomach upsets, vomiting, and diarrhea resutling from toxic conditions such as poisoning from food or drugs)
  • Belladona 30C (for many acute conditions, such as heatstroke, snake bites, convulsions and seizures, ear infection, and vaccine reactions)
  • Euphrasia 30C (for eye injuries)
  • Hypericum 30C (for relieving pain brought on by nerve injuries)
  • Ledum 30C (for puncture wounds such as bites and stings)
  • Nux Vomica 30C (for various acute conditions, such as vomiting, diarrhea and bloating caused by food poisoning or drug reaction)
  • Rhus Tox 30 (for strains of joints or tendons)
  • Bach’s Rescue Remedy (for shock and trauma)

Other Items for a Dog First Aid Kit: 

 

  • A list of all items in the first aid kit and their uses
  • Veterinarian’s Phone Number/Emergency Number

 

Learn more about how to use herbs and other natural remedies for your dog’s health: Natural Dog Health Remedies.com

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Jan 05, 2011 | 2 | Dog first aid, Dog heroes

2 Responses to “A Herbal and Homeopathic First Aid Kit for Dogs”

  1. jennifer Says:

    I have liquid ledum

    If I find a tick on my dog
    What strength would I use please

  2. Dog Lover Says:

    Sorry I am just recently b ack from overseas – Glen our vets says:

    As far as I aware Ledum is a homeopathic remedy. I myself am unfamiliar with homeopathic remedies is dogs, but I am aware that while some human homeopathic remedies are safe in dogs, some are lethally toxic. So as a general rule, never use human homeopathic remedies in dogs unless it has specifically prescribed by a vet.
    However to answer your question about ticks, they do not need any liquids to remove them – ticks can simply be pulled off with a pair of tweezers! Or a lot of pet accessory stores and vets sell tick removers.

    If you are concerned about ticks, spotons such as advantix and frontline, or frontline spray, will help to prevent them.

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