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Basic First Aid Kit for Dogs

Discussion in 'Doberman Health Issues and Questions' started by DobieLvr, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    I agree with you jstlovesdobes that it is OK to give the average dog of any breed asprin but, my vet forbids this for those with low white counts and VWd. It can lead to internal bleeding and major brusing just like in people undergoing chemo which lowers their white counts.

     
  2. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Guest

    lol jst, I learned that from several vets is the only reason I said anything. lol
     
  3. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    Actually - you both are correct - we all are. Which is why no one should medicate their dogs without consulting their vet - even with something over the counter!
     
  4. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    Jstlovesdobes, you know I love you more than life itself. I wasn't trying to contradict you. I just have one very special dobe guy who I look out for. :)
     
  5. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Guest

    I never medicate my dogs without asking my vet first. Especially if it concerns Penny. :D
     
  6. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    no offense was taken... at all sweety!! It just made me realize that even with over the counter drugs there are times when certain dogs shouldn't receive them for whatever reason! IT was a valid point and one worth mentioning - and thank you for bringing it up!
     
  7. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    I just wanted to say again that this is the best thead I have ever seen anywhere, bar none. I will be sure to print it all out tonight to save for emergencies. Thank you jstlovesdobes for writing such a positive, informative, upbeat and timely thread on the care of our beloved dobes and other doggies. You are the best.:)
     
  8. apbtmom76

    apbtmom76 Guest

    I must second that whole thing that MLR just said. it is very useful and is great for printing and keeping with you.
     
  9. Dobiegirl

    Dobiegirl Novitiate

    YES thanks it's great and I too have discussed with my vet about the pepto and VWD it's a BIG NO NO
     
  10. DobieLvr

    DobieLvr Novitiate

    So for people that have dogs with this vwd... what special things do you need in your emergency kits?
     
  11. MLR

    MLR Novitiate

    Everything you listed minus the asprin based products and I would add several sizes of tourniquets to your list.:)
     
  12. Dobiegirl

    Dobiegirl Novitiate

    My vet said to keep a pair of panty hose to use as a tourniquets and I also kept a bottle of distilled or just plain bottled water in her basket in case I need to run outside to her and need to wash the wound fast to see how bad it was....
     

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