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I don't know if there is a sticky of this somewhere, I imagine there is.... but incase there isn't, I thought this should be one. :)


I HAVE FOUND SOME NEW INFORMATION THAT WORRIES ME A BIT. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK BEFORE ADMINISTERING ANYTHING. KAOPECTATE, PEPTO BISMOL AND ASPIRIN (EVEN BUFFERED) COULD POTENTIALLY HARM YOUR CHI.

Here is a new link to check out due to the above warning...
Can You Give a Dog or Cat Aspirin?

Things You should have in your Chi's Medicine Supply Kit!

Adhesive Tape
Eye Wash
Pepto -Bismol
Aspirin Buffered (ascriptin)
Robitussin
Bandage Scissors
4 x 4 gauze pads
Sharp Scissors
Benadryl (antihistamine)
Rolled gauze
Sterile Dressing
Betadine antiseptic
Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
Syringes 1cc & 5cc
Blood Stop powder
Kaopectate
Thermometer
Cotton Balls
K-Y Jelly
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Cotton (Rolled)
Mineral Oil
Tweezers
Cotton swabs (Q-tips)
Nutri-Cal
Vet Wrap
Dramamine
Pedialyte
Worm Medicine
Ear cleaner
Pet Tonic

ETA... I removed flea spray from the list. Most flea sprays are dangerous and shouldnt be used. You can simply use dish detergent and it will kill fleas. There are also natural flea killing remedies you can use. Google it ;-)

How much to give your Chi -

Aspirin (buffered) Relieves pain reduces inflammation up to 5 mg/lb every 12 hours
Benedryl Relieves itching/ allergies up to 2 mg/lb every 8 hours
Dramamine Relieves car sickness motion sickness up to 4 mg/lb every 8 hours
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Induces vomiting after ingesting poison 5 ml by mouth every 10 min.
Di-Gel liquid An anti-gas antacid up to 4 Tbsp. every 8 hours
Kaopectate Controls diarrhea up to 1 mg/lb every 6 hours
Mineral Oil Relieves constipation up to 4 Tbsp. per day
Pepto -Bismal Relieves gas, vomiting & diarrhea 1 tsp / 5 lb. every 6 hours
Robitussin Soothes Kennel cough 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. every 4 hours

Tylenol (or any Acetaminophen) should NEVER be given to any dog or cat NEVER
 

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This is very good information! Thanks for posting!! Sometimes stuff happens in the middle of the night, on a weekend when the vets not open, etc. and it's good to know dosages on some of the simple stuff like benadryl, pepto, kaopectate, etc. until you can get them into the vet.

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YOUNGER!!!You're funny! Bailey is adorable!
Thanks! :D

What I meant by "when he was younger" is that when I first got him and I was full of questions etc, I was clueless as to what to do for him in the event of something happening. Like when he had his first shots and I was up most of the night with him, because I was scared to death something was wrong! I didn't know what to give him for the pain. etc. Now though, I am prepared! :rolleyes:
 

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Thank you I will print that out and check it against what Ive got!!
I bought that Benedryle but I got the cream!! I should have got the liquid should I?
 

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Has anyone done a UK list or a list with the active ingredients instead of brand names? Products tend to change frequently though the brand names often don't so knowing the active ingredient to look for might be safer.

Benedryl changed their active ingredient after the Fen-fen scare a few years ago. I believe their former active ingredient is the active ingredient in Nytol these days.

Also Pepto Bismol/pink bismuth mixture may contain salicylates which is the same as asprin. Check the label and if your mixture has salicylates then avoid giving asprin at the same time to prevent asprin toxicity.
 

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Nutra cal

We used Nutra cal with Merlot when he was sick. Until I learned that it is just corn syrup with vitamins added. Check the label, ingredients are listed right on it. Same yourself the money, if you have corn syrup at home you can use that in an emergency for low blood sugar. At least then you dog will be getting human grade corn syrup.

But try to avoid using it just if your dog is not feeling well, it actually upsets their tummy more and the vitamins are not carefully calculated for small dogs. Once I learned this, we threw all our tubes out.
 

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Can you elaborate on the "ear cleaning tonic?" What brand would you recommend? I always carry childrens Benedryl around with me for my Chi but this is a great list as it can be frustrating when your Chi is sick & uncomfortable & you have nothing to give them or don't know what to give. Thanks.
 
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