Stocking Your Rottweiler First Aid Kit

Part of the Rottweilers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

No matter how careful you are about keeping your Rottweiler safe, accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared if you have an emergency,so keep the following items stocked in your dog’s first aid kit:

  • Activated charcoal tablets

  • Adhesive tape (1- and 2-inch widths)

  • Antibacterial ointment (for skin and eyes)

  • Antihistamine (approved by your vet for allergic reactions)

  • Athletic sock (to slip over an injured paw)

  • Bandages and dressing pads (gauze rolls, 1- and 2-inch widths)

  • Cotton balls

  • Diarrhea medicine

  • Dosing syringe

  • Eyewash

  • Emergency phone numbers (taped on the cover of the first aid kit)

  • Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent solution)

  • Ipecac syrup (to induce vomiting)

  • Nylon stocking (to use as a muzzle)

  • Petroleum jelly

  • Pliers or tweezers (for removing stings, barbs, and quills)

  • Rectal thermometer

  • Rubber gloves

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Scissors (preferably with rounded tips)

  • Tourniquet kit

  • Syringe (without needle, for administering oral medications)

  • Towel

  • Tweezers

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