Items for Your Greyhound’s First-Aid Kit
To be prepared for an emergency or injury to your retired racing greyhound, make sure you have the following items in a first aid kit. Store the first aid items in a travel kit so you can easily take it with you when you and your greyhound venture out.
|Dressings and bandaging materials in several sizes.||Overnight sanitary napkins, to use in case of serious
|Blunt-nose scissors.||Hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent.|
|An antibiotic, non-oil-based eye ointment.||A soft muzzle.|
|Compressed activated charcoal.||Sterile saline solution for cleaning wounds or washing
|Cotton balls.||A small hemostat or tweezers.|
|Splinting materials.||KY Jelly.|
|A digital thermometer.||A small, powerful flashlight.|
|A cheap pocket watch with a sweeping second hand.||A notepad and pen to record vital signs.|
|Vetrap for protection during runs and for stabilizing
|A supply of smelling salts to ward off aggressive dogs.|
|A Quick Muzzle to protect yourself if necessary.||Extra cotton leashes to restrain the injured dog and other dogs
who may try to interfere or to secure the dog for transport.
|A supply of water and a fold-up, collapsible bowl.||A fold-up, collapsible blanket to use as a stretcher.|
|Several emergency space blankets.||A small jar of beef baby food, in case you need to get a pill
into a stressed dog.
|A syringe or turkey baster to administer peroxide to cause
vomiting in case of poisoning, or to administer liquid
|Benadryl, Imodium AD, Enteric-coated aspirin, Tagamet, and