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Old 10-05-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Home Emergency Care

Home Emergency Kit

1. Thermometer: Use Vaseline or mineral oil as a lubricant and take the temperature in the rectum.
Normal temperature: DOGS = 100.0 — 102.0, CATS = 101.5 — 102.5

2. Anti-diarrheals:
Pepto-Bismol (Bismuth Subsalicylate)
DOGS: 1 ml per 5 pounds up to 4 times per day. Note: May cause dark stools.
CATS: Only use under veterinary supervision.

Imodium A-D (Loperamide 2 mg Tablets or 1 mg/5 ml liquid)
DOGS: 1-2 ml of liquid per 10 pounds or 1-2 tablets per 50 pounds orally up to 3 times
a day.

Kaopectate (Kaolin-pectin)
DOGS: 5-10 ml (1-2 teaspoons) per 10 pounds orally 3-4 times per day.
CATS: Same dose as for dogs.

3. Pain relievers:
Buffered Aspirin (325 mg Adult tablets of 65 mg Baby Aspirin)
DOGS: 15 pounds or less — gve 1/4 adult or 1 baby aspirin orally once or twice a day.
15-30 pounds — give 1/2 adult tablet orally once or twice a day.
30 pounds or more — give I adult tablet orally 1-2 times a day!
CATS: Do not use aspirin in cats!

DO NOT give Aspirin in conjunction with any other NSAID!

Orudis (Ketoprofen 12.5 mg Tablets)
CAUTION: Use with care in pets with kidney problems!
DOGS: 5-10 pounds — give 1’4 tablet orally once a day.
10-25 pounds — give 1/2 tablet orally once a day.
25-50 pounds — give 1 tablet orally once a day.
Over 50 pounds — give 2 tablets orally once a day.
CATS: 1/4 -1/2 tablet orally once a day.

DO NOT USE:
Tylenol (‘Acetaminophen), Advil (‘Ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naproxen)!!

4. Antacids:
Tagamet-HB 2000 (Cimetidine 200 mg Tablets)
DOGS: 10-20 pounds — give 114 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
20-40 pounds give 1/2 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
Over 40 pounds — give 1 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
CATS: Give 1/4 tablet orally’2-3 times a day.

Pepcid A-c (Famotidine 10 mg Tablets)
DOGS: Under 10 pounds — give 1/4 tablet orally once or twice a day.
10-20 pounds — give 1/2 tablet orally once or twice a day.
20-40 pounds — give 1 tablet orally 1-2 times a day
Over 40 pounds — give 1 1/2 tablet orally 1-2 times a day.
CATS: Give 172-I tablet orally once a day.

Zantac 75 (Ranitidine 75 mg Tablets)
DOGS: 20-40 pounds — give 1/4 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
40-70 pounds — give 1/2 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
Over 70 pounds — give 1 tablet orally 2-3 times a day.
CATS: Only use under veterinary supervision.

5. Antitussives:
Robitussin DM (Dextromorphan 10 iTlg/5 ml
DOGS: 2 1/2-5 ml (1/2-1 teaspoon) per 10 pounds orally 3 times a day for cough.
CATS: Only use under veterinary supervision.

6. Antihistamines:
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine 25 mg Tablets or 12.5 mg/5 ml liquid)
May cause drowsiness or hyper-excitability!
DOGS: 4-8 ml per 10 pounds or 1-2 tablets per 25 pounds orally 2-3 times a day.
CATS: Same dose as for dogs.

Chlor-Trimeton 4-Hour Allergy (Chiorpheniramine 4 mg Tablets)
DOGS: 1 tablet orally 1-3 times a day.
CATS: 1/2 tablet orally once or twice a day.

7. Laxatives:
Metamucil (Psyllium)
DOGS: 1-6 teaspoons sprinkled on or mixed into food. Give once or twice a day.
CATS: 1/2-1 1/2 teaspoons sprinkled or or mixed into food. Give once or twice a day.

Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium hydroxide)
CAUTION: Do not use long term! Do not use in heart patients!
DOGS: 5-10 nfl (1-2 teaspoons) orally once or twice a day.
CATS: 1-5 ml (1/4-1 teaspoon) orally once or twice a day.

Ducolax (Bisacodyl 10 mg Tablets)
CAUTION: Do not use long term! Do not crush tablets!
DOGS: 1-2 tablets orally, or 1-3 pediatric suppositories rectally once a day.
CATS: 1 tablet orally, or 1 pediatric suppository rectally once a day.

Unsweetened Canned Pumpkin
DOGS: 1-6 teaspoons orally once or twice a day.
CATS: 1-2 teaspoons orally once or twice a day.

NEVER USE:
Ex-Lax (‘Phenolophatein) or Fleet enemas (Phosphate solutions)!

8. Emetics:
Hydrogen Peroxide
DOGS: 5-25 ml (1-5 teaspoons) per 10 pounds orally repeated every 15 minutes, if necessary, to induce vomiting.
CATS: Same dose as for dogs.

Syrup Ipecac
DOGS: 5-10 ml (1-2 teaspoons) per 10 pounds orally repeated every 15 minutes, if necessary, to induce vomiting
CATS: 1-2 teaspoons orally repeated every 15 minutes, if necessary, to induce vomiting

9. Antiemetics:
Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate 50 rng Tablets)
DOGS: 1/4-1 tablet orally 1-3 times a day for motion sickness or vomiting.
CATS: 1/4 tablet orally 1-3 times a day for motion sickness.

10. Karo Syrup: Use in small breed dogs to treat for low blood sugar. Give a few drops on the tongue or
gums if your pet is suddenly week and has not eaten for a while
CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN IF NO RESPONSE IS SEEN WITHIN 5 MINUTES!

11. Miscellaneous:
Neosporin or Aloe for minor cuts and scrapes.
Cotton balls, bandage material and tape for treating wounds.
If your pet has been injured and is very painful, you may need to use a piece of cloth to tie around the muzzle (not to tight) to prevent biting.
Heavy towels or pillow cases can be used to transport cats.


Please consult with your veterinarian before administering any medication to your pet!!
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