Canine First Aid (and a giveaway)

This is MyHusky’s very first competition. Enter to win 1 of 2 canine first aid kits, so you will be more prepared if something happens to your dog. Read on for details on how to win.

How many people out there would know what to do if their dog was injured by another dog? Or bitten by a spider perhaps? Well we do now :)

On Saturday we attended Dogcity Daycare’s First Aid seminar and learnt how to wrap injured limbs, perform CPR, remove bee stings and all sorts of useful things that eventually pop up in a dog’s life.

Dr Mark Reeve from the Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital presented the seminar and did a great job fielding all of the questions.

We also learnt what things should be included in a canine first aid kit;A small puppy, holding an injured paw in the air.

  • Plastic gloves
  • Non-adhesive dressing
  • Padding dressing
  • Guaze swabs
  • Conforming bandage
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Saline flush
  • Thermometer
  • Water based lubricant
  • Tweezers
  • Antiseptic (but not Dettol)

In celebration of our newly discovered skill for making dog first aid kits we are giving away 2 dog first aid kits to a couple of lucky readers. Hopefully you’d never need to use them, but it’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

Just leave a comment below to be in the running. I’ll contact two random commenters in a week to let you know you’ve won and get contact details.

This competition is for Australian residents only. Some of the things inside the first aid kits may have some issues with customs, it’s just easier 😛

12 thoughts on “Canine First Aid (and a giveaway)

  1. What a wonderful idea, I was recently going through the first aid kit for our house & car, it had never crossed my mind to have one for my pets. thank you so much for the info. :-)

  2. Was a great day from a great speaker, awesome to see you guys are spreading the word! Keep up the great work! Go Huskies!

  3. Sounds like it was a good informative event, a little bit of knowledge can go a long way specially since one quick educated action could save a dogs life.

  4. I am so glad to see several areas and groups around the country are finally taking dog first aid seriously. I have been bothered for a long time about people not being informed or not caring to be informed about how to take care of an injured animal. It seemed for along time like they thought dogs and other animals just didn’t needed to be treated. It is important if you have dogs and you love them and take you with you. Things happen to them just like they do us.
    Thank you for your blog on this.

  5. Sounds like it was a great seminar, very informative. We found ourselves in an unprepared situation when Willow had a cut on her leg and i had to run to the shops and stock up on first aid items!

  6. hi, thats a great idea, ive always thought about a dog first aid kit, as in my sledding club, they say to always keep supplies near, incase your dogs get hurt on the track. so ill be looking into one just for my furbabies.

  7. I’m unreasonably excited about finding your blog! My boys go to Dogcity Daycare too and I was booked for the same seminar and got sick and couldn’t go! :( I was so disappointed. My Silky, Tiger, is 11yo this Sept and I worry about every little weird noise he makes nowadays. (And he makes plenty!) My dogs are the loves of my life and their well-being is paramount. Thanks for sharing. It’s always wonderful seeing others who feel the same way.

  8. aww what an awesome idea!!
    ive never thought about putting a doggie first aid kit together!
    i wish i could have made it to Dogcity Daycare’s first aid seminar sounds like it would have been very informative!

  9. I had my husky out with me taking her for a walk only a few days after I picked her up from the RSPCA and another dog came up to her, bit her face and ran away. I didn’t notice at first but 10 minutes later I saw quite a bit of blood underneath her left eye, and didn’t really know what to do.

    I took her to the vet and they checked her out, and luckily the cut was a few mm below her actual eye, on the inside of her eyelid. I learned a few of the basics about doggy first aid after that, just so that I could be prepared incase anything like that ever happened again, it’s good to know people are spreading the knowledge!

  10. What a great way to be prepared! My dog is my whole entire life, if something happens to her I NEED to be prepared! This is a great way to get people informed on dog safety, people have first aid kits for their children, why not their fur babies? :)

  11. SOunds really informative. Will you be holding a similar session to prepare husky owners? – as we all know huskies are one of the most inquisitive types of dogs!.
    What do you think about including a antihistimine type pill / cream? Obviously a large dose would have to be administered by a Vet – however in the interim there maybe something to give? – (just putting it out there)
    Turns out Mr Starr is allergic to bee’s & wasps – I only found this out after noticing his head swell to the size of a watermelon with his eye lids slowly closing over after a visit to the park….this could only happen to us on a public holiday where Vets that are open are far & wide…. eventually after locating an after hours clinic x1 hour away a quick injection fixed the problem. Gotta love husky’s….

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