The Medicine Chest

Helpful items to keep on hand.

Your Veterinarian can occasionally save you a trip in by explaining how to care for your dog’s minor problems at home. The following items are what we consider basic for treating most minor problems.

Adhesive Tape Eye Wash Pepto -Bismal
Aspirin Buffered (ascriptin) Flea Spray 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) Nutra Cal Vet Wrap
Dramamine Pedialite Worm Medicine
Ear cleaner Pet Tonic



What it is


What it does


How much to use


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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