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I’ve got someone I can’t wait for you all to meet! This is Hank. He’s a Boxer rescue dog. We found him at the pound and could not leave without taking him home.
On a Saturday afternoon, just an hour before closing, we went to take a peek at the dogs. We walked round and round the kennel area and visited a dog or two, and then, we saw Hank. He ran right up to the glass as if begging us to take him home. So, we asked to meet him.
This was when we first met. A volunteer brought him in the room. He slowly walked over to my oldest daughter and slide down into her lap and proceeded to just snuggle. It was love at first sight. There aren’t many things as great as a sweet overgrown lap dog. After 30 minutes of his love kisses, it was settled. Hank was going to his forever home with us.
This is the car ride home. Can you see that smile? He is just the best dog I’ve ever had. He is housebroken and doesn’t chew on anything. He doesn’t even bother the trash can! He is very laid back and goes with the flow. He loves to play ball, ride in the car, and go for walks. He loves meal time, too.
On our way home with Hank, we took a detour to grab some supplies. First on the list was food! We chose Purina Beneful Originals because not only is meat the #1 ingredient, it also has no sugar added, which is great to keep your dog looking his best! We found it at Walmart, but it’s widely available at other stores like Target, Albertsons, and Kroger.
Everyone just loves Hank. He fits so well with our family, and we are very careful about taking good care of him. I don’t know what he’s been through, but I definitely want him to feel loved. Part of that love is making sure he has good food. As a dog owner, I know the importance of finding a dry dog food that had meat as the #1 ingredient and no added sugar. I was really impressed when I found out that Purina spent two years researching this new reformulation from feedback from real pet owners.
When we picked up new food, bedding, toys, and more, I decided we needed a DIY Dog First Aid Kit, too. I remember times when one of my dogs got hurt and finding the supplies around the house wasn’t always easy. You can easily make one of these for your dog. Plus, you can totally craft it up with stickers!
DIY Dog First Aid Kit
- plastic shoe box with lid
- antibiotic ointment
- hydrocortisone cream or spray
- gauze pads
- roll of gauze
- roll of self-sticking bandage
- sterile saline cleaning solution
- styptic powder
- nail cutters
- cleaning wipes
- alcohol wipes
- pill treats
- important dog papers – rabies certificate, microchip info, etc.
You can find plastic shoe boxes at Walmart or Target when you pick up a bag of Purina Beneful Originals, and you can grab some fun dog-themed stickers in the craft section, too! I picked up some totally cute dog stickers and a wood-themed alphabet.
After decorating my shoe box top, then I simply added all my supplies. I keep everything he might need in his shoe box under the bathroom sink.
This DIY Dog First Aid Kit makes it so easy to find ointment for his healing bug bites to things like his rabies certificate. Plus, when we take Hank with us on a trip, I can easily just add his box in with the rest of our stuff.
What do you like to DIY for your dog? Check it out! Your dog can get a free sample and coupon for the new Purina Beneful Originals or Incredibites!
It’s important to note that dogs can be sensitive to change, especially when it comes to food. Even though you currently feed your dog Beneful, you’ll want to transition to the new Beneful recipe as you would for a new type of food. Check out these helpful feeding tips and tricks for how to make the transition smoothly.
We keep something similar on hand because you never know what will happen at a dog park, or if you will come across a stray or lost log! #client
Don’t forget to add Hydrogen Peroxide! Can use on wounds but also induces vomiting in dogs. It wont hurt them. Used the other day on my Great Dane- she ate too much and began to get bloated- eating grass and looking miserable. Squirted HP down her throat and waited and viola…. she felt so much better
I would have never thought to have a first aid kit for the dog. Great idea. I’ll be sure to share this. – Yolonda
What a cutie! Glad you took him home. Never would have thought to do a first aid kit for an animal.
Wow, I love your DIY dog first aid kit. I will make some for my pets!
Hank is so cute!! We also rescued our dog Molly and she has been the best addition to our family. I love this doggy first aid kit, we really should make one too.
Hank is a beautiful dog! What a great idea to keep a Dog First Aid Kit!
Your dog is so cute!! I love the idea of having a dog first aid kit too. I would have never even thought about that.
This is such a great idea. I love your dog by the way. Hank is a cutie!
Every family (no matter how large or small in number – even singles!!!) should have an Emergency Notebook in a prominent & easy to grab on the run place. Each member of the family: 2-, 4-legged, feathered or furred should have their own section.
1st page should include a recent photo, vitals statistics (name, address, phone, date of birth, height, weight, hair color, eye color, identifying mark’s/tattoos/birth mark’s, etc); current diagnosis of there are medical concerns; allergies; emergency contacts.
Next page(s): doctors/vets; pharmacy; medical equipment suppliers; current meds (name, dosage/frequency, why it’s being taken, & which doctor prescribed it); any vitamins, OTC meds, taken as needed meds; any meds they are allergic to or have had a reaction to; recently completed protocols of meds, immunizations; any surgeries or procedures (type, date, location, doctor).
Follow with Durable Power of Attorneys for Health Care & Living Wills. Additional documents may be helpful for special circumstances & legal situations.
Our notebook has been amazingly helpful in keeping our info straight during ER visits with my Dad (Alzheimer’s) & recently with a hospital stay, adding & keeping track of new specialists & lots of follow-up doctor’s appts with my Mom. I added my dogs after a rough 6 mths seeing substitute vets with my senior special needs furry friend while our regular vet was on maternity leave. Thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association for the fantastic idea mentioned at a caregiver’s conference.
This is such a clever idea, I love the first aid kit! I think every pet owner should keep one.
Great kit! I kept styptic powder for our dogs but never thought to put in “medicine treat.” This is helpful for dog owners everywhere!
I’d suggest adding a mini bottle of hydrogen peroxide and syringe/spoon in case you need to induce vomiting.
Very cool idea suggestion for Browne or Sunday school class…..
Be sure to add in dog safe aspirin for when you need fever reducing or pain relief.
And add regular (drowsy) OTC Benadryl. It doesn’t relieve pain, but it will help calm the dog and help him/her to go to sleep (which helps avoid pain). It is Vet approved for dogs. It won’t hurt your dog. Talk to your Vet about age, size and weight. The dog won’t OD on Benadryl.