Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit $49.99
  • Functional?
  • Complete?
  • Value?
  • Do you need one?
4.9

Summary

This is a fine first aid kit with basic supplies for a variety of human and canine supplies. While designed for outdoor use, this is a fine kit for home, pack, or automobile. Adventure Medical Kids offers four canine kits. This is the only one labeled for human and dog use. Of course, most first aid supplies are not species-specific. The three other kids include two what are smaller and less expensive and one selling for more than $100. I think this is the best value kit, particularly when paired with the add-on items shown at the bottom of the post.

Besides the outer nylon pack, all the supplies are packed into a waterproof zip-lock bag so everything stays dry until needed.

Pros

Complete enough for most common emergencies

Value-priced

Cons

Maybe you could assemble the supplies for less money. But not the highly-functional packaging

dog first aid kit

Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Me & My Dog First Aid Kit

This review and recommendation are the result of years of testing first aid and truma kits, recently looking for a kit suitable for a dog and its human companion.

This is the one, a combination of well-chosen contents and value pricing.

I have been an Adventure Medical Kits customer for almost as long as they have been in business. The company builds a variety of general and specialized first aid kits created with the outdoors in mind. I like them all.

Christy Caplan recently posted about the problem of not having a complete dog first aid kit when you need one.

As a former EMT who is married to a 911 EMT, I have used many first aid kits. Often, I have purchased a ready-made kit because they are generally complete and often come in a useful carrying container, such as this one.

Created for the outdoor enthusiast enjoying nature with their canine companion faithfully by their side, the Adventure Dog Series Medical Kit by Adventure Medical, packs emergency supplies in case something happens to their fuzzy friend or themselves in the wild.

There are four dog first aid kits in the series, two less expensive and less complete than this kit and a fourth that is more expansive. This is the only “Me & My Dog” kit presently available. It provides comprehensive first aid solutions to keep both you and your four-legged hiking buddy safe on all your adventures together.

If you have to crack open this dog first aid kit in the field, that is a sign you need an emergency vet or hospital emergency department. Please head home ASAP.

This $49.99 kit measures approximately 7.5 x 3.5 x 5.3 inches and weighs 1.47 pounds.

The Dog First Aid Kit You Need

This medical kit includes medical instruments, cut and wound care, sprain and strain supplies, and medication for common pain and allergies.

Here is a list of the major contents:

  • Human & Canine First Aid Essentials
    Have peace of mind knowing you have the right safety essentials for you AND your dog.
  • SOL Emergency Blanket
    Treat shock & hypothermia.
  • Emergency Cold Pack
    Reduce swelling of sprains and strains with the emergency cold pack.
  • 10 CC Irrigation Syringe
    Effectively clean wounds and prevent infection.
  • Splinter Picker/Tick Remover
    Safely remove splinters and ticks from your dog’s paws and body.
  • Triangular Bandage
    Safely administer first aid to your dog by first muzzling them with this triangular bandage.
  • Cohesive Elastic Bandage
    Easily wrap injuries with this self-adhering bandage which doesn’t stick to fur.

Here’s what is included in this kit:

Wound Care / Cuts

  • 5 – Easy Access Bandages, 1″ x 3″ Fabric
  • 2 – Easy Access Bandages
  • Knuckle Fabric
  • 3 – Butterfly Closure Fabric Adhesive Bandage
  • 2 – Sterile Gauze Dressing, 3″ x 3″,
  • 22 – Sterile Non-Adherent Dressing, 2″ x 3″
  • 1 – Conforming Gauze Bandage, 2″1
  • Tape, 1″ x 10 Yards1
  • Elastic Bandage Self Adhering 2″
  • 1 – Irrigation Syringe, 10cc. with 18 Gauge Tip
  • 1 – Saline Wound & Eye Wash
  • 1 – Nitrile Glove, (Pair)
  • 3 – Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • 6 – Antiseptic Wipe
  • 1 – Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (14 pieces)
  • 2 – Alcohol Swab

Sprain / Strain

  • 1 – Triangular Bandage (See Instructions For use As Muzzle
  • 1 – Instant Cold Compress
  • 3 – Safety Pins

Medical Instruction / Instruments

  • 1 – Wilderness & Travel Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide – by Eric A. Weiss, M.D.
  • 1 – Pet First Aid Manual
  • 1 – EMT Shears 4″
  • 1 – Splinter Picker / Tick Remover Forceps
  • 1 – Leash, 5″ Nylon
  • 1 – Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, 1 oz. (To Induce Vomiting)
  • 1 – Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Blanket

Medication (When Giving To Animals, Only Give Doses Prescribed by Veterinarian)

  • 2 – Aspirin (325 mg.)
  • 22 – Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg.), Pkg./1

My recommended add-on items

The first two stop bleeding — choose one or both. The second two are useful books. I have about a dozen various Informed spiral-bound pocket guides of various vintages and subject matter.

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