Dog pharmacy: Always with you when you travel

Nausea in the car or minor injuries to your pet should not spoil your enjoyment of the trip. With a dog pharmacy you can prepare optimally. "Not without my first aid kit", this cute border collie puppy seems to think - Shutterstock / absolutimages

If you take your dog with you on vacation, your best friend should also have his own small dog pharmacy so that he can be quickly and well looked after in an emergency.

Travel with the dog - ask your veterinarian!

Before starting your holiday, clarify with your veterinarian what your four-legged friend needs for good preventive care. Maybe a vaccination card check or an important refresher is still on the agenda anyway. Whether with or without a pharmacy, your four-legged companion should be well prepared for every trip.

Travel pharmacy for the dog: These utensils belong in it

Are you taking your dog on vacation? Then you should next to your own first aid kit also ...

Basic equipment for the dog pharmacy

Usually a simple basic equipment is enough for the dog pharmacy. You will find gauze bandages, plasters and bandage materials in your own first-aid kit. In our guide "How to put a paw bandage on your dog" you can read about how to deal with the bandages if your four-legged friend is injured.

The following are also useful for the dog first aid kit when traveling:
● disposable gloves
● Disposable syringe without a needle for medication
● Clinical thermometer
● Tweezers and tick tongs - to quickly remove spikes and parasites
● Flea comb and brush
● Flashlight to search your favorite's ear thoroughly
● Magnifying glass to see smaller fragments or parasites better

You should discuss the following components of your dog first aid kit with your veterinarian so that you take the right medication for your dog:
● Ear cleaner
● worming
● Anti-flea agent
● Animal charcoal as an emergency aid in the event of poisoning
● Disinfectant spray for wounds
● Wound ointment for dogs

In addition, there is never a bad way to treat diarrhea if your dog eats something that is not digestible. When traveling to the sea, you should take eye drops with you, as sand, wind and sea water often cause inflammation. If you are going abroad and do not speak the national language fluently, get a small but comprehensive dictionary as a precaution. If you then need a veterinarian in that country, they need to know the exact symptoms. Do not forget to save the number of the veterinary emergency service on site in your mobile phone - so you have it ready in case of an emergency.

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