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    I found this excellent list of supplies for putting together your own first aid kit. This is the list I'll be using for our camper first aid kit: First-aid kits: Stock supplies that can save lives - MayoClinic.com


    This site has a nice list of items for a canine first aid kit. Dog First Aid Supplies To Build Your Own Kit I'll be checking with our vets for their opinions and proper dosages for our particular doggy before giving her anything.
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    I am in better shape for the 'dog kit' and having it all in one place, than I am for the other.

    This reminded me that I need to fill up those TS containers I so carefully collected for this purpose!!

    Always need a good reminder to stay on top of things!!

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    I just thought Mayo had a really good, comprehensive checklist. The ones I've found in the past were nowhere near as good as this one.

    I needed a good reminder myself.
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    I DID wonder how long some of the things are good for..............Calamine Lotion for one.........how long does that stay active?

    That is one thing that I don't have a DROP of in the house. But would be a good thing to keep around............especially if we are going to get more 'black fly' infestations..............glad they are gone!! Horrible things!

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    I doubt we'll stock calamine lotion. It never has seemed very effective.

    All that stuff should have an expiration date on the package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    I doubt we'll stock calamine lotion. It never has seemed very effective.

    All that stuff should have an expiration date on the package.
    Then..........since you are familiar with the 'black fly thing'................what do you use for the bites? Want to be MORE THAN READY if we have them next year!!!!!!

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    Repellents like OFF! work pretty well. If I do get bitten, I pretty much just put up with it. The itching doesn't last that long usually. I have some sensitivities to sprays and chemicals, so for me it's usually better just to tough it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    Repellents like OFF! work pretty well. If I do get bitten, I pretty much just put up with it. The itching doesn't last that long usually. I have some sensitivities to sprays and chemicals, so for me it's usually better just to tough it out.
    I probably could..........and tried to stay inside at dusk....as long as I didn't 'touch' them, wasn't bad,.....but was thinking about my 'lil black girl. She was a mess. And I could tell they were really making her itch. I almost got out the collar to make her wear it. I think Oreo ('lil white boy) only had two to three bites total.............in his gray fur...........nothing in the white areas.

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    Yes, I remember you talking about that.

    I wonder if you could put some repellent on your dog right between the shoulder blades so she couldn't lick it. Could be risky though. Ask your vet for advice. Black flies do like dark-colored clothes, so a dark-colored doggy is probably the same for them.
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