new + improved: first aid kit

June 22, 2015

Just as it makes good sense to have a first aid kit at your home, in your backpack and in your car should you or a family member get hurt, same goes for your thrill sniffer. After all, outdoor adventure-loving dogs are more apt to get hurt.

Much of what your dog would need if injured is just what a human would, so we made a first aid kit that combines items that both you and your dog could need in case of an injury or incident during your adventures. Each of our Explorer First Aid Kits now include:

  • 1 Instant Cold Compress
  • 1 Emergency Blanket
  • 5 Bandaids
  • 1 Pair of Vinyl Gloves (Latex + Powder Free)
  • 4 Alcohol Prep Pads
  • 2 Sting Relief Pads
  • 2 Antiseptic Wipes
  • 1 Rubber Tourniquet
  • 3 Rolls of Non-Adhesive Dressing
  • 1 Roll of Tape
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 2 Non-Woven Wound Pads 3" x 3"
  • 2 Non-Adhesive Pads 2" x 3"
  • 10 Cotton Tipped Applicators
  • 1 Oral Syringe
  • 1 Wood Tongue Compressor
  • 1 CPR Mask (for humans)
  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer 2 oz.
  • 1 Bottle of Saline Eye Wash 0.5 oz.
  • 1 Bottle of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide 3.4 oz
  • 1 Styptic Pencil
  • 1 Pair of Tick Removal Tweezers
  • 1 Brush/Comb
  • 1 Portable Adventure Bag

That's 46 total pieces in one convenient travel bag! But there is still some room so that you can supplement the kit with other items you may need like medications specifically for your dog.

Click here to buy one today or if you don't want to buy a pre-made first aid kit for your dog, that's OK too but it's always best to be prepared. You can make your own pet first aid kit easily enough by collecting these items and placing them in a sealable plastic container. 

Of course, bandages don’t apply themselves and tweezers don’t automatically remove splinters. So be sure to bone up, no pun intended, on your pet first aid. Here’s just one of several such books available on Amazon.com.

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Sizing Guide

Some pet parents ask us, "why don't you put a minimum + maximum dog weight on the packaging so I know which size to get my dog?". We have a few responses to that question, but the most common one is simply: every dog is different. Even within their own breeds, dog body shapes and weights vary drastically. Can you imagine buying your clothes based on your weight?! It just isn't practical. So before you invest in our adventure gear, we suggest measuring your thrill sniffer first. It might take a few extra minutes now, but it will save many more minutes + frustration by having to go through the return/exchange process. 

Within our brand, we have done our best to create a consistent sizing system. If your dog wears our medium collar, it is likely that they will also need a medium bed and wear medium apparel + accessories. However, that's not always the case. Take Typo Cremeans, our rescued mystery mutt, for instance... his head is an small, his neck is a medium and his body can range between large and medium. We've met a few pugs and boston terriers along the way that can wear both small and medium harnesses comfortably. All of our gear that your pup has to wear around their neck, chest and/or waist is adjustable. So your particular dog could be the largest possible size of our medium gear or the smallest possible size that our large gear goes. You won't know until you measure, so please refer to our handy dandy sizing guides below before you buy.

If you're unsure, send some pictures of your dog to us at hello@alcottadventures.com and we'll do our best to fit your dog virtually. We'll exchange your gear for free if we guess wrong.

Heck, we'll even do that if you guess wrong. Click here to check out our return + exchange policy.

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