Definitely styptic pencil or Qwik-stop for quicker nails
Pepcid-AC (cut in half) or Tums (cut in half) for upset tummies
STRONG probiotics in case of tummy trouble (my vet provides it to me in a shelf-stable dose syringe that I keep on hand)
Not heard of or seen any sytptic pencils, quick stop or pepcid ac but will ask the pharmacist over the weekend.
We always have Actal Tums at home. Is it the same you mentioned above or is there a dog version?[/QUOTE]
Styptic pencils are what men use when they cut themselves shaving.
Pepcid is the brand name for famotidine.
And yes, you can use half of a human Tums if your dog has a tummy ache.
Benadryl is good to have on hand for any allergic reaction, including bee stings.
HOWEVER unless you are dealing with known symptoms that you've worked with a vet for before, I would ALWAYS at least check in with a vet over the phone before using any human medications, for dosing and whether they are appropriate based on the dog's symptoms. It's still good to have them on hand, however, so that if they vet says it's appropriate, you can use them immediately.
There are also a couple of homeopathic I use from time to time. Some people scoff at them, but I have seen good results with these, and they CAN'T harm the dog.
I use Arnica for minor aches and pains.
And my vet recently told me about giving Ledum immediately after a tick (or other insect) bite. It has been amazing how quickly this has calmed down the reaction to tick bites in my dogs. She says that it won't cure a full blown TBD
infection, but she thinks, if given immediately, it may help the body fend some off.