Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leader of the Pack

The Triple Threat takes a break from the trail

Thelma, Roger and I took advantage of the nice weather this past weekend and hit the trails at Kings Gap State Park and Environmental Education Center. As good Dog Scouts, we carried the requisite items in our backpacks to be prepared for the unexpected.

Mnemonic Chart Provided by Dog Scouts of America

For those inexperienced hikers who want to know what we carry in our First Aid Kit, I will enlighten you. Unlike Calgon, it’s not an Ancient Chinese secret. While I do have an uncle who is American-Chinese, he’s pretty boring and doesn’t really have any secrets to divulge.

First Aid medications to keep handy while hiking, traveling, and every day use*: 
  • Benadryl (for bee stings and other allergic bites)
  • PeptoBismal (upset stomach)
  • Immodium AD (diarrhea)
  • Melatonin (anxiety)
  • Aspirin (mild pain relief)
Never give Tylenol or any product containing acetaminophen which is toxic to dogs.
    * Suggested by our primary care physician, Dr. Noelle Weeks of Shippensburg Animal Hospital.

    1 comment:

    dog-ma said...

    What good pack dogs they are! :)