Explorer First Aid Kit from Alcott
Summer camping trips are being planned and I’ve been pulling the camping gear together both for me and my pups, making sure I have all the important necessities. I did find out though I really didn’t have that great of a first aid kit for car camping with my pups. I have a small one for backpacking but it is not enough for three medium to large sized dogs, so I was excited to receive the Explorer First Aid Kit from Alcott! Goose is an Alcott Ambassador, and they sent over this first aid kit, for us to try! This first aid kit is packed full of the essentials for dog and human a like, the kit is designed to help with minor injuries, cuts, bites and stings. It will also help you stabilize your pup on the way to the vet in case of an emergency. Its the perfect size for the car not taking up to much space but still containing more then enough essentials to be prepared for your adventures.
Contents of the explorer adventure first aid kit
- 1 instant cold compress
- 1 emergency blanket
- 5 band-aids
- 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″
- 10 cotton tipped applicators
- 1 oral syringe
- 1 wood tongue compressor
- 1 cpr mask for people
- 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 brush/comb
- 1 portable adventure bag measuring in at 8″ x 6″ when closed
What I would add to this first aid kit
- I did add some benadryl
- Vet wrap
- (4) Protex Pawz (natural rubber, waterproof dog boots)
I decided to add these 3 items because they are items I have used in the past when Goose had a pad injury and I will never leave home with out them. The benadryl is mostly for Dante my shepherd he has very bad allergies and I always worry if he will have a allergic reaction to a plant or bee sting, but it will also be used for Goose and Sheba too. This is a first aid kit from Alcott is put together very well and has everything I could want in a first aid kit. I really like that there is also human items.
Design: Rating 4/5
The one thing I’m not crazy about is how the first aid kit is open on the sides I would prefer the kit being able to completely close up tight and/or zip up, the Velcro is not something I am fond of. Also if the kit was completely waterproof that would make it even better, cause the chances it might get wet either in a backpack or something accidentally spilling is very possible. But I really like the organization with the three different compartments.
Quality: Rating 5/5
All the medical gear in the first aid kit is human grade and easy to find and replace once item is used.
Function: Rating 5/5
Of course the function is 5/5 everything in this first aid kit will help keep your pet stable so you can get him to the vet for immediate veterinary care.
Overall: Rating 4.5/5
A great first aid kit that everyone should have in their car or at home. I’m very happy with it and I have gone threw Alcott’s first aid kit a number of times making sure nothing was left out. I did add 3 additional items but that is cause I felt the need to do so, I’m sure there are a few people that might add different items that there pet may need for a specific reason.
The Alcott Explore First Aid Kit would work best for home, the car, or car camping. I would’t take this First Aid Kit backpacking due to weight. But definitely a item every dog owner should have, I would also purchase a dog first aid book so you know how to properly treat and care for a injured dog. You can also look for local pet CPR and first aid classes near you, here in Arizona The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA have classes that you can take. After taking this class students get a Pet Tech Certificate and carrying card upon completion of this class. Your card is valid for one year. Visit www.pettech.net for more information.