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2018 Tort First Aid Kit...

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  1. south12_9

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    Hello friends it's 2018 anything New & Good in you're Tort First Aid Kit..
    Or what do you have in your"s and Why???
    We just got these for Now...
    1. Dawn dish soap Unscented & Unconcentrated...
    For cleaning.
    2. White Vinegar..
    A Awesome Organic Cleaner...
    3. Organic Tea Tree Oil....
    Great Antiseptic...
    4. Good Ol Neosporin...
    For Ouchies..
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Dollar store athletes foot cream for any fungal issues
    Dollar store general antibiotic cream for minor cuts, etc.
    Dish sponges scrub brush hand sanitizer and plastic eye droppers too.
    (While at the dollar store)
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    Thanks Zeropilot... But the Dish sponges scrub brush hand sanitizer and plastic eye droppers are on hand for everyday Care... But Good Call..
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Actually I never use them.
    That's why they are sitting in my first aid box;)
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    I just started putting a kit together. Will keep some q-tips, nail clippers (for nail and beak trims), eye ointment, Panacur dewormer, a bottle of water, silver solution antimicrobial gel, Vetericyn wound and skin care, and Betadine. For starters :)
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    List is Appreciated, I will get one together!
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    Thank you for this!
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    I recently bought a 40 pack box of hand warmers from Amazon in case of a heating emergency in the event of a power outage or something. Good ideas so far!
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    I don't have one. Most things mentioned I just have on hand for human use. If I ever need it for a tort, it will be there and not expired.
    I do have extra portable heater and thermostat in case the one being used stops during the winter. It's in use though set at a lower temp then the main heater so if needed it will just come on. Always have extra Che's and bulbs.
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    I don't/didn't have one for my tort. My human first aid materials would have covered me for minori juries and for anything else it would have been a vet trip.

    The most I ever needed was a little cornflour which made great styptic powder when Joe escaped onto the patio and wore his claws down so much they bled.

    I have a fundamental objection to keeping antibiotic "just in case". Sorry, but resistance to antibiotics by over use is becoming a worldwide problem. If an infection requires antibiotics it is important that the correct one is used for the least amount of time possible; that's something a vet can advise on. Just using the one you have, which may not be the correct one, is reckless in my opinion. I'll get off my soapbox now, sorry; as you can tell it is something I feel very strongly about.

    Spare bulbs are usefulto keep in :)
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    What's everyone's thoughts of having aloe available for cuts and lesions? I was thinking of throwing a packet of it in my kit.
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    Make sure you include scissors and tweezers, as well. I would also add first aid tape and gauze.

    And here's where the emergency management in my background tosses in a weird one... but I'm a believer that you can't have too many Sharpies. :)
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    My background requires lots and lots of duct tape. Unfortunately it won't fit in my med kit. Lol
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    Duck Tape can fix everything .... lmao
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    Thanks for this thread and everyone's inputs. I hadn't thought to keep these things on hand for my tort. Great ideas and info!
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    Wait you need tortoise med kits??? Any advice for beginner medical kits?
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    Depending on what works best for your household, many of the items and supplies in a first aid kit for humans could pull double duty. However, everyone needs to know what you can and can't administer to a turtle or tortoise... Or to cats, dogs, and any other non-human members of your household. For example, Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can be deadly, at least to cats and reptiles.
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    Just don't use duck tape on anything you might want to un-fix anytime soon! :)
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    I'm thinking about buying pre-made kits.
    Oh so some things in human med kits can be deadly to reptiles? Thanks for the advice!
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