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Last site update: Sun Jun 28 21:49:23 EDT 2020

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Emergency Kit Example

Prepare for emergencies before they happen!!

This is my emergency kit - it essentially reflects the recommended list of things to have, but is missing a few things and has some that are not on the list. I also keep copies of a document for the care of my animals consipcuously placed where others can find them easily, should anything happen to me (like being abducted by space aliens again).

Because some things (such as the pedialyte and medicines) expire, this kit is completely re-stocked every 18 months (expiration dates aren't strict deadlines, the stuff doesn't turn to poison the next day, so it's safe to keep and use for longer periods of time - this member chooses every 18 months for replacing stuff that expires every 12 months.

PLEASE NOTE: we are not offering any kind of medical advice - in any situation in which you must administer any type of treatment to your rabbit(s), PLEASE call your vet first!!

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This image shows the contents of the emergency kit except for the heating pad and otoscope. All of these items fit into the cardboard pet carrier (at the very back of the spread) and typically everything is always packed and ready to go, except that the top tray is usually removed so I have access to the two most used trays. The dimensions of the cardboard pet carrier are 17.5 inches wide, 9 inches deep, and 12 inches tall.

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This image shows the very bottom tray, including pet shampoo, for butt baths if necessary, small plastic trash bags, paper towels, vanodine (used instead of vinegar for cleaning litterboxes and such, and is completely safe if a bunny should ingest a small amount), saline in both squirt bottle and pressurized spray, pedialyte, latex-free surgical gloves

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This is the first aid kit for bunnies - it is meant strictly for simple trreatments of injuries/cuts/bites, and is intended only to help buy time to get the bunny to the vet for proper treatment. Items in this tray include undiluted betadyne, diluted betadyne (1:100) with distilled water, alcohol, saline, hydrogen peroxide, gauze pads, rolls, etc, adhesive tape, q-tips, cotton and cotton balls, scissors, a syringe for administration of medicine, conform bandages

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This tray contains some of the more commonly needed items, including (but not limited to) medicine (any and all prescriptions, anti-gas drops, baby aspirin, etc., syringes, eye-droppers, flashlights, extra batteries, hand sanitizer, wet-naps, baby food, rescue remedy spray, petromalt, multi-function knife, pens/pencils/markers, instructions for all over-the-counter medications (often cut from the packaging)

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This is the top tray, which has some random items as well as some of the most commonly needed items, including (but not limited to, and not mentioning the redundant items such as the wet-naps) brush, rescue remedy drops, jewelers glass (10x magnification), swiss army knife, compact folding scissors, crank-charged LED flashlight (no batteries required), nail clippers and stiptic treatment ("nick-fix"), string, hair dryer

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This shows how the whole setup fits into the cardboard pet carrier, and additionally shows on the left, a microwave-based heating pad (a few minutes in the microwave and it maintains warmth for many hours), and on the right you can see the top of a hot water bottle

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This shows the first aid kit sitting on top of the bottom tray, and on top of some vacuum-sealed food, and at the upper end of the image you can see small packets of treats (raisins, craisins, dried fruit mix, mango, and pineapple) packed in

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This shows the general tray sitting atop the first aid kit, and added on the right side is an area light and a container of cornstarch for dry butt-baths, and at the top of the image is a copy of the emergency care document (inside a plastic cover to help protect it from any liquids)

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And finally, the top tray is in place, with some extra room for other items to be added to this tray if necessary.

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Fold up the sides, and we have the pet carrier ready to go, with everything needed for maintaining the current state of care for all of my bunnies.

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