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I have two batteries for my dremel, so I can switch them in the charger (which is plug in)--there's always one charging while I work with the other. When I did two dogs (or more) at once, the dremel got a bit weaker toward the end of the battery's charge, and the charge didn't last that long. A corded dremel might have been better, but it limited my mobility.
I HIGHLY recommend a dremel. My dogs were so used to it (and the treats that came with it) that they would lie down on their sides and practically wave their feet in the air when it came out of the closet.
Emergency First Aid things to have around--
1. Tape and gauze pads for cuts (the same tape you use for posting should work).
2. Hydrogen Peroxide, to make him vomit, NOT as a wound treatment, might be a good thing to keep available--ask your vet in advance how much and when to give it. You don't want to give it if he has swallowed something caustic or sharp, for example--those could cause more damage coming up, than they did going down. And remember to include a largish syringe to squirt the stuff into the back of his mouth.
3. Another med you could have is an anti-gas med (gas-x, simethicone) for emergency bloat treatment. But again ASK YOUR VET about that--how and when to use. And I think that would be something you could wait to get until your pup is grown.
4. I don't keep benedryl on purpose, though I usually have some anyway--but ask your vet (in advance) about how much to use and when it might be indicated. I remember using an adult human dose for my dog (even though a person weighs twice as much), BUT then my dog had fairly severe allergies.
Know your way to the closest emergency vet, be able to look up their phone number quickly, and have the poison control folk's number, too.
Last edited by melbrod; 02-18-2018 at 12:53 PM.