No-Frills First-Aid Kit for Hunt Dogs

No-Frills First-Aid Kit for Hunt Dogs
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The purpose of any first-aid kit is to clean, stabilize and protect a patient until better care can be provided back home. I’ve whittled my canine care kit down over the years down to a cheap, no-frills set of tools and materials that work in any situation.


Duct tape: Sticks to a damp dog and has many applications for covering wounds until you make it to the vet.

Gauze pads: Will help stop bleeding if wrapped to apply pressure.

Super glue: Secure torn paw pads or close up other small lacerations.


Betadine: Powerful, cheap antiseptic commonly used by vets.

Multi-tool with needle-nose pliers, blade and scissors: A valuable tool in the field. Dedicate one to your dog first-aid kit.

Tweezers: Remove small debris from wounds and orifices.


Medications: With a vet’s approval, some human medications, like Benadryl and aspirin, can be used in smaller doses.

Finally, when traveling, remember to research beforehand where the nearest vet is located, and don’t hesitate to go if you have any doubts about the severity of your dog’s condition.

Also by Carl Myers: 5 Steps to Recharge Your Hard-Hunting Dog

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