Every dog owner has been in that situation where the dog got a cut, or you trimmed their nails back too far, and they started bleeding. Even the smallest cut can turn into a bloody mess. That is why we recommend having Kwik Stop Styptic Powder on hand and in every dog owner’s dog first aid kit.
April 1stkicks off National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. In honor of this awareness month, we would like to take a few minutes to go over our top 5 must-have first aid products in every hunter’s gear bag. Often times when hunting, you are a long distance from the nearest veterinarian office. Having the right first aid gear on hand could be the difference of life or death in some cases.
Is your dog coughing a lot or often making sounds like they are choking? This could be a sign that they might have a case of kennel cough, or canine infectious tracheobronchitis. The constant coughing and choking sounds may sound terrible, but most of the time it is not a serious condition and most dogs recover without treatment.
Perhaps you have heard about the dangers of parvovirus in dogs, but if you find yourself becoming a new puppy owner, we recommend reacquainting yourself with the risks, prevention, and treatment of this potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness. If you haven’t heard of parvovirus, this article will teach you everything you need to know.
Working and hunting dogs are on their feet running on different terrains, surfaces, ice and snow. This will cause eventual wear down, tear, and damage the dogs’ paws. Musher’s Secret is a dense barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dogs’ paws. Used in Canada for use on sled dogs, this product is the best when it comes to protecting your dog’s paws from winter weather.
Tuf-Foot is specially formulated using a mixture of herbs and balsams that aboriginal tribes used on their own feet. This concoction works to condition your dog’s paws to help prevent injuries, like blisters and cut pads. For over 70 years, Tuf-Foot has been recommended by industry experts and veterinarians.
I wanted to share a story of a scary day I had with my dog, Hoonigan, mushroom hunting in an old logging cut on state land here in Pennsylvania. The day was a beautiful early fall day, I was searching for chicken of the woods with my dog Hoon
Pad Heal by Cut-Heal offers superb protection for hunting, working, racing, and endurance dogs. It conditions, repairs, and strengthens any splits in the pads or webbing. It also creates a germ and water-resistant barrier. Pad Heal penetrates rapidly and deeply, all without being washed off in water. Pad Heal can also be used as a conditioner to prevent injury or damage to the paws
Fleas and ticks are one of the many concerns dog owners may have, especially for sporting dogs that are often out hunting or training in the field. These pests infect pets year-round, potentially causing some serious harm if not put in check. It is very important to give your dog preventive treatment to stop fleas and ticks from biting them. Ticks can transmit a wide range of dangerous threats, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Anaplasmosis while fleas can cause anemia and tapeworms. In the following blog post, I will outline the five typical types of treatments that you can use to help prevent your dogs from flea and tick bites this season.
Does your dog suffer from hotspots? Many dogs are tormented by the insistent itching and burning of hotspots. The key to providing your dog relief is to clear up hotspots with early treatment, before a severe infection has the chance to develop. Hotspots are skin conditions that have become inflamed and infected.
When I brought Evander home from the animal shelter, one of the first things I noticed was how dry and cracked his paws were. I ordered some Pad Heal and wrestled him to put it on all fours. The next day, I saw I had missed a spot and was blown away by the difference it had made in just one application! His paws were completely restored. ~Julie
The length of time ticks can live in your house varies by species. Some ticks will die in as little as 8 hours, while others can live for days and even lay eggs. According to Orkin, the Brown Dog tick can lay eggs indoors and their eggs can hatch, to then attack small house pets. For reference, Brown Dog ticks are ticks without any white markings on them.