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January 30, 2013

Gun Dog Gear: An All-Purpose First-Aid Kit Worth Buying

By Chad Love

Some of us (myself included) put together our own canine first-aid kits based on unique needs, dogs, hunting styles, geographic locations, etc. But many of us probably don't have the time or inclination to assemble these customized kits. Instead, we're looking for one we can buy that will be adequate for the vast majority of canine medical issues we're apt to face while in the field hunting.

I've been using one such all-in-one kit this season: the Sporting Dog First-Aid Kit from Creative Pet Products. This compact, well-stocked kit comes with pretty much everything you need to administer basic first-aid to your dogs. If you encounter an in-the-field medical emergency that you can't, at least temporarily, doctor with the contents of this kit, then you need a vet, and fast.

It includes, but is not limited to: bandages, pads, swabs and flex wrap, a tourniquet, a cold pack, syringe, hydrogen peroxide, eye wash, a styptic pencil, thermometer, alcohol and iodine pads, saline solution, forceps, scissors, hydrocortisone and antibiotic creams, vinyl gloves, a handy canine first-aid book, a pill gun, and a skin staple gun—a useful item that many other kits exclude.

It retails for around $80-90, and is pretty darn comprehensive kit for the money. In fact, the only items I felt compelled to add were a tube of EMT gel, extra syringes, and a few doses of hydroxyzine in case of rattlesnake bites. If you're looking for a good, all-purpose canine first-aid kit, this is one I'd certainly recommend. You can order from places like gunddogsupply.com or the Pheasants Forever online store.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Thank you, Chad! Looks very good. You should send a suggestion to the company about adding Benydryl (hydroxyzine?) for possible snakebite. Perhaps also add some Gasex as per your latest blog about dangers of bloat?

This kit would appear to have just about everything I would need for human first-aid! Maybe throw in a few steri-strips and it would be complete for both man and beast (with a bit of alcohol intervention even the thermometer could be dual purpose). I'm ashamed to admit I don't have a first-aid kit of any sort in my vehicle. I'm a former EMT but all that wonderful training doesn't do me any good if I don't have the tools. Hunting season is a long ways off but I'm getting one of these kits ASAP and keep it in my rig permanently.

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from Guy Sana wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

This is an AWESOME dog kit...there are actually a couple of different models to choose from. I got the full sporting dog kit (these also have a sporting dog 2 for about 1/2 the price)and I got the basic "bow ow" dog kit for my Sister. They cost a bit less at www.first-aid-product.com/consumer/pet.htm but wherever you get them, you'll be pleased - these are top quality.

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from Guy Sana wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

This is an AWESOME dog kit...there are actually a couple of different models to choose from. I got the full sporting dog kit (these also have a sporting dog 2 for about 1/2 the price)and I got the basic "bow ow" dog kit for my Sister. They cost a bit less at www.first-aid-product.com/consumer/pet.htm but wherever you get them, you'll be pleased - these are top quality.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Thank you, Chad! Looks very good. You should send a suggestion to the company about adding Benydryl (hydroxyzine?) for possible snakebite. Perhaps also add some Gasex as per your latest blog about dangers of bloat?

This kit would appear to have just about everything I would need for human first-aid! Maybe throw in a few steri-strips and it would be complete for both man and beast (with a bit of alcohol intervention even the thermometer could be dual purpose). I'm ashamed to admit I don't have a first-aid kit of any sort in my vehicle. I'm a former EMT but all that wonderful training doesn't do me any good if I don't have the tools. Hunting season is a long ways off but I'm getting one of these kits ASAP and keep it in my rig permanently.

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