Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Field first-aid for hunting dogs: Here’s how to be prepared

Older dogs, just like their older human companions, may need a post-hunt, buffered aspirin from time to time to help them deal with stiffness and pain. (Photo by Eric Morken)

You’ve planned the trip for months and are finally hunting. You haven’t been afield an hour when the dog comes limping back to you, or blood is gushing out of a gash in his forehead or leg.

How you’re prepared for field emergencies like this one can make or break your hunting trip and, in some cases, your hunting season. Most gun dog owners would agree that hunting dogs are an integral component of the experience, and their physical well-being has a significant bearing on the success and enjoyment of the hunt.

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