Dr. Joe Spoo, DACVSMR, will help guide you in building a complete field emergency kit that will allow you to address everything from simple injuries to catastrophic issues.
Traumatic injuries are the most common maladies that occur to hunting dogs. Having a properly built first aid kit can mean the difference between hunting tomorrow and a season ending injury.
A good first aid kit is a necessity in order to properly care for wounds in the field. It is also the key to preventing further pain and complications and allows you to stabilize the injury until a more definitive treatment can be performed.
This kit will allow you to address the issues you’re bound to encounter, ranging from minor issues like cuts and bruises to life-threatening injuries and conditions.
You’ll be putting the components together of a truly useful first aid kit with links to many of the products included.. This kit won’t contain a lot of useless fillers. Just useful tools, medications and supplies.
Meet the Gundogdoc
The original GunDogDoc, Dr. Joe Spoo is a veterinarian of small animal medicine with a special passion for sporting dogs and, more specifically, the gundog breeds. He believes in a cradle-to-grave approach to managing the canine athlete over the course of its lifetime rather than just focusing on the problem of the moment. Dr. Spoo is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is one of only a handful of such specialists in private practice in the world, and the only one whose primary focus is hunting dogs. In addition to practice, Dr. Spoo also has numerous research publications to his credit as he pushes to advance the field of veterinary medicine. In addition, he is an invited speaker to state and national veterinary meetings as an expert on the subjects of canine rehabilitation and sports medicine. For more than a quarter century Dr. Spoo has been treating hunting dogs with all manner of injuries and conditions and over that same time frame he’s chased his own dogs, that have included retrievers, setters and spaniels, all over the Midwest in pursuit of birds and the very rare ribbon.