Canine trauma kit vs first aid kit... What's the difference?
There is a distinct difference between a trauma kit and a first aid kit. But the contents of each are often overlapped and intermingled when we discuss what goes into...Read more
Canine CPR: Four Must Know Golden Nuggets
Did you hear about our upcoming canine CPR training?? Its is hosted online and LIVE! Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 7pm CST. Click here to save your seat and join...Read more
K9 CPR prerequisites: three core pillars
Right now, there is not enough data to give you an interesting statistical fact in regards to trauma in our dogs and how that coincides with the mortality rate in...Read more
What is the BEST diet for my dog??
Let’s talk canine nutrition. Because there is a lot of confusion, misinformation, and now… mistrust amongst dog owners. It is scary how much conflicting information is out there… and maybe...Read more
Real talk: Is your dog overweight?
I get a lot of questions about nutrition. So, the next two weeks we are going to talk about it. But to start, I want to talk about an incredibly...Read more
Five viable bandaging options to cover cuts and lacerations
Picking up from where we left off last week. We are entering our final step in the wound management process which is covering the wound. Again- quick recap: Step 1)...Read more
Wound closure: what you need to know
Well I did it again… where I set out to write a blog post and it ended up being just shy of 2000 words. I know that is a lot...Read more
A simple TWO STEP approach to wound management
So, your dog runs up to you and you notice he has a bloody spot on his chest. Upon further inspection you see that there is a wound that appears...Read more
Cleaning Canine Cuts. The ONE effective tool.
What people are carrying in their canine first aid kits is always a super-hot topic in groups on Facebook and discussion forums where people travel, camp, or hike with their...Read more
Adventure dog advice...Don't make me tell you twice.
I was recently inspired by a segment in a book that gave fantastic advice. This advice in the book matched the same advice that I had been given several years...Read more
Part two of two: First Aid for head injuries in your pup
Did you know we have a membership site where you can master canine first aid with accountability, guidance, and support? And we are talking support from yours truly, a small animal veterinarian, and...Read more
Part one of two: What to look for in a mild head injury
Fact: as a veterinarian and online canine first aid instructor I have not once been asked about what to do in the event of a head injury. And actually, most dogs have a pretty thick skull so it’s not something we deal with a whole lot… with the exception of hit by car (HBC) cases on emergency.Read more