Part FIVE of the Five First Aid myths: Effective snake bite "treatments"
Today we will dispel the myths, talk about various types of bites, and give you tangible action steps to prevent snake bites from occurring in the first place.Read more
The Wanderdog mission starts with you.
The implementation of your first aid knowledge is not the first step but the final step. That is your emergency backup. Many first aid courses and education use the first aid knowledge as the ONLY step. But there is so much more to it.Read more
Part Four of the Five First Aid myths: The use of tourniquets in dogs.
Tourniquets are in vogue. And having a passion for first aid I am absolutely all for preparedness, having a survivalist mindset, and being well equipped for anything life should throw at me.Read more
Part Three of the Five First Aid myths: Is hydrogen peroxide useful for cleaning wounds?
An old timer veterinarian was bit very badly by a dog. Multiple puncture wounds on his arm and hand. Several of the puncture wounds were very deep, penetrating far beneath the skin layer. First, he flushed the wounds with water, and then he reached for a bottle of hydrogen peroxide.....Read more
The six reasons our dogs make the best life coaches
I took a trip to North Carolina. Pisgah National Forest. If you have ever been you know very well that once you get into the heart of the Forest, there is virtually no cell phone reception. I lived out of the back of my Toyota 4 Runner for 6 days. That is 5 nights with no Instagram, Google, email, text messages, and Pandora (yes I still use Pandora… yes, I still refuse to pay for a subscription. Yes, I hear Trojan commercials about every 10 minutes).Read more
Part Two of the Five First Aid myths: Should I give my dog electrolytes?
Topic number two of the five-part mini-series is all about giving your dog electrolyte solutions. Now it wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t start a blog post with a little rant. Because that is kinda my jam...Read more
Part One of the Five First Aid Myths: All the reasons you shouldn't give your dog Aspirin
There is a ton of information out there. And if it’s on the internet it must be true... right?
Some of this information is downright wrong, scary and sometimes deadly.
The one thing you need to handle ANY emergency.
What if I told you that in all actuality your mindset will make you or break you. Your mindset in a crisis situation is the very key you hold to a successful outcome. And what if I told you that you have the ability to practice this daily. You can practice this concept on your drive to work, when dealing with clients and coworkers, and at home with your loved ones.Read more