We often get asked about some of the cool products we discuss in class and where they can be purchased. So here’s a link to some of them. We get a small affiliate fee if you purchase from the links on this page. So it’s a win-win for all the K9s involved. Encourage your colleagues to shop here too! …for Dog’s Sake!
We’ve heard great things about this product. For heat emergencies, it’s a great way to cool your K9 while transporting to the Veterinary Hospital. It’s also great for non-emergency supportive cooling, for decontamination, or plain old mud/sand removal.
Does your K9 drink ‘enough’ water? Hydration is essential in order to ensure your K9 is able to dissipate effectively through panting. Many K9s have ‘told’ us it tastes great! By adding just a small amount of the powder to their water bowl “to taste”, K9s will often be encouraged to drink an adequate amount of fluid. How will you know how much water is ‘enough’? By using hydration assessment tools like mouth moisture and skin tenting!
If you ever use a Personal or Rental vehicle to transport your K9, this is an essential tool to make sure you can keep your vehicle cool. What if you have a vehicle that runs with AC when stopped and/or has extra cooling systems? If you cover areas rural/wilderness areas, then you need this as an emergency backup… for that time Murphy visits and you stall on a remote highway in hot temperatures. Make sure to choose the size best for your vehicle and consider extra length if want to create additional ground shade at the rear of your vehicle.
Pressure Dressings and Hemostatic Agents are the Go-To for most massive bleeding situations in K9s. (In general tourniquets are neither effective, nor necessary to manage canine massive bleeding). We particularly like this pressure dressing because it is intuitive, uses gross motor skills and is packed with extra features! The 4″ size is great for K9s and the Flat version is easy to pack.
K9 fur makes it difficult to place many chest seals. The thick consistency of the SAM adhesive may provide an edge over other products, plus the high profile vent is made with solid plastic and placed in the middle of the seal which is likely to be less affected by thick fur (compared to chest seals with low profile side vents).
Many of our Working K9s can use extra joint support! Talk with your veterinarian to see if this might be a good product for your partner. We’ve seen great results and love seeing the difference this product has made for our four-legged team members.
Before using (and when purchasing) a muzzle, always remember the K9 MEDIC™ rule “Muzzle Safe? Muzzle Check.”™. Fortunately, this is a great muzzle which allows your K9 to both pant and drink. Many teams store this in their vehicle or team kit. There are multiple sizes and shapes for different breeds, so make sure you choose the one that is best for your partner!