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have developed animals with excellent form and function. Well-bred hunting dogs are well suited for their work as is shown by the few injuries that actually are incurred given the environment they perform in.

I hope this article will be beneficial to you in the unfortunate event that your dog is injured in the field. Taking a human first aid course would be an excellent way to further your training and knowledge of first-aid. If you ever need to come to the aid of your injured hunting dog, remember this advice taken from the profession of wildland fire fighting. Standard Fire Order Number 10: Stay Alert, Keep Calm, Think Clearly, and Act Decisively.


Deskunking Recipe
  • 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap or liquid laundry soap

    Do not use any water first. Completely saturate affected area.


Dan Novitch graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He practices in Merrill, WI. He and his dog Jasmine spend their free time chasing grouse and woodcock in the surrounding woods.

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