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Adventure Medical Kits Introduces Canine Field Medicine Book

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Ideal First Aid Book Authored By Veterinarian with Over 30 Years of Experience



Leveraging over 25 years of expertise in wilderness first aid for humans and now pets, Adventure® Medical Kits introduces the Canine Field Medicine book (MSRP: $14.95). This definitive guide is now available as a stand-alone volume and is also available within the Adventure® Dog Series Workin’ Dog™ medical kit (MSRP $110). The manual provides expert guidance on how to monitor a dog’s key vital signs, administer first aid, and address common canine troubles.

“We want to provide dog owners and outdoor enthusiasts with the education and tools needed to be first aid experts when out in the field,” said Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Adventure Medical Kits. “Whether backpacking, hunting, farming, or playing in the park, Canine Field Medicine is a definitive guide offering vital information for every dog owner.”

Dr. Sid Gustafson, DVM is the author of the Canine Field Medicine book. Dr. Gustafson is a novelist, veterinarian (with 30 years of experience), university educator and veterinary behaviorist. He has been engrossed in animal culture his entire life, teaching veterinary medicine, acting as an animal advocate as well as an expert in animal behavior.

The Canine Field Medicine book is a concise, fully illustrated guide designed to teach and assist pet owners to effectively respond to and manage canine emergencies and illnesses they may encounter. The manual is divided into two sections. Section one is a prerequisite to first aid covering accident prevention, general dog behavior, restraining your dog, and examining your dog to determine the seriousness of their injury or illness. Section two addresses the nuts and bolts of administering first aid including details on canine CPR, choking, seizures, cuts and wounds, tick bites, eye/ear problems, wild animal encounters, and many other maladies. Whether you are at home or in a remote location far from veterinary care, this book should accompany you and your dog wherever you travel.

The Workin’ Dog Kit (MSRP: $110) is a one-stop-solution for keeping your companion safe. The kit contains the information and veterinarian-grade supplies you need to deal with serious emergencies. Key components of the kit include: Canine Field Medicine which details how to use all of the items included in the kit as well as a Survive Outdoors Longer® Emergency Blanket to treat shock and hypothermia, an LED headlamp for hands-free illumination, an emergency leash, an emergency cold pack for sprains, strains and heat exposure, and a self-adhering elastic bandage that won’t stick to a dog’s hair. For serious cuts and wounds, the kit comes with hydrogen peroxide and 20 CC irrigation syringe for effectively cleaning wounds, as well as QuikClot® Gauze and hemostat forceps to stop bleeding fast. A disposable skin stapler closes serious wounds out in the field when you are far from medical care.

About Adventure Medical Kits

For 25 years Adventure Medical Kits has had the privilege to bring the most innovative and comprehensive medical solutions to the outdoor industry. For every blister and broken bone that the brand has helped mend, for every unexpected night out spent warmly in one of our bivvies, we thank you for trusting us to keep you safe.

About Tender Corporation

Tender Corporation’s headquarters have been nestled in the heart of the White Mountains in Littleton, New Hampshire since 1975. The company is the proud manufacturer of the world-famous insect bite treatment, After Bite®, and now offers The Itch Eraser®, to help stop the itch and heal the skin. From a full line of well-known insect repellents, Ben’s® and Natrapel®, to first aid and emergency preparedness brands like Adventure Medical Kits®, Easy Care First Aid™, Survive Outdoors Longer®, and After Burn® – we’ve got you covered. Always striving to be on the forefront of innovation, many of Tender’s products are packaged in ways that allow them to be both convenient to use and environmentally friendly. Additional information is available at