The GDO Field Trauma Kit was designed by professional waterfowl hunter and firefighter/EMT Alex Langbell. He designed this kit specifically for working dogs and hunting dogs. With over 36 years of hunting dog experience and 25 years as an Emergency Medical Technician, Alex has seen every type of injury that can happen to hunting dogs (and humans).
With his years of medical and hunting experience he has created the perfect aid kit to address any kind of traumatic injury that can happen to a dog. This kit will treat cuts, abrasions, bleeding, puncture wounds, sprains/strains, eye injuries, thorns and quills, hyperthermia (heat exhaustion), hypothermia (cold weather exposure), which is one of the biggest injuries in waterfowl.
It also will guide you through the steps of what to do if your dog goes into seizures or gets bitten by a snake. Unlike many of the cheap pet aid kits out on the market, the equipment included in this kit is US medical grade used by first responders across the country. In fact, you can use the equipment to treat any injury a human may incur. Also included is a veterinarian approved Emergency Field Trauma Guide to quickly reference and treat any injury that may occur. The kit is made of waterproof material and almost everything in the kit is waterproof. The kit fits in most blind bags and designed to be able to be attached to a belt or slide into a hunting vest. This is a no nonsense no BS kit that will give you piece of mind if anything were to happen to your hunting partner.
Kit includes the following items:
1 Pack Celox (Blood Clotting Agent)
1 Tourniquet for K9s
2 Sterile Gauze Bandage Rolls
1 Self Adhesive Bandage Wrap
4 Gauze Sponges
1 Roll Medical Tape
10 Antiseptic Wipes
6 Antiseptic Ointment
1 Trauma Scissors
2 Pair Latex Gloves
1 Hot Pack
1 Cold Pack
1 Sterile Saline Eye Wash
1 Tampon (For puncture wounds)
1 Emergency Blanket
1 Emergency Care Field Guide
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Field Trauma Kit with Skin Stapler
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: PRIOR TO PURCHASING OUR FIELD TRAUMA KIT WITH THE SKIN STAPLER, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TALK TO YOUR VET ABOUT THE USE OF A SKIN STAPLER. SOME VETERINARIANS DO NOT SUGGEST USING STAPLERS.
This kit includes a "one time use" sterile skin stapler that comes with 35 stainless steel staples.
35 staples preloaded
Lever action staplers are the most popular design on the market
Distinctive staple shuttling feature greatly reduces track friction, a primary cause of jamming
Short trigger stroke for ease of use and nonstop feed
Handle design comfortably fits a wide range of hand sizes
Angled head allows visibility of incision to ensure precise staple placement during operation
Arrow indicator assists in accurate staple alignment
Staple count indicator allows you to view staples remaining to help minimize waste
Quality construction and simple design assure reliable consistent performance.
Staple lines are more likely to prevent leakage of blood or air
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Directions for use included:
Before using the skin stapler we suggest having someone assist you by holding the injured dog. Always be prepared in case the dog tries to bite. Make sure to wear gloves to prevent getting germs from your hands into the wound. If you don’t have gloves, wash your hands thoroughly and try to avoid touching the open wound.
Follow these steps:
Trim any long hair around the wound as close to the skin as possible using the trauma shears. (Avoid getting hair and other foreign debris in the wound.)
Clean the area thoroughly with antiseptic wipes.
Starting on one end of the cut, using the tweezers, pinch the skin together trying to match the skin side to each other and place astaples approximately .5 to 1 cm apart.
After the wound is closed, apply a generous amount of antibiotic ointment over the entire wound.
Using a gauze pad, cover the wound, wrapping it with either a self adhesive bandage or a roll of gauze and tape. The wound should be kept clean and dry.
We strongly advise to take the dog to your veterinarian before you resume hunting
Infection is always a serious concern.
We highly recommend you take the dog to the veterinary for professional medical treatment as soon as possible and bring the stapler with you. The veterinarian will probably prescribe the dog antibiotics to prevent any infection.Staples should be removed 7 -10 days once any drainage of the wound is no longer present. Wound should be completely closed prior to removal. Once the stapler has been used dispose of it. We strongly advise you let the your veterinarian remove them
"I just wanted to reach out and tell you that I really appreciate the field trauma kit. I have a limited knowledge of canine trauma treatment but man let me tell you, having a kit that is put together as well as this is, brings an unreal level of confidence when it come to bringing my dog and clients out. After 12 years in the military it was surprising how closely this resembles our individual first aid kits and the ease of knowing where everything was at in the kit brought a level of reassurance that I didn't know I lacked. Bottom line is this is a phenomenal product that I am so glad have but hope I never have to do and a huge kudos to for creating this!" Zach Poe Hunting Guide Waterfowl Assassins