K9 Quick Reference Guide (TM) - Pocket Sized -- 3rd Edition NOW AVAILABLE!


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Your K9 is a versatile and valued member of your team, and in many cases, family. However, due to their versatility, they’re subject to a wide variety of potential medical emergencies. Traumatic injuries, poisoning, bloat, snakebites, cuts, overdoses, and many more. As their handler or teammate, you will be looked upon to assist your K9 when they need you the most. This K9 Quick Reference Guide is a fantastic addition to help provide the best response to a K9 medical emergency.

Developed in conjunction with www.paravetk9.com. Their lead instructor has nearly 20 years as a Special Operations K9 handler, and is the most sought-after K9 medical instructor in the U.S.A. If you are interested in the courses they offer, reach out to them for training and class information. Classes fill up quickly! 

K9 Quick Reference Guide includes:
  • K9 Handling Considerations
  • T.H.R.E.A.T. algorithm for K9 care
  • (Order to perform medical care for K9’s) such as what tourniquets work best and when to use them
  • Where to needle decompress a K9
  • How to deal with Heat Stress
  • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (bloat)
  • Snake Bite
  • K9 CPR
  • Unconscious/Unresponsive K9
  • Hydration Status in K9’s and Injection Sites
  • K9 Vitals (baseline and space for your K9)
  • K9 Stages of Shock
  • Emergency Formulary (drug doses) for K9’s
  • Advanced Life Support medications, Anesthetics, Benzo’ and Opioids                    (and their reversal agents), and more!
  • K9 Med Kit Considerations
  • Injection sites with visual image guide
  • K9 Information Card

Updated as of 2024 with the latest in treatment protocols!

Size is 5.25"H x 3.5"W, with 80lb paper, fully laminated. Easily fits in the shoulder pockets of duty uniforms, IFAK's, and aid bags. Rugged enough and small enough to go with you on every single mission.