Do you know what to do if your dog gets cut on a barbed-wire fence? What if your dog is showing signs of hypoglycemia, hypothermia or overheating? These are just a couple of the many questions that Dr. Dustin Babler addresses on this episode of the Project Upland Podcast. Dustin is a veterinarian, upland bird hunter and passionate educator when it comes to field first aid for our bird dogs.
Tune in to the show to hear Dr. Dustin Babler describe how he prepares for trips into the uplands. He’ll tell you what to carry in your first aid kit as well as what to watch out for when hunting and observing your dog. We also take a closer look at what the handler can do to be adequately prepared before going on any upland hunting trip.
Nutrition, supplements and medications are part of the discussion on this episode of the podcast. Dustin will tell you when to use them, how to use them and how to pick the best application for your dog.
While we cover a lot of specific information with respect to treating and caring for your bird dog, always consult your veterinarian when it comes to making the best decisions for your bird dog.
About Dr. Dustin Babler:
“Dr. Dustin was born and raised in Woodridge, Ill. At a very young age his family instilled in him a compassion for serving others.
“His journey ultimately led to the University of Illinois where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school, his passions flourished. He has continued to refine his skills in practice. His particular areas of focus lie in ultrasound, cardiology and surgery.
“When Dr. Dustin isn’t working or traveling on mission trips abroad, he enjoys spending his free time outdoors. From hunting, fishing, camping, or even just going on runs and hikes with his dogs, Dierks and Cali, you won’t find him inside on a sunny day!”
Animal Hospital of Woodstock: http://www.animalhospitalofwoodstock.com
First Aid Kit Discussed on the Show: https://www.medik9usa.com
Animal Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435
Follow Dustin on Instagram: @drdustindvm
Also mentioned on the show: Pheasants Forever Bird Dogs For Habitat
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 58
The Project Upland Podcast is brought to you in part by: Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits, Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Eukanuba Performance Dog Food, Dogtra Collars and Dakota 283 Kennels
Nick Larson is brand communications director at Northwoods Collective. He is also the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.