Whenever I take my dogs out, my male always seems to get the end of his ears cut on briars. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can put on them in the field to stop the bleeding. Never bad enough for a trip to the vet, just looking for something to clot it up.
I would carry some clean gauze pads with you and when the ears get scraped, hold the ear up and apply light pressure with the gauze. Maybe you can carry some antibiotic ointment too just to keep off infection.
this last weekend he got the both cut up. I ended up cleaning them real good and than used liquid band aid on them. it seemed to work really well and i am keeping an eye on them to make sure no problems occur. i got to find a better place to hunt!
I'm going to go against the grain here. You might find a better place--pine plantation, brushy thickets, etc.--but rabbits and briars go together. Remember, Bre'r Rabbit didn't want Bre'r Fox to throw him into the briar patch. When he did, Bre'r Rabbit danced away. Times change;rabbits don't. My dogs come in almost every time with their tail bloodied from briars and brush. I know they're workin'.