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I was at my club saturday morning and 45 minutes into the hunt, my dog lacerated her ear. She was bleeding so bad I thought she cut her throat. I've found dead deer that didn't leave a bloodtrail as bad as the one she left.

I took her back to the truck and tried to stop the bleeding. Everytime I thought I had it stopped, she would shake her head and open up again. Finally, I got it stopped and bandaged her up with some cotton balls, gauze, and an ace bandage. I left her that way for a few hours (basically til we got home and I was done cleaning the birds) and when I took the bandage off, it was pretty well clotted up. She still has a nasty scab where the cut was.

Thankfully, I haven't had my dogs receive any life threatening injuries while in the field... mostly just cuts and the occasional muscle strain. But the worst (well, actually the most annoying) injury one of my dogs ever had was a cut on the tip of it's tail. Anyone who has ever owned a lab will tell you they wag their tails almost constantly... making the healing process on a cut like that a long one. I was cleaning blood off the bottom three feet of my house for about two weeks before I finally got the thing to heal.[mad]
 

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I use Blue Coat on my labs and beagles. No dog gets thier tails cut up like a beagle. You can get it at most horse supply houses. It's the best barring none. Only draw back is the blue almost purple die if it gets on something it will never come off. Experienced this when just coated labs ear and old lady opens back door. You know dog does head slide on beige carpet. It comes in a yellow bottle with a swab applicator. Kind of like PVC glue swab. Also, I clean my dogs ears with rat poison(boric acid). I mix 2 cups hot water with 2 tablespoons of rat poison(boric acid) stir let cool the apply inside of dogs ear. Cheaper then the sauve(panalog) the vet gives you and better. An old hound dog man from Kentucky told me of this remedy. Then my old vet who was a real vet. Agreed and told me it was an old horse medicine. I give my dogs their own shots 7-way with Parvo vaccine. My vet does a once a year check up and rabies/lyme disease shot.

Till our trails cross,

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my German Shorthair did it every time went we out. my truck still has blod splatter on the roof liner. at home i had to repaint the walls because of it. i know the best solution...VASELINE! I used to put a bunch of it in a baggy and leave it in my hunting jacket. when your dog cuts the ear just take a big pinch of it and smear it in the cut and it will stop right then. believe me.
 

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I used to use Bag Balm... it's sort of like vaseline but thicker... farmers use it on cow udders to keep them soft in winter. I never had any luck using it to stop bleeding but used to put it on my dogs ears before we went into the field so their ears were more likely to slip off something instead of getting cut.
 
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