K9 Decon: Your Partner’s Health And Safety Are On The Line

Are You Prepared? Canine decontamination is a scary topic.  For many handlers this thought has never crossed their mind.  However, our canine partners are frequently exposed to dangerous environments while on a mission and it is our responsibility to mitigate the risk of exposure in order to ensure their safety and continued good health. It…

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Part 3: Blue-Green Algae & Your Search Dog

Yellow lab being hosed off

In Part 3 of our 4-part series on blue-green algae, professor, decontamination expert, and FEMA Canine Search Specialist Dr. Erin Perry gives us best practices for decontaminating your dog when you suspect exposure. What considerations are there when decontaminating your dog? Best practices for decontamination include consideration of route of exposure, available supplies and time…

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