First Aid For Dogs For Dummies, Mini Edition [NOOK Book]

First Aid For Dogs For Dummies, Mini Edition

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Be prepared to quickly understand how to help your beloved pet

When time is short and your dog is depending on you, First Aid For Dogs For Dummies is the book to have close at hand. Find information about identifying injury, determining the proper steps to take, and knowing when to contact your vet.

Open the book and find:

  • The essentials for a complete first-aid kit

  • Where and how to apply pressure to stop bleeding

  • What to do when your pet is choking

  • Guidance for emergencies such as heatstroke, dehydration, and frostbite

  • Poison identification, removal, and treatment strategies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118043080
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 404,116
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, is a specialist in canine sports medicine and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University.

Tracy Barr, a professional writer and editor, is the coauthor of Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies and has contributed to numerous For Dummies books.

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Table of Contents


About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: First Steps in First Aid.

Having a Few Important Numbers on Speed Dial.

Putting Together Your First-Aid Kit.

Examining an Unconscious Animal's Vital Signs.

Administering CPR.

Knowing When to Get Your Pet to a Vet Immediately.

Chapter 2: Bites, Scrapes, and Wounds.

Dealing with Dog and Other Animal Bites.

Taking Care of Insect Bites.

Treating Shallow Wounds.

Taking Care of Deep Wounds.

Dealing with Puncture Wounds.

When You Don't Know Where the Blood Is Coming From.

Soothing Burns.

Chapter 3: Something Caught and Something Broken: Choking, Sprains, and Fractures.

Helping a Dog Who's Choking.

Alleviating Sprains and Strains.

Dealing with Broken Bones.

Chapter 4: Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heatstroke, and Dehydration.

Handling Hypothermia.

Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite.

Handling Heatstroke.

Dealing with Dehydration.

Chapter 5: Poison!

Using the National Animal Poison Control Center Hotline.

Removing Poisons on Your Pet.

Dealing with Ingested Poisons.

Recognizing Common Poisons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    good info

    this book taught me a few things im glad to know as i take my dogs on several outdoor adventures. Lots of good info. tahnks alot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013


    Bad it is calling people dummies

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