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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
About This Book.
Conventions Used in This Book.
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.
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.
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.
Taking the Bite Out of Frostbite.
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.
Posted April 17, 2012
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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Posted October 27, 2013