First Aid For Pets For DummiesŪ, Portable Edition

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2010 - Pets - 96 pages
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Act quickly and confidently in any pet emergency

Be prepared! This must-have guide gives you everything you need to identify injuries, determine the proper steps to take, and when you need to contact your vet.

Find out:

  • What first-aid supplies you should always have on hand
  • How to approach and examine an injured animal
  • The best way to check vital signs and what to do next
  • What to do when your pet is choking
  • Where and how to apply pressure to stop bleeding
  • Treatments for trauma, shock, and seizures
  • Poison identification, removal, and treatment strategies
  • Tips on the best ways to give medications
  • How to soothe burns, treat wounds, and use splints on breaks and sprains

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About the author (2010)

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, presents Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars and regularly writes for dog magazines. She is a canine sports medicine consultant and a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Greg Krukonis: Greg Kukonis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanford University. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of biology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Tracy Barr: Tracy Barr is a professional writer and editor who has authored or co-authored several other books for Wiley, including "Adoption For Dummies, Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies," and "Latin For Dummies." She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four children.

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