The First Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats

The First Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats by Amy D. Shojai is a straightforward guide that covers both major problems--CPR, heat stroke, and strangulation--and minor ones, such as swollen tails, ingrown nails, and flea allergies. Beginning with simple tests and explanations of general care issues like dehydration examinations and triage, this guide then moves on to an alphabetical listing of every possible situation, from arrow wounds to worms.

You can learn:
  • Basic first-aid techniques, such as cleaning a wound, making a splint, and performing CPR-- step-by-step!
  • Which over-the-counter human medications can help-- or harm-- your dog or cat.
  • What to keep in your pet's medicine chest (many essential items are probably in your house already!).
  • How to quickly pinpoint what's wrong with your pet, using the First-Aid Symptom Finder.
Plus, you'll discover a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to more than 150 common-- and not-so-common-- injuries and conditions, including:
  • Abscesses (page 60)
  • Bites from Animals (page 90)
  • Car Accidents (page 117)
  • Choking (page 131)
  • Gunshot Wounds (page 224)
  • Heatstroke (page 237)
  • Hot Spots (page 245)
  • Jellyfish Stings (page 269)
  • Poisoning (page 311)
  • Snakebites (page 350)
Each at-a-glance entry tells you when to call the vet, which supplies or medications you'll need, what immediate action you should take, and what you should do as follow-up care.
By knowing what to do in an emergency and then acting quickly and confidently to take the proper steps, you could save your pet's life. The next time medical help is not quickly available, reach for The First-Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats. It's a pet owner's second best friend.

About the Author
Amy D. Shojai is the author of 12 books about dogs and cats. She lectures around the United States on pet-related topics and is frequently interviewed on national radio and TV. She lives with her husband and pets in Sherman, Texas.

Book Details
  • Paperback: 439 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (March 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579543650
  • ISBN-13: 9781579543655
  • Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • List Price: $19.95
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