Pet Lover

Pet Lover's Guide to First Aid and Emergencies

Part of the Pet Lover's Guide series, this volume describes how to recognize an emergency — including surveying the pet and assessing the scene. A list of emergency situations and how to respond is included. The book offers an alphabetical list of both major and minor emergencies, their causes, signs, and first aid treatment. Both dogs and cats are included in each general category. In addition, the book describes CPR and includes suggestions for a pet first-aid kit, including which human drugs may be used on pets.

Paperback, 200 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2531-3


  • 1. What is normal in your pet?
    2. Learning to recognize an emergency
    3. Emergency situations and what to do (and what NOT to do)

    a. trauma
    i. Hit by car
    ii. Gunshot would
    iii. Fight with another animal
    iv. Falling from a height
    b. difficulty breathing
    c. seizures
    d. cuts and gashes
    e. excessive bleeding
    f. snake or insect bites
    g. heat stroke
    h. poisoning
    i. shock
    j. open wounds with or without exposed bones, etc.
    k. burns
    l. etc.
    4. How to perform CPR
    5. Specific emergencies (examples) – alphabetical listing

    a. Abrasions (cuts and scrapes)
    i. Causes
    ii. Signs
    iii. First Aid
    b. Balance, loss of
    i. Causes
    ii. Signs
    iii. First aid
    c. Back, broken
    i. Causes
    ii. Signs
    iii. First aid
    d. etc.
    6. First Aid Kit


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