Emergency Care for the Outdoor Dog
A small pocket guide that you can conveniently carry on you at all times when outdoors with your dog, in case of emergencies. It discusses both basic and essential first aid techniques and care for when some of the more common or serious problems arise unexpectedly. Your dog deserves the best care it can get, and while not everyone is a trained veterinarian, that doesn't mean you can't develop the skill or know-how to treat your dog's injuries when out in the field.
Randy Acker's Pocket Field Guide for Dog First Aid Care:
- Only measures 4" x 6" - Pocket size
- Spiral bounds makes it easy to use and durable (pending inventory)
This edition has been revised and updated.
Some symptoms and problems discussed in this book included the following:
- Removal from animal traps
- Surgical stapling
- Gunshot wounds
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lesions, and scrapes
- Fatigue and collapse
- Snake bites
- Heat strokes
- Ear and eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Breathing problems
- Fish hook injuries
- Cactus injuries
- Cut pads
- Joint aches
- Torn nails
- Other animal attacks
- Broken teeth
- Tar and oil problems
- Much more!!
Initial care is often the most important aspect when treating many of the problems your dog may encounter outdoors. Immediate medical treatment is likely not an option, so as your dog's best and most reliable companion, it is your responsibility to do everything within your power. Many of the techniques read in this book can be life-saving, and are generally catered towards people with no medical experience.
Highly recommended for: Hunters w/ hunting dogs - Canine search and rescue teams - Police force dogs - Recreational pet owners
Note from the owner: "I am very close with my husky, Kiya. She goes with me on nearly every trip I take. Like a lot of adventurous outdoor dogs, she likes to take chances. I can barely count all the 'scares' I've had to deal with through her crazy antics. Some of which include attacking wild turkeys that are too big for her, chasing ducks and geese half way across a 1/2 mile wide lake, running up the steepest of hillsides and cliffs, and even falling through thin ice trying to cross a stream. She has been through a lot, and I refuse to let anything happen to her, which is why I committed myself to learning everything I can to care for her if anything were to happen. I have the comfort and peace of mind knowing that I am not limited by my ability if Kiya ever needed emergency care and first aid."
-Book by Randy Acker, DVM. - A Wilderness Adventurer's Field Guide.