Emergency First Aid For Dogs by Mark Bucksch


Emergency First Aid for Dogs is a handy pocket-sized guide that is packed with tips and advice on preventing and dealing with dog health emergencies until you can get to a vet.

Fri 02 Dec 2016

By Judy

Emergency First Aid For Dogs by Mark Bucksch

Emergency First Aid For Dogs by Mark Bucksch

Emergency First Aid for Dogs is a handy pocket-sized guide that is packed with tips and advice on preventing and dealing with dog health emergencies until you can get to a vet.

This sensible little guide should be read by dog owners as soon as they buy it and before trouble strikes so that they are prepared to react in the face of an emergency and equally importantly so that they can prevent most accidents before they happen.

The first section deals with accident and illness prevention, awareness of the possible effects of changes of water and diet, what heat of a warmer climate can do and the dangers of strange dogs and being near water. Similarly the dangers to your dog of very cold conditions (snow trapped under the paws etc.)

The first aid section as you would expect spells out the order of priority in the case of an emergency, looks at recovery position, bandaging and resuscitation (blow cautiously allowing for difference in lung capacity through the dogs nostrils when offering ‘mouth to mouth’). There is then a section looking at the usual summer hazards: bites of various kinds (and possible reactions to these) heat stroke and sunburn.

A section about travelling abroad contains important information you should be prepared before you go with a plan of action if your pet is taken ill (a lexicon at the back of the book gives a lot of the words you might need if you need to visit a vet in French or German speaking countries.)

A list of items required for your dog’s first aid kit is given, as is some useful advice about considering your dogs abilities and needs when choosing a holiday where your pet will be joining you.

You could buy a few copies of this little book, keeping one in the house, one in your favourite dog walking clothes, one in the glove compartment of the car and perhaps another with your pet’s passport. It would seem a worthwhile investment if you could help save your pet’s life by knowing what to do if a crisis strikes.

The Hubble & Hattie imprint was launched in 2009 and is named in memory of two very special and much-loved Westies owned by Veloce proprietors, Rod Grainger and Jude Brooks. Hubble & Hattie is the home of a range of books that cover all-things animal – be these dogs, cats, horses, rabbits or elephants – produced to a high quality of content and presentation and offering great value for money.