Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

The vintage bestseller—expanded and updated

The consultant puppy fanatics have trusted for greater than twenty-seven years, this instruction manual has been generally revised to incorporate the newest details on every little thing from dogs healthcare to nutrients to holistic remedies. Dog Owner's domestic Veterinary Handbook, Fourth variation, is the definitive consultant for each puppy proprietor. It places important info at your fingertips, with:

  • An index of signs that can assist you locate info fast

  • Clearly written, step by step instructions for dealing with universal dogs illnesses and problems

  • A bankruptcy on emergencies that explains what to do instantly for surprise, damaged bones, burns, dehydration, warmth stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and more

  • Hundreds of photographs and drawings that illustrate what to appear for and what to do to supply the easiest deal with your dog

  • A word list of terms

With this consultant, you will recognize while to hurry your puppy to the vet and if you can start therapy at domestic. you will speak extra successfully along with your vet. you should have the newest info on each element of your dog's treatment in the event you desire it. this can be the hands-on reference you will belief back and again.

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Whilst all different acquaintances wasteland, he is still. while riches take wings and popularity falls to items, he's as consistent in his love because the sunlight in its trip in the course of the heavens. —Senator George Vest, 1870 vii 02_067857 ftoc. qxp 7/6/07 10:28 PM web page viii CONTENTS creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvii bankruptcy 1: EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 dealing with and discretion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Muzzles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Restraining for exam and remedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 wearing an Injured puppy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Transporting an Injured puppy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 man made respiratory and middle therapeutic massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 man made breathing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight CPR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven Anaphylactic surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thirteen Acute Painful stomach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 damaged Bones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen chilly publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hypothermia (Low physique Temperature) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Frostbite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dehydration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Drowning and Suffocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 electrical surprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 warmth Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 common therapy of Poisoning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 touch Poisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Drug Poisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Rodent Poisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Poison Baits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 pesticides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 rubbish and nutrients Poisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Raisins, Grapes, and different foodstuff Poisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Corrosive loved ones items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Petroleum items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 viii 02_067857 ftoc. qxp 7/6/07 10:28 PM web page ix CONTENTS • ix toxic crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Zinc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Toad and Salamander Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Insect Stings and Bites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Snakebites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty Pit Vipers (Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths, and Copperheads) . . . . . . . . forty Coral Snakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty-one Treating Snakebites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty two Wounds . . . . . . . . . . .

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