PRACTICAL GUIDE : 1ST AID FOR MY DOG
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PRACTICAL GUIDE : 1ST AID FOR MY DOG

Because an image is worth a thousand words, this practical guide is illustrated with over 700 photos and diagrams, together with simple technical explanations. With its help, you will be able to respond adequately when your four-legged friend is injured, unwell or intoxicated.

Our dogs have become true members of our family. When an accident occurs, following basic first aid procedures, calling the veterinarian and taking the dog quickly to a qualified professional will prevent any deterioration in your dog's state of health.

Foreword by Professor Dominique GRANDJEAN, this book will be accessible for everyone. 

AUTHOR : Bruno VANEHUIN, instructor

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Description

The procedures presented in this book are not intended to replace the advice of a veterinarian. But they will help you to best protect your companion's life and health while waiting to transport him or her to the health professional. 

The purpose of this book is to allow any owner : 

  • to recognize signs of distress, 
  • to do the best he/she can to preserve the dog's life, 
  • to avoid, if possible, any aggravation while waiting for the veterinarian's advice over the phone and the provision of professional medical care to your pet. 

In a pocket format and in the form of an alphabet, this guide is meant to be practical and accessible. It will slip easily into your backpack during walks or in your first aid kit. 

An essential guide that any caring pet-owner should consult regularly ! 

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FOREWORD BY PROFESSOR DOMINIQUE GRANDJEAN 
MVDr, PhD, HDR 
Veterinary doctor 
Doctor of Nutrition 
Head of the Livestock, Equine and Carnivorous Pathology Department 
Unit Director Livestock and Sports Medicine (U.M.E.S.) 
Professor and Researcher at the National Veterinary School of Alfort 
Chief Veterinary Officer (Colonel) of the Paris Fire Brigade

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SUMMARY :

Acknowledgements
Foreword

PART ONE :
THE EMERGENCY CHAIN
SAFETY
- The HEDIGER rule
- Approaching the animal
- Observe its behaviour
- The aggressive animal
- Putting on a makeshift muzzle
- Restraining the dog : sitting, standing, lying down
- Moving the dog
- Avoiding and caring for dog bites
MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL TO THE VETERINARIAN
- The emergency call

PART TWO : FIRST AID
IDENTIFYING LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
- Is the dog bleeding profusely ? Is the dog choking ? Is the dog responding ?
- Clearing the airways
- Is the dog breathing ?
- Is there a heartbeat ?
- First aid actions to be performed in response to life-threatening emergencies
- Additional symptoms that can be reported to the veterinarian
- Breathing frequencies over 1 minute
- Heart rates over 1 minute
- Overview: searching for signs of life-threatening distress
- Overview: searching for lesions
- Morphology/anatomy
- Blood volume
- Comparing the age of a dog with human age
- Characteristic elements of dog emergencies
CHOKING
- Looking inside the mouth/throat
- Slapping the back
- Compressing the abdomen
- Slaps and compressions
BLEEDING
- Applying local compression
- Applying a tourniquet
- Externalized bleeding
- Protection of the responder
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
- Recovery position
- Sternal recovery position
CARDIAC ARREST
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Chest compression
- Compression / release of the thorax
- Position of the responder
- Insufflations : mouth to nose

PART THREE : SUMMARY AND INDEX
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF INJURIES
- Bandages
- Chemical burns
- Claw torn off
- Cold shock - hydrocution
- Convulsive seizure
- Deformed area - contusions
- Diarrhea
- Drowning
- Electric shock
- Envenomation
- Evisceration
- Eye damage
- Fishhook
- Frostbite
- Giving birth
- Gunshot wound
- Heat stroke
- Hypothermia
- Intoxications
- Limb fractures
- Pawpads
- Severe burn
- Severe injuries
- Simple burn
- Simple wound
- Skull - trauma, concussion
- Smoke - Fire
- Spikelets - foxtail grass
- Spine, pelvis injury
- State of shock
- Stomach dilation / Torsion
- Ticks
- Urine - blood
- Vaccines
- Vomiting
- Wounds caused by a foreign body

PART FOUR :
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION
EMERGENCY FIRST-AID KITS
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
IN THE SAME COLLECTION
WARNING
LEGAL INFORMATION

Fiche technique

DOG03
10.50 cm
17.50 cm
1 cm
0.22 kg
Fiche technique
Type d'outil pédagogique
Guide pratique
Utilisateur final de l'outil
Particulier
Date de dernière édition
February 2019
Nombre de pages
248 pages
Dimensions
10,5 x 17,5 cm
ISBN
978-2-35738-537-5
Prix / Récompense(s) / Certification(s)
Mention spéciale du meilleur guide pratique 2019 du prix littéraire de la Société Centrale Canine.

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