Immediate and appropriate first aid treatment in a medical emergency can greatly reduce the pain and suffering experienced by your pet and could save their life Knowing how to help in those first vital minutes before you can get to the vet is absolutely vital and choosing to read this book could be one of the most important decisions you makeThis guide is designed for all dog lovers It explains how to help your pet or any other dog should an accident happen It is ideal for those working with dogs and pet owners to gain the skills and confidence to help in an emergency until veterinary support is available The manual takes you through a step by step guide to examining your pet, recognising if there is something wrong and treatment for common veterinary emergencies The book covers most common first aid emergencies, including helping a choking dog, dog bites, car accidents, injured limbs, CPR, fitting and poisoning The content conforms to the RECOVER guidelines for veterinary CPR and complies with the Veterinary Care ActThe manual consists of illustrated directions, flow charts, diagrams and accompanies the comprehensive online First Aid for Dogs course available from and our practical Dog First Aid coursesThis bookmaterial has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Pets in conjunction with other medical, first aid, animal and veterinary professionals

10 thoughts on “First Aid for Dogs

  1. Scotlad Scotlad says:

    This is an excellent guide and very helpful Written in plain text that is easy to read in a straightforward style On the front cover there is an extremely helpful quick find guide to the potential problem you are seeking, however, what really lets this book down is that the page numbers are not actually printed on any of the pages, therefore rendering a quick find issue impossible in a true emergency when you have to flick through every page to find what you need to know Such a pity for a great little book of wisdom and practical help.I would give the advice and content 5 stars also UK based writing but sadly the page references and quick find only merit 1 star.

  2. Paul Roberts Paul Roberts says:

    I bought the Kindle version of this book firstly to save cash 3.79 vs 9.99 for paperback at the time of purchase and secondly to overcome a problem reported in other reviews namely that you can t use the contents index to quickly navigate to a particular section in the printed book.Well, I did save money, and the navigation does indeed work fine on the Kindle, but there s a new problem font sizing doesn t work on the Kindle version The text stays locked at the smallest size no matter how much you amp up the font size on your device.For this reason I had to read the book via the free Kindle app fullscreen on my PC, even though I have an actual handheld Kindle On the plus side, at least all the illustrations show up in the correct place, rather than drifting away from the accompanying text as they are prone to do in Kindle versions of other instructive books that I ve read.However, the book has given me what I was looking for It s told me what kind of things I should have in my compact 1st aid kit when out on long, remote walks with my dogs It s given me a foundation of doggy first aid knowledge which will hopefully guide me on what to do, and what not to do, the next time one of my suicidal little Beagles has a misadventure.

  3. Pen Brown Pen Brown says:

    I grew up on a farm some distance from a vet so we had to treat our own dogs in an emergency I wish we d had this manual then It s excellent with clear instructions and diagrams a chatty style of writing It s well worth reading this book BEFORE you need to use it in an emergency you ll be much confident in knowing what to do when something untoward happens with your dog.

  4. Customer Customer says:

    This book is brilliant for a first aid emergency situation It contains all the basics and easy with follow directions and photos so you know you are doing the right thing Very reassuring to have should the worst happen.

  5. Customer Customer says:

    Fab little book As a veterinary nurse I wanted a really good first aid book that I could recommend I think this book is great, really straight forward and easy to understand with clear instructions and great images Very happy with this purchase and covers so many different first aid situations that I am sure many dog owners will come across,

  6. Ronnie Ronnie says:

    This is so full of great information, I think all dog owners should get this If anything happens to my poochie, I will now know how to help her, giving her a better chance of getting better.

  7. Smart Smart says:

    A concise and informative book which is a good size to keep handy in case of an emergency Worth buying if you are getting a dog or already have one.

  8. Julie Emma Charlton Julie Emma Charlton says:

    Luckily I haven t had to use this yet, but am delighted it is there if needed.

  9. Nancy E Nancy E says:

    clear concise well written

  10. Jesseca Church Jesseca Church says:

    Can t really speak to the content I purchased the kindle edition and some of the words letters are squished together on every page making it very difficult to read Not very pleased with this purchase Going to try and get through some of the content anyway.