Midwest Book Review
First Aid For The Active Dog by Sid Gustafson (a practicing Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine), is a very handy guide which is filled from cover to cover with life-saving basics for helping four-footed canine friends, ranging from dealing with a broken leg; to tooth problems; to ticks and fleas; to heat or cold exposure, and more. Of special note is "Part I" addressing the prerequisites to first aid. Spiral-bound for easy reference and specifically written for non-specialist general readers with canine companions, First Aid For The Active Dog is an excellent emergency resource, and a perfect "take along" for when one is hiking, hunting, or on the go with an active dog. Not intended to replace proper veterinary care, First Aid For The Active Dog is a welcome and recommended addition for any personal or family dog care reference shelf.
"From choking to shock and porcupine quills to snake bites, First Aid for the Active Dog is an invaluable resource
" -- (The Cassette)
pet owners can learn health-related facts and techniques for their dogs." -- (Doug Crowl, Reporter-Herald)
Easy to read and concise, and includes detailed photographs to make first aid procedures easy to follow." (Dog & Kennel) --(Dog & Kennel)
From the Author
Sid provides behavioral consultations to resolve behavioral, health, and training issues in dogs, horses, and other domestic species. If you are having trouble managing the behavior of your dog or horse, Dr Gustafson can help you fulfill your companion's behavioral needs to facilitate the development of a willing partnership to resolve unwelcome behaviours.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine for decades, Dr Gustafson teaches animal behavior for the University of Guelph. This book provides information regarding the principles of canine behavior as they apply to canine field medicine. Restraint contributes 90% to the effectiveness field medicine, and willing restraint is always best. The narrative is designed to teach and then assist canine guardians to effectively respond to manage canine emergencies and illnesses they may encounter in the field where veterinary care is not available. It is also a concise guide on how to keep your dog healthy to endure the rigors of outdoor adventure.