Written by Doctor of veterinary medicine Randy Aker and Author Jim Fergus, this book is known as the definitive field pocket guide to symptoms and treatments for problems and injuries that your dog can encounter while camping in the outdoors. It is a 91 page field guide published in a 4 x 6 spiral bound cover for ease of carry and use. The book is clearly written and illustrated allowing even a person most uneducated in medicine to easily follow. In addition to treatments and care, the book provides excellent prevention tips through specific lists for first aid.


“Buy this book and put together a first aid kit for your dog.” – Janice M. Hansen , Amazon.com

“If you are a person that likes to take your dog out on long camping trips or hikes and you don’t want to have to carry him/her back, then this book is a must.” – dmsets2, Ebay.com

“I opened the cover and immediately read it from front to back and what I found was a wonderfully written comprehensive manual that is easy to navigate, provides accurate information, and does not waste a lot of your time delving through fluff that does not help solve your dogs problem.” – Fred Forrest, WorkingDogs.com


I. General Information: Prevention, Preparation, and Techniques

  • Preventing Injury and Illness
  • Physical Examination
  • Muzzle Application
  • Bandaging Techniques
  • Surgical Stapling and Gluing

II. Type of Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Allergies/Allergic Reactions
  • Animal Pests
  • Bleeding and Lacerations
  • Bones: Fractures and Dislocations
  • Breathing Problems: Choking, Coughing, Gagging, Sneezing
  • Burns/Scalding
  • Collapse and Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowning
  • Ear Injuries and Problems
  • Eye Injuries and Problems
  • Foot and Pad Injuries and Problems
  • Fish Hook Injuries
  • Frostbite
  • Gunshot
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hypothermia/Frostbite
  • Insects
  • Lameness: Examining and Diagnosing
  • Poisons/Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Shock
  • Stomach Torsion
  • Vomiting

III. Type of Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • First Aid Kit/Supplies
  • Other Sources of Information
  • Dosage Chart
  • Index

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