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First Aid & Health Care For Pets & Domestic Animals

Selected Books & Web Sites

Selected books to educate pet owners about common diseases, health problems and preventative health measures, so they may become informed partners with veterinarians in keeping their pets healthy. Many are written by or in consultation with veterinarians in easy-to-understand layman's language. Check your local library or favorite book store for a copy.

Books for Companion Animal Owners:

    The arthritis cure for pets.
    Brian Beale & Brenda Adderly. Boston: Little Brown, 2000.

    Ask the vet.
    2nd ed., revised & expanded/ Dawn Curie Thomas & William S. Thomas. Sarasota, FL: Book World Press, 1997.

    Complete illustrated guide to cat care.
    Bruce Fogel and A. T. B. Edney. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 1999.

    The doctor's book of home remedies for dogs and cats: over 1,000 solutions to your pet's problems.
    Matthew Hoffman. Ed. Prevention Magazine Health Books, Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996.

    Dog owner's home veterinary handbook.
    3rd ed. / James M. Giffin. John Wiley & Sons 1999.

    Emergency first aid for your dog.
    Tamara S. Shearer. Columbus, OH: Ohio Distinctive Pub., 1996.

    Encyclopedia of natural pet care.
    C. J. Poutinen. Los Angeles: Keats Pub., 2000.

    Field guide: Dog first aid emergency care for the hunting, working, and outdoor dog.
    Randy Acker. Wilderness Adventures Press, 1994.

    First aid companion for dogs and cats.
    Amy D. Shojai. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2001.

    First aid for birds.
    Julie Rach with Gary A. Gallerstein. New York: Howell Book House, 1999.

    First aid for cats.
    Stephanie Schwartz. New York, NY: Howell Book House, 1999.

    First aid for dogs: what to do when emergencies happen.
    Bruce Fogel. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

    Hands-on dog care: the complete book of canine first aid.
    Sue M. Copeland & John A. Hamil. Sun City, AZ: Doral, 2000.

    Illustrated veterinary guide for dogs, cats, birds & exotic pets/The complete home veterinary guide, 2nd ed.
    Chris C. Pinney. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

    Is your pet ready for this? be prepared to take care of your pet during these emergencies: accidents, bad weather, earthquakes, fires, floods and hazardous spills.
    SandrajeanneBushell. Modesto, CA: Full Spectrums, 1999.

    The Merck/Merial manual for pet health.
    Cynthia M. Kahn. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., 2007.

    Orvis field guide to first aid for sporting dogs.

    Charles Devinne, et al. Canada: Willow Creek Press, 2000.

    Pet care in the new century: cutting-edge medicine for dogs and cats.Bobbie Mammato. [American Red Cross, Health & Safety Services; Humane Society of the United States] St. Louis, MO: Mosby, c1997.

    Pet first aid & disaster response guide: critical issues from veterinarians.
    G. Elaine Acker. Austin, TX: Pets America, 2007.

    Pet first aid for kids!

    Craig Jones. Encino, CA: Rescue Critters, LLC, 1999.

    Pet sitter's diary, and the jam-packed pet information manual.
    M. J. Price. Zephyrhills, FL: M. J. Price, 1999.

    Pets living with cancer: a pet owner's resource.
    Robin Downing. Lakewood, CO: AAHA Press, 2000.

    Rescuing Rover: a first aid and disaster guide for dog owners.
    Sebastian Heath & Andrea O'Shea. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1999.

    What's the diagnosis? Understanding your dog's health problems.
    Race Foster & Marty Smith. New York: Howell Book House, 1995.

Books for Livestock Owners:

    Animal sciences: the biology, care, and production of domestic animals.
    John R. Campbell, M. Douglas Kenealy, et al. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

    Keeping livestock healthy.
    N. Bruce Haynes. North Adams, MS: Storey Books, 2001.

    Natural cattle care.
    Pat Coleby. Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A., 2001.

    Veterinary guide for animal owners: cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, poultry, rabbits, dogs, cats.
    C. E. Spaulding & Jackie Clay. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press; Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Books for Horse Owners:

    Caring for your horse: the comprehensive guide to successful horse and pony care, buying a horse, stable management, equipment, grooming and first aid.
    Judith Draper and Kit Houghton. London: Lorenz, 1997.

    The complete equine veterinary manual: a comprehensive and instant guide to equine health.
    Tony Pavord & Marcy Pavord. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles, 1997.

    Dr. Kellon's guide to first aid for horses.
    Eleanor Kellon. Ossining, NY: Breakthrough Publications, 1990.

    Emergency!: the active horseman's book of emergency care.
    Karen E. N. Hayes. Boonsboro, MD: Half Halt Press, 1995.

    First aid for horses: the essential quick-reference guide.
    Tim Hawcroft. New York: Howell Book House, 1997.

    UC Davis book of horses: a complete medical reference guide for horses and foals.
    The Faculty & Staff, Universityof California, Davis, Schoolof Veterinary Medicine. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

    Hands-on senior horse care: the complete book of equine management and first aid.
    Karen E. N. Hayes and Sue M. Copeland. Gaithersburg, MD: Primedica Enthusiast Publications, 2001.

    Horse & rider's hands-on horse care: the complete book of equine first-aid.
    Karen E. N. Hayes. Harrisburg, PA: North Pomfret, VT, USA : Cowles Enthusiast Media ; Distributed by Trafalgar Square Pub. Co., 1997.

    An illustrated guide to veterinary care of the horse.
    Colin J. Vogel. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996.

    Raising healthy horses.
    Bob Beede. Seattle, WA: Christian Veterinary Mission, 2000.

    Storey's barn guide to horse health care & first aid.
    Robin Catalano. North Adams, MA: Storey Pub., 2007

    Understanding equine first aid: your guide to horse health care and management.

    Michael A. Ball. Hadleigh: Eclipse, 2002.

Web Sites for Pet First Aid:

DISCLAIMER: The titles listed here do not constitute a complete listing of all resources on this subject and are not a recommendation of these books/web sites titles over others.


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