The Gundog Veterinary Bible Spiral-bound – Illustrated, 15 May 2012
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The Gundog Veterinary Bible an essential resource for gundog owners. This book is written in Harvey's simple, explanatory style and is illustrated where necessary to assist diagnosis and treatment. This book has been carefully thought out and provides a useful guide to preventative health care and emergency treatment. A truly useful book to have to hand should the worst happen. --Shooting Times
Every owner needs a book on first-aid and preventative healthcare, preferably one that is easy to use and understand... this book will be helpful to owners of all breeds. There are sections on pretty much every emergency you could face - from heat stroke to hypothermia, from a broken bone to bloat. With more than 180 topics - this really is a bible! --Dogs Today
Shooting Times' vet columnist, Harvey Carruthers MRCVS, has written a new, highly accessible book on preventative health care and treatment of common problems affecting dogs. An NGO spokesman said: 'Whatever dog you own, this volume is well worth keeping in your first aid cupboard'. --NGO Keeping the Balance
About the Author
Harry Carruthers is a qualified veterinary surgeon, with almost 20 years of experience of working with working dogs, pets and horses. His background includes assisting the military with their dogs and guard dogs, also with foxhounds and guide dogs. He has worked in emergency situations throughout his career and has seen many dogs succumb to accidents, but which with immediate care often recover and go back to their lives as working dogs or family pets. His specific veterinary interest is to help people enjoy owning their pets, by promoting the best preventative and medical care possible.
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It's a handy size and would be good to have in the car when you're out with the dogs but is also an interesting read!
I really liked the easy-find page tags and step-by-step guidance.
A really attractive, useful, practical book for anyone with working dogs!
Gundog First Aid [incl. resuscitation, stopping heavy bleeding, heat stroke]
External Injuries [incl. dog bites, foot wounds]
Internal Problem [incl. traffic accidents, back pain, fits, grass awns]
Poisoning [incl. care for ingested poison, human medications poisonous to dogs]
Signs of Health [incl. normal vital signs, gum checking]
Preventative Health Care [incl. castration/spaying]
Daily Care [incl. ear cleaning, emptying anal glands, after surgery care]
Human & Animal Health [incl. PETS scheme, Zoonoses, poisonous plants]
It's a book certainly worth dipping into from time to time and much of the info is relevant to dogs in general and not only gundogs.
Even if you don't work your dog, it would be an asset to a understanding your dog & its breeds traits/requirements better..
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This lovely book was much less than the high street shops. Very useful for a gun dog owner and all the information you would need :)Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by Karen2306