Field Guide to Dog First Aid


Emergency Care for the Outdoor Dog

Randy Acker DVM

  • $16
  • Softcover 4 x 6
  • 91 pages with line drawings throughout
  • ISBN 9781885106049

Nothing can ruin a day afield—and sometimes an entire trip—faster than a dog injury. This is the first quick guide covering the injuries a dog can encounter in the field, presenting the symptoms and treatment.




Sized to fit in your pocket or first aid kit for easy use. Each section is tabbed for quick access to a particular ailment and covers such problems as snake bites, gunshot wounds, poisoning, choking, cuts, bleeding, lacerations, pests, eye problems, vomiting, ear problems, shock, heat prostration, broken bones, conditioning, and first aid supplies.

Dr. Randy Acker moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, and became the owner of the Sun Valley Animal Center after graduating from Colorado State University in 1979. Dr. Acker’s focus has been on dog surgery with particular emphasis on orthopedics. By attending multiple orthopedic courses over the years, Randy has obtained the skills to achieve excellence in orthopedic surgeries.

Courses attended by Dr. Acker include cruciate ligament repair (TPLO, TTA and others), Total Hip Replacement (BioMedtrix THR, Kyon THR, Micro and Nano Hip Systems), bone plating, arthroscopy, external fixation, and many others.

After Dr. Acker’s yellow Labrador, Tate, developed elbow dysplasia and advanced arthritis at a young age, he set out to find a solution to help his furry best friend, which would later become a revolutionary orthopedic procedure to help dogs everywhere suffering from osteoarthritis.

Some of the potentially dog-saving basics you’ll find in this comprehensive Field Guide to Dog First Aid include:

  • Allergies
  • Bleeding/ Lacerations
  • Breathing problems
  • Collapse and weakness
  • Drowning
  • Foot and pad injuries
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Hypothermia/ frostbite
  • Poisons
  • Snakebite
  • Vomiting
  • Pests (animal and insect)
  • Bones (fractures and insects)
  • Burns/scalding
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear and eye injuries
  • Fish hook injuries
  • Heat stroke
  • Lameness
  • Shock
  • Stomach torsion
  • Disabling head and leg traps


This handy little guide is absolutely essential for any dog owner venturing afield this fall. Order several copies and scattered them around, from your gun case to your glove compartment. And give one to you shooting companions


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