First aid for pets is as important as for humans. Get this lovely book to keep your book safe. It’s packed with fun illustrations, and has a simple first aid guide, so you can learn simple emergency care. A wonderful read that also covers preventive first aid like toxic foods and toxic plants to avoid, and tips on collar safety, bloat and more. Also learn first aid for humans.
- PDSA has good advice with a free handy guide to handload for all species, including horses.
- First Aid for Dogs and First Aid for Cats are two simple books to read.
- Good courses are Animal Love First Aid (taught by a vet) and The Canine First Aid Company. Buy first aid kits from Animal Aiders.
- Ask your bookstore to order in a copy of Pet First Aid for Kids, with simple instructions for readers age 8 and over (the author offers pet first aid resources).
- UK Rural Skills has a first aid for farm animals course.
how to prevent & remove ticks
To avoid ticks, keep to paths and avoid long grass, and wear light clothing to spot them. Wear long sleeves and keep shirt or trousers tucked in. Be very careful of inventions claiming to remove ticks. Although some are okay, you’re better off checking with a vet afterwards whatever, as ticks from deer can carry lyme disease. Some items have good reviews, but other experts say never to twist a tick. It would be much better if they all got their acts together and decided on a common thread of advice, instead of confusing everyone with conflicting information. What is know is to check fur after walks for ticks (and embedded grass seeds), and then see a vet if you suspect ticks, as you don’t want parts of the mouth or other areas to break off in the body, which could cause and leave sometimes dangerous infection.