Inspired by the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the Pet First Aid and Disaster Response Guide gives expert guidance on everyday pet emergencies as well as preparing for and responding to disaster situations. With input from more than 200 U.S. veterinarians, this comprehensive handbook reveals the latest veterinary wisdom and instructs on the 10 most common pet emergencies, including bite wounds, bleeding, heatstroke, choking, and more. Full-color illustrations teach hands-on skills including CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and how to safely transport an injured animal to the vet. Founded in 2005, Pets American Partnership is a nonprofit organization that works closely with veterinarians and civic leaders to ensure that communities and families develop emergency and disaster plans that include beloved pets. These crucial lessons are being taught in communities across the country by Pets America staff and volunteers. Now, the step-by-step instructions from their certified training program are available in this convenient guide, which also includes basic dog and cat anatomy, tips on preventing health problems, staying safe while helping an injured pet, early warning signs of illness, medications, outdoor safety with pets, and detailed checklists for pet first aid and disaster kits.Acker, G. Elaine is the author of 'Pet First Aid and Disaster Response Guide', published 2007 under ISBN 9781603440035 and ISBN 1603440038.