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Recommended Reading: Pet First Aid for Kids

Pet First AidChildren can become involved in caring for their pets in many ways -- and one of them is learning about techniques to keep them healthy and safe.

That's why animal care iInstructor Denise Fleck collaborated with Rescue Critters® on their new book, Pet First Aid for Kids. "By instilling in the younger generation a passion for animals, it is my hope they will inspire their parents to learn along with them," says Fleck.

The book outlines basic steps, along with detailed photographs, and materials needed BEFORE you get your pet to the veterinarian -- how to handle choking, what to do for a bee sting, how to administer rescue breathing and CPR. "With an emphasis on safety first, it is a quick reference to teach kids, age 8 and older, what to do should their dog or cat need help," explains co-Author Sandrina Lee. "Hopefully it will bring families together learning to care for their four-legged members."

"I learned a lot from reading this book and now know what to do in an emergency with my pets and also how to keep them safe at home," says 7th grader Lyndsey Scoper, while 9th grader Alexis Yannuzzi explains, "It's stressful worrying about your pets. I have 3 dogs and a cat, but I no longer have to worry. I recommend that pet owners of all ages keep this book on hand. I know I will!"

Veterinarian Harriet Howe comments, "I found Pet First Aid for Kids accurate and easy to follow. It’s a great book for kids and young adults…I know I would have found it intriguing at that age," and that is just what the authors are hoping all readers will discover as well since pets too are part of the family and sometimes need a helping hand.

Pet First Aid for Kids is available at Amazon along with other select sites and retail stores.

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