Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

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The classic bestseller—expanded and updated

The guide dog lovers have relied on for more than twenty-seven years, this handbook has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner. It puts vital information at your fingertips, with:

  • An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast

  • Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common canine ailments and problems

  • A chapter on emergencies that explains what to do immediately for shock, broken bones, burns, dehydration, heat stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and more

  • Hundreds of photos and drawings that illustrate what to look for and what to do to provide the best care for your dog

  • A glossary of terms

With this guide, you'll know when to rush your pet to the vet and when you can begin treatment at home. You'll communicate more effectively with your vet. You'll have the latest information on every aspect of your dog's medical care when you need it. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.

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Praise for the previous edition:

"A MUST for any dog owner!"
The American Field

"Useful for any dog owner, indispensable for kennel owners?. Offers comprehensive, up-to-date, well-organized information on every phase of health care for dogs."
Publishers Weekly

This easy-to-use, authoritative guide provides the information you need to care for your dog at all ages and stages, from pediatric to geriatric. This fully revised and updated Fourth Edition covers common canine problems and ailments in language you can understand. It includes current information on:

  • Treatments for cancer and kidney disease

  • Raw diets

  • Canine influenza

  • Vaccine protocols

  • Flea, tick, and heartworm preventives

  • Drugs and surgical techniques

  • Supplements and nutraceuticals

  • Arthritis medications and supplements

  • Holistic treatments

  • The canine senses

  • Possible organic causes of behavior problems

  • Breed predispositions for specific genetic conditions

  • Genetic testing for specific diseases

  • Cognitive dysfunction in senior dogs

About the Author:

Debra Eldredge, DVM, has won writing awards from both the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers' Association. Dr. Eldredge has practiced for more than twenty-five years at a small animal clinic. In addition, she is a regular columnist for Dogs in Review and is very active in the world of dog sports, participating in agility, flyball, and herding, just to name a few.

Liisa D. Carlson, DVM, runs Carlson Pet Hospital, which was started by her late father, Delbert G. Carlson. She contributed extensively to the second and third editions of Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook. The late James Giffin, MD, coauthored all previous editions of this guide.

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