Dr. Jim's Animal Clinic for Dogs: What People Want to Know

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In Dr. Jim's Animal Clinic For Dogs, America's leading media veterinarian addresses those medical problems that people most frequently ask him about -- fleas and parasites, nutrition, injuries, and the diseases and disorders that can beset any dog, whether purebred or random bred -- as well as questions about dog behavior -- including aggression, housebreaking, biting, and barking.

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Humphries, for nine years the host of a talk-radio show devoted to pets, puts Dr. Doolittle-style advice in a Dear Abby format, presenting his discussion as callers' questions and "Dr. Jim's" expert answers. As a result, the writing tends toward the chatty and can be repetitious. Fortunately, the contents are grouped into fairly specific themes (e.g., "Senior Pets," "Nails, Teeth, Eyes and Ears"), so readers can locate needed information with relative ease. Little here is new, but some sections merit close attention, particularly the thorough methods for ridding a dog of fleas and for recognizing and treating skin disorders and food allergies. Another welcome feature is Humphries's willingness to recommend specific brands of dog food and other products. And for those who enjoy reading advice columns for confirmation of their fellow humans' stupidity, there is much to harvest (e.g., one woman worries about the upcoming family vacation with the dog, because the vet has prescribed an ointment with the directions to apply it "locally").
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

The author, a veterinarian who hosts a syndicated talk radio show and a weekly national cable TV show on pet care, has compiled into two useful volumes the answers to a wide selection of questions he has often been asked regarding dog and cat care. The questions are organized by topic and cover everything from choosing a new pet and introducing it to the home to coping with its death. Training, grooming, nutrition, travel, disease, parasites, and behavior problems are discussed in terms easily understood by the average pet owner. The advice is both sensible and sensitive, especially in the areas of neutering and euthanasia, and the bizarre questions collected in the concluding chapter, "Full Moon Saturdays," end each book on a lighthearted note. These are good supplementary pet-care titles for public libraries, especially where the Dr. Jim's Animal Clinic radio program or the Pet Care Magazine cable show are popular.
Jennifer King, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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