Author: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2007-07-27
This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of veterinarians. Readers should regularly consult a veterinarian in matters relating to their dog’s health, and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require medical attention. In writing this book, we have described the signs and symptoms that will lead you to a preliminary idea of what is happening with your dog, so you can weigh the severity of the problem. Knowing when to call your veterinarian is very important. Delays can be dangerous. At the same time, we have sought to provide guidance for the acute or emergency situations that you must handle on your own until you can get your dog to a veterinarian. Life-saving procedures such as artificial respiration and heart massage, and what to do in the event of poisonings, obstetrical problems, and other emergencies are explained step by step. But a veterinary handbook is not a substitute for professional care. Advice from a book can never be as helpful or as safe as actual medical advice. No text can replace the interview and the hands-on examination that enables a veterinarian to make a speedy and accurate diagnosis. However, the knowledge provided in this book will enable you to more effectively cooperate and better understand your interactions with your veterinarian. You’ll be more alert to the signs of health problems and better able to describe them. You’ll know more about basic care for your dog, and you’ll be prepared in an emergency.
Author: Debra M. Eldredge, DVM
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-05-27
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.
Author: Debra M. Eldredge, DVM
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-01-07
The classic bestseller--expanded and updated For years, many veterinary treatments for cats were based on research conducted with dogs because it was wrongly assumed that cats were very similar. Recently, there have been giant strides in feline veterinary research. This classic reference is fully updated and revised to reflect these advances and gives you the most up-to-date guidance on cat health and cat care. It includes: An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common feline ailments and problems Hundreds of photos, drawings, and tables that illustrate what to look for and how to provide the best care for your cats All new anatomical drawings and diagrams New information on genetics, geriatrics, drug sensitivities, raw diets, arthritis medications, dental disease, and more Information on supplements, nutraceuticals, and holistic treatments that have proven beneficial Interesting findings on cat behavior Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, this resource helps you quickly identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with your veterinarian. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.
Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.
Release Date: 2008-12-10
The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs: ¸ What a healthy dog should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create a makeshift muzzle ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Help arrives for dog lovers in an indispensable guide to keeping pets happy and healthy, covering everything from vaccinations for puppies to the care needed for senior dogs and including more than one hundred illustrations and helpful diagrams. Original.
We know their favorite spots to scratch. We know which funny noises make them cock their heads. We know what treats they love the best. But do we know how to keep our dogs safe? The truth is, we often don’t consider what hazards lurk in our home and garden until an incident occurs. Each year, thousands of dogs are seriously hurt and even killed by a host of easily preventable accidents. The Safe Dog Handbook teaches readers about the myriad ways to ensure a safe home and outdoor experience for their dogs. Full of practical information, this book is an essential guide for any dog owner.
Author: James M. Giffin, MD
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 1997-12-31
This best-selling reference has been completely revised and updated by two outstanding professionals who know how to communicate the veterinary information nonprofessionals need to maintain their horse's health. Doctors James Giffin and Tom Gore address such basic health-care and management issues as the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. Just inside the covers, the horse owner can easily access the index of Signs and Symptoms, since responding quickly to an emergency can literally mean the life or death of a horse. Anyone who looks after a horse—whether owner, trainer or groom—can rely on this authoritative book to get them through emergencies and well as routine events.
The editor of The Cornell Book of Cats teams up with the faculty of a distinguished school of veterinary medicine to provide this authoritative guide for dog owners, breeders, and trainers. The 43 comprehensive chapters include information on selection, nutrition, emergency care, the needs of older dogs, and more. Illustrations. Color insert.
“My dogs gave it four paws up!”—Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, award-winning author of Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook The only question in life that really matters to dogs is “What’s my next meal?” With Dinner for Dogs, you’ll know exactly what’s in your dog’s food—all the right stuff for a happy and healthy pooch (which means fewer expensive trips to the vet)! A pet-food expert and passionate believer that our dogs deserve quality food, Henrietta Morrison developed these simple-yet-tasty recipes with the help of a vet and nutritionist. With tips throughout on cooking recipes in batches to save time, maximizing pantry ingredients, and more, Dinner for Dogs will help you to whip up weeknight dinners, special feasts, and flavorful treats for dogs of all ages, from puppy to old hound. Inside you’ll find: Balanced Breakfasts: Apple and Blueberry Muffins, Morning Oatmeal Daily Dinners: Homemade Kibble, Chicken and Rice Balls Special Meals for Special Days: Celebration Cupcakes, Meat Pies Tasty Treats: Peanut Butter and Buckwheat Kisses, Cheesy Puffs Recovery Recipes: Calming Oats, Quick Doggy Ice Cream And Advice on how to read a dog food label, calorie requirements, and more.
Author: H. G. Wolff
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Health & Fitness
Both veterinary surgeons new to homoeopathy and dog owners with no specialized medical knowledge will find this a practical and handy guide to the use of homoeopathic medicine in the treatment of canine ailments.