'Living with Blind Dogs', now in its second edition, is the only published resource book on this topic. It embodies helpful hints from dozens of blind-dog owners, as well as years of ophthalmic nursing, veterinary, and dog training experiences. Both the veterinary community and dog owners alike continue to praise this text, in which Levin successfully answers the common question: "What do I do now?"
This invaluable book sympathetically shows the owner of a blind dog that their loyal friend can still have the same zest for and enjoyment of life. With love and careful thought, you and your dog can help each other find new or adapted ways to live happily together.
For millions of people their pet is a beloved member of the family. For these people the loss of a pet's vision can be especially difficult. Blind Devotion is a book these people can turn to. The author connects with her audience by sharing a touching, warm story of her own blind pug dog. Cathy Symons uses her vast experience as a veterinary technician and canine rehabilitation practitioner to offer advice on caring for a blind dog and enhancing their lives through environmental enrichment vital to maintaining a joyful life. Ms. Symons educates the reader on what it means to be blind, how to keep your pet safe, how to stimulate other senses, making life enjoyable for your pet and developing new commands. The author also discusses difficult topics such as quality of life, commitment, anxiety, enucleation, and addressing owner emotions. By sharing her story the author offers reassurance and guidance, shares ideas, and gives hope.
Author: J. D. Wilcock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Uplifting Life Lessons From My Best Friend. My Blind Dog Still Wags His Tail contains the amazing true stories and observations about a man's interactions with his best friend. Each story is tied to insightful lessons learned from this beautiful pet. Not only can our pets learn from us, we can learn from them. Alternately conversational, down-to-earth, heart-warming, insightful, and inspirational, this book will make you laugh, ponder and perhaps shed a tear...and be better off for it
Whether your dog was born blind and deaf due to being a double merle, lethal white, or homozygous merle; or your dog is losing its sight and hearing due to age, disease, or progressive disability, you will find helpful information in this book! If you are a trainer, foster home, rescue, or shelter, this book will offer you information on working with the blind and deaf dogs in your care, and will provide a necessary resource for potential adopters. An authority on living with and training blind and deaf dogs, Debbie Bauer has made an impact in dogs' lives around the world. She works as a consultant and mentor to families, shelters, rescues, trainers, foster homes, and others who find themselves working with blind and deaf dogs. Now, she brings you this first-of-its-kind, exclusive book to help you learn to communicate with and enjoy your blind and deaf dog to the fullest! Full of important tips, ideas, games and fun for you and your dog! This book is a must-have for anyone who lives with, works with, or is thinking of adopting, a dog that is both blind and deaf.
Author: Mary Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient offers veterinarians a complete guide to treating and managing geriatric canine and feline patients. Offers practical guidance on managing all aspects of veterinary care in geriatric pets Takes a holistic approach to managing the geriatric patient, from common diseases and quality of life to hospice, euthanasia, client communications, and business management Focuses on dogs and cats, with a chapter covering common exotic animals Provides clinically oriented advice for ensuring quality of life for older pets Includes access to a companion website with videos, client education handouts, and images
Provides information on canine illnesses and the factors that cause them. This book examines options for treatment, and provides instructions on how to care for chronically ill dogs. It is for pets dealing with diabetic cataracts, or Sudden(ly) Acquired Retinal Degeneration, the sudden blindness associated with excess cortisol production and more.
Student-Friendly Coverage of Probability, Statistical Methods, Simulation, and Modeling Tools Incorporating feedback from instructors and researchers who used the previous edition, Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition helps students understand general methods of stochastic modeling, simulation, and data analysis; make optimal decisions under uncertainty; model and evaluate computer systems and networks; and prepare for advanced probability-based courses. Written in a lively style with simple language, this classroom-tested book can now be used in both one- and two-semester courses. New to the Second Edition Axiomatic introduction of probability Expanded coverage of statistical inference, including standard errors of estimates and their estimation, inference about variances, chi-square tests for independence and goodness of fit, nonparametric statistics, and bootstrap More exercises at the end of each chapter Additional MATLAB® codes, particularly new commands of the Statistics Toolbox In-Depth yet Accessible Treatment of Computer Science-Related Topics Starting with the fundamentals of probability, the text takes students through topics heavily featured in modern computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and associated fields, such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic processes, Markov chains, queuing theory, statistical inference, and regression. It also meets the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Encourages Practical Implementation of Skills Using simple MATLAB commands (easily translatable to other computer languages), the book provides short programs for implementing the methods of probability and statistics as well as for visualizing randomness, the behavior of random variables and stochastic processes, convergence results, and Monte Carlo simulations. Preliminary knowledge of MATLAB is not required. Along with numerous computer science applications and worked examples, the text presents interesting facts and paradoxical statements. Each chapter concludes with a short summary and many exercises.
The Story of One Very Special Collie who turned a weakness into a strength... 'What A Blind Dog Sees' is the story of Jackson, a rough collie with special gifts. Blind since birth, Jackson's perseverance will warm hearts young and old!
Author: Christine Roman-Lantzy
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
Release Date: 2007
The current leading cause of visual impairment among children is not a disease or condition of the eyes, but cortical visual impairment (CVI)-also known as cerebral visual impairment-in which visual dysfunction is caused by damage or injury to the brain. The definition, nature, and treatment of CVI are the focus of great concern and widespread debate, and this complex condition poses challenges to professionals and families seeking to support the growth and development of visually impaired children. On the basis of more than 30 years' experience in working with hundreds of children of all ages with CVI, Christine Roman-Lantzy has developed a set of unique assessment tools and systematic, targeted principles whose use has helped children learn to use their vision more effectively. This one-of-a-kind resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.
Chapter titles include: Patience, Wisdom, Obedience, Forgiveness, Purity, Friendship, Courage, Loyalty, Confidence, Joy, Compassion, Humility, Mystery, Goodness, Praise, Generosity, Love, Faithful, Respect, Self-Control, Contentment, Gentleness, Kindness, Hope, Peace, Reliable, Trust, Rest, Gratitude, Perseverance. Thirty lessons or daily readings on topics of spiritual growth and character development. Each chapter opens with a story about the author's blind dog, Sage. The author then applies scripture verses to the life situation for both her and her dog. Readers can use these daily readings for inspiration and spiritual growth. Each chapter closes with a short prayer.
"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them." Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning -- adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse. Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his "totally unsurpassed" friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life? Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.
Oh, no! Someone has stolen the Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art and the police don't even realize that they are barking up the wrong tree when they collar their number one suspect. So it's up to Art Dog, the mysterious, masked painter who roams the streets of Dogopolis, to find the missing masterpiece. Zip! Splash! Smoosh! He paints himself a Brushmobile, and he's off––on a wild and funny chase to capture the dastardly crooks. With the same deft touches of high-spirited fun and adventure that have made Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow (both Reading Rainbow Featured Selections) such perennially popular stories, Thacher Hurd serves up a new action-packed tale that will delight young readers. 1996 ‘Pick of the Lists' (ABA) Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC) 1998 Red Clover Book Award (VT)