Vet Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Protecting Your Pet's Health (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Pets
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From an experienced and highly respected authority in the veterinary world comes a comprehensive must-have guide to everything you need to know to ensure high-quality health care for your beloved animal companions.

Our pets mean the world to us and we go out of our way to pamper them, from gourmet cat treats to doggie daycare. We should, of course, also demand the very best when it comes to their health. But how do we choose the right veterinarian? How do we know if our pets are receiving proper medical treatment or the most effective therapy when they are sick?

Remarkable progress has been made in veterinary medicine, but there is still much disparity in the health care provided for pets. Dr. Louise Murray cuts through the confusion, addresses the common concerns of pet owners, and arms you with knowledge so you can avoid substandard care. Inside you’ll find information on

• how to choose a veterinarian
• what to look for during your pet’s exam
• when it’s time to seek out a specialist
• how to make sure your pet is protected by up-to-date technology, safe anesthesia protocols, and advanced surgical techniques
• proper pain management and adequate nursing care for your pet
• the lowdown on vaccinations
• the growing realm of alternative veterinary medicine
• the latest pet insurance plans
• the use and misuse of steroid medication

She also gives counsel on where to turn if you suspect improper care, and provides comforting advice on saying good-bye.

Vet Confidential is an honest and vital source that will help pet owners make sure that their cherished pets will live a long, happy, and healthy life.


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Practicing veterinarian Murray (director of medicine, ASPCA Bergh Memorial Hosp., New York) has written an excellent reference source to give pet owners a knowledge base from which to make informed ... Read full review

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Contents

Tracking Down the
3
Making the Most of
27
Creating
50
Dog Dermatologists and
76
Exploring
130
Rover on Roids
155
P8 PVSZ Where to Turn
171
Making Decisions
186
Tips on I99 Managing Health Care Costs
199
Epflogue
225
Acknowledgments
227
Bibliography
229
Index
233
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About the author (2008)

Louise Murray, D.V.M., is the director of medicine at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City. A specialist in veterinary internal medicine, she has been honored with many awards, including the Martin A. and Beatrice R. Weiser Memorial Award for outstanding research and the Carola Warburg Rothschild Human Animal Bond Award, and has been elected into the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Murray has appeared on national and local television, including ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and American Morning, The Early Show, Fox News Live, and the NBC Nightly News. She has also appeared on national radio, including XM’s “Oprah & Friends,” and in print publications, among them USA Today and The New York Times. She lives and works in New York City.

www.drlouise.com


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