Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

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John Wiley & Sons, May 27, 2010 - Pets - 656 pages
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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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Contents

CHAPTER 1 EMERGENCIES
1
CHAPTER 2 GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES
51
CHAPTER 3 INFECTIOUS DISEASES
65
CHAPTER 4 THE SKIN AND COAT
101
CHAPTER 5 THE EYES
169
CHAPTER 6 THE EARS
205
CHAPTER 7 THE NOSE
221
CHAPTER 8 THE MOUTH AND THROAT
231
CHAPTER 16 PREGNANCY AND WHELPING
467
CHAPTER 17 PEDIATRICS
489
CHAPTER 18 TUMORS AND CANCERS
525
CHAPTER 19 GERIATRICS
545
CHAPTER 20 MEDICATIONS
559
APPENDIX A NORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA
573
APPENDIX B COMPARATIVE AGE OF DOGS AND HUMANS
575
APPENDIX C LABORATORY TESTS
577

CHAPTER 9 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
255
CHAPTER 10 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
311
CHAPTER 11 THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
329
CHAPTER 12 THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
355
CHAPTER 13 THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
383
CHAPTER 14 THE URINARY SYSTEM
411
CHAPTER 15 SEX AND REPRODUCTION
427
APPENDIX D USEFUL RESOURCES
581
GLOSSARY
585
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
603
ART CREDITS
607
GENERAL INDEX
609
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

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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