Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

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Wiley, Nov 18, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 558 pages
"The best book of its kind in print! A Masterpiece in the field of dog care.... Mercifully clear and readable. If you own a dog and love it, you must keep a copy on your handy reference shelf!" ?Mordecai Siegal, President of the Dog Writers Association of America and author of over 20 books on dogs and other animals.

"Will more than pay for itself! Compared with similar books, this is the most beneficial ever published! All-encompassing and so inviting to use?Accurate, reliable, up-to-the-minute, intelligent and explicit.... This book will more than pay for itself with the very first dog health problem you may encounter and solve yourself. And I'll sign my name to that!" ?Alfons Ertelt, Chief Tester, American Temperament Test Society

"A Must for any dog owner!" ?The American Field

"Useful for any dog owner, indispensable for kennel owners?. Offers comprehensive, up-to-date, well-organized information on every phase of health care for dogs." ?Publisher's Weekly

"Buy It! You can't afford to be without this one!...I must have ten books on home veterinary care now?Forget Them! This one is complete, well and simply written, profusely illustrated, and wonder of wonders, it's well-indexed?in three ways, yet!" ?Ilio
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

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EVERY DOG OWNER SHOULD OWN THIS BOOK. It will help you decide if you need to see a vet right away, or if your just worrying about something that is not so serious. I keep it close at hand to refer to when ever I'm worried about any of my fur babies. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1EMERGENCIES1
1
Burns
10
Poisoning
17
Insect and Amphibian Bites
30
Wounds
36
Chapter 2INTESTINAL PARASITES
45
Hookworms Ancylostoma
51
Antibodies and Immunity
57
The Adrenal Glands
274
Feeding and Nutrition
276
CHAPTER 10THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM283
283
Coughing
290
CHAPTER 11THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM299
299
Typical Wear Patterns of Canine Teeth 219 Characteristics
306
Congestive Heart Failure
307
Anemia and Clotting Disorders
316

Canine Bacterial Diseases
64
Canine Viral Diseases
70
Fungal Diseases
79
Rickettsial Diseases
86
Bathing
96
Home Emergency Medical Kit xxvii Indoor Plants with Toxic
100
Fleas
103
Allergies
118
Disorders in Which Hair Is Lost
125
Pyoderma Skin Infections
138
Erythematosus Complex 146 Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
147
The Eyeball
154
The Outer Eye
164
The Cornea
170
The Inner Eye
175
Basic Ear Care
184
The Inner Ear
195
How to Examine the Mouth
210
Teeth and Gums
218
Taking Care of Your Dogs Teeth
227
CHAPTER 9THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM233
233
Preventing Bloat
247
The Anus and Rectum
260
The Liver
267
Neurologic Evaluation
322
Seizure Disorders
331
CHAPTER 13THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM343
343
Bone and Joint Injuries
346
Infection
352
Arthritis
362
CHAPTER 14THE URINARY SYSTEM369
369
Kidney Disease
377
Artificial Insemination
396
False Pregnancy Pseudocyesis
405
Endometritis
412
Pregnancy
420
Prolonged or Difficult Labor Dystocia
428
Caring for the Newborn
440
Weaning
458
Total Daily Requirement of Calories for
460
Socializing Your New Puppy
466
CHAPTER 18TUMORS AND CANCERS473
473
Bone Tumors
484
CHAPTER 19GERIATRICS_491
491
Diet and Nutrition
499
Antibiotics
505
APPENDIX ANORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA515
515
Weight Gain in Young Puppies 460 Common Drugs for Home
517

About the author (1999)

James M. Giffin, M.D., has had life-long experience with dogs, cats and horses. He graduated from Amherst College and received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. In 1969 he established a Great Pyrenees kennel and became active in breeding, showing and judging. He finished several champions, campaigned a Best-in-Show winner, and served on the Board of Directors of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. He is co-author of the award-winning books The Complete Great Pyrenees, Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook and Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding (all from Howell Book House). Liisa D. Carlson, D.V.M., received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. In 1988, Dr. Carlson returned to Springfield to join her father, Dr. Delbert Carlson, at the Carlson Pet Hospital. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southwestern Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the Emergency Clinics of Southwest Missouri. Dr. Carlson contributed extensively to the Second Edition of the Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook.

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