Healthcare and Nutrition For DummiesŪ, Portable Edition

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 96 pages
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Help your dog enjoy a happy, healthier life

You do everything you can tomaintain your optimum health. Does't your best friend deserve the same? Your dog is a member of the family and needs the same attention as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer. Healthcare & Nutrition For Dummies makes it easier to ensure that your canine is living a healthy lifestyle.

  • A healthy dog from head to tail — recognize the signs of a healthy dog and learn how to examine your dog’s coat, skin, ears, toes, and teeth
  • "Paws" to learn about nutrition — discover the power of protein, the facts about fat, and the roles that carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals play in your pooch’s overall health
  • Feed me, Seymour — select the best food for Fido, serve the proper portions, set a feeding schedule, and address special dietary needs
  • Reap the rewards of exercise — enjoy fun and creative activities with your pooch to maintain or lose weight and keep joints healthy

Open the book and find:

  • What to feed dogs who have diseases or allergies
  • The benefits of nutritional supplements
  • How to handle common orthopedic problems
  • Ways to identify dental problems and how to care for your canine’s canines
  • The signs of an aging dog
  • How to address vision and hearing issues, incontinence, cognitive impairment, and more
  • When to schedule a visit with the vet

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About the author (2010)

M. CHRISTINE ZINK, DVM, PHD, is a specialist in canine sports medicine and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University, but above all, she’s a dog lover.

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