ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs

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The ultimate resource for dog lovers, the ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs is the authoritative volume on selecting and caring for any kind of dog. In the ASPCA tradition, this book has a strong focus on mixed breedsa major difference from most other dog books, which describe only purebreds. At over 500 pages with more than 650 illustrations and photos, this guide covers everything dog owners need to know to give their dog the best possible care at every stage of life, including advice on bathing and grooming, training and exercise, and the special needs of puppies and older dogs. For anyone thinking about getting a dog or seeking to understand the one they have, this lively book is the place to turn for trustworthy information on all canine matters.
 

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Contents

Foreword
8
Reference Guide to Dog Breeds
81
What Makes a Dog a Dog?
307
Why Dogs Mount
349
Keeping Your Dog Healthy
415
Common Canine Health Problems
425
Respiratory Problems
447
Urinary Tract Problems
453
How to Tell If Your
469
Times for Special Care
479
Appendices
494
ASPCA Mission Statement
500
415
505
Index
506
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Sheldon Gerstenfeld, VMD is director of the Chestnut Hill Veterinary Hospital and Bird Clinic in Philadelphia. Author of previous books on cat and dog care, he has served as a contributing editor to Parents magazine and hosted a radio program on pet care. He lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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