The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat

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Bantam Books, Dec 30, 2008 - Pets - 576 pages
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The one pet medical reference no dog or cat owner should be without

This one-of-a-kind guide provides you with important information about the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs for cats and dogs, plus helpful information on alternative therapies that will keep your pet healthy and happy. From common antibiotics and powerful drugs prescribed for more serious ailments to recent medications such as the “flea pill,” here are the facts you need to know. Each drug is extensively profiled for effectiveness, safety, proper dosages, possible side effects, allergic reactions, toxicity, and much more.

You’ll also receive expert advice on the following:

How to choose a veterinarian

A guide to common household poisons

The pros and cons of using human drugs, such as Prozac and Elavil

How particular medications may affect your pet’s behavior

How to perform a physical exam at home to assess your pet’s general health


a guide to preventive care,
a quick-reference first-aid guide,
and much more

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I am very pleased with the Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat. It is very informative on medications and their side effects used in treating dogs. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Dr. Kate Roby received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her postdoctoral training included residencies in large animal medicine and clinical laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a fellowship in nephrology and metabolism at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After many years of nephrology research at the University of Pennsylvania and many publications, Dr. Roby entered private small animal practice. At present, she combines work in small animal practice with a career as a medical writer.

Dr. Lenny Southam completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, following graduation from the University of Mexico School of Veterinary Medicine. Following her internship, she was a research veterinarian at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medicine and held a fellowship for postdoctoral studies in pathology at the University of Delaware. At present, she has a housecall practice in Pennsylvania where she cares for dogs and cats, horses and a variety of other companion animals. Dr. Southam has published a number of scientific papers as well as articles for pet owners and runs the Vet Care Forum on CompuServe.

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