The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat
How much do you know about keeping your dog or cat healthy?
Did you know that the same aspirin that can safely relieve a dog's fever can be fatal to a cat?
What conditions may respond better to alternative therapies than standard prescription medications?
Under what circumstances can common over-the-counter medications be hazardous to your pet's health?
Do you know what hazardous household products are poisonous to your cat or dog?
How do certain drugs interact with other drugs or with your pet's normal diet?
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 the latest information on grounbreaking 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 description of common dog and cat diseases and their treatments
The pros and cons of using human drugs such as Prozac and Elavil
How particular medications may effect your pet's behavior
How to perform a physical exam at home to assess your pet's general health
PLUS a guide to preventive care, an index of symptoms, a quick reference first-aid guide, and much more.
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