The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms


Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0307492869
Category: Pets
Page: 240
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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs: ¸ What a healthy dog should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create a makeshift muzzle ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms


Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0307492850
Category: Pets
Page: 192
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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs: ¸ What a healthy cat should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms ¸ Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing ¸ Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs

Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians
Author: Martin Zucker
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307561008
Category: Pets
Page: 304
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The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that if alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets, too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths. Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression to a host of serious diseases. The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chinese Shar-Pei

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Juliette Cunliffe
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 159378967X
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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One of the world’s most peculiar dogs, perhaps, is the Chinese Shar-Pei, known for distinctive wrinkles, his blue black tongue, and his extremely harsh coat. Few dogs have as fascinating a history as the Chinese Shar-Pei, an ancient breed rescued from the precipice of extinction in the mid 20th century. Devoted fans of the Shar-Pei describe the breed as affectionate, protective, independent, and calm. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide gives newcomers to the Shar-Pei all of the necessary information about socializing and training the Shar-Pei, preventing and handling potential health issues, and evaluating the compatibility of the breed to a new owner’s expectations and life style. Author Juliette Cunliffe paints a realistic and revealing portrait of this extraordinary breed that requires an attentive, dog-smart owner to thrive., an account that all lovers of the breed will appreciate for its insight and candor. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Symptoms and Solutions

The Ultimate Home Health Guide--what to Watch For, what to Do
Author: Matthew Hoffman
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579541149
Category: Pets
Page: 166
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An A-to-Z reference guide to more than sixty common symptoms offers dog owners advice on how to deal with a host of potential health problems.

The Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats & Dogs


Author: Barbara Fougère
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416029869
Category: Medical
Page: 628
View: 5041

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Presenting detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats, this book is divided into three main parts: diet and natural therapies; recommendations for specific health conditions, such as skin problems or digestive tract problems; and an overview of health maintenance and preventive health, including information about vaccinations, weight control, and caring for the aging pet.

The Bernese Mountain Dog Good Food Guide


Author: N.A
Publisher: Kevin Winslet @ For Dogs Sake®
ISBN: 1301266884
Category: Pets
Page: N.A
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The Bernese Mountain Dog Good Food Guide Feeding your Bernese Mountain Dog the right food will directly effect on your Bernese Mountain Dog’s health giving you both a longer more rewarding relationship. This e-book is packed with fantastic information about what to... and what not to feed your Bernese Mountain Dog. Health food for your Bernese Mountain Dog & what to feed a diabetic Bernese Mountain Dog. Is your Bernese Mountain Dog overweight ?, underweight ? Choose the diet that is right for your Bernese Mountain Dog. Learn all about BARF or how to make your own healthy treats for your Bernese Mountain Dog. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT DIET A correct and balanced diet for your Bernese Mountain Dog will result in an active, healthy Bernese Mountain Dog with a lovely, shiny coat. The Bernese Mountain Dog will have little trouble maintaining his or her ideal weight, provided he or she is given lots of opportunities for adequate exercise. An unhealthy or unbalanced diet can result in a brittle, dry coat, lack of energy, as well as overall poor health conditions, poor growth, and even permanent muscle and bone growth deficiency. What you will learn from this book · The importance of Keeping a Routine · How Much and What to Feed · Making Your Own Bernese Mountain Dog Food · Foods to Avoid · Specific Feeding Advice for the Bernese Mountain Dog · Weight & Dieting for Bernese Mountain Dog's · Feeding Obese Bernese Mountain Dog's · Diabetic Bernese Mountain Dog's · BARF or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food · Health Foods for Bernese Mountain Dog's · Homemade Treats Choose to live a long and rewarding life with you Bernese Mountain Dog, choose to spend a little now to gain so much more later. Take care of yourself... and your Bernese Mountain Dog Dennis

Hovawart

Special Rare-Breed Edition : A Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Author: Francis Deider,Viviana Pavan
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870723
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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A determined guard dog with true family appeal, the Hovawart descends from German working farm dogs of the 13th century. The breed's name, in fact, descends from the Middle Ages, and translates as "farm guard." A rare breed outside native Germany, the Hovawart has many followers in Europe and a growing fancy in America, making this Special Rare-Breed Edition a vital resource for all admirers of this breed. Written by two of Europe's most acclaimed breed authorities, Francis Dedier and Viviana Pavan, this colorful and comprehensive volume discusses breed history, characteristics and standard as well as health care, obedience training, puppy selection and housebreaking.

Siberian Husky

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Lorna Winslette
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788681
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed.

Miniature Pinscher

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Charlotte Schwartz
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593789009
Category: Pets
Page: 158
View: 2410

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The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

What Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You

A Head-To-Tail Guide To Your Dog's Symptoms & Their Solutions
Author: John M. Simon, D.V.M.,Stephanie Pedersen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466877359
Category: Pets
Page: 272
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Your Dog Can't Speak, but His Symptoms Can The best way to ensure your dog's health is to know how to interpret his symptoms and take the proper measures to get him well again. From head to tail, from physical to behavioral problems, respected veterinarian Dr. John Simon helps you understand your dog's ailments and arrive at safe, effective solutions. Included in this dog owner's invaluable volume are: - Emergency symptoms: what kind of signals should be attended to immediately and which ones to watch closely - Home care vs. doctor care: when your dog needs to see a vet when you can remedy the problem yourself - 150 common dog health problems: outlined in clear, easy-to-understand language, Dr. Simon presents the most common pet problems and the best way to treat them - Plus: essential appendices for fast reference, including a checklist for good health, how to perform a weekly exam, a chapter of emergency symptoms and solutions--and much, much more Now you don't have to be a veterinarian to discover What Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You.

Irish Terrier

A Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Author: Bardi McLennan
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870235
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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Terrier-breed expert Bardi McLennan unveils the mystery of the Irish Terrier, whose “heedless, reckless pluck” has made him the indisputable “daredevil” of the dog world. Fiery, protective, friendly, and affectionate, the Irish Terrier possesses an intense personality that is only exceeded by his loyalty to his owner and family. In the history chapter that opens this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide, McLennan retells the origins of the terriers of the Emerald Isle, how various terrier types evolved, and how the Irish Terrier—as a purebred dog—came to fame and favor among farmers, dog breeders, military personnel, and peasants, especially as a children’s companion. In the chapter on the breed’s characteristics, the author offers sound advice for all potential owners of the Irish Terrier. Recognizing the breed’s bold and boisterous nature, the Irish Terrier “is not a breed for the timid, the weak-willed or those who merely wish to pamper a pet and be pampered in return.” Today’s Irish Terriers, though not as “reckless” as his forebears, “should not be thought of anything more than assertive. He is not aggressive toward people, but he is a dog who likes who he is and doesn’t mind letting others know it.” New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

A Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Author: Richard G. Beauchamp
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870073
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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From the Anatolian Plateau of Turkey comes the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, a rugged, powerful guard dog who possesses both agility and endurance. Standing 29 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 150 pounds, the Anatolian Shepherd is an impressive working dog and one of the most adaptable canines in the world, having been developed in the most demanding environs of his homeland. This Special Limited Edition is the only book of its kind dedicated to this noble Turkish breed, written by well-known dogman Richard G. Beauchamp. With specific instructions on selecting a puppy, rearing, housebreaking and training the dog, this colorful book is a much-needed addition to the existing information on the Anatolian Shepherd breed.

Silky Terrier

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Alice J. Kane
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593789912
Category: Pets
Page: 158
View: 314

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The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. WIth nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed!

Great Dane

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: S. William Haas
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788282
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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The giant of the dog world, the Great Dane cannot be topped for majesty, nobility, or inches! Gentle and personable, the Great Dane was once known as a fierce hunter and fighting dog, originally known as the German Boarhound. The history chapter that opens this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide gives the reader a peek into the Great Dane’s origins, which may stretch back two millennia to a dog the Assyrians employed to hunt wild boar. From these unexpected beginnings comes the regal Great Dane, a purebred wonder that today graces the homes of loving owners throughout the world. The chapter devoted to the Great Dane’s characteristics is an excellent introduction for new owners, offering advice about the breed’s qualities, requirements, health concerns, and how to search for an ideal breed member. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Havanese

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Zoila Portuondo Guerra
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788304
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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Of Cuban origin, the Havanese is a rare blend of personality, smarts, and good looks—the epitome of an affectionate and beautiful companion dog. Bred for generations for his family-oriented nature, the Havanese, a bundle of colorful hair and charming ways, delights everyone he meets. Author and Cuban native Zoila Portuondo Buerra, one of the world authority’s on the breed and founder of the Club Cubano del Bichon Habanero (the Havanese Club of Cuba), discusses the development of the bichon breeds around the world and Cuba’s Blanquito de la Habana, the direct ancestor of the Havanese. The chapter continues with the exportation of the Havanese to United States, including the efforts of Dorothy Goodale, the first person to import and promote the breed on American shores. The chapter on characteristics of the Havanese paints an excellent portrait of the breed and also offers advice on breeding Havanese. The book includes the American Kennel Club breed standard as well as the international standard recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Basset Hound

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog
Author: Betty A. Stenmark
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788967
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Basset Hound serves as a complete introduction to the noble and adorable hound dog recognized around the world for his long pendulous ears, his short powerful legs, his elongated body, and that sweet and somehow sad expression. France’s most famous scenthound, the Basset Hound wins fans for his easygoing personality, demanding very little of his owners, while providing affectionate companionship, his silly daily antics, and a booming sonorous bark to protect his home and loved ones. Written by hound judge, Betty Ann Stenmark, this volume begins with an informative chapter on the breed’s beginnings in France in the Middle Ages, tracing the its development in England and America. The author continues with chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of the noble Basset Hound, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a health, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as vaccines, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and more. Fully indexed.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Special Rare-Breed Edition : A Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Author: Nona Kilgore Bauer
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870057
Category: Pets
Page: 158
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Proudly waving the most famous tail in the dog world, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever lures waterfowl to his hunting master on the shores of his native Canada. Distinctive for his lustrous red coat and moderate size, the Toller is fast becoming the world’s number-one "alternative retriever." Agile, intelligent and playful, this rare breed proves to be a first-rate companion dog in addition to being a superb hunter on both land and water. This Special Rare-Breed Edition is the only volume of its kind dedicated to this worthy breed, written by well-known retriever expert Nona Kilgore Bauer. With specific instructions on selecting a puppy, rearing and training the dog, this colorful book is a much-needed addition to the existing information on the Toller breed. Providing insightful chapters on the breed’s history in North America, characteristics of the breed and the Canadian breed standard, the author has given owners and potential owners all of the information necessary to care for and train this energetic and bright dog. Over 135 color photographs enliven this comprehensive text, making this book an invaluable resource for all fanciers interested in this fascinating rare breed.