The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

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Date

September 5, 2003

Format

Electronic book text, 819 pages

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0071433953 / 9780071433952

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Main description

REWARD YOUR PET WITH A LONGER, HAPPIER, AND HEALTHIER LIFE!

Here is THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets — whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more.

The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet.

If you love your pet and want to be a truly informed pet owner — this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered!

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters and Gerbils
  • Mice and Rats
  • Chinchillas
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Hedgehogs
  • Ferrets
  • Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates
  • Tropical Fish


Table of contents

PART I: DOGS AND CATS Chapter 1. Choosing the Right Pet for You Chapter 2. Training Essentials Chapter 3. Traveling with Your Dog or Cat Chapter 4. Preventive Health Care Chapter 5. Elective Surgeries in Dogs and Cats Chapter 6. Infectious Diseases Chapter 7. Parasitic Disease Chapter 8. The Immune System Chapter 9. The Cardiovascular and Hemolynphatic Systems Chapter 10. The Respiratory System Chapter 11. The Digestive System Chapter 12. The Urinary System Chapter 13. The Reproductive System Chapter 14. The Skin and Haircoat Chapter 15. The Eyes and Ears Chapter 16. The Musculoskeletal System Chapter 17. The Nervous System Chapter 18. The Endocrine System PART II: BIRDS Chapter 19. Choosing the Right Bird for You Chapter 20. Avian Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 21. Preventive Health Care Chapter 22. Avian Diseases and Disorders Chapter 23. General Treatment of Sick Birds PART III: EXOTIC PETS Chapter 24. Rabbits Chapter 25. Guinea Pigs Chapter 26. Hamsters and Gerbils Chapter 27. Mice and Rats Chapter 28. Chincillas Chapter 29. Prairie Dogs Chapter 30. Hedgehogs Chapter 31. Sugar Gliders Chapter 32. Ferrets Chapter 33. Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs Chapter 34. Reptiles Chapter 35. Amphibians Chapter 36. Invertebrates Chapter 37. Tropical Fish PART IV: OTHER INTERESTING PET TOPICS Chapter 38. First Aid for Dogs and Cats Chapter 39. Caring for Injured or Orphaned Wildlife Chapter 40. Geriatrics: Caring for Your Older Pet Chapter 41. Increasing Your Pet's Longevity Chapter 42. Reducing Stress and Promoting Mental Wellness in Dogs and Cats Chapter 43. Cancer in Companion Animals Chapter 44. Zoonotic Disesases Chapter 45. An Introduction to Holistic Pet Care Chapter 46. Ten Super Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Pet Ownership APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY APPENDIX B: CLINICAL SIGNS AND COMPLAINTS IN DOGS AND CATS APPENDIX C: MEDICATIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS INDEX


Author comments

Chris C. Pinney, DVM is the author of eight books and has served as veterinary host and advisor for television news magazines and syndicated radio talk shows. He currently practices veterinary medicine in Houston, TX.


Back cover copy

REWARD YOUR PET WITH A LONGER, HAPPIER, AND HEALTHIER LIFE!

Here is THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets -- whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more.

The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet.

If you love your pet and want to be a truly informed pet owner -- this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered!

* Dogs
* Cats
* Birds
* Rabbits
* Guinea Pigs
* Hamsters and Gerbils
* Mice and Rats
* Chinchillas
* Sugar Gliders
* Prairie Dogs
* Hedgehogs
* Ferrets
* Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs
* Reptiles
* Amphibians
* Invertebrates
* Tropical Fish





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