The Complete Home Veterinary Guide (eBook)

The Complete  Home Veterinary Guide
By:Pinney, Chris;
Pub Date:September 5th 2003
Format:Electronic book text 819 pages
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ISBN:0071433953 / 9780071433952
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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


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