The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

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Date

August 15, 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 CATSChapter 1. Choosing the Right Pet for YouChapter 2. Training EssentialsChapter 3. Traveling with Your Dog or CatChapter 4. Preventive Health CareChapter 5. Elective Surgeries in Dogs and CatsChapter 6. Infectious DiseasesChapter 7. Parasitic DiseaseChapter 8. The Immune SystemChapter 9. The Cardiovascular and Hemolynphatic SystemsChapter 10. The Respiratory SystemChapter 11. The Digestive SystemChapter 12. The Urinary SystemChapter 13. The Reproductive SystemChapter 14. The Skin and HaircoatChapter 15. The Eyes and EarsChapter 16. The Musculoskeletal SystemChapter 17. The Nervous SystemChapter 18. The Endocrine SystemPART II: BIRDSChapter 19. Choosing the Right Bird for YouChapter 20. Avian Anatomy and PhysiologyChapter 21. Preventive Health CareChapter 22. Avian Diseases and DisordersChapter 23. General Treatment of Sick BirdsPART III: EXOTIC PETSChapter 24. RabbitsChapter 25. Guinea PigsChapter 26. Hamsters and GerbilsChapter 27. Mice and RatsChapter 28. ChincillasChapter 29. Prairie DogsChapter 30. HedgehogsChapter 31. Sugar GlidersChapter 32. FerretsChapter 33. Miniature Pot-Bellied PigsChapter 34. ReptilesChapter 35. AmphibiansChapter 36. InvertebratesChapter 37. Tropical FishPART IV: OTHER INTERESTING PET TOPICSChapter 38. First Aid for Dogs and CatsChapter 39. Caring for Injured or Orphaned WildlifeChapter 40. Geriatrics: Caring for Your Older PetChapter 41. Increasing Your Pet's LongevityChapter 42. Reducing Stress and Promoting Mental Wellness in Dogs and CatsChapter 43. Cancer in Companion AnimalsChapter 44. Zoonotic DisesasesChapter 45. An Introduction to Holistic Pet CareChapter 46. Ten Super Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Pet OwnershipAPPENDIX A: GLOSSARYAPPENDIX B: CLINICAL SIGNS AND COMPLAINTS IN DOGS AND CATSAPPENDIX C: MEDICATIONS FOR DOGS AND CATSINDEX


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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