Hound Health Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Dog Happy, Healthy and Active

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Written by Betsy Brevitz, D.V.M., the resident veterinarian of the popular...

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Overview


America is going to the dogs. And, judging by the $7 billion we spend each year on veterinary services, and the $3 billion on prescription medicines, we will do anything to take care of our beloved pets. Now there's a bible that belongs in every dog owner's home--a clear, comprehensive, trustworthy guide that comes with the same pedigree as the What to Expect books, The Garden Primer, and The Wine Bible.

Written by Betsy Brevitz, D.V.M., the resident veterinarian of the popular and award-winning Web site Urbanhound.com, Hound Health Handbook is the first truly readable book on dog health. Dr. Brevitz, a writer and editor before becoming a veterinarian, knows how to make complex issues simple, and how to present detailed information in a lively and authoritative way. Reading this book, with its hundreds of real-life Q&A's, is like joining a conversation between a smart and caring vet and a community of fellow dog lovers. Organized in four parts--Preventive Health Care, Common Canine Maladies, First Aid for Injuries and Emergencies, and Hound Health Resources--it covers everything from puppy vaccinations to caring for the senior dog; kennel cough to cancer; and even mental health issues such as separation anxiety and canine Alzheimer's disease. A health checklist for 120 popular breeds tells what hereditary problems to watch for, and the first aid and emergency section offers quick, clear instructions on what to do when something goes wrong. The 100-plus illustrations are both beautiful and informative, and include numerous how-to diagrams and guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761135265
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Betsy Brevitz, D.V.M., had a ten-year career as a magazine writer and editor before becoming a veterinarian. A 1998 graduate of the highly regarded Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, she now lives and practices in northern New Jersey. This book originated with her "Ask the Vet" column for the acclaimed website Urbanhound.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Part 1 Preventive Health Care
Chapter 1 Choosing a Healthy Dog or Puppy 3
Puppy or Adult?
Purebred vs. Mixed Breed
Allergic to Dogs
Children and Dogs
Screening for Health Problems
Temperament Testing
Puppy Lemon Laws
Health Checklist for 130 Popular Breeds
Chapter 2 Raising a Healthy Puppy 41
Puppy Vaccines
Puppy Nutrition
Feeding to Prevent Hip Dysplasia
Puppy Health Hazards
Housebreaking
Puppy Warts
Baby Teeth
Spaying and Neutering
Chapter 3 Keeping Your Adult and Senior Dog Healthy 55
Choosing a Vet
The Vaccine Controversy
How Old Is That in People Years?
Reading Dog-Food Labels
Bones and Raw Food Diet
Dangerous Foods
Weight Loss
Seasonal Health Hazards
Dental Care
Tennis-Ball Mouth
Travel Tips
Car Sickness
The Healthy, Happy Senior Dog
Part 2 Common Canine Illnesses
Chapter 4 Allergies, Itching, and Other Skin Diseases 85
Paw Licking
Allergies
Hot Spots
Food Allergies
Anal Glands
Skin Infections
Debunking Bathing Myths
Splitting Nails
The Dandruffy Dog
Lumps, Bumps, and Growths
Shedding
Dudley Nose
Chapter 5 Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Other Digestive Ailments 107
Why Do Dogs Get Diarrhea?
Flatulence
Home Care for Diarrhea
The Dreaded Parvovirus
Another Bad Bloody-Diarrhea Disease
Irritable Bowel Disease
Digestive Enzyme Deficiencies
Pancreatitis
Why Do Dogs Vomit?
Regurgitating Puppies
Home Care for Vomiting
Bloat
Eating the Inedible
Liver Problems
Chapter 6 Worms, Fleas, Ticks, and Other Creepy-Crawlers 137
Roundworms, Hookworms, and Whipworms
Children and Worms
Tapeworms
Other Intestinal Parasites
Heartworms
Picking a Heartworm Preventive
Collie Cautions
Fleas
Sorting Out Spot-ons
Natural Flea Prevention
Demodectic Mange
Scabies
Getting Rid of Ticks
Lyme and Other Diseases Transmitted by Ticks
Chapter 7 Mental Health and Behavior Problems 167
Thunderstorms and Fireworks
Unlearning Fears and Phobias
Separation Anxiety
Canine Alzheimer's Disease
Dominance Aggression
Puppies on Prozac
Fear Aggression
Territorial Aggression
Bringing Home Baby
Sibling Rivalry
Dog Smarts
Submissive Peeing
Obsessive Licking
Rescue Remedy and Other Holistic Helps
Chapter 8 Eye and Ear Diseases 191
Lash and Lid Problems
Tearstaining
Conjunctivitis
Eye Injuries
Cherry Eye
Dry Eye
Glaucoma
Applying Eye Medications
Blindness
Cataracts
Inherited Eye Problems
Ear Cleaning 101
Recurring Ear Infections
A Swollen Ear
Deafness
Chapter 9 Bones, Joints, and Arthritis 217
Causes of Hip Dysplasia
Treating Hip Dysplasia
Treating Arthritis
Knee Injuries
Wobbly Kneecaps
"Growing Pains"
Wobbly Necks in Little Dogs
Wobbler Syndrome in Big Dogs
Spinal Disk Disease
Foot-Dragging and Paralysis
Chapter 10 The Heart and Circulation 243
Holes in the Heart
Other Birth Defects
Making Sense of Murmurs
Arrhythmias
Symptoms of Heart Disease
Valve Disease in Older Dogs
Portosystemic Shunt
A Big-Dog, Big-Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Tumors
Treating Heart Disease
Supplements for Heart Disease
Chapter 11 Colds, Coughs, and Other Respiratory Problems 265
Kennel Cough
Distemper
Snores, Honks, and Snorts
Collapsing Trachea
The Hiccups
The Flat-Nosed, Smushed-Face Blues
Laryngeal Paralysis
Fungal Infections
Panting
Bronchitis
Cold Nose, Healthy Dog?
Secondhand Smoke
Chapter 12 Diabetes and Other Endocrine Diseases 279
Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes Mellitus
How to Give an Insulin Injection
Low Blood Sugar in Puppies
Low Blood Sugar in Adult Dogs
Hypothyroidism
Cushing's Disease
Addison's Disease
Chapter 13 Seizures and Other Neurological Diseases 297
What Causes Seizures?
Treating Seizures
What to Do When a Dog Has a Seizure
Suddenly Dizzy Old Dogs
Droopy Face
Little White Shakers
The "Down Dog"
Dancing Dobermans
High-Stepping Rottweilers
Rabies
Tick Paralysis
Coonhound Paralysis
Myasthenia Gravis
Meningitis and Encephalitis
Chapter 14 The Bladder, Kidneys, and Reproductive Tract 317
Urinating All the Time
Urinary Tract Infections
Crystals and Stones
Kidney Failure
Incontinence
The Heat Cycle
When to Spay
An Infected Uterus
False Pregnancy
Neutering
Giving Birth
The Hunt for a Missing Testicle
Prostate Problems
Chapter 15 Blood and Lymph Disorders 339
Causes of Anemia
Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
Blood Cell Toxins
Low Platelets
Blood Transfusions
Shock
Blood Clotting Problems
Hemophilia
Blood Clots in the Lungs
Chapter 16 Cancer and Cancer Treatment 355
Signs of Cancer
Diagnosing Cancer
Treating Cancer
Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Tumors of the Respiratory Tract
Mouth Tumors
Lymphoma, the "Good Cancer"
Leukemia
Multiple Myeloma
Liver Tumors
Skin Cancer
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Stomach and Intestinal Cancer
Tumors of the Urinary Tract
Deciding When to Treat and When to Let Go
Chapter 17 When the End Is Near 381
When Your Dog Is Very Ill--When Is It Time?
Euthanasia
Sudden Death
Children and the Loss of a Pet
Finding Support When You're Grieving
Nine Ways to Remember a Wonderful Dog
Part 3 Quick Reference
Chapter 18 First Aid Basics and Poison Control 393
Taking Your Dog's Temperature, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate
The Canine First Aid Kit
Basic Wound Care
How to Pill Your Pup
Making a Muzzle
Moving an Injured Dog
Getting Rid of Goo
Trimming Broken Nails
When and How to Induce Vomiting
13 Common Household Toxins
Poisonous Plants
Safe Gardening
Chapter 19 ABC Guide to Injuries and Emergencies 411
Antifreeze Poisoning
Bandaging a Leg
Bee Sting
Bite Wounds
Bleeding
Bloat
Broken Bone
Broken Tooth
Burns
Choking
CPR
Drooling
Drowning
Electric Shock
Eye Out of the Socket
Fever
Frostbite
Heat Stroke
The Heimlich Maneuver
Hit by a Car
Hives
Nosebleed
Panting
Paralysis
Poisoning
Porcupine Quills
Scorpion Sting
Seizure
Shock
Skunk Spray
Smoke Inhalation
Snakebite
Swallowed Object
Swollen Face
Swollen Joint
Toad Poisoning
Unconsciousness
Vaccine Reaction
Worms in Vomit or Feces
Part 4 Hound Health Resources
Appendix A Pet Health Insurance 428
Appendix B Alternative and Complementary Medicine 434
Appendix C Finding a Veterinary Specialist 438
Appendix D Helpful Websites for Dog Owners 443
Index 445
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