Lhasa Apsos: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training

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These cheerful and intelligent little dogs make fine pets, but have long, flowing hair that demands regular grooming. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise ...

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Overview

These cheerful and intelligent little dogs make fine pets, but have long, flowing hair that demands regular grooming. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764119583
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 621,700
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Lhasa Apso History 5
Origin of the Breed 5
The Lhasa Apso Standard 6
The Lhasa Apso's Place in the Dog World 7
Considerations Before You Buy 9
Is a Lhasa Apso the Right Dog for You? 9
The Commitment 10
The Best Time to Acquire a Lhasa Apso 10
Household Pets 11
Should Your Lhasa Apso Be Neutered? 14
Selecting Your Lhasa Apso 17
Where to Find a Lhasa Apso 17
Puppy or Adult? 17
Selecting a Puppy 18
Male or Female? 20
Show Dog or Companion Animal? 21
Age and Longevity 22
Pedigree and Registration 22
At Home with Your Lhasa Apso 25
Your Lhasa Apso Comes Home 25
Naming Your Lhasa Apso 26
Housing Considerations 27
Safety First 28
Identification 30
Housebreaking Your Lhasa Apso 31
Grooming 35
Dental Care 37
Toenails 39
Exercise 42
Toys 43
Traveling with Your Lhasa Apso 44
Children and Lhasa Apsos 46
Animal Life and Death 47
How-To: Grooming Your Lhasa Apso 50
Feeding Your Lhasa Apso 53
Starting Off Right 53
Interpreting Dog Food Labels 54
How Much to Feed 58
When to Feed 59
Obesity 62
Water 62
Food Myths 63
Food Allergies 63
Developing Good Eating Habits 63
Keeping Your Lhasa Apso Healthy 65
Selecting a Veterinarian 65
Preventive Health Care 66
Vaccinations 69
Illness 76
First Aid for Your Lhasa Apso 76
The Senior Lhasa Apso 84
Euthanasia--When It's Time to Say Good-bye 85
Selected Diseases and Conditions in Lhasa Apsos 85
How-To: Basic Training 86
The Talented Lhasa Apso 89
Dog Shows 89
Fun Matches 89
Specialty Shows 90
All-Breed Shows 90
Obedience Trials 91
Agility Competitions 91
Games 91
Information 92
Index 94
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