Overview

Recent surveys indicate there are more mixed-breed dogs in the United States than any other single breed of dog. Mixed-Breed Dogs is one of the few books on the market to cover all aspects of choosing and living with a mixed-breed dog. This family-friendly, comprehensive guide to superior pet care features newly written text from an expert on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how...
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Mixed-Breed Dogs

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Overview

Recent surveys indicate there are more mixed-breed dogs in the United States than any other single breed of dog. Mixed-Breed Dogs is one of the few books on the market to cover all aspects of choosing and living with a mixed-breed dog. This family-friendly, comprehensive guide to superior pet care features newly written text from an expert on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793849222
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

LEXIANN GRANT is an internationally published, award-winning pet writer and photographer who has raised, trained, shown, written, and spoken about dogs and cats for many years. She is a professional member of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and is an eight-time recipient of their prestigious Maxwell Award. Lexiann lives in Ohio, and spends much of her time observing her pets.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why I Adore My Mixed-Breed Dog 5

History of the Mixed-Breed Dog

Physical and Behavioral Characteristics

Best Furever Friend

Chapter 2 The Stuff of Everyday Life 17

Bed

Bowls

Crate

Collar and Leash

Exercise Pen

Gate

Grooming Supplies

Identification

Toys

Chapter 3 Eating Well 27

Basic Canine Nutrition

Reading Food Labels

Commercial Foods

Canned Foods

Noncommercial Foods

Feeding Schedules

Obesity

Chapter 4 Looking Good 41

Coat and Skin Care

Ear Care

Eye Care

Dental Care

Nail Care

Attire and Accessories

Chapter 5 Feeling Good 55

Finding a Veterinarian

Annual Vet Visits

Vaccinations

Parasites

Common Health Issues in Dogs

Alternative Therapies

Chapter 6 Being Good 71

Reasons to Train

Socialization

Crate Training

Housetraining

Basic Commands

Chapter 7 In the Doghouse 85

Problem Behaviors

Chapter 8 Stepping Out 95

Traveling With Your Dog

Activities With Your Dog

Resources 106

Index 109

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