Dogs and cats are considered part of the family—and just as deserving of the best medical care. Never before has the veterinary profession been able to offer such amazing medical options and such a high level of preventative care as it does in the New Century. In the pages of this book you’ll find the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on veterinary diagnostics and...
Dogs and cats are considered part of the family—and just as deserving of the best medical care. Never before has the veterinary profession been able to offer such amazing medical options and such a high level of preventative care as it does in the New Century. In the pages of this book you’ll find the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on veterinary diagnostics and treatments available, including:
• Insight from 100+ Veterinary Medicine Specialists
• “Click-able” Hot-Links to Online Resources and Experts
• The Benefits of Ultrasound, CT-Scans, MRI and more
• Advances in Nutrition, Drugs, Surgery, and Rehab
• Cost Issues, The Bond, and Pet Insurance Options
• Molecular Medicine, Gene Therapy and Genetic Ethics
• A-to-Z Guide of 50 Pet Care Conditions
• Medical Miracles—Forty “Wow!” Success Stories
This fascinating updated 2nd edition is a guide to the groundbreaking medical techniques that can improve—and save—the lives of the pets we love. Whether you have a puppy or kitten, adult pet, or a geriatric dog or cat, they all benefit from the exciting breakthrough care options described in Pet Care in the New Century.
Amy D. Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant, vet tech, and nationally known authority on pet care and behavior. She is the author of nearly two dozen award-winning nonfiction pet books and over a thousand articles and columns. Amy addresses a wide range of fun-to-serious issues in her work, covering training, behavior, health care, and medical topics.
Amy is a founder and president emeritus of the Cat Writers’ Association, and a member of the Dog Writers Association of America. She frequently speaks to groups on a variety of pet related issues, lectures at many writing conferences, and regularly appears on national radio and television in connection with her work. Most recently she appeared as an expert on the Animal Planet “CATS 101” and “DOGS 101” shows. She canbe reached through her website at www.shojai.com
From the Author
Today, our cats and dogs are considered family members and just as deserving of the best medical care available. Cutting-edge medicine IS available for your puppy or kitten, adult dog or cat, or geriatric pet--and loving them means providing for their wellness the best way we can. After all, that's what we do for our friends. *smile*
Your veterinarian is key to keeping your dog or cat healthy. But just as human cardiologists and surgeons offer specialized care, more than 20 veterinary specialties also offer help that goes beyond the basics. My goal has always been to empower you to make informed choices about your pet's physical and emotional needs. I believe it is vital that all pet lovers become aware of what treatments are available, and where to find them, by asking their veterinarian. Now, you can read this book for that information. My fondest wish is that "PET CARE IN THE NEW CENTURY" will help you learn about various options to help you make the best choices for your individual animal's circumstance. Then it's up to you to say "yes" or "no thanks" to a kidney transplant, paralysis cure, behavior help, or cancer treatments, for example--remembering always that there is no right or wrong answer.
When you make a decision from the heart that is based on the best information available to you at the time, it cannot be wrong.
Amy D. Shojai, CABC a nationally known authority on pet care and behavior, is a certified animal behavior consultant, a spokesperson for the pet products industry, and the author of 23 nonfiction pet books and over 1,000 articles. Her award-winning columns have appeared in the Herald Democrat newspaper, at Purina's CatChow.com, About.com, Sergeants.com e-newsletter, the NBC-Universal site PetSide.com, HomeAgain.com and ivillage.com. She appears twice-monthly on the "Pet Talk" segment at KXII-CBS, and hosts the weekly "Pet Peeves" at PetLifeRadio.com and is an expert on Animal Planet DOGS 101 and CATS 101.
Ms. Shojai addresses a wide range of fun-to-serious issues in her work, covering dog and cat training, behavior, natural and allopathic health care, nutrition, first aid, aging pets, "the bond" and cutting-edge medical topics. Her work has been honored with over three dozen writing awards and she is a two-time recipient of the "Friskies Writer of the Year" award.
Ms. Shojai's work empowers pet lovers by providing the information they need to make informed decisions for their cats and dogs. The former veterinary technician specializes in translating "medicalese" into easily understood jargon-free language, making it accessible to all pet lovers.
Ms. Shojai has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and in USA Weekend, The New York Times, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Woman's World, and many other leading newspapers and magazines. She has also been a featured pet care expert on Animal Planet Dogs 101, Cats 101, Petsburgh USA/Disney Channel program, Good Day New York, Fox News: Pet News, NBC Today Show, WGN-Chicago "Pet Central" and "Animal Planet Radio" and many others.
Ms. Shojai is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and Past President of the Cat Writers' Association, a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and Past President of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. She frequently speaks to groups on a variety of pet-related issues, lectures at veterinary and writer conferences, and conducts training and behavior demonstrations around the country.
She and her husband live with Seren(dipity) the Siamese wannabe, Magic the German Shepherd, and other assorted critters at Rosemont, their thirteen-acre "spread" in north Texas. Find more information about her work at www.shojai.com