The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms

The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms

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by Michael S. Garvey, John E. Pinckney, Katherine A. Houpt, Melissa S. Wallace
     
 

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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health.

This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms.

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Overview

The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health.

This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms.
     Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs:

• What a healthy cat should look like
• Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms
• Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing
• Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat
• A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms

With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Like a good friend, this is the ideal take-it-with-you medical book. Like no other, it gives you the information you need before things go from purr to pain. . . . Best vet-bet I've seen in years. Check out Dr. Mike Garvey's brilliant explanation of symptoms as opposed to signs. You need this book."          
        —Mordecai Siegal, The Cornell Book of Cats

"The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is an encyclopedic volume that belongs in every cat owner's library. Recognizing the symptoms of illness is the first step toward getting appropriate, competent health care for your pet."          —Bash Dibra, internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist, trainer, and author

Library Journal
Most people would agree that it is difficult to recognize the signs of illness in our pets--a problem compounded by their inability to communicate with us in our own language. The authors of these concise and affordable books are all veterinarians (save one) who believe that the easiest way to detect disease early in pets is to educate the owner about the animals' normal bodily functions and behavior. In each book, Part 1 covers the healthy body, with overviews of the senses and the cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, respiratory, and other systems--all presented in lay readers' terms. There are also sections on proper veterinary care, vaccinations, nutrition, grooming, and the importance of spaying/neutering procedures. In Part 2, the authors give insight into common accidents and medical emergencies (such as diarrhea, seizures, poisoning, and heat prostration), contagious and infectious diseases, and first aid care. A valuable and extensive index of signs and symbols is included along with appendixes covering household products that are poisonous, congenital defects and disorders, and medical terms and diseases mentioned in the text. Both titles are recommended for public libraries, although concerned pet owners will also want to keep a copy at home.--Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375752278
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
649,337
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.39(d)

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