The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms

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

This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog 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...

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

This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog 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 dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog 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 dog owner needs:

• What a healthy dog should look like
• Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms
• Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression
• Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create
        a makeshift muzzle
• 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 Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives.

"...explains the basics as well as the specifics of caring for a dog...highlights different breeds, disorders, and diseases."

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"Like a good friend, this is the perfect take-it-with-you medical book. Like no other, it gives you the heads-up you need before things go from bad to worse. . . . Best vet-bet I've seen in years. You need this book."
          —Mordecai Siegal, The Davis Book of Dogs

"The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the perfect companion . . . and belongs in every pet owner's library. Recognizing the symptoms of illness is the first step toward getting appropriate and competent health care for your dog."          —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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375752261
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 791,848
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Not for the experienced dog owner

    A good book for a novice dog owner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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