Your Dog: The Owner's Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog

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Through surprising facts, moving stories and tested solutions, the veterinary expert from Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show will give every dog owner the secrets to raising a healthy, well-behaved dog.

For anyone who owns a dog or is thinking about getting one, Dr. Marty Becker's manual is a must-have guide to anything and everything canine. In YOUR DOG: THE OWNER'S MANUAL, the "best-loved family doctor for pets" shares insider secrets on how to keep puppy problems from ...

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Overview

Through surprising facts, moving stories and tested solutions, the veterinary expert from Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show will give every dog owner the secrets to raising a healthy, well-behaved dog.

For anyone who owns a dog or is thinking about getting one, Dr. Marty Becker's manual is a must-have guide to anything and everything canine. In YOUR DOG: THE OWNER'S MANUAL, the "best-loved family doctor for pets" shares insider secrets on how to keep puppy problems from becoming doggy disasters and how to best bond with your dog through helpful, easily accessible tips and tricks on how to:

· Find the right dog for your family's lifestyle
· Solve the most annoying behavioral problems
· Make sure your dog gets the exercise he needs
· Use food puzzles to prevent weight gain
· Prevent dog health problems
· Save money on medication, both traditional and alternative

For seasoned dog owners as well as those looking to adopt a new friend, Dr. Becker provides all the insight that makes for both happy owners and happy dogs.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Your Dog: The Owner's Manual is one of the most timely approaches to animal ownership in our generation. As a veterinary colleague, I deeply appreciate the rational, common sense approach you use in addressing difficult issues, misleading dogma, and well-meaning but dangerous practices in dog rearing."
-Phillip D. Nelson, DVM, PhD, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

"Here's an expert who loves people as much as he loves dogs! Marty Becker is on your side from beginning to end, and will help you have the relationship that you (and your dog!) always wanted.
-Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D, CAAB, Author of The Other End of the Leash and For the Love of a Dog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446571319
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 639,761
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" has been the popular contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America for 10 years, and is the resident veterinarian on The Dr. Oz Show. He writes a Universal Uclick Syndicated column with Gina Spadafori, Pet Connection; is a contributor to Parade Magazine, and was voted "companion animal Veterinarian of the year." He is also co-author of the fastest-selling pet book in history, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. Dr. Becker still enjoys his work as a practicing veterinarian, at the North Idaho Animal Hospital.

Gina Spadafori is a veteran journalist who has been writing about pets and their care as a syndicated columnist and author. Her top-selling book, Dogs for Dummies, was given the President's Award for the best writing on dogs and the Maxwell medallion for the best general reference work.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Nicholas Dodman ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Fresh Starts and New Beginnings 5

Chapter 1 What are You Looking for in a Relationship? 9

Chapter 2 Which Dog Fits at the Other End of the Couch? 21

Chapter 3 Looking For Love in All the Right Places 33

Chapter 4 Basic Gear and Cool Pup Stuff 49

Chapter 5 Time to Bring Home a New Family Member 65

Part 2 Home Care to Keep Pets Healthy and Safe 77

Chapter 6 What's Great to Eat and Where to Find It 81

Chapter 7 Healthy Dogs are Busy Dogs 99

Chapter 8 Grooming and Dental Care Basics 115

Chapter 9 Avoiding Preventable Catastrophes 129

Chapter 10 Making Dog Care Doable-Save Time and Money 143

Part 3 The Social Animal: Teaching Good Behavior 157

Chapter 11 Puppy Basics: Behavior and Bonding 161

Chapter 12 Training for Good Dogs 177

Chapter 13 Fixing a "Bad" Dog 185

Chapter 14 Out and About 195

Chapter 15 Competition's for Fun 203

Part 4 In Sickness and in Health 211

Chapter 16 Finding a Good Veterinarian 215

Chapter 17 Focus on Preventive Care 233

Chapter 18 How to Handle an Emergency 247

Chapter 19 Getting the Best Medical Care 263

Chapter 20 Special Care for Aging Dogs 275

Acknowledgments 291

Resources 293

Index 301

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    read this book before acquiring a pet.

    "You Dog: The Owner¿s Manual" by Dr Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori, audio format Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite.

    Authors Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori begin where any dog owner should, choosing the right dog for your lifestyle. If you are going to be gone a lot you do not need a dependent breed. If you live a sedentary life you do not need a dog that will require a lot of exercise. Some breeds do better on a farm than in an apartment. They also cover some very annoying behavior problems and offer ways to avoid such problems. Health, weight and teeth are also covered.

    I am an animal lover. I have a Great Pyrenees that I dote on. She is a mere 10 months old and weighs approximately 80 pounds. I realize if you are reading this review you are likely to be a dog lover/owner also. That¿s how I knew I could get by telling you about my Emmie. I was excited to receive this audio book. I have owned many pets and some were more challenging than others. My Emmie is very head strong and independent. She doesn¿t like to take orders from my husband. She will follow him around the farm but she does not respect him. On the other hand, When I call she comes running. She is glad to see me and he has learned that jumping does not please me. I turned to Dr. Becker for assistance in raising a pleasant pet.

    I recommend that all dog owners should listen or read this book before acquiring a pet. There are a lot of excellent books on the market containing information on being a dog owner. This one joins the ranks. I enjoyed the humorous anecdotes. It is obvious the authors are great pet lovers and enjoy their careers.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Hi

    Cool book uo

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Another TV Celbrity Book

    It's okay. If you're new to dog ownership or haven't read much about it, it's all right. I've read reviews that list inaccuracies. I'd say don't just act on what's in the book. It's chatty and chummy, in other words, much like other TV celebrity books. An okay way to pass time but before acting on the advice in the book, do your research and talk to your own vet.

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