Your Poodle's Life: Your Complete Guide to Raising Your Pet from Puppy to Companion [NOOK Book]

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Give Your Poodle the Best Possible Care—for Life!
As a caring Poodle owner, you want the best for your pet. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy Poodle. Your Poodle's Life was written with one purpose in mind—to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Reviewed by a nationally known veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your Poodle the best ...
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Your Poodle's Life: Your Complete Guide to Raising Your Pet from Puppy to Companion

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Overview

Give Your Poodle the Best Possible Care—for Life!
As a caring Poodle owner, you want the best for your pet. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy Poodle. Your Poodle's Life was written with one purpose in mind—to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Reviewed by a nationally known veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your Poodle the best life possible—whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your family or adopted an older dog.
Includes a special training section written by renowned training expert Liz Palika.
Inside—What Every Poodle Owner Wants to Know:
·Is a Poodle the right dog for me?
·How much exercise does my Poodle need?
·What type of Poodle—Toy, Mini, or Standard—is the best for me?
·Do Poodles make good companions for children?
·How often should I groom my Poodle?
·What's the best way to house-train my Poodle?
·How do I ensure that my Poodle gets the best-possible medical care?


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307549983
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/5/2010
  • Series: Your Pet's Life
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 887,188
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Virginia Parker Guidry is a long-time animal enthusiast, writer, and editor. A former professional small-animal groomer and veterinary assistant, she is currently a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. She writes for many pet-related publications, and lives in Southern California with her husband and son.
Joanne Howl, D.V.M., Your Pet's LifeTM series editor, is the president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. She lives in West River, Maryland.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 So, You Want a Poodle 1
Chapter 2 Welcome Home! 33
Chapter 3 Food for Thought 59
Chapter 4 Medical Care Every Poodle Needs 91
Chapter 5 Common Health Concerns 123
Chapter 6 Basic Training for Poodles 179
Chapter 7 Grooming 217
Chapter 8 Family Life 247
Chapter 9 A Lifetime of Love and Good Health 271
Appendix A Resources 293
Appendix B Official Breed Standard for the Poodle 305
Index 313
Meet Your Poodle Care Experts 327
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