The classic bestseller—expanded and updated
The guide dog lovers have relied on for more than twenty-seven years, this handbook has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner. It puts vital information at your fingertips, with:
- An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast
- Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common canine ailments and problems
- A chapter on emergencies that explains what to do immediately for shock, broken bones, burns, dehydration, heat stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and more
- Hundreds of photos and drawings that illustrate what to look for and what to do to provide the best care for your dog
- A glossary of terms
With this guide, you'll know when to rush your pet to the vet and when you can begin treatment at home. You'll communicate more effectively with your vet. You'll have the latest information on every aspect of your dog's medical care when you need it. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||4th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.33(d)|
About the Author
Debra Eldredge, DVM, has won writing awards from both the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers' Association. Dr. Eldredge has practiced for more than twenty-five years at a small animal clinic. In addition, she is a regular columnist for Dogs in Review and is very active in the world of dog sports, participating in agility, flyball, and herding, just to name a few.
Liisa D. Carlson, DVM, runs Carlson Pet Hospital, which was started by her late father, Delbert G. Carlson. She contributed extensively to the second and third editions of Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook. The late James Giffin, MD, coauthored all previous editions of this guide.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: EMERGENCIES.
Handling and Restraint.
Artificial Respiration and Heart Massage.
Acute Painful Abdomen.
Drowning and Suffocation.
Insect Stings and Bites.
Chapter 2: GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES.
Deworming Puppies and Adult Dogs.
How to Control Worms.
Other Worm Parasites.
Chapter 3: INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
Antibodies and Immunity.
Chapter 4: THE SKIN AND COAT.
The Dog’s Coat.
Avoiding Coat and Skin Problems.
Beyond the Brush.
Sorting Out Skin Diseases.
Other External Parasites.
Lick Granuloma (Acral Pruritic Dermatitis).
Disorders with Hair Loss.
Pyoderma (Skin Infections).
Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases.
Chapter 5: THE EYES.
How Dogs See.
What to Do if Your Dog Has an Eye Problem.
The Nictitating Membrane (Third Eyelid).
The Outer Eye.
The Tearing Mechanism.
The Inner Eye.
Chapter 6: THE EARS.
Basic Ear Care.
The Ear Flap.
The Ear Canal.
The Middle Ear.
The Inner Ear.
Chapter 7: THE NOSE.
Signs of Nasal Irritation.
The Nasal Cavity.
Chapter 8: THE MOUTH AND THROAT.
How to Examine the Mouth.
Signs of Mouth and Throat Disease.
Teeth and Gums.
Taking Care of Your Dog’s Teeth.
Chapter 9: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
Small and Large Bowels.
The Anus and Rectum.
Feeding and Nutrition.
Chapter 10: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
The Larynx (Voice Box).
Trachea and Bronchi.
Tumors of the Larynx, Trachea, and Lungs.
Chapter 11: THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.
The Normal Heart.
Congestive Heart Failure.
Anemia and Clotting Disorders.
Chapter 12: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Weakness or Paralysis.
Spinal Cord Diseases.
Peripheral Nerve Injuries.
Chapter 13: THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
Limping or Lameness.
Bone and Joint Injuries.
Inherited Orthopedic Diseases.
Metabolic Bone Diseases.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
Chapter 14: THE URINARY SYSTEM.
Signs of Urinary Tract Disease.
Diagnosing Urinary Tract Diseases.
Diseases of the Bladder and Urethra.
Chapter 15: SEX AND REPRODUCTION.
The Basics of Genetics.
Breeding Purebred Dogs.
Pseudocyesis (False Pregnancy).
Diseases of the Female Genital Tract.
Diseases of the Male Genital Tract.
Chapter 16: PREGNANCY AND WHELPING.
Dystocia (Prolonged or Difficult Labor).
Postpartum Care of the Dam.
Chapter 17: PEDIATRICS.
Caring for Newborns.
Raising Puppies by Hand.
Diseases of Newborn Puppies.
Feeding Growing Puppies.
The Importance of Early Socialization.
Acquiring a New Puppy.
Training Advice for Your Puppy.
Chapter 18: TUMORS AND CANCERS.
What Causes Cancer?
Treating Tumors and Cancers.
Common Surface Tumors.
Soft Tissue Sarcomas.
Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder.
Reproductive Tract Tumors.
Chapter 19: GERIATRICS.
The Geriatric Checkup.
Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration.
Diet and Nutrition.
Chapter 20: MEDICATIONS.
Anesthetics and Anesthesia.
How to Give Medications.
Appendix A: NORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA.
Appendix B: COMPARATIVE AGE OF DOGS AND HUMANS.
Appendix C: LABORATORY TESTS.
Appendix D: USEFUL RESOURCES.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.