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

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

by Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609419325
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 5 MB

About 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 Press 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.

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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