Your Poodle's Life: Your Complete Guide to Raising Your Pet from Puppy to Companion

Your Poodle's Life: Your Complete Guide to Raising Your Pet from Puppy to Companion

by Virginia Parker Guidry

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307549983
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 05/05/2010
Series: Your Pet's Life
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 5 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Chapter 1So, You Want a Poodle1
Chapter 2Welcome Home!33
Chapter 3Food for Thought59
Chapter 4Medical Care Every Poodle Needs91
Chapter 5Common Health Concerns123
Chapter 6Basic Training for Poodles179
Chapter 7Grooming217
Chapter 8Family Life247
Chapter 9A Lifetime of Love and Good Health271
Appendix AResources293
Appendix BOfficial Breed Standard for the Poodle305
Index313
Meet Your Poodle Care Experts327

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