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Complete Home Veterinary Guide

Complete Home Veterinary Guide - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071412728

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ISBN13: 978-0071412728
ISBN10: 0071412727
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
International: No

Complete Home Veterinary Guide - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071412728

Chris C. Pinney

ISBN13: 978-0071412728
ISBN10: 0071412727
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

REWARD YOUR PET WITH A LONGER, HAPPIER, AND HEALTHIER LIFE! Here is THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets -- whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more. The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet. If you love your pet and want to be atruly informed pet owner -- this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered! * Dogs * Cats * Birds * Rabbits * Guinea Pigs * Hamsters and Gerbils * Mice and Rats * Chinchillas * Sugar Gliders * Prairie Dogs * Hedgehogs * Ferrets * Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs * Reptiles * Amphibians * Invertebrates * Tropical Fish

Table of Contents

PART I: DOGS AND CATS
Chapter 1. Choosing the Right Pet for You
Chapter 2. Training Essentials
Chapter 3. Traveling with Your Dog or Cat
Chapter 4. Preventive Health Care
Chapter 5. Elective Surgeries in Dogs and Cats
Chapter 6. Infectious Diseases
Chapter 7. Parasitic Disease
Chapter 8. The Immune System
Chapter 9. The Cardiovascular and Hemolynphatic Systems
Chapter 10. The Respiratory System
Chapter 11. The Digestive System
Chapter 12. The Urinary System
Chapter 13. The Reproductive System
Chapter 14. The Skin and Haircoat
Chapter 15. The Eyes and Ears
Chapter 16. The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 17. The Nervous System
Chapter 18. The Endocrine System

PART II: BIRDS
Chapter 19. Choosing the Right Bird for You
Chapter 20. Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 21. Preventive Health Care
Chapter 22. Avian Diseases and Disorders
Chapter 23. General Treatment of Sick Birds

PART III: EXOTIC PETS
Chapter 24. Rabbits
Chapter 25. Guinea Pigs
Chapter 26. Hamsters and Gerbils
Chapter 27. Mice and Rats
Chapter 28. Chincillas
Chapter 29. Prairie Dogs
Chapter 30. Hedgehogs
Chapter 31. Sugar Gliders
Chapter 32. Ferrets
Chapter 33. Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs
Chapter 34. Reptiles
Chapter 35. Amphibians
Chapter 36. Invertebrates
Chapter 37. Tropical Fish

PART IV: OTHER INTERESTING PET TOPICS
Chapter 38. First Aid for Dogs and Cats
Chapter 39. Caring for Injured or Orphaned Wildlife
Chapter 40. Geriatrics: Caring for Your Older Pet
Chapter 41. Increasing Your Pet's Longevity
Chapter 42. Reducing Stress and Promoting Mental Wellness in Dogs and Cats
Chapter 43. Cancer in Companion Animals
Chapter 44. Zoonotic Disesases
Chapter 45. An Introduction to Holistic Pet Care
Chapter 46. Ten Super Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Pet Ownership

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: CLINICAL SIGNS AND COMPLAINTS IN DOGS AND CATS

APPENDIX C: MEDICATIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS

INDEX

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