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The Dog Care Handbook


Christopher Little

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The Dog Care Handbook is a self-help book written for thoughtful dog owners. It will improve your knowledge of dogs, your relationship with your vet and your understanding of important and common diseases that our dogs might develop. Many dog owners find that visiting the vet is stressful and costly. The outcomes can sometimes be unsatisfactory. Every dog owner should be able to find a vet they can trust who will respect your perspective and work within your budget. This book will help.

The text covers the entire lifespan of pet dogs from puppyhood to old age, in chronological order. Preventative health is covered in detail. Major conditions of the skin, the heart, the joints, the kidneys and other organs are explained fully in lay language. One chapter deals specifically with emergencies, another with home nursing, a third covers old age. Colourful anecdotes and case examples are sprinkled throughout. Numerous illustrations are provided which make it easy to medicate your dog or provide first-aid. The information and advice in this book are based on up-to-date scientific evidence where-ever possible. When there is a paucity of knowledge the author gives his own perspective based on years of clinical practice in the UK.

No other book for the public provides such a wide-ranging remit covering the health and well-being of pet dogs.

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Table of contents

  1. Orientation / Introduction
  2. Choosing your dog
  3. How to choose your vet
  4. First trips to the vet
  5. Routine health care
  6.  Visiting the vet when my dog is ill
  7.  Common Problems
  8. Emergencies
  9. Chronic Diseases
  10. Practical nursing of your dog
  11. Cancer is not a single disease
  12. Old Age: Geriatrics
  13. When things go wrong
  14. Appendices

Additional information

ISBN 9781789182385
Page extent 352
Product type PB
Publication date 31-Mar-24
Dimensions 156 × 234 mm


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