Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
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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.
just the normal abrasive action of baking soda. Do not use toothpaste made for humans. Its foaming action is unpleasant to dogs, and they cannot spit and rinse after using it. Swallowing the fluoride in many human toothpaste is also not good for them. The gums and teeth can be brushed with a finger or a soft nylon toothbrush with a 45-degree angle to the head. Toothbrushes designed specifically for dogs are available at pet supply stores. Finger brushing is done with a ter-rycloth washcloth or
not, ask to have them repaired. Umbilical hernias occur frequently in puppies at about 2 weeks of age. They usually get smaller and disappear by 6 months of age. Binding the abdominal wall with straps does not increase the chance of closure. Treatment: If you can push a finger through the umbilical ring, the hernia should be repaired. The operation is not difficult and the pup can go home the same day. In females, repair of an umbilical hernia can often be delayed until the time of spaying.
with chronic hookworms often have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they include tarry or bloody diarrhea, pale mucous membranes caused by anemia, weight loss and emaciation, and progressive weakness. Symptoms can appear as early as 10 days after exposure. The diagnosis is made by finding eggs in the feces. Because eggs do not appear in the feces for two to three weeks, however, there may be an interval during which a stool examination is negative and the diagnosis must be made on the basis
required to identify the adult parasite or its cysts (called oocysts). NEOSPOROSIS Dogs and herbivores are hosts to Neosporum caninum, with cattle as the intermediate host. Dogs initially acquire the infection by eating infected meat, but once infected, a bitch can pass this on through the placenta to her unborn puppies. The risk to humans is minimal. Dogs will show nerve and muscle problems, possibly even leading to paralysis. Pneumonia, heart problems, and skin problems may also be seen.
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