The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492869

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs: ¸ What a healthy dog should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create a makeshift muzzle ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives.
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492850

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 604

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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs: ¸ What a healthy cat should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms ¸ Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing ¸ Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs

Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians

Author: Martin Zucker

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307561008

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 595

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The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that if alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets, too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths. Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression to a host of serious diseases. The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques.
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Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats

Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements

Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307558602

Category: Pets

Page: 512

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2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA) When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer? Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine. Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes: ·An A-Z guide to common health conditions ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet ·And much, much more! Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did. Inside, natural treatments for: ·Allergies ·Obesity ·Cancer ·Kidney Disease ·Arthritis ·Heart Disease ·Feline Leukemia ·Dental Disease ·Ear Infections ·And many more common conditions "Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals "A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet "This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
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Complete Care for Your Aging Dog

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 1944423958

Category: Pets

Page: 316

View: 7609

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Advances in veterinary medicine have nearly doubled how long a dog lives. But old dogs have unique health and emotional needs, senior dog food and nutrition, and aging dog medical care. A longer life means old dogs suffer age-related conditions such as dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog diabetes, arthritis in dogs, stroke in dogs, and dementia in dogs, all of which can be successfully managed with your loving assistance. KUDOS! WINNER of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion "Chock-full of lifesaving and life-enhancing facts--but incredibly moving and readable--the book is guaranteed to help your beloved pet live a happier, healthier, fuller life. While this comprehensive and groundbreaking book presents cutting edge medical information, Shojai makes sure that it's proven and practical. Captivating true stories of 'successful agers' will motivate you to make sure you give your pets the best care possible." --Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on Doctor Oz Show, and Good Morning America "Once again Amy has done it! VERY important, useful and valuable information in a concise, easy to read work. Our pets are living longer--and with this interesting and complete book--healthier lives. If you have a middle aged to older pet, this book is a Must Have!" --DR. JIM HUMPHRIES, Veterinarian, Contributing Editor to CBS's The Early Show, and National Veterinary Spokesperson "Need a quick reference? Complete Care for Your Aging Dog provides a practical, easy-to-read guide about health care for the aging dog. If you have an aging dog, this is a 'must read' book. It provides simple question-and-answer treatment of essentials of aging dogs." --Dr. Johnny D. Hoskins, Internist for older dogs and cats Award Winning Book Keeps Your Aging Dog Loving Longer, Living Better! You can teach an old dog new tricks—and give him the best care possible. As dogs age, elderly dogs deserve and require special dog health care to prevent dog problems. COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR AGING DOG explains how old do dogs live, how old is a “senior dog,” and old dogs health and behavior changes. You’ll find all the must know information about old dogs, dogs illness and dog symptoms, with veterinary advice for keeping your old dog healthy and treating your sick dog if necessary. Complete Care for Your Aging Dog contains the answers you need to care for your old dog. Pet expert Amy Shojai explains: •How to entice your older dog into getting more exercise •What changes to expect as your dog ages—and which changes are natural and which are warning signs that should send you to the veterinarian •Which pet-specific over-the-counter dog medications every owner should keep on hand •How to use the L.O.V.E. Program to keep your dog loving longer and living better •Tips on everything from choosing the right products and dog foods for your aging dog •How to offer old dogs nursing care at home for common old dog conditions •Information about dog symptoms and canine treatments for dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog hypothyroidism, dog diabetes, blind dogs, deaf dogs, dog stroke, doggy diarrhea, canine constipation, urine incontinence, old dogs not eating, and more. Filled with heartwarming stories, the latest developments in treating canine illnesses in old dogs, age-defying tips, and comprehensive reference material, this is the definitive guide to turning back the clock on aging--and keeping senior dogs vital, happy, and active throughout their golden years.
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The Nature of Animal Healing

The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat

Author: Martin Goldstein, D.V.M.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307422361

Category: Pets

Page: 368

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The Nature of Animal Healing is a groundbreaking, inspirational contribution to animal care. Dr. Martin Goldstein, one of the most successful and best-known holistic veterinarians in the country, offers here, for the first time, invaluable insights into how to give our pets a healthy, happy, and long life. Dr. Goldstein--a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine who runs a renowned clinic in South Salem, New York--begins by explaining his approach to alternative treatment: what it is, how it works, and why it's especially important that animals be treated holistically. Holistic pet care essentially revolves around the notion that the best way to cure an animal who is ill is to help the animal cure itself. We are not the true healers of our pets--they are. By treating the root of the problem instead of its symptoms, holistic medicine enables our pets to regain and maintain their own health. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Dr. Goldstein not only shares his philosophy of how animals should--must--be treated, but also shows us exactly what to do. With moving and often entertaining examples from his years of practice, he offers prescriptive advice for the pet lover of every stripe: why we shouldn't feed our animals commercial pet food; why vaccines can actually do more harm than good; how acupuncture and homeopathic medicine can be used to help our pets; why pets need to experience a "healing crisis" in order to get well; and much, much more. In his practice, Dr. Goldstein has had extraordinary success treating cancer and leukemia. Here, he begins to decipher the riddle of those killer diseases and shows us how best to treat them, as well as how to prevent them from occurring. Included is the exhaustive "Alphabet of Ailments," a list that tackles common afflictions one by one--the most useful guide ever published in a book on animal care. Dr. Goldstein also turns to the spiritual realm, addressing how the emotional bonds we form with our animals have the power to provoke and cure disease. In his smart, helpful, and comforting style, he tells us how to deal with the inevitable death of a pet--both physically and psychologically. Finally, there is an indispensable source guide: a complete listing of pet health-care centers, doctors, and products. So wherever you live, you will be able to act on the advice and recommendations you are sure to take to heart. The Nature of Animal Healing is a revolutionary guide that no pet owner should be without. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook

The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Through Every Stage of Life

Author: Betsy Brevitz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761157093

Category: Pets

Page: 496

View: 3610

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The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is a superb, reassuring, and comprehensive work. "Dr. Spock for dogs."—Elle magazine wrote of its first edition, originally published as The Hound Health Handbook, and now completely revised and updated. Today's dog owners are more attuned to their pets' health and well-being than ever before. And with good reason: Americans spend upward of $10 billion annually on their canine companions. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is the one essential and truly readable book for these devoted dog owners. Surpassingly clear and complete, with more than 100 illustrations and diagrams, it covers everything from choosing the best dog to puppy care, nutrition, vaccines, behavior, first aid, and senior care, plus thorough discussions of more than 100 canine illnesses. Reflecting the latest advances in veterinary medicine, this edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on "design dog" breeds, pet food safety, homemade diets, changing vaccine protocols, new medications for allergies, car sickness, obesity, and heart disease, developments in surgery and cancer treatment, pet insurance, and more. With The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook, the vet is always in.
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The Ultimate Pet Health Guide

Author: Gary Richter, MS, DVM

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401950280

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 6585

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As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work. This multifaceted approach to health is known as integrative medicine. Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine. Every treatment he recommends has the backing of scientific research or years of successful outcomes in his clinical practice. After explaining the treatment, he offers specific recommendations for an integrative approach to common diseases, including allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. A holistic approach to health includes nutrition, as it sets up the foundation for your pet’s health. Dr. Richter cuts through the hype in the pet-food world and explains how to choose the best commercial foods and supplements, and even includes both raw and cooked dog- and cat-food recipes for general diet as well as to treat specific needs. He also explains how we can use the right foods and supplements to "hack" the body’s processes, including the immune system.
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What Your Dog Is Trying To Tell You

A Head-To-Tail Guide To Your Dog's Symptoms & Their Solutions

Author: John M. Simon, D.V.M.,Stephanie Pedersen

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466877359

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 5175

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Your Dog Can't Speak, but His Symptoms Can The best way to ensure your dog's health is to know how to interpret his symptoms and take the proper measures to get him well again. From head to tail, from physical to behavioral problems, respected veterinarian Dr. John Simon helps you understand your dog's ailments and arrive at safe, effective solutions. Included in this dog owner's invaluable volume are: - Emergency symptoms: what kind of signals should be attended to immediately and which ones to watch closely - Home care vs. doctor care: when your dog needs to see a vet when you can remedy the problem yourself - 150 common dog health problems: outlined in clear, easy-to-understand language, Dr. Simon presents the most common pet problems and the best way to treat them - Plus: essential appendices for fast reference, including a checklist for good health, how to perform a weekly exam, a chapter of emergency symptoms and solutions--and much, much more Now you don't have to be a veterinarian to discover What Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You.
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