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The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats: Over 1,000 Solutions to Your Pet's Problems - From Top Vets, Trainers, Breeders, and Other Animal Experts Paperback – August 4, 1997


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In this practical and entertaining guide, the top veterinarians and animal experts in the country offer more than 1,000 effective tips for treating common pet problems, such as: allergies, bad breath, ear mites, fleas, itchy skin, paw problems, teething pain, weepy eyes, and wounds. But, much more than a guide to the physical and emotional problems of pets, The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats also provides solutions to some of the toughest behavior problems, letting pet owners know when it is necessary to visit the vet--and what they can do until they get there. Since the health needs of dogs and cats are often entirely different, there are also specific tips for both cats and dogs, along with more than 75 easy-to-follow illustrations. Having this ultimate do-it-yourself pet-care book is like having a veterinarian on call 24 hours a day.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (August 4, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553577816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553577815
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. P. on May 24, 2009
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Thick book but not much info to show for it. Skip this one as there are much better books of this type out there. I thought this book would be full of at home remedies and detailed information on over the counter human medicine that is safe for pets and herbal treatments to try. However, it is as if the authors purposely decided to give scant and vague information sometimes leaving out dosage (so as not to let the door open for liability?). Another major problem with this book is that you have to go to each page referenced in the index to read about a given condition. For example, if you want to learn about keeping a dog's ears clean with home made preparations, you can find a quote from Dr. Degen on page 77, a snipet from Dr. Allen Paul on page 167, etc, etc. and then, a disclaimer on page 125 telling you not to use at home products but to see your vet and only use what your vet says. The chapter on dental care is all about gradually getting your pet to accept a brush by trying garlic salt and tuna fish water. At no point does the chapter ever get into any facts about what products to look for or make, what veterinarians think about different ingredients in products, etc. Just a collection of very general tips for approaching your dog's mouth. A collection of random, general snipets put together in a non-logical order earns this book one star. sp
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
I have three dogs and each is different, this book has given me lots of helpful hints. It gives you enough information to know when it's time to see a vet, or if you can handle a situation on your own. But never leads you to believe it takes the place of your vet. Loads of information for a dog or cat owner. I am very pleased with my choice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Barthle on October 19, 2008
A lot of what's in this book isn't very helpful. The remedies are all pretty basic and not very well explained on why you would do them. I work w/ animals and wouldn't recommend this book to any of the owners we see.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Anderson on July 1, 2009
While this book does contain several good tips it covers them as though you have ADD and need no more than 4 sentences to cover almost any piece of advice. For some tips that might be advised but it does not lend itself well to others. In several topics there is advice that is so out of date as to be bordering on dangerous. For example, it says if your dog barks while you have a "Gentle Leader" around the muzzle then clamp the dog's jaw shut so they know that "Silence is Golden" . Which of course is absolutely nutty with what behaviorist know today and that is you need to address the underlying cause of the barking or it will just keep building up. Barking is a form of communication and what is the dog telling you under which context. You need to know body language and context and not try to suppress everything like a bully. This type of Bully form of dog interaction, holding a dogs jaws shut, just helps to distance the dog from you and that can have negative to very negative consequences.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "vssunny" on July 31, 1999
this book recently came in very handy. 1 of the 5 month old puppies was playing with his dad and daddy got a little to rough-the puppy got a renched neck-I didn't know how much apirin I was supposed to give him for the pain-but I rmembered I had this book so I looked under Apirin-then pain and it said 1/4 325miliigrams per 10lbs of body weight-since the puppy weighs about 45lbs I gave him a whole aspirin and after about 30min he was playing again like nothing was wrong.
Vickie
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Papillon Mom on March 3, 2005
I have purchased many books on pet care. I honestly think this is one of the best I have ever had. It is filled with ideas to help your pet in a natural way....its a must have for any dog owner.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2001
We have a couple of animals - 2 dogs and 3 cats. This book has saved us so much time and stress and money! We are able to get an idea of what is wrong with our animals while waiting for our vet appointment. This takes a lot of the worry away from us knowing that there is no immediate danger. Our neighbors are amazingly envious of this book, so we are going to get each of the a copy when we move.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Happy in VT on July 3, 2011
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I did keep this book in order to have a variety in my library. Many common sense remedies, however, if you are a first time pet owner, this book would be great.
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