From the Inside Flap
The AZ of Dog Diseases and Health Problems is an essential reference for all dog owners, ranging from the specialised breeder with large kennels to the family who own just one dog. The aim of the book is to help dog owners to recognise the signs of illness, to identify the problem, and then to take the appropriate action. The first section of the book looks at health and husbandry, describing the signs of a healthy dog, feeding, grooming and exercise routines, plus extensive coverage of breeding dogs. The section concludes with when to call the veterinary surgeon and simple first aid measures. The second section is concerned with the Signs of Diseases and Health Problems, describing signs of ill health and the possible causes. This is cross-referenced to Section III the Treatment of Diseases and Health Problems, This is a detailed AZ listing of diseases and health problems, highlighting the signs, the causes and the treatment for each condition. Illustrated throughout with top-quality photographs, this is the first time a veterinary book has been made wholly accessible to the lay person, allowing every responsible owner to take the best possible care of their dog.
About the Author
DICK LANE BSc FRAgS FRCVS has been working as a veterinary surgeon in practice for the last thirty-five years, and is veterinary advisor to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1968, and the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies in 1993. Other successes include the BSAVA's Dunkin Award in 1977 (for the best article in the Journal of Small Animal Practice) and the BSAVA's Melton Award in 1987 (for meritorious contributions to veterinary practice). Dick Lane has a special interest in assistance dogs and was the Chairman of Dogs for the Disabled from 1989 until 1995. He was guest speaker at the World Veterinary Conference in Japan in 1995, presenting two papers on Dogs for the Disabled.
NEIL EWART is the Breeding Centre Manager for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and is responsible for the welfare of thousands of puppies every year. He specialises in the general husbandry of dogs, and has unrivalled experience of breeding problems in dogs.