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Don't Waste Your Hard Earned Money
on February 26, 2012
For the animal lover that wishes to be paranoid over every time your pet sneezes, coughs, limps and has an ache, then this book is for you. This book offers very little at home intervention practices for our four legged companions. In other words, you must visit the local vet every time there is a minor problem. It seems this advice is going to make the vet a little richer as you get a little poorer. Now I will admit that the first few pages (common sense items really) are fairly instructive, but the remainder of the book is quite "choppy" and hard to follow sometimes. In an emergency it could be difficult to find your way around in the book to locate exactly what action to take. But, then again it should be easy according to the authors, just take your pet to the vet!! There are many other books out there that offer many more things the owner can try (not life threatening emergencies) before making the decision to visit the vet. For instance, other books actually take more time in explaining how to make splints and how better to utilize human medication for fevers, colds, kennel cough, sprains, arthritis, bite wounds, diarrhea(etc). Personally, I have worked as a vet technician for many years and I can assure you that much more intervention practices can be done at home that this book would have you to believe. Unfortunately, don't take too seriously everything in this book and offer the vet the diagnosis of your pet when you walk in the door. For starters, most vets would take your diagnosis to be offensive and this would insult his or hers intelligence right off the bat!! So just play a little dumb if you have to visit the vet while keeping in mind some of information derived from the book that might be the correct diagnosis.