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Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook Hardcover – November 18, 1999
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Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook For this 3rd Edition, Drs. Giffin and Carlson have started from scratch, with all new and updated material, including new photos and drawings. This is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, up-to-date dog care book available anywhere. This all-new edition of the popular classic contains important changes and new information about:
- Flea prevention
- Vaccine protocols
- Cancer treatments
- Genetics and the role it plays in disease
- Diseases of the pancreas and liver
- Canine dental care
- Health problems of older dogs
- Treatment of arthritis
- Diagnostic tools and procedures
- Puppy socialization and training
About the Author
James M. Giffin, M.D., has had life-long experience with dogs, cats and horses. He graduated from Amherst College and received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. In 1969 he established a Great Pyrenees kennel and became active in breeding, showing and judging. He finished several champions, campaigned a Best-in-Show winner, and served on the Board of Directors of the Great Pyrenees Club of America. He is co-author of the award-winning books The Complete Great Pyrenees, Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook and Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding (all from Howell Book House). Liisa D. Carlson, D.V.M., received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. In 1988, Dr. Carlson returned to Springfield to join her father, Dr. Delbert Carlson, at the Carlson Pet Hospital. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southwestern Veterinary Medical Association, and a founding member of the Emergency Clinics of Southwest Missouri. Dr. Carlson contributed extensively to the Second Edition of the Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook.
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For example one of our dogs has had a couple of episodes where something had irritated the lining of his stomach and he went into fits of licking the floor until he threw up multiple times. This may sound gross but when you're going through it, it's very disconcerting because you don't know what's happening to the dog. We looked up the symptoms, read the possible causes (based on the combination we saw) and with a call to our vet determined he had most likely ingested something that upset his stomach. This, rather than Bloat (which has similar side-effects and can be fatal or an obstructed bowel (also very serious).
The point is, this book, more than any other we've used (including an edition from about 20 years ago) helps eliminate the guesswork. You want to manage your dog's care based on facts rather than guesswork for obvious reason. This book is filled with them.
Good reference, when my dog had a bladder infection, I wasn't sure if my vet was gouging me with all the tests and meds. By looking it up in this book, I found that the tests were both appropriate and nessesary to ensure the infection was fully erradicated.