THE PERFECT DOG BOOK!
More than 78 million pet dogs today are kept in fifty-four million U.S. households. Now, from one of the most trusted dog care authors of the last twenty-five years comes the definitive reference for adopting, keeping, and maintaining a healthy, happy dog.
DOG FACTS: The Pet Parent's A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia is designed to answer all your questions. How do I choose the right dog? What holistic help and preventive care should I give? Why do dogs act the way they do, and what dog behavior indicates illness? What constitutes an emergency, and how/when can I safely treat my dog with home care and first aid? Inside you'll find:
An alphabetical A-to-Z listing, with more than 200 entries and 200+ cute dog photos and illustrations, covering everything from abscesses and hair loss to whipworms and zoonosis
Charts that list symptoms for a particular condition, the corresponding home care or first aid, the comparative veterinarian and holistic treatments, and preventive advice
A symptoms/conditions table that helps you identify what ailments might be bothering your dog
Breed-At-A-Glance chart to compare personality, looks, care challenges and other issues when choosing your purebred dog
A comprehensive, easy-to-use index that makes quick reference a snap
Contact information for dozens of dog organizations and veterinary resources
Accessible, yet comprehensive, DOG FACTS can be used with ease and trust. And doesn't your dog deserve the very best?
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About the Author
Amy addresses a wide range of fun-to-serious issues in her work, covering dog and cat training, behavior, natural and allopathic health care, nutrition, first aid, aging pets, "the bond" and cutting-edge medical topics. In her nonfiction books, she empowers pet lovers by providing the information they need to make informed decisions for their cats and dogs. She specializes in translating "medicalese" into easily understood jargon-free language, making it accessible to all pet lovers. Oh, and she loves bling-icity!
Her work has been honored with over three dozen writing awards and she is a two-time recipient of the "Friskies Writer of the Year" award. Her articles currently appear in the Herald Democrat newspaper, on puppies.About.com and cats.About.com, PetHealthyStore.com and PetSafe.net and she's published several thousand articles and columns during her career. She presents a twice-monthly "Pet Talk" segment at KXII-CBS, hosted the weekly "Pet Peeves" at PetLifeRadio.com and is an expert on Animal Planet DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Sometimes she has time to sleep.
Amy has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and in The Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, The New York Times, Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Woman's World, and many other leading newspapers and magazines. She has also been a featured pet care expert on Animal Planet Dogs 101, Cats 101, Petsburgh USA/Disney Channel program, Good Day New York, Fox News: Pet News, NBC Today Show, WGN-Chicago "Pet Central" and "Animal Planet Radio" and many others.
She is an active member of the International Thriller Writers, certified member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, founder and Past President of the Cat Writers' Association, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. She frequently speaks to groups on a variety of pet-related and writing issues, lectures at veterinary and writer conferences, and conducts training and behavior demonstrations around the country.
She and her husband live with Seren-Kitty the Siamese wannabe, Karma-Kat the delinquent cat, and the enduring inspiration of Magical-Dawg the German Shepherd at Rosemont, their thirteen-acre "spread" in north Texas. Find more information about her work at www.shojai.com and follow her Bling, Bitches & Blood Blog at http://amyshojai.com
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments pg. 9
Entries A to Z pages 13-595:
ABSCESS, ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS, ACNE, ACUPUNCTURE, ADDISON'S DISEASE, ADMINISTER MEDICATION, ADOPTION, OF DOG BY HUMAN, ADOPTION, OF PUPPIES (OR OTHERS) BY DOG, AFFECTION, AGGRESSION, ALLERGY, AMPUTATION, ANAL GLAND, ANAPHYLAXIS, ANEMIA, ANESTHETIC, ANOREXIA, ANTIFREEZE, AROMATHERAPY, ARRHYTHMIA, ARTHRITIS, ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI), ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION, ASPIRIN, ASPIRIN POISONING, ASTHMA.
BABESIOSIS, BAD BREATH, BALANOPOSTHITIS, BITCH, BLADDER STONES, BLEEDING, BLINDNESS, BLOAT (GASTRIC DILATATION-VOLVULUS), BLOOD, BOTULISM, BREED, BRONCHITIS, BRUCELLOSIS, BURNS.
CALLUS, CANCER, CANINE CORONAVIRUS (CCV), CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS (CDV), CANINE HERPESVIRUS (CHV), CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUS (CIV), CANINE PARVOVIRUS (CPV), CANINE SCABIES, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR), CARNIVORE, CAR SICKNESS , CATARACT, CESAREAN, CHASING ANIMALS/VEHICLES, CHERRY EYE, CHEWING, CHEYLETIELLOSIS, CHIROPRACTIC, CHOCOLATE TOXICITY, COCCIDIOSIS, COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, COLITIS, COLLAPSED TRACHEA, COLLIE EYE ANOMALY (CEA), COMMUNICATION, CONSTIPATION, COPPER POISONING, COPROPHAGIA, CROPPING, CRYPTORCHID, CUSHING'S DISEASE, CUTEREBRA, CYST, CYSTITIS, CYTOLOGY
DAM, DEAFNESS, DEHYDRATION, DEMODICOSIS , DERMATITIS, DIABETES MELLITUS, DIARRHEA, DIGGING, DISC DISEASE, DOCKING, DOMINANCE, DREAMING, DROOLING, DROWNING, DRY EYE, KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA),
EAR, EAR MITES , EATING, ECLAMPSIA, ECTROPION/ENTROPION, EHRLICHIOSIS, ELECTRICAL SHOCK, ELIZABETHAN COLLAR, ENDOSCOPE, ENTERITIS, EPILEPSY, EUTHANASIA, EYES
FADING PUPPY SYNDROME, FALSE PREGNANCY, FEAR, FENCE, FERAL, FLATULENCE, FLEAS, FLOWER ESSENCES, FLUKES, FOOD, FOOD ADDITIVES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, FRACTURE, FROSTBITE, FUNGUS
GERIATRIC DOG, GIARDIASIS, GLAUCOMA, GRAPE/RAISIN TOXICITY, GRASS EATING, GRIEF, GROOMING
HAIR, HAIR LOSS, HEART DISEASE, HEARTWORM DISEASE, HEMATOMA, HEMOPHILIA, HERBS, HERNIA, HIP DYSPLASIA, HOLISTIC MEDICINE, HOMEOPATHY, HOOKWORMS, HOT SPOTS, HOUSE TRAINING, HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND, HUNTING BEHAVIOR, HYPERPARATHYROIDISM, HYPERTHERMIA, HYPERTHYROIDISM, HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR), HYPOPARATHYROIDISM, HYPOTHERMIA, HYPOTHYROIDISM
IBUPROFEN TOXICITY, IDENTIFICATION, IMAGING (CT AND MRI), INCONTINENCE , IMMUNE SYSTEM, INFECTIOUS CANINE HEPATITIS (ICH), INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, INSECT BITES AND STINGS, INTRODUCTIONS
JACOBSON'S ORGAN, JUMPING UP
KENNEL COUGH , KERATITIS, KIDNEY DISEASE, KNEECAP SLIPPING, KNEE INJURY
LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS, LARYNGITIS, LASER TECHNOLOGY, LEAD POISONING, LEPTOSPIROSIS, LICE, LICK SORES, LIVER DISEASE, LUNGWORMS, LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE), LYME DISEASE
TAPEWORMS, TEETH, TEMPERAMENT TESTS, TEMPERATURE, TETANUS, THREADWORMS, TICK PARALYSIS, TICKS
TOAD POISONING, TOENAILS, TONGUE, TOUCH, TOXOPLASMOSIS, TRAINING, TRAVELING, TRIALS, TUBERCULOSIS
ULCER, ULTRASOUND, UVEITIS
VACCINATIONS, VESTIBULAR SYNDROME, VOMITING, VON WILLEBRAND'S DISEASE, WATER ON THE BRAIN (HYDROCEPHALUS), WART, WHISKERS, WHIPWORMS, WOBBLER'S SYNDROME
X-RAY, XYLITOL POISONING
YEAST INFECTION, YELLOW SKIN (JAUNDICE)
ZINC-RESPONSIVE DERMATOSIS, ZOONOSIS
Appendix A: Dog Associations pg. 597
Dog Breeds At A Glance pg. 598
Appendix B: Resources pg. 611
Appendix C: Symptoms At A Glance: The Quick Reference Guide for Home Diagnosis pg. 616
Index pg. 627
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