Whether you're buying a pedigree puppy or rescuing a crossbreed, in this updated edition of Complete Puppy & Dog Care, practising vet Dr Bruce Fogle tells you all you need to know to keep your dog happy. From which breed to choose, to tips for helping your dog bond with the family, as well as health advice and information on nutrition, training and playing, this book has everything you need to know. In Complete Puppy & Dog Care, Dr Bruce Fogle shares the benefit of his 40 years' clinical expertise. Find out how to make the most of your relationship with your dog and look after its health and wellbeing. Choose from the best breeds for a wide range of lifestyles from apartment dweller to allergy sufferer. Assess your dog's personality and ensure a stress-free homecoming for all the family. Solve all familiar and less common problems from dog training, to feeding, exercise, aggression and fearfulness. There is even advice on the latest technology such as DNA testing for genetic predisposition to illness, along with advice on all the newest diets that are becoming popular (including raw and organic), and fully updated lists of contact details for trainers and professional organisations. Packed with information, Complete Puppy & Dog Care is an essential guide for any dog owner.
EVERYTHING PUPPIES! Your Expert Source for Puppy Health Care, Behavior & Training Nothing beats a cute puppy for love, but proper puppy care and training prepares you and your new dog for a healthy and long life together. Written by About.com Puppies Expert Amy Shojai, this up to date new guide provides a "Puppies 101" packed with veterinary facts, health care advice, how-to tips, and fascinating information about: • Choosing, training and communicating with your new puppy• Pros and cons of purebred versus shelter/rescue sources• Understanding common behavior problems and how to prevent them• Food, grooming and humane training recommendations• Tips for introducing your puppy to adult dogs, cats, babies and kids• The latest veterinary recommendations for preventive care• How to recognizing common health issues, and what to do• First aid and home remedies that save you money—and your puppy's life!• More than two-dozen SQUEE! cute puppy pictures• Canine legends, myths and fun puppy facts including: Why puppies drink from the toilet, why dogs act guilty, reasons dogs hump your leg, and more! Nearly half of United States homes keep over 83 million pet dogs and puppies. That's a lot of furry love! COMPLETE PUPPY CARE empowers you with all the information necessary for your puppy to grow up into the happy, healthy dog you both deserve. For more dog care advice refer to: ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your Multi-DOG Household ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your CAT/DOG Household Complete Care for Your Aging Dog Pet Care in the New Century: Cutting Edge Medicine for Dogs And Cats.
Combining all elements of canine care into one practical manual, Complete Dog Care contains all the things you need to know to nurture your dog from puppyhood through old age. The book opens with the fascinating story of the dog's descent from wolves, and explains how an understanding of the dog's origins and anatomy helps us to interpret our modern pets' behavior. A comprehensive section on becoming a dog owner follows, with a list of essential equipment and guidance on handling, house-training, traveling, and what to do when you go on vacation. Feeding and grooming are tackled extensively, along with activities to keep your dog fit and healthy, and a timeline of a puppy's first few weeks in the world highlights all the key stages of early development. An easy-to-follow diagnosis chart allows you to identify health problems rapidly and deal with them appropriately. More detailed coverage is given to common canine disorders, with any breeds that are prone to particular conditions highlighted in each section. Clear, step-by-step, photographic sequences show you how to administer basic first aid to your dog, and how to give him the best possible care following veterinary treatment. With expert advice on everything from dog-proofing your home and yard and socializing your puppy to preparing your dog for competitions, breeding, and visits to the vet, Complete Dog Care will ensure that you are equipped to cope with your canine in any situation.
The Essential Pet Record Keeper and Dog-Care Handbook
Author: Cricky Long
Publisher: City Dog Pub
Presents an organiser that allows dog owners to keep their pup's information in an easy-to-access book. Useful as a scheduling aid, this book can also be used to track when vaccinations are due, when medications like flea treatments need to be given, or when it's chow time.
Owning a dog can be a challenging and enjoyable experience. This book takes you through the initial steps of buying a dog, and covers in detail every important topic that the responsible owner needs to consider.
Whether you've just bought your first puppy, or are an experienced dog breeder, this book is essential reading. A detailed outline of how puppies develop physiologically, together with appropriate exercises for them at each relevant stage of their puppyhood, helping ensure good balance, mobility and health throughout your dog's life.
Alternative health titles are topping bestseller lists as people search for effective, natural ways to care for themselves and their families--and, as every pet owner knows, house pets are family too. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking work, CJ Puotinen gives animal lovers even more of the information they'll need to care for their dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits the natural way.
This longhaired toy breed makes a fine companion for dog lovers young and old. Books in the comprehensive and popular Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series advise on feeding, health care, housing, and all other important aspects of responsible pet ownership. Each title is individually written from first page to last by a pet trainer, veterinarian, or other pet-care specialist. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with high-quality photos and instructive line art.