Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, 4th Edition

The consultant puppy fanatics have trusted for greater than twenty-seven years, this guide has been commonly revised to incorporate the newest info on every thing from dogs healthcare to nutrients to holistic remedies. Dog Owner's domestic Veterinary Handbook, Fourth variation, is the definitive consultant for each puppy proprietor. It places very important details at your fingertips, with:

  • An index of symptoms that will help you locate details quickly

  • Clearly written, step by step instructions for dealing with universal dogs diseases and difficulties

  • A bankruptcy on emergencies that explains what to do instantly for surprise, damaged bones, burns, dehydration, warmth stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and extra

  • Hundreds of pictures and drawings that illustrate what to appear for and what to do to supply the easiest take care of your puppy

  • A thesaurus of terms

With this consultant, you are going to be aware of while to hurry your puppy to the vet and if you can start therapy at domestic. you are going to converse extra successfully along with your vet. you will have the newest details on each point of your dog's treatment should you desire it. this can be the hands-on reference you are going to belief many times.

Chapter 1 Emergencies (pages 1–50):
Chapter 2 Gastrointestinal Parasites (pages 51–63):
Chapter three Infectious illnesses (pages 65–100):
Chapter four the outside and Coat (pages 101–168):
Chapter five The Eyes (pages 169–204):
Chapter 6 The Ears (pages 205–219):
Chapter 7 The nostril (pages 221–229):
Chapter eight The Mouth and Throat (pages 231–254):
Chapter nine The Digestive approach (pages 255–309):
Chapter 10 The respiration procedure (pages 311–327):
Chapter eleven The Circulatory process (pages 329–354):
Chapter 12 The frightened procedure (pages 355–381):
Chapter thirteen The Musculoskeletal procedure (pages 383–409):
Chapter 14 The Urinary approach (pages 411–426):
Chapter 15 intercourse and replica (pages 427–466):
Chapter sixteen being pregnant and Whelping (pages 467–488):
Chapter 17 Pediatrics (pages 489–523):
Chapter 18 Tumors and Cancers (pages 525–544):
Chapter 19 Geriatrics (pages 545–558):
Chapter 20 medicinal drugs (pages 559–572):

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The slurry is dense and gooey, and few dogs will swallow it voluntarily. These products are best administered by stomach tube. This is routinely done by your veterinarian after flushing out the stomach. 5 kg) of body weight. Administer into the dog’s cheek pouch using a plastic syringe (see How to Give Medications, page 567). Intensive care in a veterinary hospital improves the survival rate for dogs who have been poisoned. Intravenous fluids support circulation, treat shock, and protect the kidneys.

Malicious poisoning does occur, but it is far less common than accidental poisoning. General recommendations for the treatment of poisoning are discussed in the next section. In the sections that follow, specific poisons are discussed in the order in which they are most frequently seen by veterinarians. 24 • DOG OWNER’S HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK GENERAL TREATMENT OF POISONING If your dog ingests an unknown substance, it is important to determine whether that substance is a poison. Most products have labels that list their ingredients, but if the label doesn’t tell you the composition and toxicity of the product, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for specific information.

Record the type and amount of chocolate ingested (sweet and semisweet chocolate in candy bars is not nearly as toxic as baking chocolate). Then call your veterinarian for further instructions. 34 • DOG OWNER’S HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK Prevention: Use commercial dog products as treats. Keep all chocolate stored securely to prevent accidental ingestion. Make sure everyone in your family, especially the children, understands that chocolate is dangerous for dogs.

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