Dog Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Dog Health and Nutrition For Dummies

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You do everything you can to maintain your optimum health. Doesn t your best friend deserve the same? Your dog s a member of the family and needs the same attention to health and nutrition as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer.
However, it s easy to get lost in the pet store s sea of dog products, passing aisle after aisle of dog food. Keeping your dog healthy or getting her back on the road to good health doesn t have to be difficult, though. Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies makes it easy to make sure your canine is living a healthy lifestyle. It gives you expert tips and advice on:

Basic canine healthcare
Feeding your dog
Recognizing and treating common maladies
Caring for the canine senior

Author M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD is a specialist in canine sports medicine and professor at The Johns Hopkins University, but above all, a dog lover. She breaks down the complexity of caring for your pooch into easy terms with helpful reminders, warnings, and information, including information about:

How to choose and work with a vet
Your dog s anatomy with detailed illustrations
Canine first aid
Drug therapy for dogs
Maintaining your dog s health with nutrition and exercise
Common household hazards

Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies gives you all the information you need to properly care for your beloved canine pal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 22mm | 580.61g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0764553186
  • 9780764553189
  • 694,050

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Praise for Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies

"A succinct and easily read compilation of hard science presented with humor and a deep regard for and understanding of our canine friends."
-- Victor E. O. Valli, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Dosed with subtle humor, the text offers a wide range of down-to-earth information covering all aspects of dog care. Whether experienced or new to the dog game, readers will enjoy Dr. Zink's unprejudiced personal approach."
-- Rachel Page Elliott, author of Dogsteps

Keep your dog healthy with simple care and good nutrition

An up-to-date guide to caring for your dog. Help your dog enjoy a longer and healthier life with the latest in conventional and alternative veterinary medicine. An expert in canine sports medicine offers advice on feeding, conditioning, and caring for your dog so that it will reach its full potential.

Discover how to:

Practice the essentials of preventative care Treat common -- and uncommon -- canine ailments Administer simple first aid Select complementary and alternative therapies Work with your dog's veterinarian

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Table of contents

PART I: Basic Health Care.

Chapter 1: Canine Health 101.

Chapter 2: Preventing Problems before They Start.

Chapter 3: Working with Your Dog's Vet.

PART II: Food, Glorious Food!

Chapter 4: The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition.

Chapter 5: Feeding Your Hungry Hound.

Chapter 6: Supplementing Your Dog's Diet.

Chapter 7: Good Ol' Home Cookin'.

Chapter 8: Meeting Your Dog's Special Nutritional Needs.

PART III: Recognizing and Treating Common Maladies.

Chapter 9: Innerspace: How Your Dog's Body Works.

Chapter 10: Tackling Common Ailments.

Chapter 11: Fighting Off the Bugs That Want Your Dog.

Chapter 12: Canine First Aid.

Chapter 13: Drug Therapy for Dogs.

Chapter 14: Complementary and Alternative Therapies.

PART IV: Health for the Body and Soul.

Chapter 15: Stocking Up on the Supplies You and Your Dog Need.

Chapter 16: Getting the Lead Out: Exercising Your Dog.

Chapter 17: We Want You!: Enrolling Your Dog in Basic Training.

PART V: Caring for the Canine Senior.

Chapter 18: Helping Your Dog Age Gracefully.

Chapter 19: Coping with Cancer.

Chapter 20: Making the Difficult Decision to End Your Dog's Life.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Great Dog Health and Nutrition Web Resources.

Chapter 22: Ten Signs of Illness to Watch For.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy.

Chapter 24: Ten Household Hazards.

Appendix: Resources.


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About M. Christine Zink

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, presents Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars and regularly writes for dog magazines. She is a canine sports medicine consultant and a professor at Johns Hopkins University.
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