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Fully illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book provides a strong foundation in canine massage technique. It features an easy-to-understand section on canine anatomy with useful charts and anatomical labels geared toward teaching pet owners about their dog's body and needs.
Presenting detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats, this book is divided into three main parts: diet and natural therapies; recommendations for specific health conditions, such as skin problems or digestive tract problems; and an overview of health maintenance and preventive health, including information about vaccinations, weight control, and caring for the aging pet.
Covering the most common joint disease in dogs, including osteoarthritis, this handbook explains treatment options, including nutrition and weight management, exercise, physical therapy, medications and other supplements, surgical interventions, and alternative therapies (acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine).
Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses guides readers through the important concepts of animal pain management, providing specific approaches to managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Emphasizing the technician's role in advocating for the patient, the book equips technicians with the knowledge needed to manage pain in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, exotics, and zoo animals. Logically and comprehensively covering this difficult subject, Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both introductory material on the tenets of pain management and specific techniques to apply in the clinical setting. With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.
National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine couture. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.
From doggy biscotti to canine cashmere, a dog-lover's guide to giving man's best friend the best of everything. Over the last few decades dogs have enjoyed a tremendous rise in status -- from sleep-in-the-garage hound to eat-at-the-table VIP. At the same time, dog owners with increased work hours away from home have felt the need to remind their pets just how special they are, by buying them lavish gifts, plying them with tempting goodies, and treating them to spa-quality care. In short, spoiling the pooch is in, and this unique book shows just how to do it. A one-stop-shopping guide for today's dog fancier, this playful yet helpful book is filled with tips for all kinds of dog spoiling, including finding dog care for the day or the month; dog-oriented day trips and vacations; styling and fashion accessories; nutritious gourmet treats; and where to find the most outrageous luxury gifts, toys, and custom-designed dog houses. A list of medical services, freebies, and miscellaneous hints for improving a creature's comforts are also included. Interspersed throughout are photos, famous quotes, and fun facts about dogs and their dog-crazed owners. Today's dog lover knows that man's best friend is not just a pet, but a member of the family. This dog-gone doting book provides everything a canine devotee needs to make their pet feel loved, appreciated, and downright human. --Americans spend over $20 billion a year on pet-related products and services --The pet industry has more than doubled during the 1990s and is expected to grow 20% annually through the first decade of the millennium --$2.6 billion has been spent on LAMS --86% of consumers plan to purchase holiday gifts for their pets
This phenomenal book by Margrit Coates,the world's leading animal healer, will teach you how to make a real difference to your pet's happiness and well-being through hands-on energy healing. Energy healing is a non-invasive, complementary - yet very effective - therapy that can be used to help improve your pet's health and behaviour. In this fascinating guide, Margrit Coates provides practical advice on when, where and how to use hands-on healing to treat your pet. Whether you are caring for a dog or cat, rabbit or gerbil, bird or even a pet reptile or injured wild animals, the essential steps are given here, along with sections on other alternative treatments such as crystals, massage and flower remedies, and pet horoscopes. Throughout, Margrit shares case studies of animals who have been helped by hands-on healing.
"Want to coddle your collie? Spoil your spaniel? Make your home fit for a dog with this fun guide to lavishing extra TLC on your canine companions"--Publisher website (July 2007).
By following the step-by-step instructions offered in this book, owners and handlers will learn how to identify and treat the problems any dog is likely to have en route from puppyhood to old age. The information is so clearly presented in words and pictures that nonprofessionals will be able to master the massage techniques they need to help alleviate soreness and pain as well as apply relaxation and maintenance routines to further their dog's well being.
Discusses the nutritional value of commercial pet foods and recommends drug-free treatments for common diseases
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.
The first canine guidebook guaranteed to make city living or visiting more fun for dogs & their owners. Inspired by "the guilts" whenever she had to leave her golden retriever, "Jack" (the book's namesake), Rohman spent a year "trying to take him almost everywhere," finding ways to make the most of New York -- with her pet. The result is an invaluable compendium of dog friendly stores, hotels, restaurants, parks, transportation, wonderful walks & special activities. Also features practical information on local dog laws, kennels, walkers, groomers, trainers, vets & emergency services. Covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island. "Every city should have such a complete guide to its canine haunts."--DOG WORLD. "Enjoying the Big Apple with a canine buddy is easier with publication of this delightful guidebook."--WALL STREET JOURNAL. "Canines can visit a surprising number of New York's shops. F.A.O. Schwarz, for example, lets dogs down its aisles provided they don't bark at the stuffed animals."--NEW YORK TIMES. Available through Baker & Taylor, Bookazine, Koen or publisher (212) 332-0799.
Two canine psychology specialists who love pampering dogs share their secrets for developing the canine mind while having fun.
Why a Pooch Party?People have always gathered together to celebrate special occasions. Parties give an opportunity to have good times and create fun memories. In fact, parties are an essential part of family life. Whether it is simple or elaborate, for many or a few, whatever the occasion, these parties become part of your family traditions. Writing this book forced me to evaluate why I included my dog in all of my celebrations as well as my accomplishments and major milestones. I realized that my dog was part of my family and I wanted to include him in my traditions as well as create rituals to show my love. Family traditions celebrate the special events in our lives including holidays and special accomplishments. These are opportunities to have "good times" and create fun memories.
Advances in veterinary medicine have nearly doubled how long a dog lives. But old dogs have unique health and emotional needs, senior dog food and nutrition, and aging dog medical care. A longer life means old dogs suffer age-related conditions such as dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog diabetes, arthritis in dogs, stroke in dogs, and dementia in dogs, all of which can be successfully managed with your loving assistance. KUDOS! WINNER of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion "Chock-full of lifesaving and life-enhancing facts--but incredibly moving and readable--the book is guaranteed to help your beloved pet live a happier, healthier, fuller life. While this comprehensive and groundbreaking book presents cutting edge medical information, Shojai makes sure that it's proven and practical. Captivating true stories of 'successful agers' will motivate you to make sure you give your pets the best care possible." --Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on Doctor Oz Show, and Good Morning America "Once again Amy has done it! VERY important, useful and valuable information in a concise, easy to read work. Our pets are living longer--and with this interesting and complete book--healthier lives. If you have a middle aged to older pet, this book is a Must Have!" --DR. JIM HUMPHRIES, Veterinarian, Contributing Editor to CBS's The Early Show, and National Veterinary Spokesperson "Need a quick reference? Complete Care for Your Aging Dog provides a practical, easy-to-read guide about health care for the aging dog. If you have an aging dog, this is a 'must read' book. It provides simple question-and-answer treatment of essentials of aging dogs." --Dr. Johnny D. Hoskins, Internist for older dogs and cats Award Winning Book Keeps Your Aging Dog Loving Longer, Living Better! You can teach an old dog new tricks—and give him the best care possible. As dogs age, elderly dogs deserve and require special dog health care to prevent dog problems. COMPLETE CARE FOR YOUR AGING DOG explains how old do dogs live, how old is a “senior dog,” and old dogs health and behavior changes. You’ll find all the must know information about old dogs, dogs illness and dog symptoms, with veterinary advice for keeping your old dog healthy and treating your sick dog if necessary. Complete Care for Your Aging Dog contains the answers you need to care for your old dog. Pet expert Amy Shojai explains: •How to entice your older dog into getting more exercise •What changes to expect as your dog ages—and which changes are natural and which are warning signs that should send you to the veterinarian •Which pet-specific over-the-counter dog medications every owner should keep on hand •How to use the L.O.V.E. Program to keep your dog loving longer and living better •Tips on everything from choosing the right products and dog foods for your aging dog •How to offer old dogs nursing care at home for common old dog conditions •Information about dog symptoms and canine treatments for dog cancer, kidney failure in dogs, dog hypothyroidism, dog diabetes, blind dogs, deaf dogs, dog stroke, doggy diarrhea, canine constipation, urine incontinence, old dogs not eating, and more. Filled with heartwarming stories, the latest developments in treating canine illnesses in old dogs, age-defying tips, and comprehensive reference material, this is the definitive guide to turning back the clock on aging--and keeping senior dogs vital, happy, and active throughout their golden years.
This unique travel resource offers guidance in choosing the best hotels, restaurants, sights and more when traveling with your pet. From inns that offer dog walking service, special meals for pets and grooming to restaurants that welcome four-legged friends, this handy, easy-to-travel with guide is the ultimate resource for those who prefer to hit the road with Fido in tow. Loaded with detailed maps and local information such as the best dog parks, veterinarian resources and more.
Every devoted dog owner will adore this delightful book of bright ideas for well-loved dogs. Whether you want to plan a dog party, prepare gourmet meals, create gorgeous soft furnishings or make a range of fun toys, Pet Projects for Your Dog offers a wonderful and inspiring variety of ideas which are simple to make and will bring lasting pleasure for your pooch. Book jacket.

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