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Complete Home Veterinary Guide

ISBN-10: 0071412727

ISBN-13: 9780071412728

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Chris C. Pinney

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This complete guide to home pet care and treatment includes guidance on emergency procedures, alternative and holistic options and nutrition. It is written for a wide variety of small animals.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 819
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dogs
Choosing the Right Dog for You
Why Do You Want a Dog?
What Type of Dog Do You Want?
Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Dog?
How Will Your New Dog Affect Existing Pets?
Are You Willing to be a Responsible Pet Owner?
Finding the Right Dog
The Prepurchase Exam
Dogproofing Your Home
Your Dog's Outdoor Home
Naming Your Dog
Introducing Your Dog to Its New Home
Rules of Play
Traveling with Your Dog
Training Your Dog
Main Principles of Training
Asserting Your Dominance
Basic Commands
Housebreaking Your Puppy
Socializing Your Dog
Solving Challenging Behaviors
Preventive Health Care
At-Home Physical Exam
The ABCs of Immunity
Staying Ahead of Internal Parasites
Staying Ahead of Fleas and Ticks
Preventing Canine Heartworm Disease
Dental Care
Feeding Your Dog
Battling Obesity in Dogs
Caring for the Canine Ear
Maintaining a Healthy Skin and Coat
Nail Trimming
Expressing Anal Sacs
Geriatrics: Caring for Your Older Dog
Breeding Your Dog
Puberty and the Reproductive Cycle
Gestation
The Birthing Process
Care of Neonatal Puppies
Elective Surgeries in Dogs
The Facts Concerning Anesthesia
Neutering
Tail Dock and Dewclaw Removal
Cosmetic Ear Trimming
Postsurgical Care for Dogs
Infectious Diseases
Viral Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Fungi and Yeast
Parasitic Diseases
Fleas
Ticks
Mites
Lice
Esophageal Worms
Tapeworms
Roundworms
Hookworms
Whipworms
Threadworms
Lungworms
Heartworms
Flukes
Kidney Worms
Coccidia
Ehrlichiosis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Lyme Disease
The Immune System
Anatomy and Physiology
Immunosuppression
Allergies and Autoimmune Disease
The Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systems
Anatomy and Physiology
Heart Disease and Heart Failure
Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
The Respiratory System
Anatomy and Physiology
Rhinitis
Tracheobronchitis
Collapsed Trachea
Pneumonia
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Metastatic Lung Disease
The Digestive System
Anatomy and Physiology
Gastrointestinal Response to Disease
Disorders of the Teeth and Oral Cavity
Esophageal Disorders
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus Complex
Gastrointestinal Ulcers
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
Intussusception
Intestinal Obstructions
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colitis
Anal Sac Disease
Pancreatitis
Hepatitis and Liver Disease
The Urinary System
Anatomy and Physiology
Kidney Disease
Urinary Incontinence
Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)
Urinary Tract Infections
The Reproductive System
Anatomy and Physiology
Accidental Mating (Mismating)
False Pregnancy (Pseudopregnancy)
Eclampsia
Placental Subinvolution
Vaginitis and Metritis
Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia (Pyometra)
Phimosis and Paraphimosis
Prostate Disorders
The Skin and Haircoat
Anatomy and Physiology
The Itchy Dog
Hair Loss (Alopecia)
Seborrhea
Acanthosis Nigricans
Bacterial Skin Disease
Skin Lumps and Masses
The Eyes and Ears
The Eyes
Anatomy and Physiology
Corneal Ulcers
Conjunctivitis
Glaucoma
Cataracts
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Retinal Degeneration and Disease
Prolapse of Third Eyelid Gland (Cherry Eye)
Entropion
Ectropion
Masses Involving the Eyelids
The Ears
Anatomy and Physiology
Otitis Externa
Otitis Media and Interna
Ruptured Eardrums
Deafness
Aural Hematomas
The Musculoskeletal System
Anatomy and Physiology
Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease
Patellar Luxation
Torn Knee Ligaments (Cruciate Injuries)
Hip Luxation
Fractures
Osteomyelitis
Spondylosis Deformans
Metabolic Bone Disease
Myositis and Myopathies
Hernias
The Nervous System
Anatomy and Physiology
Seizures
Paralysis
Degenerative Disk disease
Vertebral Instability (Canine Wobbler Syndrome)
Myelopathies
The Endocrine System
Anatomy and Physiology
The Use of Steroids in Veterinary Medicine
Hypothyroidism
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease)
Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)
Hyperparathyroidism
Sex Hormone Imbalances
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Insipidus
Cats
Choosing the Right Cat for You
Why Do You Want a Cat?
What Type of Cat Do You Want?
Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Cat?
How Will Your Existing Pets Be Affected?
Are You Willing to be a Responsible Pet Owner?
Finding the Right Cat
Prepurchase Exam
Introducing Your Cat to Its New Home
Catproofing Your Home
Naming Your Cat
Traveling with Your Cat
Training Your Cat
Basic Training
Litter Training Your Kitten
Socializing Your Cat
Solving Behavioral Challenges
Preventive Health Care
At-Home Physical Exam
Immunizations
Controlling Internal Parasites
Controlling External Parasites
Preventing Feline Heartworm Disease
Dental Care for Cats
Nutrition
Managing and Preventing Obesity
Skin and Coat Care
Caring for the Older Cat
Breeding Your Cat
Puberty and the Reproductive Cycle
Gestation
The Birthing Process
Care of Neonatal Kittens
Elective Surgeries in Cats
Anesthesia
Neutering
Declawing
Postsurgical Care for Cats
Infectious Diseases
Viral Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Fungi and Yeast
Parasitic Diseases
Fleas
Ticks
Mites
Tapeworms
Warbles
Roundworms
Hookworms
Lungworms
Heartworms
Coccidia
Cytauxzoonosis
Hemobartonellosis
The Immune System
Immunosuppression
Allergies and Autoimmune Disease
The Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systems
Feline Cardiomyopathy
Arrhythmias
Arterial Thromboembolism
Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
The Respiratory System
Rhinitis
Nasopharyngeal Polyps
Nasal Foreign Bodies
Feline Asthma
Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion
The Digestive System
Gastrointestinal Response to Disease
Disorders of the Teeth and Oral Cavity
Esophageal Disorders
Hairballs
Gastrointestinal Ulcers
Food Allergies
Eosinophilic Enteritis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Linear Foreign Bodies
Intestinal Obstructions
Bacterial Enteritis
Colitis
Feline Megacolon
Feline Liver Disease
Pancreatitis
The Urinary System
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Kidney Disease
The Reproductive System
Anatomy
Accidental Mating (Mismating)
Metritis and Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia Complex
The Skin and Haircoat
The Itchy Cat
Hair Loss (Alopecia)
Feline Miliary Dermatitis
Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex
Stud Tail
Bacterial Infections
Feline Neurodermatitis
Feline Solar Dermatitis
Skin Lumps and Masses
The Eyes and Ears
The Eyes
Corneal Ulcers
Conjunctivitis
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Entropion and Ectropion
Eyelid Masses
The Ears
Otitis Externa
Ear Mites
Otitis Media and Otitis Interna
Ruptured Eardrums
Nerve Deafness
The Musculoskeletal System
Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease
Hip Luxation
Fractures
Osteomyelitis
Metabolic Bone Disease
Mucopolysaccharidosis
Myositis
Hypokalemic Myopathy (Potassium Depletion)
Hernias
The Nervous System
Paralysis
Seizures
Vestibular Disease
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome
Feline Ischemic Encephalopathy
The Endocrine System
Hyperthyroidism
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease)
Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)
Hyperparathyroidism
Diabetes Mellitus
Birds
Choosing the Right Bird for You
Factors to Consider
Taming and Training Your Pet Bird
Proper Nutrition
Housing Your Pet Bird
Avian Anatomy and Physiology
The Digestive System
The Respiratory System
The Urogenital System
The Endocrine, Circulatory, and Nervous Systems
The Musculoskeletal System
The Integumentary System
Vision and Hearing
Preventive Health Care
Preventing Injury or Accidental Poisoning
Restraint
At-Home Physical Exam
Nail Trimming
Beak Care
Feather Clipping
Bathing
Avian Reproduction
"Sexing" Your Bird
Proper Breeding Conditions
Breeding Finches and Canaries
Breeding Budgerigars
Breeding Cockatiels
Breeding Parrots
Reproductive Challenges
Avian Diseases and Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Neurologic Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Endocrine Malfunctions
Eye Disorders
Ear Problems
Disorders of the Skin and Feathers
Hormone-Induced Feather Loss
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Reproductive Disorders
Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Infections
General Treatment of Sick Birds
Care for Sick Birds
Tube Feeding
Hand-Raising Baby Birds
Emergency and First Aid Procedures in Birds
Exotic Pets
Rabbits
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Rabbits
Guinea Pigs
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Guinea Pigs
Hamsters and Gerbils
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Hamsters and Gerbils
Mice and Rats
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Mice and Rats
Chinchillas
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Chinchillas
Prairie Dogs
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Prairie Dogs
Hedgehogs
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Hedgehogs
Ferrets
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Ferrets
Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs
Restraint
Housing
Training
Nutrition
Reproduction
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs
Reptiles
Care of Snakes
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Shedding
Care of Lizards
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Care of the Pet Chelonian
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Preventive Health Care for Reptiles
Diseases and Disorders of Reptiles
Amphibians
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Amphibians
Invertebrates
Tarantulas and Scorpions
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Molting
Preventive Health Care
Hermit Crabs
Restraint
Housing
Nutrition
Molting
Preventive Health Care
Diseases and Disorders of Invertebrates
Tropical Fish
Getting Started
Water Quality Control
Selecting Fish for Your Aquarium
Diseases and Disorders of Tropical Fish
Other Interesting Pet Topics
An Introduction to Holistic Pet Care
Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
Nutritional Medicine
Homeopathy
Chiropractic Care
Acupuncture
Ten Super Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Pet Ownership
Increasing Your Pet's Longevity
Zoonotic Diseases
Animal Bites and Scratches
Rabies
Intestinal Worms
Heartworms
Ringworm
Infectious Diarrhea
Toxoplasmosis
Leptospirosis
Flea-and Tickborne Illnesses
Mites
Psittacosis
Control Summary
Cancer in Companion Animals
Tumor Definition and Types
Benign Tumors
Causes, Occurrence, and Diagnosis of Cancer in Pets
Treating Cancer in Pets
Specific Types of Neoplasia in Dogs and Cats
First Aid for Dogs and Cats
What to Do in an Emergency Situation
First Aid Kit and Home Remedies
First Aid Techniques for Dogs and Cats
Administering Oral Medications
Allergic Reactions
Application of Dressings and Bandages
Artificial Respiration and Cardiopulmonary Resucitation
Bleeding, Deep Wounds, and Punctures
Breathing Difficulties and Choking
Burns
Chemical Burns to the Eye
Chest Wounds
Circulatory Shock (Shock)
Constipation
Cuts and Lacerations; Bleeding Toenails
Dehydration
Diarrhea
Drowning
Electrical Shock
Eye Disorders and Injuries
Eye Foreign Bodies, Scratches, and/or Bleeding
Eye Prolapse (Eye out of Socket)
Fishhooks
Heat Stroke
Hypothermia and Frostbite
Ingestion of a Foreign Substance or Object
Insect Stings and Spider Bites
Intestinal and Abdominal Injuries and Pain
Lameness and Fractures
Nosebleed
Poisoning
Salivation (Drooling)
Seizures (Convulsions)
Snakebite
Straining to Urinate (Urinary Obstruction)
Trauma
Unconsciousness
Vomiting
Index