Original Dog Bible

Original Dog Bible

Original Dog Bible

The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover's resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics.Section I: "The Dog in Our World" starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog's place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues.Section II: "A New Dog" is a new owner's primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home.Section III: "Life with a Dog" discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more.Section IV: "Breeds" is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed's development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns;all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family.Section V: "Health" extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques.Section VI: "Daily Care" provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled "The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog" addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions.Section VII: "Training and Behavior" could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems.Section VIII: "Dogs and Work" includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers).The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.

The Dog Bible

The Dog Bible

The Dog Bible

For everyone who has ever wished Dr. Spock had written about dogs instead—The Dog Bible is your essential guide to everything you will ever need to know. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers not only the basics, but every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinating and helpful subjects never before collected in one volume. Life-saving advice about the special needs of toy breeds: everything you need to know to protect and enhance their wonderfully long lives Dog Psychology: Eye-opening ideas from an emerging field of study, including a chapter on the weird things dogs do—and why! Tracie Hotchner, lifelong dog owner and author of the million-copy bestseller, Pregnancy and Childbirth, has distilled years of research into one comprehensive, accessible guide. You’ll make hundreds of decisions about your dog’s care during his lifetime. THE DOG BIBLE is here to give you the latest and best information available to help you make those decisions. It’s everything your dog would want you to know.

Natural Health Bible for Dogs Cats

Natural Health Bible for Dogs   Cats

Natural Health Bible for Dogs Cats

2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA) When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer? Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine. Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes: ·An A-Z guide to common health conditions ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet ·And much, much more! Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did. Inside, natural treatments for: ·Allergies ·Obesity ·Cancer ·Kidney Disease ·Arthritis ·Heart Disease ·Feline Leukemia ·Dental Disease ·Ear Infections ·And many more common conditions Praise for Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats "Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike."—L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals "A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment."—Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet "This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets."—Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.

Petfinder com The Adopted Dog Bible

Petfinder com The Adopted Dog Bible

Petfinder com The Adopted Dog Bible

The old rules don't always apply to adopted dogs, whose training, past behaviors, and health histories may be a mystery. At last, here's the one-stop bible that acknowledges their special needs and covers every detail of daily life. In chapters reviewed by experts in veterinary medicine, nutrition, and training, pet parents will learn: Where to find your perfect canine companion All about breeds and mixed breeds and how you can adopt any type of dog Smart guidelines for adoption success Realistic expenses of dog care What to expect when you bring your new pup home (and long after) How to prevent runaways and protect your dog from all types of harm Clicker, target stick, and other re-training methods Humane ways to modify undesirable behaviors How to introduce new diets and take the guesswork out of feeding Holistic and conventional medical treatments Daily hygiene and caring for your sick pup inside and out The impact of travel and changes at home What to do when it's time to say good-bye Plus recipes, doggy workouts, heartwarming true stories of adopted dogs and their happy parents, information on saving dogs on a larger scale, and much, much more!