Caring for Family Pets

Caring for Family Pets

Choosing and Keeping Our Companion Animals Healthy

Book - 2011
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This book helps pet owners fully understand what it means to care for a companion animal, from choosing a pet to veterinary visits and beyond.


This book helps pet owners fully understand what it means to care for a companion animal, from choosing a pet to veterinary visits and beyond.


• Contains contributions from 13 nationally recognized veterinarians who are board certified in their respective fields

• Includes a bibliography with most chapters

• Includes a resource list of additional information organized by topic and type of animal

• Provides sidebars and tables offering quick reference info on health and disease in pets

• Serves as a ready reference for pet owners as well as a text for high school and college students focused on veterinary medicine and animal science and health



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Fourteen veterinary professionals and academics from the US, Canada, and Israel contribute 12 chapters to a scholarly resource for prospective and current pet owners. Coverage includes considerations in choosing a pet; pet ownership responsibilities; the human-animal bond and animal-assisted therapy; pet first aid; health care and disease prevention for specific species, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, and birds; understanding animal behavior; alternative therapies for treating illnesses and maintaining health; pet nutrition; and planning and preparing for animal care in case of a disaster. The text is intended as one resource for pet ownership, to be complemented with further reading and research at local libraries and seeking out professionals such as veterinarians, behaviorists, and trainers, as needed. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780313385278
0313385270
Branch Call Number: 636.0887 Car
Additional Contributors: Davis, Radford G.

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