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Title:
Your dog's life : your complete guide to raising your pet from puppy to companion
Author:
Acosta, Tracy M.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA : Prima Publishing, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780761515432
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Book

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Give Your Dog the Best Possible Care--for Life! As a caring dog owner, you want the best for your pet. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy dog. Your Dog's Life was written with one purpose in mind: to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Written by a respected veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your canine friend the best life possible--whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your family or adopted an older dog. Most important, you'll discover the indescribable joy of raising a dog from puppy to lifelong companion--the right way. Inside--what every dog owner wants to know: ·Which dog is the right one for me? ·How do I choose the best food for all stages of my dog's life? ·How do I teach my dog to play safely with children? ·What's the best way to house-train my dog? ·How do I train my dog to come when I call? ·Will my dog get along with my other pets? ·How do I teach my dog not to chew on the furniture and dig up the yard? ·What do I do with my dog when I go on vacation?


Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 So, You Want a Dog
2 Welcome Home!
3 Food for Thought
4 Medical Care Every Dog Needs
5 Common Health Concerns
6 Basic Training
7 Grooming
8 Family Life
9 A Lifetime of Love and Good Health
Appendix A Age-Related Developmental Stages
Appendix B Common Congenital Defects
Appendix C Important Phone Numbers and Addresses
Appendix D Poisonous Plants
Glossary
Index
About the Author