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Title:
The complete home veterinary guide
Author:
Pinney, Chris C.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxvi, 934 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071351867
Format :
Book

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This title is aimed at the general reader and covers pet care and emergency treatment. The features of this title are: ten steps to reducing the cost of pet care, emergency first aid, newest treatments on common diseases and alternative therapies.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Introductionp. xxi
Part 1 Dogsp. 1
Chapter 1 Choosing the Right Dog for Youp. 3
Why Do You Want a Dog?p. 4
What Type of Dog Do You Want?p. 10
Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Dog?p. 11
How Will Your New Dog Affect Existing Pets?p. 12
Are You Willing to be a Responsible Pet Owner?p. 13
Finding the Right Dogp. 15
The Prepurchase Examp. 16
Dogproofing Your Homep. 19
Your Dog's Outdoor Homep. 20
Naming Your Dogp. 21
Introducing Your Dog to Its New Homep. 21
Rules of Playp. 22
Traveling with Your Dogp. 24
Chapter 2 Training Your Dogp. 27
Main Principles of Trainingp. 28
Asserting Your Dominancep. 31
Basic Commandsp. 32
Housebreaking Your Puppyp. 36
Socializing Your Dogp. 39
Solving Challenging Behaviorsp. 41
Chapter 3 Preventive Health Carep. 55
At-Home Physical Examp. 55
The ABCs of Immunityp. 63
Staying Ahead of Internal Parasitesp. 66
Staying Ahead of Fleas and Ticksp. 67
Preventing Canine Heartworm Diseasep. 72
Dental Carep. 75
Feeding Your Dogp. 77
Battling Obesity in Dogsp. 84
Caring for the Canine Earp. 88
Maintaining a Healthy Skin and Coatp. 92
Nail Trimmingp. 95
Expressing Anal Sacsp. 96
Geriatrics: Caring for Your Older Dogp. 97
Chapter 4 Breeding Your Dogp. 103
Puberty and the Reproductive Cyclep. 103
Gestationp. 108
The Birthing Processp. 109
Care of Neonatal Puppiesp. 110
Chapter 5 Elective Surgeries in Dogsp. 117
The Facts Concerning Anesthesiap. 117
Neuteringp. 119
Tail Dock and Dewclaw Removalp. 121
Cosmetic Ear Trimmingp. 122
Postsurgical Care for Dogsp. 123
Chapter 6 Infectious Diseasesp. 125
Viral Diseasesp. 125
Bacterial Diseasesp. 138
Fungi and Yeastp. 140
Chapter 7 Parasitic Diseasesp. 145
Fleasp. 145
Ticksp. 146
Mitesp. 146
Licep. 150
Esophageal Wormsp. 150
Tapewormsp. 151
Roundwormsp. 153
Hookwormsp. 155
Whipwormsp. 157
Threadwormsp. 158
Lungwormsp. 159
Heartwormsp. 159
Flukesp. 164
Kidney Wormsp. 164
Coccidiap. 164
Ehrlichiosisp. 165
Rocky Mountain Spotted Feverp. 167
Lyme Diseasep. 167
Chapter 8 The Immune Systemp. 169
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 170
Immunosuppressionp. 173
Allergies and Autoimmune Diseasep. 173
Chapter 9 The Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systemsp. 175
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 175
Heart Disease and Heart Failurep. 177
Anemiap. 182
Bleeding Disordersp. 183
Chapter 10 The Respiratory Systemp. 185
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 185
Rhinitisp. 187
Tracheobronchitisp. 187
Collapsed Tracheap. 188
Pneumoniap. 189
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseasep. 190
Metastatic Lung Diseasep. 191
Chapter 11 The Digestive Systemp. 193
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 193
Gastrointestinal Response to Diseasep. 196
Disorders of the Teeth and Oral Cavityp. 198
Esophageal Disordersp. 206
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus Complexp. 207
Gastrointestinal Ulcersp. 209
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritisp. 210
Intussusceptionp. 210
Intestinal Obstructionsp. 211
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 212
Colitisp. 213
Anal Sac Diseasep. 214
Pancreatitisp. 215
Hepatitis and Liver Diseasep. 217
Chapter 12 The Urinary Systemp. 221
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 221
Kidney Diseasep. 222
Urinary Incontinencep. 224
Urolithiasis (Urinary Stones)p. 225
Urinary Tract Infectionsp. 227
Chapter 13 The Reproductive Systemp. 231
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 231
Accidental Mating (Mismating)p. 233
False Pregnancy (Pseudopregnancy)p. 234
Eclampsiap. 235
Placental Subinvolutionp. 236
Vaginitis and Metritisp. 237
Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia (Pyometra)p. 238
Phimosis and Paraphimosisp. 239
Prostate Disordersp. 239
Chapter 14 The Skin and Haircoatp. 241
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 241
The Itchy Dogp. 242
Hair Loss (Alopecia)p. 248
Seborrheap. 251
Acanthosis Nigricansp. 252
Bacterial Skin Diseasep. 252
Skin Lumps and Massesp. 257
Chapter 15 The Eyes and Earsp. 261
The Eyesp. 261
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 261
Corneal Ulcersp. 263
Conjunctivitisp. 265
Glaucomap. 266
Cataractsp. 268
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)p. 268
Retinal Degeneration and Diseasep. 269
Prolapse of Third Eyelid Gland (Cherry Eye)p. 271
Entropionp. 271
Ectropionp. 272
Masses Involving the Eyelidsp. 272
The Earsp. 273
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 273
Otitis Externap. 275
Otitis Media and Internap. 279
Ruptured Eardrumsp. 280
Deafnessp. 280
Aural Hematomasp. 281
Chapter 16 The Musculoskeletal Systemp. 283
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 283
Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Diseasep. 284
Patellar Luxationp. 289
Torn Knee Ligaments (Cruciate Injuries)p. 290
Hip Luxationp. 292
Fracturesp. 292
Osteomyelitisp. 293
Spondylosis Deformansp. 293
Metabolic Bone Diseasep. 294
Myositis and Myopathiesp. 294
Herniasp. 295
Chapter 17 The Nervous Systemp. 297
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 297
Seizuresp. 297
Paralysisp. 302
Degenerative Disk diseasep. 303
Vertebral Instability (Canine Wobbler Syndrome)p. 307
Myelopathiesp. 308
Chapter 18 The Endocrine Systemp. 309
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 309
The Use of Steroids in Veterinary Medicinep. 311
Hypothyroidismp. 314
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease)p. 315
Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)p. 317
Hyperparathyroidismp. 318
Sex Hormone Imbalancesp. 319
Diabetes Mellitusp. 320
Diabetes Insipidusp. 322
Part 2 Catsp. 325
Chapter 19 Choosing the Right Cat for Youp. 327
Why Do You Want a Cat?p. 527
What Type of Cat Do You Want?p. 331
Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Cat?p. 331
How Will Your Existing Pets Be Affected?p. 332
Are You Willing to be a Responsible Pet Owner?p. 332
Finding the Right Catp. 332
Prepurchase Examp. 333
Introducing Your Cat to Its New Homep. 336
Catproofing Your Homep. 338
Naming Your Catp. 339
Traveling with Your Catp. 339
Chapter 20 Training Your Catp. 343
Basic Trainingp. 343
Litter Training Your Kittenp. 344
Socializing Your Catp. 345
Solving Behavioral Challengesp. 346
Chapter 21 Preventive Health Carep. 353
At-Home Physical Examp. 353
Immunizationsp. 361
Controlling Internal Parasitesp. 364
Controlling External Parasitesp. 364
Preventing Feline Heartworm Diseasep. 369
Dental Care for Catsp. 370
Nutritionp. 372
Managing and Preventing Obesityp. 377
Skin and Coat Carep. 378
Caring for the Older Catp. 381
Chapter 22 Breeding Your Catp. 387
Puberty and the Reproductive Cyclep. 387
Gestationp. 389
The Birthing Processp. 390
Care of Neonatal Kittensp. 392
Chapter 23 Elective Surgeries in Catsp. 399
Anesthesiap. 399
Neuteringp. 400
Declawingp. 402
Postsurgical Care for Catsp. 404
Chapter 24 Infectious Diseasesp. 405
Viral Diseasesp. 405
Bacterial Diseasesp. 424
Fungi and Yeastp. 424
Chapter 25 Parasitic Diseasesp. 429
Fleasp. 429
Ticksp. 430
Mitesp. 430
Tapewormsp. 431
Warblesp. 433
Roundwormsp. 433
Hookwormsp. 434
Lungwormsp. 435
Heartwormsp. 435
Coccidiap. 436
Cytauxzoonosisp. 437
Hemobartonellosisp. 437
Chapter 26 The Immune Systemp. 439
Immunosuppressionp. 439
Allergies and Autoimmune Diseasep. 440
Chapter 27 The Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systemsp. 441
Feline Cardiomyopathyp. 441
Arrhythmiasp. 444
Arterial Thromboembolismp. 445
Anemiap. 445
Bleeding Disordersp. 447
Chapter 28 The Respiratory Systemp. 449
Rhinitisp. 449
Nasopharyngeal Polypsp. 450
Nasal Foreign Bodiesp. 450
Feline Asthmap. 451
Pneumonia and Pleural Effusionp. 452
Chapter 29 The Digestive Systemp. 453
Gastrointestinal Response to Diseasep. 453
Disorders of the Teeth and Oral Cavityp. 455
Esophageal Disordersp. 460
Hairballsp. 462
Gastrointestinal Ulcersp. 463
Food Allergiesp. 464
Eosinophilic Enteritisp. 464
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 465
Linear Foreign Bodiesp. 466
Intestinal Obstructionsp. 467
Bacterial Enteritisp. 467
Colitisp. 468
Feline Megacolonp. 469
Feline Liver Diseasep. 470
Pancreatitisp. 472
Chapter 30 The Urinary Systemp. 475
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseasep. 475
Kidney Diseasep. 480
Chapter 31 The Reproductive Systemp. 483
Anatomyp. 483
Accidental Mating (Mismating)p. 484
Metritis and Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia Complexp. 485
Chapter 32 The Skin and Haircoatp. 487
The Itchy Catp. 487
Hair Loss (Alopecia)p. 491
Feline Miliary Dermatitisp. 000
Eosinophilic Granuloma Complexp. 492
Stud Tailp. 493
Bacterial Infectionsp. 493
Feline Neurodermatitisp. 495
Feline Solar Dermatitisp. 495
Skin Lumps and Massesp. 496
Chapter 33 The Eyes and Earsp. 499
The Eyesp. 499
Corneal Ulcersp. 500
Conjunctivitisp. 502
Cataractsp. 503
Glaucomap. 503
Entropion and Ectropionp. 505
Eyelid Massesp. 505
The Earsp. 505
Otitis Externap. 506
Ear Mitesp. 507
Otitis Media and Otitis Internap. 508
Ruptured Eardrumsp. 509
Nerve Deafnessp. 509
Chapter 34 The Musculoskeletal Systemp. 511
Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Diseasep. 511
Hip Luxationp. 513
Fracturesp. 514
Osteomyelitisp. 515
Metabolic Bone Diseasep. 516
Mucopolysaccharidosisp. 517
Myositisp. 517
Hypokalemic Myopathy (Potassium Depletion)p. 518
Herniasp. 518
Chapter 35 The Nervous Systemp. 521
Paralysisp. 521
Seizuresp. 523
Vestibular Diseasep. 524
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndromep. 526
Feline Ischemic Encephalopathyp. 526
Chapter 36 The Endocrine Systemp. 529
Hyperthyroidismp. 529
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease)p. 531
Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease)p. 532
Hyperparathyroidismp. 532
Diabetes Mellitusp. 533
Part 3 Birdsp. 537
Chapter 37 Choosing the Right Bird for Youp. 539
Factors to Considerp. 539
Taming and Training Your Pet Birdp. 547
Proper Nutritionp. 549
Housing Your Pet Birdp. 552
Chapter 38 Avian Anatomy and Physiologyp. 557
The Digestive Systemp. 557
The Respiratory Systemp. 558
The Urogenital Systemp. 559
The Endocrine, Circulatory, and Nervous Systemsp. 560
The Musculoskeletal Systemp. 560
The Integumentary Systemp. 560
Vision and Hearingp. 562
Chapter 39 Preventive Health Carep. 565
Preventing Injury or Accidental Poisoningp. 567
Restraintp. 568
At-Home Physical Examp. 570
Nail Trimmingp. 574
Beak Carep. 575
Feather Clippingp. 575
Bathingp. 577
Chapter 40 Avian Reproductionp. 579
"Sexing" Your Birdp. 579
Proper Breeding Conditionsp. 581
Breeding Finches and Canariesp. 581
Breeding Budgerigarsp. 584
Breeding Cockatielsp. 585
Breeding Parrotsp. 586
Reproductive Challengesp. 588
Chapter 41 Avian Diseases and Disordersp. 589
Respiratory Tract Diseasesp. 590
Digestive System Diseasesp. 592
Neurologic Disordersp. 596
Cardiovascular Diseasesp. 597
Endocrine Malfunctionsp. 598
Eye Disordersp. 598
Ear Problemsp. 599
Disorders of the Skin and Feathersp. 599
Hormone-Induced Feather Lossp. 599
Musculoskeletal Disordersp. 603
Reproductive Disordersp. 607
Infectious Diseasesp. 608
Bacterial Infectionsp. 611
Chapter 42 General Treatment of Sick Birdsp. 613
Care for Sick Birdsp. 613
Tube Feedingp. 614
Hand-Raising Baby Birdsp. 618
Emergency and First Aid Procedures in Birdsp. 619
Part 4 Exotic Petsp. 623
Chapter 43 Rabbitsp. 625
Restraintp. 625
Housingp. 626
Nutritionp. 628
Reproductionp. 629
Preventive Health Carep. 629
Diseases and Disorders of Rabbitsp. 631
Chapter 44 Guinea Pigsp. 635
Restraintp. 636
Housingp. 636
Nutritionp. 637
Reproductionp. 637
Preventive Health Carep. 638
Diseases and Disorders of Guinea Pigsp. 639
Chapter 45 Hamsters and Gerbilsp. 645
Restraintp. 646
Housingp. 647
Nutritionp. 648
Reproductionp. 649
Preventive Health Carep. 650
Diseases and Disorders of Hamsters and Gerbilsp. 650
Chapter 46 Mice and Ratsp. 655
Restraintp. 655
Housingp. 657
Nutritionp. 000
Reproductionp. 657
Preventive Health Carep. 658
Diseases and Disorders of Mice and Ratsp. 658
Chapter 47 Chinchillasp. 661
Restraintp. 662
Housingp. 662
Nutritionp. 665
Reproductionp. 666
Preventive Health Carep. 666
Diseases and Disorders of Chinchillasp. 667
Chapter 48 Prairie Dogsp. 671
Restraintp. 673
Housingp. 673
Nutritionp. 674
Reproductionp. 674
Preventive Health Carep. 675
Diseases and Disorders of Prairie Dogsp. 675
Chapter 49 Hedgehogsp. 679
Restraintp. 680
Housingp. 681
Nutritionp. 682
Reproductionp. 682
Preventive Health Carep. 683
Diseases and Disorders of Hedgehogsp. 683
Chapter 50 Ferretsp. 687
Restraintp. 688
Housingp. 688
Nutritionp. 689
Reproductionp. 690
Preventive Health Carep. 691
Diseases and Disorders of Ferretsp. 693
Chapter 51 Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigsp. 697
Restraintp. 698
Housingp. 699
Trainingp. 699
Nutritionp. 699
Reproductionp. 700
Preventive Health Carep. 700
Diseases and Disorders of Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigsp. 702
Chapter 52 Reptilesp. 709
Care of Snakesp. 709
Restraintp. 710
Housingp. 711
Nutritionp. 713
Sheddingp. 713
Care of Lizardsp. 714
Restraintp. 714
Housingp. 715
Nutritionp. 718
Care of the Pet Chelonianp. 719
Restraintp. 719
Housingp. 720
Nutritionp. 721
Preventive Health Care for Reptilesp. 721
Diseases and Disorders of Reptilesp. 722
Chapter 53 Amphibiansp. 725
Restraintp. 727
Housingp. 728
Nutritionp. 731
Preventive Health Carep. 731
Diseases and Disorders of Amphibiansp. 732
Chapter 54 Invertebratesp. 735
Tarantulas and Scorpionsp. 735
Restraintp. 736
Housingp. 738
Nutritionp. 740
Moltingp. 741
Preventive Health Carep. 741
Hermit Crabsp. 741
Restraintp. 742
Housingp. 742
Nutritionp. 743
Moltingp. 744
Preventive Health Carep. 744
Diseases and Disorders of Invertebratesp. 744
Chapter 55 Tropical Fishp. 747
Getting Startedp. 749
Water Quality Controlp. 752
Selecting Fish for Your Aquariump. 756
Diseases and Disorders of Tropical Fishp. 759
Part 5 Other Interesting Pet Topicsp. 763
Chapter 56 An Introduction to Holistic Pet Carep. 765
Botanical (Herbal) Medicinep. 767
Nutritional Medicinep. 772
Homeopathyp. 774
Chiropractic Carep. 779
Acupuncturep. 782
Chapter 57 Ten Super Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Pet Ownershipp. 789
Chapter 58 Increasing Your Pet's Longevityp. 797
Chapter 59 Zoonotic Diseasesp. 803
Animal Bites and Scratchesp. 803
Rabiesp. 804
Intestinal Wormsp. 808
Heartwormsp. 809
Ringwormp. 810
Infectious Diarrheap. 810
Toxoplasmosisp. 811
Leptospirosisp. 811
Flea-and Tickborne Illnessesp. 811
Mitesp. 813
Psittacosisp. 813
Control Summaryp. 813
Chapter 60 Cancer in Companion Animalsp. 817
Tumor Definition and Typesp. 818
Benign Tumorsp. 818
Causes, Occurrence, and Diagnosis of Cancer in Petsp. 820
Treating Cancer in Petsp. 824
Specific Types of Neoplasia in Dogs and Catsp. 828
Appendix First Aid for Dogs and Catsp. 839
What to Do in an Emergency Situationp. 839
First Aid Kit and Home Remediesp. 842
First Aid Techniques for Dogs and Catsp. 845
Administering Oral Medicationsp. 845
Allergic Reactionsp. 846
Application of Dressings and Bandagesp. 849
Artificial Respiration and Cardiopulmonary Resucitationp. 849
Bleeding, Deep Wounds, and Puncturesp. 855
Breathing Difficulties and Chokingp. 858
Burnsp. 860
Chemical Burns to the Eyep. 864
Chest Woundsp. 864
Circulatory Shock (Shock)p. 866
Constipationp. 868
Cuts and Lacerations; Bleeding Toenailsp. 870
Dehydrationp. 872
Diarrheap. 873
Drowningp. 875
Electrical Shockp. 876
Eye Disorders and Injuriesp. 877
Eye Foreign Bodies, Scratches, and/or Bleedingp. 877
Eye Prolapse (Eye out of Socket)p. 879
Fishhooksp. 880
Heat Strokep. 881
Hypothermia and Frostbitep. 883
Ingestion of a Foreign Substance or Objectp. 885
Insect Stings and Spider Bitesp. 887
Intestinal and Abdominal Injuries and Painp. 888
Lameness and Fracturesp. 890
Nosebleedp. 892
Poisoningp. 892
Salivation (Drooling)p. 897
Seizures (Convulsions)p. 898
Snakebitep. 900
Straining to Urinate (Urinary Obstruction)p. 902
Traumap. 902
Unconsciousnessp. 906
Vomitingp. 907
Indexp. 909

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