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Title:
Caring for your dog
Author:
Fogle, Bruce.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : DK Publishing, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
448 pages : illustrations (cheifly color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780789489296
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Expert and accessible advice from the world's best-selling vet! From the world's best-selling practicing veterinarian, Dr. Bruce Fogle, Caring For Your Dog is the definitive, photo-illustrated, user-friendly reference on canine health. Combining accessibility with authority, this one-stop reference provides professional, in-depth medical advice on the diagnosis of common canine diseases and disorders in dogs of all stages of life, with specially commissioned illustrations of the canine anatomy and an informative Q & A section.


Author Notes

Bruce Fogle D.V.M. is a well-known expert on animal behavior. He has written several acclaimed books, including Know Your Dog, New Complete Dog Care Manual, and What's Up With My Dog?


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Fogle, a Canadian with an extensive veterinary practice in the U.K., has produced a useful and comprehensive reference for both the public library and the pet-owner's library. Chapters are arranged into three sections: "Your Family Dog," "Diseases and Disorders," and "First Aid and Emergencies." The section on diseases is the most extensive, with chapters covering topics such as nutrition, the immune system, the various body systems, and geriatric health. Within these chapters are entries on specific conditions, terms, treatments, and so on. The text is clear and nontechnical, with a good glossary at the end. There are many sidebars, including weight charts, lists of breeds at risk for particular ailments, and questions and answers. Flow charts for specific processes such as whelping can tell a pet owner when something is normal and when the vet needs to be called. A good introductory section covers selecting, living with, and training a dog. A thoughtful consideration of euthanasia comes essentially from the Western tradition but acknowledges that for other traditions the decision may be fraught with conflict. The "First Aid and Emergencies" section has a flow-charted "emergency action plan," a suggested first-aid kit, and recommended first-aid actions until one can get the animal to the vet. The section on poisoning covers dangerous household items, plants, and animals. A "Clinical Signs Rapid Reference" can be found at the beginning of the volume and a good general index at the end. As with all DK titles, the text is liberally illustrated with high-quality diagrams and photographs. Illustrations of diseases or injuries are presented clearly. Recommended for public libraries for both the reference and circulating collections.


Library Journal Review

It's always exciting to see a new book by noted veterinarian Fogle (Natural Dog Care), and his latest, which offers a clear, concise text and more than 600 full-color illustrations, is required reading for all serious dog owners. In an opening section comprising fewer than 100 pages, Fogle covers the essentials of selecting a dog, developing a human-canine partnership, and assuring responsible breeding. The remainder of the text focuses primarily on "Diseases and Disorders" and "First Aid and Emergencies." Just about anything average dog owners might encounter during the life of their pet is covered here in chapters organized by body system, e.g., "Hormonal System" addresses pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and other disorders. There are also sections on geriatric health and euthanasia, nutrition, diagnostic aids, and medical interventions such as vaccines, antibiotics, holistic therapies, and surgical procedures and aftercare. Along with a thorough index, two valuable appendixes-an in-depth glossary and a section on zoonotic diseases-conclude this worthy volume. While UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Book of Dogs: A Complete Medical Reference Guide for Dogs and Puppies, edited by Mordecai Siegal, features similar treatment and organization, it lacks the exceptional illustrations found in Fogle's book. Highly recommended.-Edell M. Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.