Cover image for The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital book of wellness and preventive care for dogs
The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital book of wellness and preventive care for dogs
Arden, Darlene.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
SF427 .A724 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
SF427 .A724 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

On Order



Boston's Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, part of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (and associated with Tufts Veterinary School), was established in 1915, and, since its inception has been a national leader and innovator in animal care. Angell Memorial's clinical specialities include surgery, radiology, neurology, dentistry, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology, neurology and nutrition. The hospital was the first in the nation to recognize the benefits of animal preventive care, and in doing so, instituted a Wellness programme for dogs. This book explains the plan to pet owners who do not have access to Angell and who want to learn to maintain the health of their pets in an easy and understandable way.

Author Notes

Darlene Arden is an award-winning animal journalist, author, lecturer, and the host of her own cable show. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Dog World, Cats, Family Circle, and the Boston Herald

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About Angell Memorial Animal Hospitalp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Part I Puppyhood
1 In the Beginningp. 3
2 Controlling and Preventing Parasitesp. 25
3 A Little Maintenancep. 43
4 All the Comforts of Homep. 65
5 Nutritionally Soundp. 81
6 Training the Right Wayp. 95
7 Common Puppy Problemsp. 123
8 Routine Surgery and Anesthesiap. 137
Part II The Middle Years
9 The Annual Checkupp. 153
10 The Problems of Middle Agep. 163
11 Emergencies and First Aidp. 173
12 Fighting Against Cancerp. 185
Part III The Senior Canine
13 Aging Gracefullyp. 197
14 Saying Goodbyep. 213
Resourcesp. 221
About the Contributorsp. 223
Indexp. 227