Complete Dog Care

Complete Dog Care

Paperback

$7.98 $18.95 Save 58% Current price is $7.98, Original price is $18.95. You Save 58%. View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, September 19

Overview

An all-in-one guide to owning a dog, Complete Dog Care provides everything needed to nurture a dog from puppyhood to old age.

Prospective and current pet owners can discover dogs' origins and anatomy to help understand canine behavior before moving on to determine how to choose the best dog, how to prepare a home, and how to handle everyday care basics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594688990
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 750,184
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Your new dog 10

Becoming a dog owner 12

Choosing a puppy 14

Choosing an adult dog 18

Choosing a dog breed 20

The dog-proof home 24

Essential equipment 26

Bringing your dog home 28

The first few days 30

Socializing your dog 32

Going on vacation 34

2 Everyday care 36

A balanced diet 38

Monitoring feeding levels 40

Dietary change through life 42

Fighting fit 44

Time to Play 46

Regular grooming 50

Washing your dog 52

Long-haired dogs 56

Short-haired dogs 58

Wiry- and curly-haired dogs 60

Other grooming needs 62

3 Training and behavior 64

Being in charge 66

Basic training 68

Sit and stay 70

Walking on a lead 72

Come when called 74

Fun training 76

Training classes 78

Behavioral problems 80

Barking and jumping up 82

Running away and aggression 84

Competitions and sports 88

Trials and events 90

4 Your dog's health 92

Signs of good health 94

Home checks 96

Puppy health checks 98

Routine veterinary checks 100

Signs of poor health 102

Inherited disorders 104

Musculoskeletal disorders 106

Coat and skin disorders 110

Eye disorders 112

Ear disorders 114

Mouth and tooth disorders 116

Respiratory disorders 118

Heart and blood disorders 122

Digestive disorders 124

Reproductive disorders 126

Urinary tract disorders 128

Nervous system disorders 130

Hormonal disorders 132

Immune system disorders 134

External parasites 136

Internal parasites 138

Infectious diseases 140

Alternative therapies 142

Nursing a sick dog 146

Caring for an elderly dog 148

5 Canine emergencies 150

Basic first aid 152

Wounds and burns 154

Seizures 158

Traffic accidents 160

Choking and poisoning 162

Bites and stings 164

Heat stroke and hypothermia 166

6 Breeding 168

Responsible breeding 170

Pregnancy and prenatal care 172

Whelping 174

Postnatal care 176

Early puppy care 180

Finding new homes 182

Glossary 184

Useful contacts 185

Index 186

Acknowledgments 192

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews