Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

4th Edition!

365 pages


Index of Signs and Symptoms

1. Emergencies
Handling and Restraint; Artificial Respiration and Heart Massage; Shock; Acute Painful Abdomen; Broken Bones; Burns; Cold Exposure; Dehydration; Drowning and Suffocation; Electric Shock; Heat Stroke; Poisoning; Insect Stings and Bites; Snakebites; Wounds

2. Gastrointestinal Parasites
Deworming Puppies and Adult Dogs; How to Control Worms; Ascarids (Roundworms); Hookworms (Ancylostoma); Tapeworms; Whipworms; Threadworms (Strongyloides); Pinworms; Trichinosis; Lungworms; Lung Flukes; Heartworms

3. Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Diseases; Viral Diseases; Fungal Diseases; Protozoan Diseases; Rickettsial Diseases; Antibodies and Immunity; Vaccinations; Available Vaccines; Vaccination Recommendations

4. The Skin and Coat
The Dog's Coat; Avoiding Coat and Skin Problems; Beyond the Brush; Bathing; Sorting Out Skin Diseases; Fleas; Ticks; Other External Parasites; Using Insecticides; Lick Granuloma (Acral Pruritic Dermatitis); Allergies; Disorders with Hair Loss; Pyoderma (Skin Infections); Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases

5. The Eyes
How Dogs See; What to Do if Your Dog Has an Eye Problem; The Eyeball; Eyelids; The Nictitating Membrane (Third Eyelid); The Outer Eye; The Tearing Mechanism; The Cornea; The Inner Eye; Retinal Diseases

6. The Ears
Basic Ear Care; The Ear Flap; The Ear Canal; The Middle Ear; The Inner Ear; Deafness

7. The Nose
Signs of Nasal Irritation; The Nose; The Nasal Cavity

8. The Mouth and Throat
How to Examine the Mouth; Signs of Mouth and Throat Disease; The Mouth; Teeth and Gums; Taking Care of Your Dog's Teeth; The Throat; Salivary Glands; The Head

9. The Digestive System
Endoscopy; The Esophagus; The Stomach; Vomiting; Small and Large Bowels; Diarrhea; The Anus and Rectum; The Liver; The Pancreas; Feeding and Nutrition

10. The Respiratory System
Abnormal Breathing; The Larynx (Voice Box); Coughing; Trachea and Bronchi; The Lungs; Tumors of the Larynx, Trachea, and Lungs

11. The Circulatory System
The Normal Heart; Heart Disease; Arrhythmias; Congestive Heart Failure; Heartworms; Anemia and Clotting Disorders

12. The Nervous System
Neurological Evaluation; Head Injuries; Brain Diseases; Hereditary Diseases; Seizure Disorders; Coma; Weakness or Paralysis; Spinal Cord Diseases; Peripheral Nerve Injuries

13. The Musculoskeletal System
Limping or Lameness; Bone and Joint Injuries; Inherited Orthopedic Diseases; Arthritis; Metabolic Bone Diseases; Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

14. The Urinary System
Signs of Urinary Tract Disease; Diagnosing Urinary Tract Diseases; Diseases of the Bladder and Urethra; Enlarged Prostate; Kidney Disease

15. Sex and Reproduction
The Basics of Genetics; Breeding Purebred Dogs; Mating Procedures; Artificial Insemination; Male Infertility; Female Infertility; Pseudocyesis (False Pregnancy); Unwanted Pregnancy; Preventing Pregnancy; Diseases of the Female Genital Tract; Diseases of the Male Genital Tract

16. Pregnancy and Whelping
Pregnancy; Whelping; Dystocia (Prolonged or Difficult Labor); Postpartum Care of the Dam; Postpartum Problems; Maternal Neglect

17. Pediatrics
Caring for Newborns; Raising Puppies by Hand; Diseases of Newborn Puppies; Weaning; Feeding Growing Puppies; The Importance of Early Socialization; Acquiring a New Puppy; Training Advice for Your Puppy

18. Tumors and Cancers
What Causes Cancer?; Treating Tumors and Cancers; Common Surface Tumors; Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder; Bone Tumors; Reproductive Tract Tumors; Leukemia

19. Geriatrics
The Geriatric Checkup; Behavior Changes; Physical Changes; Functional Changes; Weight Changes; Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration; Diet and Nutrition; Hospice Care; Euthanasia

20. Medications
Anesthetics and Anesthesia; Analgesics; Antibiotics; Drug Complications; How to Give Medications

Appendix A - Normal Physiological Data

Appendix B - Comparative Age of Dogs and Humans

Appendix C - Laboratory Tests

Appendix D - Useful Resources


About The Authors
Debra M. Eldredge, DVM; Delbert G. Carlson, DVM; Liisa D. Carlson, DVM; James M. Giffin, MD

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