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The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active


The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is a superb, reassuring, and comprehensive work. “Dr. Spock for dogs.”–Elle magazine wrote of its first edition, originally published as The Hound Health Handbook, and now completely revised and updated.

“The bible of dog care.”–AKC Gazette. “Four bones.” “The go-to resource for keeping pups healthy and happy…Takes the guesswork out of caring for any kind of dog.”–Bookpage. “A definitive guide.”–The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “The one book dog owners should not be without.”–Los Angeles Daily News. “I’m keeping this book on my bedside table.”–Cindy Adams.

Today’s dog owners are more attuned to their pets’ health and well-being than ever before. And with good reason: Americans spend upward of $10 billion annually on their canine companions. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is the one essential and truly readable book for these devoted dog owners. Surpassingly clear and complete, with more than 100 illustrations and diagrams, it covers everything from choosing the best dog to puppy care, nutrition, vaccines, behavior, first aid, and senior care, plus thorough discussions of more than 100 canine illnesses. Reflecting the latest advances in veterinary medicine, this edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on “design dog” breeds, pet food safety, homemade diets, changing vaccine protocols, new medications for allergies, car sickness, obesity, and heart disease, developments in surgery and cancer treatment, pet insurance, and more.

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