Dogs are now arguably the most popular companion animals, and the general wellbeing of the family pet is of paramount importance to many people. Today far more veterinary surgeons are concerned with the welfare of dogs than with any other animal.
Veterinary Notes for Dog Owners provides a detailed, authoritative and easily understood text for the professional breeder and pet owner alike, as well as for veterinary surgeons and nurses looking for clear, up-to-the minute explanations of sometimes complex issues. Twenty authors, all experts in their particular fields, have come together under the astute editorial guidance of leading veterinary surgeon Trevor Turner BVetMed, MRCVS, to cover all aspects of canine health care and management. There are detailed sections on general and inherited disease, the organ systems and infectious and parasitic diseases; on nutrition and feeding; on first aid, poisoning, and nursing the sick dog; canine dentistry and hernias; on behavior and behavioral problems. Invaluable advice on choosing a dog and building kennels is included as well as such topics as understanding pet insurance. This book is destined to become the standard work on canine health care and management, the essential manual for anybody who takes a serious interest in the welfare of dogs.
Trevor Turner has lived with dogs all his life. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in the late nineteen fifties and shortly afterwards established a suburban practice which has grown into a large veterinary hospital of which he is the principal. Writing and talking widely on canine and associated topics, he has received from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association the prestigious Melton Award in recognition of his work in forging links between the veterinary profession, breeders and the pet owning public. Married to a veterinary nurse Jean, they currently share their lives with three dogs and four cats.