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Riassunto: A guide for pet owners, giving information about pet selection, housing and training, preventive health and dental care, immunizations, nutrition and diet, disease identification and treatment, emergency first aid and breeding.
Review: The Illustrated Veterinary Guide is a brilliantly conceived and expertly rendered reference. In one succinct volume, Chris C. Pinney, D.V.M., covers just about everything you might need to know about owning and caring for dogs, cats, and countless other animals. He covers birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs; hamsters, rats, and chinchillas; prairie dogs, hedgehogs, ferrets, and miniature potbellied pigs--plus reptiles, amphibians, tropical fish, and invertebrates. Whether your menagerie is restricted to Fluffy and Fido, or extends to tarantulas, hermit crabs, newts, and snakes, Pinney provides chapters on restraint, housing, nutrition, reproduction, preventive health care, and the diseases and disorders relevant to each species.
The dog and cat sections are naturally the most thorough, forming more than half the book. Pinney discusses how to choose the right dog and how to housebreak, socialize, and train him, then delves into preventive health care (nail trimming, weight control, and staving off parasites), elective surgeries (tail docking and ear trimming), and breeding your dog (from puberty and birthing to the care of neonatal puppies). Next come the infectious diseases (such as distemper, paravirus, kennel cough, and ringworm) and the parasitic diseases (such as scabies, tapeworm, and demodectic mange). Pinney's veterinary guide launches into all the internal systems (cardiovascular and respiratory, immune and digestive, urinary and reproductive, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine) plus the doggy anatomy of skin and coat (integumentary system), eyes, and ears. Pinney explains the workings of each system, and the diseases that afflict them. There are few symptom charts, so you can't look up "vomiting" and see the associated diseases, though you can check the chapter on first aid for a quick guide to possible causes and seriousness. You can also identify the digestive system as the likely location, read about all the conditions and symptoms, and decide if tonsillitis, intestinal obstruction, or intussusception seems most likely.
The information provided by Pinney is all sound veterinary data, and the appendix on first aid for dogs and cats is excellent. But don't underestimate the value of the illustrations. An illustration of ringworm on a cat face is worth a thousand words when it comes to assessing if that's what your cat has, and mimicking the drawing of how to hold a pet snake is worlds easier than trying to apply written instructions to a restive boa. Some illustrations, such as the one of a cat in a thicket to illustrate feline nocturnal predatory habits, provide more eye candy than useful data. But there's no replacement for a picture of where to cut a bird's talon, how to restrain a lizard, or what a dog with impacted anal sacs looks like when it's scooting. If you like animals and want all your veterinary info in one place, Pinney's guide is a great one-volume resource. --Stephanie Gold
Titolo: Illustrated Veterinary Guide for Dogs, Cats,...
Casa editrice: Tab Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro McGraw-Hill School Education Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0830619860I3N00
Descrizione libro McGraw-Hill School Education Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0830619860I3N01
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. Instructor's Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96154054
Descrizione libro Tab Books November 1991, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 187222
Descrizione libro Tab, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good Very good Tab; Hardcover, very good condition with clean text, tight bindi ng; Dust ja cket/light edge wear, light fading. Codice libro della libreria 33911
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0830619860
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020830619860
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0830619860
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010830619860
Descrizione libro Tab Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110830619860