Caring for family pets; choosing and keeping our companion animals healthy.
Ed. by Radford G. Davis.

Fourteen veterinary professionals and academics from the US, Canada, and Israel contribute 12 chapters to a scholarly resource for prospective and current pet owners. Coverage includes considerations in choosing a pet; pet ownership responsibilities; the human-animal bond and animal-assisted therapy; pet first aid; health care and disease prevention for specific species, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, and birds; understanding animal behavior; alternative therapies for treating illnesses and maintaining health; pet nutrition; and planning and preparing for animal care in case of a disaster. The text is intended as one resource for pet ownership, to be complemented with further reading and research at local libraries and seeking out professionals such as veterinarians, behaviorists, and trainers, as needed. (2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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