You can teach an old dog new tricks–and give him the best care possible. The good news is that dogs are living much longer lives–thanks to advances in veterinary technology. But older dogs do have special needs and require additional emotional support, nutritional help, and medical care. A longer lifespan also means more dogs suffer age-related conditions such as kidney problems, arthritis, cancer, stroke, senility, and diabetes.
Complete Care for Your Aging Dog contains the answers you need to care for dogs that are seven years and older. Pet expert Amy D. Shojai explains:
- What changes to expect as your dog ages–and which changes are natural and which are warning signs that should send you to the veterinarian
- Which pet-specific over-the-counter medications every owner should keep on hand
- Tips on everything from choosing the right products and food for your aging dog to performing nursing care at home
- How to use the L.O.V.E. Program to keep your dog loving longer and living better
- Different lifespans and concerns for different breeds
Filled with heartwarming stories, the latest developments in geriatric veterinary care, age-defying tips, and comprehensive reference materials, this is the definitive guide to turning back the clock on aging–and keeping senior dogs vital, happy, and active throughout their golden years.
“Once again Amy has done it! VERY important, useful and valuable information in a concise, easy to read work. Our pets are living longer–and with this interesting and complete book–healthier lives. If you have a middle aged to older pet, this book is a Must Have!” –DR. JIM HUMPHRIES, Veterinarian, Contributing Editor to CBS’s The Early Show, and National Veterinary Spokesperson”Chock-full of lifesaving and life-enhancing facts–but incredibly moving and readable–the book is guaranteed to help your beloved pet live a happier, healthier, fuller life. While this comprehensive and groundbreaking book presents cutting edge medical information, Shojai makes sure that it’s proven and practical. Captivating true stories of ‘successful agers’ will motivate you to make sure you give your pets the best care possible.” —Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on Good Morning America and Author of The Healing Power of Pets
“Need a quick reference? Complete Care for Your Aging Dog provides a practical, easy-to-read guide about health care for the aging dog. If you have an aging dog, this is a ‘must read’ book. It provides simple question-and-answer treatment of essentials of aging dogs.” –Dr. Johnny D. Hoskins, Internist for older dogs and cats