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Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortableby Nicholas Dodman
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Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than 8,000 older dogs annually. Their philosophy of caring for aging dogs combines empathy for each individual dog and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic into your living room, arming you with essential advice to see your dog through his golden years.
• Nutritional advice—not every senior diet is right for every senior dog
• Emphasis on treating conditions common to older dogs so they live longer
• How to evaluate complicated procedures and decide whats right for your dog
• The cost of caring for an older dog and how to shoulder the burden
• How to identify cognitive decline and how to manage it
• Advice on creating a healthy and comfortable environment
• How to determine when “its time” and how to cope with the loss
• And much more
"Many families take in a perky puppy over the holidays only vaguely aware that in a few years they'll learn more about caring for their canine (hip replacement?) than they ever wanted to know. Man's best friend can enjoy a long and healthy life, which can mean many years spent as a geriatric pet. The Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Puppy's First Steps) has compiled an informative guide to help owners keep older pets hale and hearty long after the first grey whiskers have appeared. Dodman provides expert advice on a wide range of topics, including how to identify doggie vital signs. He also guides readers through the complexities of choosing the correct dog food and dental care for Fido. Issues unique to aging dogs, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and dementia, are explained in clear language and with good detail. Most issues discussed are common to all breeds though on occasion specific to certain breeds, sizes, or gender. This effort comes from research trials, anecdotal evidence from years of veterinary practice, and personal insights from many caring vets. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts University arms dog owners with essential advice for keeping their aging dogs happy, healthy, and comfortable.
The gold standard guide to caring for your older dog.
“Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation
The human-animal bond is never stronger or more tender than when your dogs muzzle turns gray and the spring in her step begins to diminish. After spending the better part of a decade or more with this beloved member of your family, making sure your canine friend ages comfortably, contentedly, and well is a natural priority. And no one knows how to ensure healthy aging better than the renowned faculty of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually.
Good Old Dog brings their renowned expertise into your living room, providing you with essential advice on nutrition, health, and caretaking to see your dog through the golden years.
“A timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog.” —Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of Tell Me Where It Hurts
“Everyone with an aging dog should have this book.” —Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of The Modern Dog
About the Author
LAWRENCE LINDNER is a best-selling collaborative author.
NICHOLAS DODMAN is a world-renowned animal behaviorist, who has appeared on Oprah, the Today show, 20/20, and CNN.
The CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY treats more than 26,000 cases annually, and its emergency critical-care program is the largest residency training program in the United States.
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