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Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortableby Fac Veterinary Medicine At Tufts Univer
Synopses & Reviews
One of the greatest myths in dog ownership is that once a puppy is housetrained and has graduated from a puppy training class, an ownerand#8217;s work is done. In fact, that work is just beginning.
Forty-two percent of dog owners in this country report problems managing their dogsand#8217; behavior. Our nationand#8217;s pounds and shelters are teeming with dogs who have been given up for just this reason. But it doesnand#8217;t have to be this way. As Dr. Dodman points out, almost every dog problem can either be treated or, better yet, prevented. Every dog has the potential to be happy and well adjusted.
In The Well-Adjusted Dog, Dr. Dodman shows you how, offering what he calls and#147;continuing educationand#8221; for dogs and their owners. A comprehensive, seven-step approach takes on the whole dogand#151;his health, behavior, and environmentand#151;and lays the groundwork for the proper care and training of your best friend, for life. You will discover and#149; how much exercise your dog really needs (and why) and#149; how diet can affect behavior and#149; how to communicate clearly with your dog and understand dog body language and#149; how to lead your dog, not dominate him and#149; how to prevent or deal with fearful conditions and#149; how to optimize your dogand#8217;s environment and#149; how to address medical problems that might underlie unwanted behavior In this essential new book, Dr. Dodman draws on some twenty-five years of clinical experience to bring together the artand#151;and scienceand#151;of dog ownership. His approach is based on the latest research as well as a unique understanding of the whole dog. Itand#8217;s also proven to work, and to work long term. Only in The Well-Adjusted Dog will you truly find what every good dog owner should know.
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
Puppyand#226;and#8364;and#8482;s First Steps presents the new gold standard in animal care for the enlightened dog owner--a unique, comprehensive approach to health, training, and behavior. The faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, one of the most prestigious and pioneering veterinary schools in the world, now shares its accumulated knowledge and experience to aid new dog owners in raising the healthiest, happiest, most well-behaved companion.
Their integrative mind-body approach is scientifically proven and stands above the one-size-fits-all mentality that pervades the dog training world. This book offers crucial advice for the puppyand#226;and#8364;and#8482;s first yearand#226;and#8364;and#8221;the most essential twelve months of a dogand#226;and#8364;and#8482;s developmentand#226;and#8364;and#8221;and throughout the dogand#226;and#8364;and#8482;s life, ensuring a strong bond between owners and their best friends.
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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