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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The classic bestseller—expanded and updated

For years, many veterinary treatments for cats were based on research conducted with dogs because it was wrongly assumed that cats were very similar. Recently, there have been giant strides in feline veterinary research. This classic reference is fully updated and revised to reflect these advances and gives you the most up-to-date guidance on cat health and cat care. It includes:

  • An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast

  • Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common feline ailments and problems

  • Hundreds of photos, drawings, and tables that illustrate what to look for and how to provide the best care for your cats

  • All new anatomical drawings and diagrams

  • New information on genetics, geriatrics, drug sensitivities, raw diets, arthritis medications, dental disease, and more

  • Information on supplements, nutraceuticals, and holistic treatments that have proven beneficial

  • Interesting findings on cat behavior

Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, this resource helps you quickly identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with your veterinarian. This is the hands-on reference you'll trust again and again.

Synopsis:

A manual on the health care of cats suggests methods of treatment for their diseases and medical emergencies and discusses the nutrition, pregnancy, and the behavior of cats.

Synopsis:

Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook Fully revised and expanded, the Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook is the most essential book any cat owner can have. Clearly written, step-by-step directions give you vital information at your fingertips: when you can treat your cat yourself and how to communicate signs and symptoms so that your veterinarian can give your pet the best care possible. A quick reference section on emergencies, all in alphabetical order, enables every owner to find information fast when time is shortest. An index of signs and symptoms on the inside front cover puts every page reference right at hand. Headings in boldface type make finding the right information easy, and charts and tables on vaccinations, household drugs, antibiotics and much more, give complete answers to questions all cat owners ask. A thoroughly detailed index highlights all items covered. Over 200 illustrations enhance every owner's understanding of how to give pills and other medications, how to take a cat's temperature and how to apply bandages. Here in one comprehensive volume is the latest in lifesaving procedures and all veterinary therapies to help you give your cat a lifetime of good care.

Synopsis:

Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
  • Signs and Symptoms Index on inside front cover
  • Easy-to-understand text
  • Authors with collective experience of over a half century
  • Hundreds of instructional photos and drawings throughout
  • Covers every problem from Pediatrics to Geriatrics
All cat owners wish that their pets really did have nine lives. Now, with this newly revised and expanded edition of Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, the one life cats do have can be made longer and happier. Virtually every problem that owners will encounter is dealt with in language that teaches everyone how to cope with and prevent those unpleasant surprises. Part of the cat's mystique is a uniquely curious nature. This innate curiosity can create many dangerous situations and unwelcome consequences. This book, a classic in its first edition, has been updated to include the very latest solutions to the daily occurances and special problems in all phases of cat care, including behavior and training. Yes, training! Now, in clear and simple terms, symptoms are identified and thorough instructions are given so that with this book, owners can become the best friends their cats can have in a lifetime.

About the Author

Delbert G. Carlson, D. V. M. Dr. Carlson, a medical and surgical practitioner in Springfield, Missouri, received his degree from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 1955. Dr. and Mrs. Carlson have raised five children and have always owned cats and dogs. Dr. Carlson is past president of the Greene County Humane Society and is currently in veterinary practice with his daughter, Lisa D.Carlson, D. V. M., who has contributed greatly to this book.

James M. Giffin, M. D. Dr. Giffin, a surgeon in Colorado, served as Chief of Surgery at the 45th Surgical Hospital in Vietnam and was activated to serve in Operation Desert Storm. He has been active in showing dogs, and has always enjoyed the companionship of cats. He also enjoys hiking and other outdoor sports. He is the co-author of the Complete Great Pyrenees, Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook and Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook, all available from Howell Book House.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: EMERGENCIES.

Handling and Restraint.

Artificial Respiration and Heart Massage.

Shock.

Acute Painful Abdomen.

Broken Bones.

Burns.

Cold Exposure.

Dehydration.

Drowning and Suffocation.

Electric Shock.

Heat Stroke.

Poisoning.

Insect Stings, Spiders, and Scorpions.

Snake and Lizard Bites.

Wounds.

Chapter 2: GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES.

Deworming Your Cat.

Ascarids (Roundworms).

Hookworms.

Tapeworms.

Other Worm Parasites.

Protozoal Parasites.

Chapter 3: INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

Bacterial Diseases.

Viral Diseases.

Fungal Diseases.

Protozoan Diseases.

Rickettsial Diseases.

Antibodies and Immunity.

Vaccinations.

Available Vaccines.

Shelter Recommendations.

Chapter 4: THE SKIN AND COAT.

The Cat’s Coat.

How to Avoid Coat and Skin Problems.

Beyond the Brush.

Bathing.

Hairballs.

Sorting Out Skin Diseases.

Fleas.

Other Insect Parasites.

Using Insecticides.

Allergies.

Fungal Infections.

Hormonal Skin Diseases.

Pyoderma.

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex.

Lumps and Bumps on or Beneath the Skin.

Chapter 5: THE EYES.

Structure of the Eye.

If Your Cat Has an Eye Problem.

The Eyeball.

The Eyelids.

The Nictitating Membrane (Third Eyelid).

The Tearing Mechanism.

The Outer Eye.

The Cornea.

The Inner Eye.

Chapter 6: THE EARS.

Structure of the Ears.

Basic Ear Care.

The Pinna.

The Ear Canal.

Otitis Media.

Otitis Interna.

Deafness.

Chapter 7: THE NOSE.

Signs of Nasal Irritation.

The Nasal Cavity.

Chapter 8: THE MOUTH AND THROAT.

How to Examine the Mouth.

Signs of Mouth and Throat Disease.

The Lips.

The Gums.

The Teeth.

The Tongue.

The Mouth.

The Throat.

The Salivary Glands.

Swollen Head.

Chapter 9: THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

Endoscopy.

The Esophagus.

The Stomach.

Vomiting.

Small and Large Bowels.

Diarrhea.

The Anus and Rectum.

The Liver.

The Pancreas.

Chapter 10: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.

Purring.

Signs of Abnormal Breathing.

Coughing.

The Larynx.

Trachea and Bronchi.

The Lungs.

Chapter 11: THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.

The Heart.

Evaluating the Circulation.

Blood Types.

Heart Failure.

Cardiovascular Disease.

Anemia.

Heartworms.

Chapter 12: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Head Injuries.

The Central Nervous System.

Seizures.

Coma.

Vestibular Disorders.

The Spinal Cord.

Nerve Injuries and Diseases.

Chapter 13: THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.

Declawing.

Limping or Lameness.

Muscle, Bone, and Joint Injuries.

Inherited Orthopedic Diseases.

Arthritis.

Metabolic Bone Disorders.

Muscle Disorders.

Chapter 14: THE URINARY SYSTEM.

Signs of Urinary Tract Disease.

The Kidneys.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure).

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

Uroliths (Bladder Stones).

Urinary Incontinence.

The Adrenal Glands.

Litter Box Issues.

Chapter 15: SEX AND REPRODUCTION.

Feline Genetics.

Screening for Health Problems.

The Queen.

The Tom.

The Estrus (Heat) Cycle.

Mating.

Reluctant Breeders.

Infertility.

Diseases of the Male Genital Tract.

Diseases of the Female Genital Tract.

Artificial Insemination.

Pseudocyesis (False Pregnancy).

Unwanted Pregnancy.

Birth Control.

Chapter 16: PREGNANCY AND KITTENING.

Determining Pregnancy.

Care and Feeding During Pregnancy.

Kittening Preparations.

Signs of Imminent Delivery.

Kittening.

Dystocia (Difficult Labor).

Cesarean Section.

Postpartum Care of the Queen.

Postpartum Problems.

Cloning.

Chapter 17: PEDIATRICS.

Sexing a Kitten.

Caring for Newborns.

Raising Kittens by Hand.

Kitten Diseases.

Congenital Defects.

Weaning.

Choosing a Healthy Kitten.

Training.

Behavior Problems.

Chapter 18: NUTRITION.

Basic Nutritional Requirements.

Commercial Cat Foods.

Diets for Health Problems.

Raw Diets.

Feeding Your Cat.

Switching Diets.

Obesity.

Common Feeding Errors.

Chapter 19: TUMORS AND CANCERS.

Cancer in the Cat.

What Causes Cancer?

Diagnosing Cancers.

Treating Tumors and Cancers.

Common Surface Tumors.

Breast Swellings and Tumors.

Feline Leukemia Virus.

Feline Lymphoma.

Hyperthyroidism (Thyroid Cancer).

Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma.

Chapter 20: GERIATRICS.

The Geriatric Checkup.

Physical Changes.

Behavior Changes.

Functional Changes.

Weight Changes.

Adding a New Kitten.

Hospice Care.

Euthanasia.

Chapter 21: MEDICATIONS.

Anesthesia.

Analgesics.

Antibiotics.

Drug Treatment of Behavior Disorders.

Drug Complications.

How to Give Medications.

Appendix A: NORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA.

Appendix B: COMPARATIVE AGE OF CATS AND HUMANS.

Appendix C: LABORATORY TESTS.

Appendix D: USEFUL RESOURCES.

Glossary.

About the Authors.

List of Tables.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876057964
With:
Giffin, James M.
Author:
Carlson, Liisa
Author:
Carlson, Liisa D., DVM
Author:
Giffin, James M., MD
Author:
Eldredge, Debra M., DVM
Author:
Adelman, Beth
Author:
Carlson, Delbert G., DVM
Author:
Delbert G. Carlson, DVM
Author:
Carlson, Delbert G.
Author:
Liisa D. Carlson, DVM
Author:
Debra M. Eldredge, DVM
Author:
James M. Giffin, MD
Author:
Giffin, James M.
Publisher:
Howell Book House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Cats - Care/Health
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Cats -- Diseases -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
feline veterinary care
Subject:
Veterinary medicine
Subject:
cat health
Subject:
Cat diseases.
Subject:
cat vaccinations
Subject:
cat care, feline veterinary care, veterinary medicine, cat health, cat diseases, cat vaccinations
Subject:
Pet Care: Cats
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
No. 3309g
Publication Date:
20071210
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.68x6.26x1.27 in. 2.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A manual on the health care of cats suggests methods of treatment for their diseases and medical emergencies and discusses the nutrition, pregnancy, and the behavior of cats.
"Synopsis" by , Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook Fully revised and expanded, the Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook is the most essential book any cat owner can have. Clearly written, step-by-step directions give you vital information at your fingertips: when you can treat your cat yourself and how to communicate signs and symptoms so that your veterinarian can give your pet the best care possible. A quick reference section on emergencies, all in alphabetical order, enables every owner to find information fast when time is shortest. An index of signs and symptoms on the inside front cover puts every page reference right at hand. Headings in boldface type make finding the right information easy, and charts and tables on vaccinations, household drugs, antibiotics and much more, give complete answers to questions all cat owners ask. A thoroughly detailed index highlights all items covered. Over 200 illustrations enhance every owner's understanding of how to give pills and other medications, how to take a cat's temperature and how to apply bandages. Here in one comprehensive volume is the latest in lifesaving procedures and all veterinary therapies to help you give your cat a lifetime of good care.
"Synopsis" by , Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
  • Signs and Symptoms Index on inside front cover
  • Easy-to-understand text
  • Authors with collective experience of over a half century
  • Hundreds of instructional photos and drawings throughout
  • Covers every problem from Pediatrics to Geriatrics
All cat owners wish that their pets really did have nine lives. Now, with this newly revised and expanded edition of Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, the one life cats do have can be made longer and happier. Virtually every problem that owners will encounter is dealt with in language that teaches everyone how to cope with and prevent those unpleasant surprises. Part of the cat's mystique is a uniquely curious nature. This innate curiosity can create many dangerous situations and unwelcome consequences. This book, a classic in its first edition, has been updated to include the very latest solutions to the daily occurances and special problems in all phases of cat care, including behavior and training. Yes, training! Now, in clear and simple terms, symptoms are identified and thorough instructions are given so that with this book, owners can become the best friends their cats can have in a lifetime.
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