Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners is a guide for everyone who cares for or raises animals at home or on a farm—from the 4H student to the home breeder to parents of a new puppy. The Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners includes detailed chapters on cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs as well as hundreds of strategies for preventing and curing common problems. From nail care for cats and dogs to treating saddle store on horses to administering medication to caring for baby pigs, this is first-rate advice from a veterinarian that anyone can understand. 50 black-and-white illustrations.
According to statistics, nearly every family today owns at least one animal, whether it is a cat or small dog in an apartment in New York City or a hundred milk cows on a farm in Nebraska. Couple that with a tremendous movement toward rural, or at least semi-rural living and we see even more animals enter the picture. People are stressed by too-hurried lives, worried about just where their family’s food is coming from and the care it received along the way and seeking a more self-reliant lifestyle. Suddenly, living a more simple life, like Grandma’s and Grandpa’s in a quiet rural area, having a large garden, raising a few goats, a milk cow, a flock of chickens and perhaps a horse looks very attractive.
A Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners attempts to answer these questions by providing an easy-to-understand book, giving animal owners a quick, illustrated reference to help prevent many pet and livestock health problems, to quickly spot and treat developing conditions before they get serious and to correctly handle a crisis situation.
This book covers most common pet and farmstead animals, from dogs and cats through goats, sheep, chickens, and cattle. As veterinary care can be costly, the book also teaches you to perform routine animal care procedures, such as dehorning, castrations, and giving medication. In addition, it aids your decision of when to call your veterinarian.