You don’t have to be a veterinarian to prevent and treat many of the problems that might afflict your four-legged friend. Robert L. Ridgway, a doctor of veterinary medicine, helps you identify conditions and use home remedies and treatments to treat dogs and cats. Written in everyday language, this guide can help you • spot and treat skin infections in minimally invasive ways; • help your pet battle and beat heartworms and other parasites; • encourage good nutrition and address eating problems; and • help your pet overcome stomach problems, gas, and other ailments. While the guide focuses on tackling health problems, it can also help you improve your pet’s behavior, avoid common household substances that can harm your pet, and weigh complicated issues involved with end-of-life care and decision making. This handbook covers more than 150 different subjects and includes dosage instructions based on a pet’s weight so you can act with confidence. While veterinarians serve an important role, you can fix many problems on your own when you know The Truth about Dog and Cat Treatments and Anomalies.
Home Remedies and Treatments for Dogs and Cats is written in common everyday language to allow non-veterinary people to understand what is being described. So what is meant by common language? For example if I tell you to look at the medial canthus for the problem you may not know what I just said. But, if I say look at the corner of the eye next to the nose for the problem you may understand. There are 150 different subjects presented in this book that describe health conditions most with a drug and a drug dose for treatment according to the pet’s weight provided in charts to eliminate calculation and overdosing errors. The easy to follow format describes a condition followed by a treatment and a suggestion for preventing the health condition from occurring. Conditions described are common problems seen in pets. The description allows you to learn about the afflictions pets may have. Some described disease conditions may have a recommendation to see the pet’s doctor. So why refer to a veterinarian? There are conditions that need prescription drugs, blood work, X-rays or surgery and other procedures that may be necessary to properly treat your pet. A uniqueness about the book is the many charts that provides dosages of over-the-counter drugs for treatmentaccording to a pets weight. The book recommends a preventive medicine program or wellness plan be established for the purpose of finding unhealthy conditions early to prevent further develop of disease conditons
Robert L. Ridgway, DVM, graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency at the University of California–Davis and is boarded in the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He lives in Florida.