A New Owner’s Guide to Doberman Pinschers
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: TFH Publications; 1998 edition (June 1998) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0793827841 ISBN-13: 978-0793827848 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
A New Owner’s Guide to Doberman Pinschers makes the expertise of a top breeder and Doberman authority available to everyone. This guide, illustrated with over 150 great colour photographs, offers valuable advice on house training, health care and puppy care and training along with chapters about the history of the breed and showing your Doberman – in fact all the information you’ll need to enjoy a happy lifestyle with a contented dog.
|Dimensions||21.8 x 14.4 x 1.27 cm|
HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOUR PET IS SICK
Just like their owners, pets can become ill with anything from a minor virus to something more dangerous with serious complications. Since your pet cannot tell you what’s wrong, you should keep an eye out for certain symptoms. Always consult with your veterinarian if you ever suspect your pet may be ill.
- Watch for excessive drooling or bad breath.
- Listen for excessive coughing or honking.
- Keep a close eye on any sores or lumps.
- Take your pets’s temperature.
- Pay attention to changes in your pet's behavior (increase or decrease in appetite or thirst, hyperactivity or noticeably lowered energy levels).
Evaluating Your Pet’s Diet
Watch for excessive drinking: Monitor the amount of water your pet drinks daily. If you notice any big changes in this amount, take note. Drinking too much or too little can indicate a problem that requires veterinary attention.
Rule out everyday reasons such as strenuous play or a hot day.
If you notice your pet drinking much more than normal for a consecutive week, see your vet.
Track your pet’s appetite: Changes in appetite, especially those that lead to weight loss or gain, can indicate illness. Unexpected weight loss or gain should always be met with a trip to the vet.
In the short term, loss of appetite for your pet can be a sign of fever, pain, or stress, as well as many other possible reasons.
If the loss of appetite is combined with any other noticeable symptoms, you should see a vet immediately.
Pay special attention to digestive upsets: Vomiting or diarrhea is a reason for concern with your pet. These symptoms can be a sign of anything from swallowing a sharp object to ulcers to parasites.
Single instances of vomiting or diarrhea are not necessarily a cause for concern.
Repeated instances,especially lasting more than twenty-four hours,require a vet.
Blood, in either vomit or diarrhea, can be a serious symptom and needs treatment as soon as possible.
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- The Pet Owner's Guide series, including new titles, now comprises 35 books on dog breeds or training and 16 titles on other animals.
- Each book is written by an expert on the breed or animal concerned, and covers choosing a pet, basic obedience, exercise and health care, plus much more with the specific breed in mind. Both words and pictures are unique, with no repeat material transferred from book to book.