A veterinary guide for dog owners
Andrew Gardiner BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS
Description: A 'vet's eye' view of first aid emergencies and all the common health problems and diseases of the dog. It gives a level of detailed information and guidance that is missing from many popular dog books, yet explains the often-complex nature of canine diseases in a clear, jargon-free way. Each body system is considered separately.
Best Features: I found this book excellent. It explains things in a clear and concise way. What I did like was the way each disease was explained and what steps your vet might take in making a diagnosis.
The 'outlook' section of each disease is very helpful. A lot of books explain about the disease and treatment but leave out the outlook, and this aspect can be very important to the dog owner.
Other things I liked were
Design & Format: Text is laid out well. There are a lot of excellent photographs and illustrations that break the text up and make it easy to read. The First Aid points are clearly marked for easy reference.
Worst Features: The title could put people off as it is much more than just a first aid manual.
Overall Rating: I would give this book 10/10. It is very thorough but still easy to read and understand. It has a good index so you can find exactly what you want. It also answers the questions that people are often frightened to ask their vet.
Value for Money: Excellent value for money. It is a must for all dog owners.
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