Vet Confidential

An Insider's Guide to Protecting your Pet's Health
Murray, Louise (Book - 2008)
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From an experienced and highly respected authority in the veterinary world comes a comprehensive must-have guide to everything you need to know to ensure high-quality health care for your beloved animal companions. Our pets mean the world to us and we go out of our way to pamper them, from gourmet cat treats to doggie daycare. We should, of course, also demand the very best when it comes to their health. But how do we choose the right veterinarian? How do we know if our pets are receiving proper medical treatment or the most effective therapy when they are sick? Remarkable progress has been made in veterinary medicine, but there is still much disparity in the health care provided for pets. Dr. Louise Murray cuts through the confusion, addresses the common concerns of pet owners, and arms you with knowledge so you can avoid substandard care. Inside you'll find information on • how to choose a veterinarian • what to look for during your pet's exam • when it's time to seek out a specialist • how to make sure your pet is protected by up-to-date technology, safe anesthesia protocols, and advanced surgical techniques • proper pain management and adequate nursing care for your pet • the lowdown on vaccinations • the growing realm of alternative veterinary medicine • the latest pet insurance plans • the use and misuse of steroid medication She also gives counsel on where to turn if you suspect improper care, and provides comforting advice on saying good-bye. Vet Confidential is an honest and vital source that will help pet owners make sure that their cherished pets will live a long, happy, and healthy life. From the Hardcover edition.
Authors: Murray, Louise, 1966-
Title: Vet confidential
an insider's guide to protecting your pet's health
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiv, 240 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Louise Murray
Contents: You can help your pet
Standards of care: the informed veterinary consumer
On the scent: tracking down the best veterinary practice for your pet
Head to tail: making the most of your pet's appointment
Give it your best shot: creating a personalized vaccination protocol
Dog dermatologists and cat cardiologists: when your pet needs a specialist
Cat scans and dog scans: advance technology for your pet
It's only natural: exploring alternative medicine
Rover on 'roids (and tabby too): the use and misuse of steroids in veterinary medicine
Pet peeves: where to turn if things go wrong
Finding peace: making decisions at the end
Avoiding pet debt: tips on managing health care costs
ISBN: 0345503201
Branch Call Number: 636.089 M982v 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-232) and index
Subject Headings: Veterinary medicine Pets Diseases Pets Health
Topical Term: Veterinary medicine
LCCN: 2008005064
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