Pets are extremely popular in the United States. According to a recent survey, one third of American homes contain one or more cats; almost 40 percent of U.S. households include at least one dog. Pets serve as cherished companions for everyone from young children to senior citizens. However, there are responsibilities and risks involved with pet ownership, and the proper care of these animals that many consider qfamilyq involves much more than keeping a water dish and food bowl full. This book is written by top animal health experts to explain our roles, rights, and health care challenges when bringing animals into our homes. Topics such as health, first aid, companion animal diseases, common surgeries, and alternative care for pets are all addressed. Information is also provided about pet birds, large pets such as horses, exotics such as snakes and reptiles, and qpocket petsq such as hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rats.Choosing and Keeping Our Companion Animals Healthy Radford G. Davis D.V.M., M.P.H.. ac A laser pointer moved ... Litter Boxes Unlike dogs, who need to be walked outside to urinate and defecate, cats prefer a clean litter box in a quiet location. If you have more than ... may be dusty when poured out. Clumping litter has aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Caring for Family Pets: Choosing and Keeping Our Companion Animals Healthy|
|Author||:||Radford G. Davis D.V.M., M.P.H.|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-10-20|