Reviews

Good Dog! Reviews

Good Dog!

  • All-natural remedy for dogs that are unruly or hyper
  • Helps make your dog happy and content
  • Safe, veterinarian recommended
  • Ready-to-use, just add to your pet’s drinking water

It has been shown that essences from selected flowers, when added to your pet’s drinking water, aid in helping balance the emotions of pets with behavior problems. This is done easily, gently and with no harmful side effects with Good Dog!Many veterinarians recommend the use of essences for pets with behavior problems. Pet owners continually report great success. The selected flowers are carefully harvested at the most optimal time, thus assuring essences with the fullest potency. Quality is assured through standardization and other recognized control methods.Non-toxic, non-radiated. No binders, fillers, herbicide or fumigants.

List Price: $ 9.62

Price:

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great calming liquid, May 9, 2010
By 
Brian Bischof (San Diego, CA United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Good Dog! (Misc.)

I got a rescue dog and for the first few days he was very difficult. When I left he would bark and howl for hours. My rescue contact suggested that I try Good Boy. After one day of adding it to his water, he became totally different. Slept like a baby while I was gone and when I got home was back to normal. It seemed like I was drugging him b/c it was so effective. But he is very normal and active whenever I was around. Odd. After a few days I decided to stop putting it in his water b/c I was worried that it was too much. But after that, he just stayed calm all the time. I think it helped him make the transition to being in a new house with a new owner. Ever since then, he has been just fine and not hyper active anymore. It really saved the day for me! (and him…) I recommended it to my friends with over-active dogs and I’m waiting to hear what they say after they buy it for their dogs.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Owner of a disturbed Pomeranian, April 22, 2011
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Good Dog! (Misc.)

I originally purchased this item in Sept 2010. I have 3 dogs so I ordered 3 bottles. We use a 3 gallon water dispenser so I had to do a little math to calculate how much was needed for 3 gals of water. Our dogs are small coming in at 7, 10 and 12 pounds respectively, so their water lasts 7-10 days.

I purchased this because our “middle child”, Cupid had started acting weird. He would turn his head to either side and do a combo growl/bark that we are calling a yap. It was like he was talking to himself and then answering himself. it was very odd and made me wonder if dogs could be schizophrenic! We got some anxiet medication from the vet, but I don’t think they did much. We had moved in August so they no longer had the huge yard they were used too, only a small courtyard. We figured the stress of moving and not being able to run around whenever he felt like it were causing him some stress as well as the other kids.

These last couple of months he has been yappy again. Barking at every leak falling down, “yelling” at us, “talking” all the time. It is really starting to wear on our nerves and my husband suggested taking him back to the vet again. Then we were in the car coming home from the dog park and since he’s been handling filling their water dispenser since I hurt my back a few months ago, I asked him if was putting the right amount in their water and his response was that he ran out of that stuff a couple months ago and haven’t been using it.

So, here I am, ordering 3 more bottles, because it was obviously working during the months he was drinking it and the only that has changed in 2011 is that he is no longer drinking it!

If I’ve been helpful to you while thinking about buying this product, please let me know by clicking “Yes”, this review was helpful

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


5.0 out of 5 stars
It works, October 13, 2011
By 
gunther17 (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Good Dog! (Misc.)

I recently adopted a rescue dog, a young Alaskan Malamute. After 2-3 weeks of settling in, she was still exhibiting signs of anxiety and stress–excessive panting, not sleeping through the night, etc. I decided to try this supplement and ran it past my vet too, to make sure it was safe, and she said that it was (though she was obviously skeptical that it would actually work, being a homeopathic treatment).

Well, there’s no mistaking that it works. And it works fast! I saw a difference in my dog’s ability to relax within a couple of hours of the first dose. The best thing about it is that it doesn’t *drug* your dog. It doesn’t knock them out or make them have a different personality. It does just what you want it to do–it simply helps them to relax and feel more at ease. There has been a huge improvement in my dog’s ability to relax in general, as well as sleep through the night. It helped my dog just settle down and ease into her new home, and now she’s so much happier and content. I plan on easing her off of this and only using it going forward for special occasions (trips to the vet, things like that), but I will definitely always have some on hand. I love this stuff!

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 3 customer reviews…


Pet-Tabs Plus for Dogs, 180 Tablets Reviews

Pet-Tabs Plus for Dogs, 180 Tablets

  • Liver flavored to appeal to dogs’ taste
  • Maximum vitamins and minerals
  • Have the healthiest pet around; Let your old dog relive puppy days
  • Recommended as a daily supplement for dogs and cats where appropriate
  • Administer by hand just prior to feeding, or crumble and mix with food

Pet-Tabs Plus is the maximum complete daily supplement for dogs. Pet-Tabs Plus is a higher-potency formulation created for active and older dogs needing extra nutritional support.

List Price: $ 44.65

Price:

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very satisfied, May 25, 2010
By 
James R. Roan (Crossett, AR United States) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
  

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Pet-Tabs Plus for Dogs, 180 Tablets (Misc.)

The purchase Pet-Tabs plus for dogs was very user friendly & was the best value of all the sites that I searched. The shipping was very good & none of the tablets were broken. Our pets love them & this is very important as you do not have to force them to take these vitamins. I will definitely order again.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best price that I can find, April 14, 2010
By 
Menehune (Honolulu, HI) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Pet-Tabs Plus for Dogs, 180 Tablets (Misc.)

I’ve been administering Petabs to my pet dog for some time now and I’ve been purchasing through other sources and decided to check Amazon’s prices which seems to be the best possible prices I could find for someone living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our vet recommended Petabs for our dog and I’d like to recommend Amazon for anyone trying to do price comparisons online and in the stores !

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


5.0 out of 5 stars
Dogs love it!, October 16, 2011
By 
Terrie (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Pet-Tabs Plus for Dogs, 180 Tablets (Misc.)

I was concerned that my dog wouldn’t like the taste, as I have had picky dogs in the past. However, my Airedale loves taking them every day.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 11 customer reviews…


Canine Plus – 270 Ct – Beef Flavored

Canine Plus a multiple vitamin is a palatable, chewable nutritional supplement for dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Canine Plus increases the nutritional value of your dog’s food. Canine Plus incorporates a delicate balance of vitamins, minerals, fat-dissolvers, and enzymes to enhance the physical and mental well-being of your dog. Directions: Under 20 lbs: 1 tablet daily; 20-70 lbs: 2 tablets daily; Over 70 lbs: 3 tablets daily. If giving more than one tablet, divide between AM and PM. Note: Do not cook with foods. Heat destroys vitamins.

List Price: $ 34.99

Price:

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is what you were looking for, and your dog was needing, February 19, 2010
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Canine Plus – 270 Ct – Beef Flavored (Misc.)

[I initially purchased this from another Amazon Marketplace vendor, but have just ordered a backup supply from this vendor as well. The other source is Canine Plus Vitamin/Minerals, 270 Tablets they are also available in a 1000 tablet version Canine Plus – 1000 Ct – Beef Flavored for those who have larger dogs or larger packs!]

Do dogs need vitamins? I think they do, and here’s why. In our society they are spending much more time indoors than out. Their diet, even with quality dog foods, lacks some of the things that they would take in if free to wander the outdoors. (One of our dogs favorite foods is Brazil Nuts, and they remove the shells themselves!) And like their owners, they may very well be suffering from Hypovitaminosis D, because they get so little sunlight (it is a very widely under-diagnosed and serious problem among humans!). It isn’t a good idea to try and address canine vitamin deficiencies with human supplements, however, because a dosage which may be “just right” for you, could literally kill your dog! The best answer is a consistent, life long regimen of a good quality balanced CANINE multi-vitamin. Not piecemeal guesswork and improvisation.

I did a lot of looking to find a reliable canine supplement with detailed dosing information, not just a list of ingredients and a “trust us” attitude. So many pet oriented products leave out vital information, and contain a lot of “snake oil” ingredients, any one of which may be helpful, useless, or harmful to your pet. I wanted quality control, closely regulated consistent ingredients, and known dosages. This product provides this.

When the package arrived, it was one of several boxes on our front porch. I returned home from an outing with one of our dogs, and when we got on the porch he went wild to get at one particular box in the pile, sniffing at it like it was a freshly prepared steak. As it happened, it was the box with these vitamins in it. Needless to say, I have no trouble getting these chewable vitamins in my dogs. In fact, I think they should be kept well out of reach of your pets, as “pigging out” on what they consider to be dog treats could have grave consequences.

In our household, this tub is a 90 day supply. It will vary with the number and sizes of your dogs. But given the cost of vetrinary care these days, the cost of maintaining your dogs on these supplements is a modest investment in prevention. I highly recommend this product to all responsible dog owners. Over time, you may see a real improvement in your dogs, especially an older animal who may be suffering the effects of deficiencies. Just keep in mind that it may take weeks or months for the levels of some vitamins and minerals to reach normal levels, so while a quick turnaround is possible, slow and steady improvements are more the norm.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
VITAMINS THAT OUR DOGS WILL EAT!, March 20, 2005
By 
Puppy Grams “JAN” (LEVITTOWN, PA., USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Canine Plus – 270 Ct – Beef Flavored (Misc.)

We have two dogs, a Dalmation,and a minature schnauzer, and we have been buying CANINE PLUS VITAMINS for them. They both just love the liver flavored ones, and act like they are getting a super treat each day! (This is the first time we have found a Vitamin that is good for them that they will actually eat!) We are on our third bucket of them!

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Dog Vitamin!, July 6, 2011
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Canine Plus – 270 Ct – Beef Flavored (Misc.)

i bought these for my dog after much research and comparison…..this brand seemed to have the most vitamins & minerals (and more!) in them…….the 270 ct. bucket is good sized and the vitamins come whole in the tub (instead of being broken into crumbles at the bottom)……we have a 60 pound pit bull and give her 2 per day along with her dog food (flint river ranch), salmon oil (alaskan bear treats) and glucosamine tabs (joint max triple strength) and she gobbles the supplements down first (always!)…….no problem with the taste at all….she’s been on the above regiment for 5 years now and have to say she’s got a VERY shiny coat and acts like 2 year old puppy still……in fact she’s sooo shiny when we take her to the vet for her annual checkups they always comment on HOW shiny her coat is….i have no doubt that these vitamins, her salmon oil and glucosamine/chrond. tabs are the reason for it……invest in these for your dog–they will love you for it!

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 17 customer reviews…


Find More Dog Vitamins Products

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) Reviews

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series)

A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, resulting in staggering health care costs and suffering. The causes, consequences, and treatment for the overweight and obese are strikingly similar in people and dogs. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound, written by an expert veterinary surgeon and leading nurse researcher, helps you move from a food-centered relationship with dogs to an exercise-centered relationship. This volume is designed for dog lovers, dog owners, and families. Based on the latest scientific findings, it will also help professionals (including physicians, veterinarians, and physical therapists) fight obesity and promote fitness in both people and pets. Never has there been a more compelling time for innovative approaches to increasing physical activity, reforming sedentary lifestyles, and enhancing fitness. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound provides specific strategies for people and dogs to exercise together, lose weight together, and have fun in the process.

List Price: $ 16.95

Price:

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Summer Read, August 11, 2011
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) (Perfect Paperback)

As a dog owner, and walker, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (purchased on Amazon by the way!), about the benefits of something I took for granted!

The content is a great exploration of how we can enjoy better health in ways that are enjoyable and actually add to our quality-of-life. After reviewing the activity chart, I enjoyed “counting” my steps to see where I fell on the activity levels each day. I later learned from a friend that Weight Watchers now incorporates walking as an exchange value for extra food points in their new program, which simply reinforces the benefits of this activity. In addition, the book is a useful reference for a variety of related activities, organizations and groups that promote better health for walkers and their dogs. Overall, it was a great summer read.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


5.0 out of 5 stars
Super book!, October 13, 2011
By 
Susan Bulanda (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
  

This review is from: Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series) (Perfect Paperback)

This is a great book, full of useful information. As an animal behavior consultant I see many dogs that are overweight and often the owner is too. I feel that this book will inspire dog owners to spend more time with their dogs in an activity that dogs love–going for a walk.

Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivors’ Stories of the Pets Who Gave Them Comfort, Suffered Alongside Them and Waited for Their Return

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See both customer reviews…


More Dog Health Products

The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century Reviews

The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century

“This book is an important contribution to improving the health, well-being and care of our closest animal companion, the dog . No one with a dog should be without this book.” –From the Foreword by Dr. Michael W. Fox

The Holistic Dog Book addresses your whole dog and all the ways you can bring a more natural approach to your dog’s care. Whether you’re interested in essential oils, homeopathy, natural diets, herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage or emotionally satisfying training, you’ll find what you need to make well-informed decisions about what’s right for the both of you.

List Price: $ 16.99

Price:

Customer Reviews


64 of 64 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent book that covers all areas of having a healthy dog!, February 4, 2006
By 
Denise Bonds (Bay Area California) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
  

This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

I would consider this a very strong complimenting book to go with Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats.

This truly is a “Holistic” book, encompassing all areas of sharing your life with a dog. Denise Flaim delves into topics like nutrition, training, communication, vaccinations, allergies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cancer and “finding the perfect vet” (to name a few). This book is also crammed pack full of herbal remedies and essential oil healing therapies. And at the same time, I find her writing style to be friendly and encouraging–not judgemental of the reader for picking one thing over another. And at the same time, encouraging the reader to find the “right balance” for you and your canine companion.

I do not plan to practice healing through herbal and essential oil therapies on my own, but I do plan to seek out a holistic vet who will offer me these options for treating conditions and ailments of our canine friend.

After a long and courageous fight, our Chihuahua finally went to eternal rest one week ago today. During his 13 years, he was consistently put on drugs like cortisone, prednisone and antibiotics to relieve him of symptoms like skin allergies, anal gland problems, nasal congestion, etc. All of which finally manifested into Inflammatory Brain Disease. I am finally realizing that I probably could have prevented most if not all this by providing a more nutritious diet. I believe in the philosophy that symptoms are just what we see on the surface of a more fundamental problem and by using drugs like these to provide temporary comfort does not always address the root cause.

I borrowed this book from my library, but now after reading it cover-to-cover, I will purchase a copy to go along with Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Between these two books, and a partner relationship with a good holistic vet, I am better prepared to make decisions about our companion’s health and happiness.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


47 of 51 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Holistic Dog Book:Canine Care for the 21st Century, April 21, 2003
This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

Brilliantly done! Not since Dr. Pitcarin’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats has there been a more concise and comprehensive book on holistic health care for our companion animals. Page after page is written with enthusiasm and true understanding of what holistic health care is all about. Ms. Flaim’s book is very well researched and packed with valuable information from the nation’s leading experts. If you have never used holistic care or you have done so for years there is information in this book for you. The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century is a “must have” for your reference library.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
great book!, August 25, 2007
By 
nic (los angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

this is a great book for someone who is interested in alternative medicine, but knows little about it (like me). before I purchased this book I had purchased another book about cat & dog homeopathy that while very comprehensive, was not very easy to understand. this book however, very clearly and concisely explains the “who, what, when, where, and how” of not only homeopathy, but also alternatives including (but not limited to): herbology, aromatherapy, chinese medicine, accupuncture, etc. The book takes the approach of trying to convince someone slightly skeptical (again, like myself) of the merit and value of these therapies, and it does a very good job! in addtion to those topics it also covers nutrition and general health (lightly), and tackles everything with a good dose of common sense. very informative, and well written. highly recommended!

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 14 customer reviews…


More Dog Health Products

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Through Every Stage of Life Reviews

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Through Every Stage of Life

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is a superb, reassuring, and comprehensive work. “Dr. Spock for dogs.”—Elle magazine wrote of its first edition, originally published as The Hound Health Handbook, and now completely revised and updated.

“The bible of dog care.”—AKC Gazette. “Four bones. The one book every dog owner needs to read.”—Dog Fancy magazine. “The go-to resource for keeping pups healthy and happy…Takes the guesswork out of caring for any kind of dog.”—Bookpage. “A definitive guide.”—The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “The one book dog owners should not be without.”—Los Angeles Daily News. “I’m keeping this book on my bedside table.”—Cindy Adams.

Today’s dog owners are more attuned to their pets’ health and well-being than ever before. And with good reason: Americans spend upward of billion annually on their canine companions. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is the one essential and truly readable book for these devoted dog owners. Surpassingly clear and complete, with more than 100 illustrations and diagrams, it covers everything from choosing the best dog to puppy care, nutrition, vaccines, behavior, first aid, and senior care, plus thorough discussions of more than 100 canine illnesses. Reflecting the latest advances in veterinary medicine, this edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on “design dog” breeds, pet food safety, homemade diets, changing vaccine protocols, new medications for allergies, car sickness, obesity, and heart disease, developments in surgery and cancer treatment, pet insurance, and more.

With The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook, the vet is always in.

List Price: $ 18.95

Price:

Customer Reviews


9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
A good reference, July 6, 2009
This review is from: The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Through Every Stage of Life (Paperback)

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook by Betsy Brevitz is an excellent resource for pet owners. The beginning covers basics of dog ownership and temperament testing. She gives guidelines for both puppies and older dogs. I’m familiar with the puppy temperament testing from other books, but was glad to see a section for older dogs. She also breaks down the common complaints to most breeds. It is more extensive than what I’ve seen on the web, and should help prepare owners for possibilities, although, some of the conditions I would think would be rather rare in well bred dogs. The majority of the book covers basic health problems and care. Set up in a question answer format Dr. Brevitz explains in laymen’s terms the various medical conditions. The first of each chapter gives an outline of what would be a major emergency and what can wait. This section alone could probably save pet owners considerable money at emergency vet clinics. The last couple of chapters deal with poison control and first aid. I would have liked this section to be a bit more extensive. The basic are there, but in parts seems superficial. The illustrations are the weakness in this book. Actual pictures would give a better understanding than simple drawings. Overall, I recommend this book for any dog owners library.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Now I know why my Aussie scoots….and if the more expensive lamb and rice is worth it, June 10, 2009
By 

This review is from: The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Through Every Stage of Life (Paperback)

Betsy Brevitz’s ‘Complete Healthy Dog Handbook’ is a great resource for the pet owner.

It is divided into nineteen easy-to-use chapters where all the major dog care topics are discussed. General advice on dog care is provided – such as how to select a healthy puppy or deal with an aging dog or what kind of foods most dogs need – and specific medical problems are explained in an easy to comprehend style. The index is simple and easy to use: I looked up ‘scooting’ and quickly found the possible causes and treatment for my Aussie Terrier’s latest behavior.

This is a reliable, clearly written, inclusive book that would fit well in all conscientious dog owners’ libraries.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good book but ToC is not linked properly, January 27, 2011
By 
G. Castillo “Pomona’s Mom” (San Diego, CA United States) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
  

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

I take off 1 star for the Kindle version. It has a ToC but not linked in “Go to”. You have to go to the beginning and click forward 8 times to get to ToC and also some subject matter under ToC are not linked at all. So you have to go to the closest subject(with a working link) to what you intend to read and click forward to get there. I requested a refund for this and will just buy the hard copy.

It is a great book to have if you have dogs.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 6 customer reviews…


Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook Reviews

Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook

The classic bestseller—expanded and updated

The guide dog lovers have relied on for more than twenty-seven years, this handbook has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner. It puts vital information at your fingertips, with:

  • An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast

  • Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common canine ailments and problems

  • A chapter on emergencies that explains what to do immediately for shock, broken bones, burns, dehydration, heat stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and more

  • Hundreds of photos and drawings that illustrate what to look for and what to do to provide the best care for your dog

  • A glossary of terms

With this guide, you’ll know when to rush your pet to the vet and when you can begin treatment at home. You’ll communicate more effectively with your vet. You’ll have the latest information on every aspect of your dog’s medical care when you need it. This is the hands-on reference you’ll trust again and again.Open the front cover and the first two pages you see contain the Index of Signs and Symptoms, from Abdomen (painful, swollen, distended, and tucked up) to Weight loss, Wheezing, and Whining (continual). There’s a comprehensive index in back, of course, running the gamut from Abortion to Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis, which is all very useful, but when your pooch is in pain, it’s great to be able to turn, with the minimum of folderol, to the page that says to relax, it’s nothing a bit of extra grooming won’t fix, or alternatively to hightail it over to the vet hospital. It’s a wonderful reference for any dog owner, with chapters on emergencies (such as burns, dehydration, and poisoning), as well as worms, infectious diseases, skin care, and canine eyes, ears, and nose. There are chapters on the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, the nervous, musculoskeletal, and urinary systems, plus dog sex, whelping, puppy pediatrics, geriatrics, and chapters on cancers and medications. In short, it covers every health dimension a dog owner might want to know more about, identifies the possible causes, helps you determine the severity of the condition, and indicates what treatments or actions to take to best insure your dog’s good health. –Stephanie Gold

List Price: $ 34.99

Price:

Customer Reviews


131 of 132 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book isn’t a purchase, it’s an investment, June 19, 2000
By A Customer

I have been meaning to write a review for this book for quite awhile, but when I found myself turning to it (yet again) last week after receiving a difficult diagnosis for my beloved geriatric dog, I thought it was time to sit down and express my appreciation for this book.

I am not fond of reviews that insist I "must! " have this or that, so please forgive me if I sound strident in my insistence that this really "should! " be in the possession of everyone who has a dog to care for. Here lies information that can help you out of the trenches and decide when you should wake up your vet in the middle of the night, when to wait till morning, and when to try handling things yourself. This is also the place where I learned how to monitor my pets vitals so I can get an idea of what may be going on and to provide my vet with some of the information needed to hit the ground running. Out of the several pet care books I have (Pitcairn’s being one of them) THIS is the book that I grab first and it’s the one my neighbors come over to examine when thier dog seems "off" and the one my family calls and asks me to read parts of over the phone (I will share this book, but I won’t loan it). I wish they’d all get thier own copy, but at least one of us has it on hand.

As someone who has four large, geriatric dogs I love dearly, I wouldn’t be without this book. Plenty of other books are going to provide you with glossy color photos and generic information, but when you need information–real, solid stuff you can leave teethmarks in, this book is what you need. General care and functioning is covered very well, but this volume really shines when things seem serious, even scary and it fleshes out those pre- and post-vet questions like no other.

PS–Pitcairn’s book, which I mentioned in passing, is a nice general resource that is especially helpful for those interested in learning about feeding thier pets natural, whole-food diets. I like my copy quite a bit, but I can best describe it by saying I’ll loan that book to a friend for a week or so, not so with Home Veterinary Handbook.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


37 of 38 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
A money-saver for the conscientious dog owner, January 7, 1998
By A Customer

One of the most difficult tasks for the loving dog owner is deciding when a malady needs a vet’s attention. This book helps to make this task easier. As a multiple big dog owner, I can’t afford to run to the vet every time one of my dogs is not feeling his or her best. This book allows me to research a malady to help make the important decision: does my dog need to see a vet? This saves me money and gives me peace of mind. It also gives me the information I need to have an educated conversation with my vet about treatments, when and if they are necessary. It’s like having an assistant on call 24 x 7.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No


48 of 51 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you own dogs, you should own this book!, December 23, 1999

This is by far the best health care guide for dogs. From the quick index of symptoms on the inside cover, to the great coverage of many diseases and disorders in canines, this is a well-written and easy to understand book, that goes beyond the basics most dog care books give you, without becoming too technical. My vet actually kept one on hand in his office for quick reference.

Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
No

Share your thoughts with other customers:

 See all 120 customer reviews…


Site Menu
Pages

[subpages]