Archive for May 2011

Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog by Marty Becker

Your Dog:  The Owner's ManualReviewed by Nancy Eaton

This book is broken down into four sections: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings (finding the right pet), How to Care for and Keep Your Pet Healthy and Safe (eating, grooming and everyday care), The Social Behavior (training) and In Sickness and in Health (preventive care, emergencies, medical care and special care for the aging dog).

In the first section, we are given information on how to deal with a breeder as you are looking for your dog. You will also find information about the different kinds of breeds available. Dr. Becker lists many of the basic items you will need for your dog such as a brush, crates, dishes and dental care necessities.

In the second section, you will find information on what your dog should eat, on weight control, canned vs. pouched food, treats and homemade food. There is also a great source of information on exercise for your dog and activities like fetching and swimming. There is a wealth of information on grooming and brushing teeth. You will learn to use the right tools for grooming and several tips for bathing your dog. You are also told how to prevent catastrophes. Read the rest of this entry »

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