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Internet Guide to Pet Health

1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Connor

CRC Press

182 pages

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pub: 2008-02-29
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Description

With the staggering amount of pet health information available on the Internet, it is often difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. The Internet Guide to Pet Health is a one-stop guide that weeds through all the clutter to bring you only the most dependable sources and relevant content. This comprehensive compilation of annotated links will serve as a handy, useful, and easy-to-consult guide for persons who appreciate animals and/or own domestic pets of all kinds, especially cats and dogs. This text also features a full glossary of medical terms, bibliography, and a quick-find index.

The health needs of pet animals have become as complex and specialized as those of humans. Pet owners, veterinarians, and animal lovers alike need authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date information about caring for the health and well-being of pets. The Internet Guide to Pet Health offers a quick, easy, and comprehensive reference to quality Web sites that focus on the health and welfare of animal companions.

The Internet Guide to Pet Health will help you pinpoint reliable information on: • the health benefits of pet ownership • diseases transmitted by pets • pet food safety • animal care and welfare societies and organizations • death, dying, and euthanasia • poisons, dangerous situations, and other hazards • spaying and neutering • traveling with pets • pet-specific care for dogs, cats, small animals, and fish • surgery, surgical procedures, and hospitalization • exercise and training • dental care, diet, and nutrition • disabled pets • service and therapy animals • and much, much more! The Internet Guide to Pet Health is an ideal resource for anyone who is directly involved in the lives of pet companions or simply an animal lover. Medical librarians in academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; consumer health and public librarians; veterinarians and veterinary clinic staff; public health personnel; animal trainers; and groomers will also find this to be an invaluable text.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Web Site Addresses Explained
  • Evaluating Web Content
  • Search Engines/Directories
  • Web 2.0 (Discussion Groups, RSS Feeds, and Blogs)
  • Staying Well Informed and Keeping Pets Healthy
  • Unsubstantiated Information
  • Sources of Authoritative Information
  • Chapter 2. General Pet Health Sites
  • Introduction
  • Interactive Tools
  • Organizations and Societies
  • Publications
  • Chapter 3. Specific Issues and Concerns for Pet Owners
  • Allergies
  • Death, Dying, and Euthanasia
  • Dental Care
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Disabled Pets
  • Emergency Care and First Aid
  • Exercise and Training for Cats and Dogs
  • Grooming
  • Health Benefits of Pet Ownership
  • Pet Insurance
  • Poisons, Dangerous Situations, and Other Hazards
  • Service Animals
  • Spaying and Neutering
  • Surgery, Surgical Procedures, and Hospitalization
  • Therapy Pets
  • Traveling with Pets and Pets Traveling Alone
  • Vaccinations and Immunizations
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Chapter 4. For Cats Only
  • General Cat Health Sites
  • Specific Diseases and Conditions in Cats
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bladder, Kidneys, and Urinary Tract
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles
  • Brain and Nerves
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Ears, Eyes, and Nose
  • Hearts, Arteries, and Lungs
  • Infections
  • Old Age
  • Parasites
  • Skin, Fur, and Coat
  • Stomach, Intestines, and Digestive System
  • Teeth and Gums
  • Chapter 5. For Dogs Only
  • General Dog Health Sites
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bladder, Kidneys, and Urinary Tract
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles
  • Brains and Nerves
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Eyes, Ears, and Nose
  • Heart, Arteries, and Lungs
  • Infections
  • Old Age
  • Parasites
  • Skin, Fur, and Coat
  • Stomach, Intestines, and Digestive System
  • Teeth and Gums
  • Chapter 6. For Small Pets Only: Birds, Fish, Reptiles, and Small Mammals
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Reptiles
  • Small Mammals
  • Chapter 7. Pet Food Safety
  • Food Safety Information
  • Recalls
  • Natural Pet Food
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General