From the renowned veterinary school at Tufts University: “A must read for pet lovers who want to ensure their dog has quality golden years” (USA Today).
Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually.
Their philosophy of caring for aging canines combines empathy for each individual pet and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic to you, sharing essential knowledge to keep man’s best friend thriving through their golden years.
Nutritional advice: Not every senior diet is right for every senior dogInformation on treating conditions common to older dogsHow to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right for your petThe cost of caring for an older canine and how to shoulder the burdenHow to identify cognitive decline and manage itAdvice on creating a healthy and comfortable environmentHow to determine when “it’s time” and how to cope with the lossAnd much more
Many families take in a perky puppy over the holidays only vaguely aware that in a few years they'll learn more about caring for their canine (hip replacement?) than they ever wanted to know. Man's best friend can enjoy a long and healthy life, which can mean many years spent as a geriatric pet. The Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Puppy's First Steps) has compiled an informative guide to help owners keep older pets hale and hearty long after the first grey whiskers have appeared. Dodman provides expert advice on a wide range of topics, including how to identify doggie vital signs. He also guides readers through the complexities of choosing the correct dog food and dental care for Fido. Issues unique to aging dogs, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and dementia, are explained in clear language and with good detail. Most issues discussed are common to all breeds though on occasion specific to certain breeds, sizes, or gender. This effort comes from research trials, anecdotal evidence from years of veterinary practice, and personal insights from many caring vets.
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Wish I had it decades ago
Having two senior dogs, this book has been a fantastic find. Only regret is I didn’t have info and advice to apply so many companions ago.