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Vet Confidential

An Insider's Guide To Protecting Your Pet's Health

By Louise Murray, 1966-

From an experienced and highly respected authority in the veterinary world comes a comprehensive must-have guide to everything you need to know to ensure high-quality health care for your beloved animal companions.

Our pets mean the world to us and we go out of our way to pamper them, from gourmet cat treats to doggie daycare. We should, of course, also demand the very best when it comes to their health. But how do we choose the right veterinarian? How do we know if our pets are receiving proper medical treatment or the most effective therapy when they are sick?

Remarkable progress has been made in veterinary medicine, but there is still much disparity in the health care provided for pets. Dr. Louise Murray cuts through the confusion, addresses the common concerns of pet owners, and arms you with knowledge so you can avoid substandard care. Inside you’ll find information on

• how to choose a veterinarian
• what to look for during your pet’s exam
• when it’s time to seek out a specialist
• how to make sure your pet is protected by up-to-date technology, safe anesthesia protocols, and advanced surgical techniques
• proper pain management and adequate nursing care for your pet
• the lowdown on vaccinations
• the growing realm of alternative veterinary medicine
• the latest pet insurance plans
• the use and misuse of steroid medication

She also gives counsel on where to turn if you suspect improper care, and provides comforting advice on saying good-bye.

Vet Confidential is an honest and vital source that will help pet owners make sure that their cherished pets will live a long, happy, and healthy life.






Format: Book
Author: Murray, Louise, 1966-
Title: Vet confidential : an insider's guide to protecting your pet's health / Louise Murray.
Publisher Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
Subject: Pets -- Health Pets -- Diseases Veterinary medicine
Isbn: 9780345503206 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0345503201 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 636.089 Mur
Oclc: 178280820
Bib Id: 300697

Format: Book
Author: Murray, Louise, 1966-
Title: Vet confidential : an insider's guide to protecting your pet's health / Louise Murray.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
Description: xiv, 240 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Pets -- Health
Subjects: Pets -- Diseases
Subjects: Veterinary medicine
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-232) and index.
Contents: You can help your pet -- Standards of care: the informed veterinary consumer -- On the scent: tracking down the best veterinary practice for your pet -- Head to tail: making the most of your pet's appointment -- Give it your best shot: creating a personalized vaccination protocol -- Dog dermatologists and cat cardiologists: when your pet needs a specialist -- Cat scans and dog scans: advance technology for your pet -- It's only natural: exploring alternative medicine -- Rover on 'roids (and tabby too): the use and misuse of steroids in veterinary medicine -- Pet peeves: where to turn if things go wrong -- Finding peace: making decisions at the end -- Avoiding pet debt: tips on managing health care costs.
LCCN: 2008005064
ISBN: 9780345503206 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0345503201 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 636.089 Mur