The Complete Idiot s Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

Prevention The first step to preventing hip dysplasia is for cat and dog breeders to make sure their breeding animals aren't dysplastic. They should xray an animal's hips before including him or her in a breeding program.

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101552834

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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Includes the latest advice from well-known and respected veterinarians.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Dachshunds

To do it right, the potential breeding dogs must be investigated as to their physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as their genetic health. What about their working instincts? That must be there, too, or the breed will not ...

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241886199

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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You're no idiot, of course. You're aware that the Dachshund resembles a hot dog with four feet. However, many new owners are caught off-guard when their cute, large-eyed, floppy-eared Dachsie behaves in ways they never expected.Don't roll over and give up! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dachshunds will show exactly how this breed views the world! In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: * An anatomical examination of the Dachshund's physical characteristics. * Training exercises to engage your dog and establish household rules. * Food and fitness suggestions to keep your Dachshund healthy. * Methods of housetraining that won't traumatize you or your canine

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Golden Retrievers

Often, breeders will insist that, on the dog's registration papers, you use the name they have chosen, because they give their litters names that have meaning to them and indicate the litter's place in their breeding program.

Author: Margaret H. Bonham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440625855

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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The definitive book on the friendliest of pooches. This book covers everything about the selection, care, nutrition, and training of Golden Retrievers, including the history of the breed and breed standard; how to find a reputable breeder; housetraining and acclimating a retriever to a new home; managing a Golden's nutrition and health; basic obedience commands; understanding Golden behavior, and much more. * Features training, nutrition, and health information specific to Golden Retrievers * Author is a Dog Writers Association Book Award-winner whose articles have appeared in Dog Fancy, Dog World, Dog and Kennel, Pet Life, Pet View, Natural Pet, and Mushing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Pugs

Dogs have reproduced for thousands of years, with and without our help. But today, breeding dogs is different. Not only do dogs have some very serious genetic health threats, but today's dog breeds are different, too.

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696411

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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Everything Pug. This definitive guide covers what Pug owners need to know about the selection, care, nutrition, and training of their pet. From the history of the breed to common Pug health problems, readers get the whole picture on the precious Pug.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Puppies

is improving the breed. But be sure to check references for breeders you meet at dog shows, too. Breeder referral services. Every purebred dog breed in the United States has a parent club that helps promote the wellbeing of that breed.

Author: M.A. Gorman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650680

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Puppies covers everything new pet owners need to know to care for and bond with a new puppy, which will prevent future problems and ensure a great relationship with the new pet. Readers will discover how to find the right puppy, the basic dog breeds, positive dog training, and in-depth healthcare specifically geared to the needs of puppies.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Yorkshire Terriers

Unfortunately, many people breed their dogs, or allow their dogs to be bred, without knowing the realities of responsible dog breeding. The end result is hundreds of thousands of dogs born only to be killed in shelters.

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440695827

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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The Complete Idiot's Guide' to Yorkshire Terriers will cover everything a new or perspecitve Yorkie owner would need to know, including deciding whether or not a Yorkie is right for you (and vice versa). Teaches readers the history of the breed, its place among its other terrier cousins and how to find a reputable breeder. Includes how to acclimate your new Yorkie to your home; understanding Yorkie behavior; housetraining and other household rules; and managing your pet's nutrition and health.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Labrador Retrievers 2nd Edition

means they aren't breeding dogs specifically for the money. Instead, they're looking to produce top show and working dogs and are trying to improve the breed. These breeders certify that the puppies' parents are free from genetic ...

Author: Margaret H. Bonham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440625916

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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How to raise a healthy and happy Lab. Now Lab owners and those who want to join their ranks can learn about the breed's special needs - medical, nutritional, and emotional - as well as the basics on keeping, training, medical care, and nutrition. In this new edition, readers will find the latest on clicker training for Labs, up- to-date information on genetic diseases and medical innovations, travel needs, and how to guard against acquiring an overly inbred Lab. -Labrador Retrievers are an extremely popular breed -Includes an eight-page, four-color insert, as well as four-color IFC and IBC elements -More than a third of the photos in the book are new -An updated training section that includes clicker training

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Science of Everything

Wild dogs adapted to cold regions would have longer fur and bigger bodies than those from warm places. The major cause of the diversity, however, appears to be us-humans. People have been breeding dogs for at least 12,000 years.

Author: Steve Miller

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241883266

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Why are most plants green? Why doesn't stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself? Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast? This volume answers these questions and over 200 more, shedding light on the science behind them. As informative as it is entertaining, it addresses every major branch of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. It highlights some of the big ideas that helped shape science as we know it, and discusses the future of science with regards to nanotechnology, genetic modification, molecular medicine, and string theory. ? Complete Idiot's Guides® have a proven track record of simplifying science with great success, as with volumes on physics and chemistry ? Entertaining scientific overviews of this kind also successful, including such titles as, 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not-So-Useless Facts', and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Einstein'.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

The Sterns make sure they get it right—they have expert help in the form of bull mastiff breeder and longtime dog show participant Mimi Einstein. Her knowledge of dog breeding and showing helps make this book an excellent read.

Author: John Charles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440625602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Designer Dogs

196 Part 3 : Living With Your Designer Dog Should You Breed Your Designer Dog ? If you read Chapter 4 on reputable breeders , you know that being a breeder isn't a responsibility to be taken lightly . If you bring a puppy into this ...

Author: Margaret H. Bonham

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 159257369X

Category: Pets

Page: 238

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Are 'pure - breed' mixes such as yorkipoos or labradoodles really designer dogs? Do so - called 'designer breeds' - hybrids or mixes - actually produce dogs that are hypoallergenic or less temperamental? And are they worth the exorbitant prices - often $2,000 or more for a designer puppy?! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Designer Dogs answers these and many other questions. Cutting through the hype and explaining exactly where to find and what to look for in these unique cross breeds, this book helps even the inexperienced pet owner understand the difference between a crossbreed and a mutt.