Dr. Marty Becker has become known as 'America's Veterinarian because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. Dr. Becker helps owners solve problems and deepen their bond with their dogs through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right dog to preventing dog health problems and keeping your dog in top shape. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a purebred puppy or adopt an older mixed breed. Plus, he will show them how to solve the most annoying behavioral problems and dog-care issues - from shedding to barking at thunderstorms. (Surprising fact: did you know that short-hair dogs shed more than long-haired dogs?) He advises owners how to find the right vet, save money on medication and treatments, both traditional and alternative and offers suggestions about the pet products that really work.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 428 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 21 mm
"Chock full of practical advice on both behavior and health. Anyone who is getting their first dog should read this informative book."
-Temple Grandin, Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human
"What a great reference to have on hand! YOUR DOG is such a blessing to all of us dog lovers everywhere. Good
advice from someone we can trust."
-Betty White, award-winning actress
"This book has every type of pet parent tip a dog owner needs. The only thing Marty forgot was to remind people to always be nice to your doggies because they have seen you naked."
-Joy Behar, host of The Joy Behar Show
and co-host of The View
"Dr. Marty Becker packs thirty-plus years of veterinary experience and a lifelong love of dogs into an easy-to-read guide to the joys and responsibilities of being the owner your pet deserves."
-Robin Ganzert, PhD, President and CEO, American Humane Association
"Loaded with practical, useful information--including how to choose a canine companion from a shelter, rescue group, or reputable breeder while avoiding puppy mills--Dr. Marty Becker's new book is a must read."
-Dr. Steven Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, ASPCA
"I've had dogs my whole life, and didn't realize there was so much more to know about them! I learned some new tricks from Marty that I can't wait to try on my tail-waggers . . . a complete dog-care book no canine-lover should be without!"
-Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and host of Into the Wild
"An easy and fun read . . . We all want a happy dog that is easy to live with. Dr. Marty Becker does a great job shedding light on the foundation necessary to enjoy life with a dog as a part of the family."
-Tamar Geller, Author of The Loved Dog
, Founder of Operation Heroes & Hounds
"A must-have book for any dog-lover. It provides current facts with helpful recommendations for loving and living with our dogs through their lifespan."
-Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri