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The Dog Care Handbook By Dr. Christopher Little
The Dog Care Handbook by Christopher Little

The Dog Care Handbook is a self-help book written for thoughtful dog owners in the UK.

It will improve your knowledge of dogs, your relationship with your vet and your understanding of important and common diseases that our dogs might develop. Many dog owners find that visiting the vet is stressful and costly.

The outcomes can sometimes be unsatisfactory. Every dog owner should be able to find a vet they can trust who will respect your perspective and work within your budget. This book will help.

The text covers the entire lifespan of pet dogs from puppyhood to old age, in chronological order. Preventative health is covered in detail. Major conditions of the skin, the heart, the joints, the kidneys and other organs are explained fully in lay language.

The Dog Care Handbook by Dr. Christopher Little

One chapter deals specifically with emergencies, another with home nursing, a third covers old age. Colourful anecdotes and case examples are sprinkled throughout.

Numerous illustrations are provided which make it easy to medicate your dog or provide first-aid. The information and advice in this book are based on up-to- date scientific evidence wherever possible.

When there is a paucity of knowledge the author gives his own perspective based on years of clinical practice in the UK.

No other book for the public provides such a wide-ranging remit covering the health and well-being of pet dogs.


Dr Christopher Little is a vet who recently retired from clinical work after more than 40 years. He taught at Glasgow University Veterinary School for a decade but spent the bulk of his career in companion animal practice. Initially a keen surgeon, the focus of his interests gradually evolved towards diagnostics and medicine, especially cardiology. Chris has published widely in the academic literature and lectured both in the UK and abroad. He is married with two adult children and two dogs. This is his first book for dog owners.

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