Medicine &
Disease Prevention

This manual is the result of the combined efforts of veterinarians and canine professionals who strive to provide current and accurate information to the individual pet owner.

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Contributing authors and editors:

Cody W. Faerber, DVM
Animal Medicine and Consulting

S. Mario Durrant, DVM
Small Animal Practitioner

Jane Fishman Leon, DVM
Global Veterinary Media Consultant


This manual IS to be used as a guide and a teaching tool in assisting the dog owner to become more adept at recognizing a problem, assisting in making a correct diagnosis, and ultimately, implementing the proper and timely treatment of his or her animals, with the help of the local veterinarian. This manual is NOT intended to replace the experience and expertise of a veterinarian. The authors and editors of this manual do not intend to give specific veterinary medical advice. The material contained in this manual is for informational purposes only and should not be used as the primary or only guide in a given situation. Individuals utilizing the information contained in this manual should be aware of the changing nature of disease processes, recommendations on the use of various pharmaceuticals, and medical research in general. Therefore, the material contained in this manual should always be used in conjunction with the professional advice of a local veterinarian, ensuring that accurate and applicable diagnostics and treatments are implemented.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this material. If any questions arise concerning any of the information in this manual, a veterinarian must be consulted. If any questions arise regarding the use of medications and supplements, refer to the product insert and follow the instructions given by the manufacturer.

The authors, editors, publisher, distributors, retailers, and wholesalers of this manual will not be held liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of this material.


1st Edition 2000, 2nd Edition 2001, 3rd Edition 2002, 4th Edition 2003, 5th Edition 2004
by Animal Health Publications, Cody W. Faerber.
All rights reserved.

No part of this manual, including photographs or video, may be reproduced or used in any form, including photocopying or any information storage or retrieval system, without specific permission from Animal Health Publications.

ISBN 0-9701159-1-1

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