Key Features

  • Discusses state-of-the-art medical and surgical therapy.
  • Covers nutritional management that is crucial to aging dogs and cats.
  • Reviews the most cost-effective techniques in treating aging pets.
  • Reviews common disorders, including the cause, incidence, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of each illness.
  • A chapter on client services includes a discussion of pet death and grief reaction.
  • Explores the special human-animal bond that develops as the dog and cat population ages.

Table of Contents

1. Geriatrics and Aging
2. Owner Services and Hospice Care
3. Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Management
4. Aging and Effects on Behavior
5. Pharmacologic Principles
6. Cancer and Therapeutics
7. Anesthesia
8. Surgery and Its Application
9. The Respiratory System
10. Cardiac Disease in Geriatric Dogs and Cats
11. The Oral Cavity and Dental Disease
12. The Gastrointestinal System
13. The Liver and Exocrine Pancreas
14. The Skin
15. Ear Diseases and Altered Hearing
16. Ophthalmic Diseases and Their Management
17. The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
18. Spleen and Lymph Nodes
19. The Urinary System
20. The Prostate Gland
21. Neuromuscular Disorders
22. The Nervous System
23. Health Care Programs
Appendices
Index

Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9780721687995
Electronic ISBN:
9781437713329