giving their symptoms, we are not trying to qualify you as a diagnostician or dog doctor. Diagnosing and treating major diseases are in the domain of the veterinarian. But you should have a "working" knowledge of the dog diseases. It's up to you to bring your dog's health problems to the attention of the veterinarian. He's not going to telephone and inquire about your dog's health. He's too busy. You will have to know when to take your dog to him. And to do this you will have to know how to recognize the difference between serious and minor conditions. A knowledge of dog diseases will help you make that distinction.
Finally, there's the matter of your being an informed dog owner. Today, Americans have a much better knowledge of their general health, diseases and treatments. They have acquired this knowledge by reading books and magazines, watching television and listening to the radio. You, as a dog owner, should become informed about your dog's health and what can be done for him if he should contract a serious disease. If your dog should become a victim of a major disease, you will have a large part in nursing him back to health. A working knowledge of the diseases will help you to understand the treatment and the dog's chances of recovery. It will also enable you to assist the veterinarian.
Was this article helpful?
The cookbook that your dog and dogs everywhere have been waiting for has finally arrived. Pamper Your Dog unleashes 130 recipes for tasty treats and meals for your canine friend that are sure to have your dog salivating. You cook for yourself and your family, so don't ignore your most faithful of friends. Pamper Your Dog will show you how to prepare tasty and healthful treats and main meals for their dogs without a lot of cost or work. This great collection of recipes features 130 tempting and tasty treats for your dog.