You cannot rely on your vet: your vet runs a business, you raise a dog.
We dog owners all must know of the most common ailments, their symptoms, their cause, treatment, and prevention in order to have lifelong the best relationship with our dog.
Because only when you have a basic understanding of all of these areas, you will know how to keep your dog healthy and happy, and so yourself too.
And what the consequences are if you don't, financial and otherwise!
The most common ailments, their symptoms, their cause, treatment, and prevention I portray in this Health Manual.
As you will notice throughout, many ailments may be indicated by the same symptoms (eg lethargy, listlessness, loss of appetite etc).
Therefore you will generally need to consider the concurrent appearance of several symptoms, and also put them in relation to lifestyle changes, dietary changes, exercise changes, environmental factors etc.
In other words, by reading this Health Manual you practice awareness and applying educated common sense.
To help with that further, I went to great length to cross-link pretty much everything!
Make use of the links, jump back and forth and across freely. Because, since our birth hardly anything in life we learned from one-time reading. Right?
I too read important papers five, six times! And with each time I understand more and correct some of my earlier understanding. That's life, that makes it interesting.
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