Through surprising facts, moving stories and tested solutions, the veterinary expert from Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show will give every dog owner the secrets to raising a healthy, well-behaved dog.
For anyone who owns a dog or is thinking about getting one, Dr. Marty Becker's manual is a must-have guide to anything and everything canine. In YOUR DOG: THE OWNER'S MANUAL, the ''best-loved family doctor for pets'' shares insider secrets on how to keep puppy problems from becoming doggy disasters and how to best bond with your dog through helpful, easily accessible tips and tricks on how to:
Find the right dog for your family's lifestyle
Solve the most annoying behavioral problems
Make sure your dog gets the exercise he needs
Use food puzzles to prevent weight gain
Prevent dog health problems
Save money on medication, both traditional and alternative
For seasoned dog owners as well as those looking to adopt a new friend, Dr. Becker provides all the insight that makes for both happy owners and happy dogs.
"Chock full of practical advice on both behavior and health. Anyone who is getting their first dog should read this informative book."
-Temple Grandin, Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human
"What a great reference to have on hand! YOUR DOG is such a blessing to all of us dog lovers everywhere. Good advice from someone we can trust."
-Betty White, award-winning actress
"This book has every type of pet parent tip a dog owner needs. The only thing Marty forgot was to remind people to always be nice to your doggies because they have seen you naked."
-Joy Behar, host of The Joy Behar Show and co-host of The View
"Dr. Marty Becker packs thirty-plus years of veterinary experience and a lifelong love of dogs into an easy-to-read guide to the joys and responsibilities of being the owner your pet deserves."
-Robin Ganzert, PhD, President and CEO, American Humane Association
"Loaded with practical, useful information--including how to choose a canine companion from a shelter, rescue group, or reputable breeder while avoiding puppy mills--Dr. Marty Becker's new book is a must read."
-Dr. Steven Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, ASPCA
"I've had dogs my whole life, and didn't realize there was so much more to know about them! I learned some new tricks from Marty that I can't wait to try on my tail-waggers . . . a complete dog-care book no canine-lover should be without!"
-Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and host of Into the Wild
"An easy and fun read . . . We all want a happy dog that is easy to live with. Dr. Marty Becker does a great job shedding light on the foundation necessary to enjoy life with a dog as a part of the family."
-Tamar Geller, Author of The Loved Dog, Founder of Operation Heroes & Hounds
"A must-have book for any dog-lover. It provides current facts with helpful recommendations for loving and living with our dogs through their lifespan."
-Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri