Every year, Americans spend over a billion dollars on drugs and medications for their pets. There are more than 100 drugs that are commonly prescribed for these animals, as well as herbal remedies, vitamins, and nutritional supplements. Pills for Pets, an easy-to-use A to Z reference for animal-loving pet owners, provides the latest information on all areas of animal care.
Award-winning columnist and veterinarian Debra Eldredge provides readers with vital information on regulations regarding prescription drugs, herbs, and homeopathic remedies, and the vitamins and nutritional supplements currently on the market for animals. Pills for Pets includes information on drug safety guidelines, first aid at home for pets, pet insurance, veterinarian screening, veterinarian checklists, buying drugs (including over the Internet), and how to use preventative health care for animals. Readers will learn how to administer pills or medication to an animal; nurse an animal with eye disease, ear disease or breathing problems; comfort pets during injections; apply topical medications; and offer help during recovery. Complete with an alphabetical guide to generic and brand name drugs with information on side effects, dosages, cautions, and drug and food interactions, this is an essential guide for all animal lovers.