Welcome to my stop on the Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
When I was approached about reviewing this book, I had recently adopted three cats; one adult and two kittens. I already knew I love National Geographic books for their comprehensiveness and beautiful photographs. It was a win-win!
Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness is replete with a veterinarian’s advice on health, behavior, and training for cats, dogs, and other domestic animals. This book is a wonderful reference to have on hand when you have a concern.
Dr. Gary Weizmann, DVM, writes in an approachable and easy-to-read style. I LOVE that he is the president of the San Diego Humane Society (we adopted our cats from our local humane society).
My favorite aspects of the book are the tips about when to take your pet to the vet. I tend to err on the side of worry, and I have been known to needlessly take my cats to the vet. Who wants to do that? The cats definitely don’t want to go! 😂 I’m grateful to have some advice on where to draw the line. I also appreciated the dietary tips and behavioral information (there is tons of help and understanding here!). All in all, this is a sound and helpful resource for any pet owner to have on hand.
As an aside, my little Harper looks like the cat featured on the book cover! It’s giving me an idea of what she may look like as an adult! ♥️
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (April 2, 2019)
In National Geographic’s comprehensive and easy-to-use illustrated pet reference, a renowned veterinarian offers expert advice on common health, behavior, and training for cats, dogs, and other domestic pets.
Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, Dr. Gary brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more.