Reward your pet with a longer, happier, and healthier life! Here is the book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets - whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more. The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and, a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet.If you love your pet and want to be a truly informed pet owner - this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered! It covers pets such as: Dogs; Cats; Birds; Rabbits; Guinea Pigs; Hamsters and Gerbils; Mice and Rats; Chinchillas; Sugar Gliders; Prairie Dogs; Hedgehogs; Ferrets; Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs; Reptiles; Amphibians; Invertebrates; and, Tropical Fish.