THE ORIGINAL DOG BIBLE by Kristin Mehus-Roe

pub. Bowtie Press, UK, 2005

A comprehensive compendium about dogs, covering the needs of the new puppy owner, those who breed and show dogs, and those who train working dogs. It covers breeds, behaviours, training, illnesses and a host of other topics. It also has a wealth of references to organizations, periodicals, videos and websites, which provide a base-level of useful information, although there will certainly have been some changes in the intervening years. VG

A-Z OF CAT HEALTH AND FIRST AID by Andrew Gardiner

pub. Souvenir Press, London, 2002

Subtitled 'A Holistic Veterinary Guide For Owners', this book is an explanation of cat health problems, with practical advice on what can be done safely in emergencies, homeopathic self-help measures and descriptions of the possible veterinary treatments for over 200 different problems.

THE CATLOPAEDIA by J.M.Evans & Kay White


First published by Henston Ltd, 1988, new edition 1994. Later edition published by Interpret Publishing, Dorking, Surrey UK.

Virtually everything a cat-owner needs to know is contained in this book, from cat behaviour to cat diseases, with practical advice given as dos and don'ts. Most importantly, there are clear explanations to guide the lay person when dealing with the vet.

THE DOGLOPAEDIA by J.M.Evans & Kay White

pub. Henston, Guildford UK, 1985, revised 1987, 1988, 1994.

Recommended to me many years ago by ace veterinary surgeon Rusty Williams in London, this is an excellent resource covering as many questions relating to dog health as even the unluckiest dog-owners are likely to need in a lifetime. 

THE NATURAL REMEDY BOOK FOR DOGS AND CATS By Diane Stein

pub. Crossing Press CA 1994

This comprehensive but highly readable book explains most things any pet owner might need to know about dogs and cats and their possible problems. Even if the alternative treatment methods described are not for you, the information is invaluable for making relevant choices in case of problems. Now available on Kindle, the book itself is out of print, but can be bought secondhand.

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