Raising an almost perfect pet does not happen by accident. When people acquire pets, they may not be certain about what to expect, but few anticipate the problems that can result--including expenses, health care issues and bad behaviors--or the emotional investment that comes with a true commitment to another living being. Being prepared, having realistic expectations, and raising pets with desired outcomes can make the experience one to be treasured. This handbook is a complete guide to dog and cat care aimed at pet owners wishing to raise healthy, happy pets and to foster a lasting, loving relationship with their four-legged friends.
About the Author
Lowell Ackerman is a veterinary specialist, a recognized global expert on pet health care, and a frequent author and lecturer on health care topics. He has authored or co-authored several books, and has lectured extensively on a global basis, on topics in both health care and management. He lives in New England. Rebecca Ackerman graduated from college with a dual major of psychology and sociology and then pursued graduate studies in psychology, graduating with a Masters degree. She lives in New England.