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Dr Claire's Love your Dog

The complete guide to caring for your canine friend
  • ISBN-13: 9781925868302
  • Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS
  • Author: Dr Claire Stevens, Libby Harkness
  • Price: AUD $39.99
  • Stock: 1030 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 27/04/2020
  • Format: Paperback (226.00mm X 170.00mm) 320 pages Weight: 680g
  • Categories: Dogs as pets [WNGD]Domestic animals & pets [WNG]Veterinary medicine: small animals (pets) [MZC]Australia [1MBF]
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Being a responsible and educated dog owner is no easy task. Owners often feel overwhelmed trying to make the right decisions for their cuddly canine, and that’s no surprise when they are faced with difficult choices regarding pet insurance, vaccinations, diet, surgery, medical procedures and so much more. This book helps owners make sense of all that and supports them in truly being their dog’s best friend. The expert and user-friendly advice from a practicing Australian vet includes: a complete canine care guide following the life stages of a dog; practical advice on all aspects of caring for your furry friend; canine behaviour and training; and coverage of the common canine diseases.

Dr Claire, animal lover, mum and veterinarian, has always been fascinated with the connection and love shared between pets and their owners. Based on the Gold Coast, she studied Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and also gained a Certificate of Veterinary Public Health from the University of Sydney. Dr Claire is passionate about community, connection and ensuring a healthy, long and happy life for our pets. She believes that connecting on an emotional level with pet owners in the consult room is essential in providing first class veterinary care – a belief that led to her write her first book, Love your Dog. She regularly appears as a specialist commentator on radio and television and has a strong following on social media.

Introduction: Dogs and me

The road to the modern dog

The 21st century dog

Getting a new dog

Planning ahead

Choosing the right dog

Food, glorious food

Bones and dietary issues

Keeping your dog clean and trim

Systems, vital signs and cancer

Common diseases and medical conditions

Complementary medicine for dogs

Training and behavioural problems

Human behaviour and dogs

Travelling with dogs

Children and dogs

Doggie trivia and other tails

At the end of your dog’s life


  • Written by an Australian vet with a special interest in dog medicine
  • The author is media friendly and regularly appears on television, radio and on-line
  • This will be the most comprehensive book on dogs specifically written for Australians
  • Planned Publicity:
  • Money Magazine feature and giveaway (May edition). 
  • Mums at the Table feature.  
  • Life Begins at…magazine article.  
  • Vet Practice magazine interview feature.
  • The Veterinarian magazine review.  
  • Mindfood giveaway (April Birthday issue)
  • The Senior newspaper feature
  • Australian Dog Lovers magazine review and giveaway (May)
  • Dogs QLD magazine review and giveaway.
  • Latte Life Eastern Suburbs Pet Pages competition.
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