Perfect handbook for imperfect dog owners. Everything you need to know about having a dog. Table of contents: Prelude1. Understanding ingredients 2. Dogs need different diets at different ages3. Vitamin and mineral supplements 4. Boredom and variety 5. Cost of feeds 6. Dry Vs. Canned food7. Home made diets 8. Food allergies 9. How much should I feed my dog? 10. How often should I feed my dog? 11. Signs of Ill health 12. Heart worm, fleas and other parasites13. Heart worm prevention 14. Common questions about heart worm 15. Fleas and other parasites 16. Do parasites cause “Scooting”? 17. Preventing dental disease 18. Home dental care19. Veterinary dental treatments20. The importance of the physical examination21. Why are regular check-ups important?22. What happens during an examination? 23. How often should my pet be examined?24. How to administer medicine25. Nursing a sick dog26. Vaccinations 27. Common questions about vaccinations28. Spaying and neutering 29. Spaying of the Female dog30. Surgical neutering of the male dog31. Pet health insurance32. Clipping a dog33. First steps in grooming34. Bathing a dog35. Pet Identification36. Is your dog suffering from Arthritis ?37. Want to Improve Your Dog's Health? Everything you need to know about having a dog.