Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Why does some pet food contain ash? Should I get one kitten or two? How do I know if my pet is happy?
Those are a few of the subjects that veterinarian Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, addresses in a new 400-page book written for pet owners.
“Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness” is Dr. Weitzman’s fourth book published in collaboration with National Geographic. The others are “How to Speak Dog,” “How to Speak Cat” and the children’s book “Everything Dogs.”
“This new guide offers a contemporary look at pet health care based on the latest science and approaches, including holistic pet care and contemporary behavioral techniques,” according to the publisher. “It helps pet owners work with their veterinarians more effectively to provide the best care for the pets who care for us.”
Among the 37 chapters are “Pet First Aid,” “Preventive Veterinary Care” and “Diet and Nutrition.”
Dr. Weitzman, a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), is president of the San Diego Humane Society. He serves on the Hill’s Science Diet Shelter Advisory Board and chairs the Best Practices Committee of the National Federation of Humane Societies.
The book is sold by Amazon and on the National Geographic website.