As a dog owner, you know that caring for your older pet can be a challenge. It's hard to watch your dog -- whose frisky puppy days don't seem so long ago -- begin to slow down a little and go gray around the muzzle. But thanks to extraordinary advances in veterinary medicine and pet nutrition, dogs are living longer, and with the right kind of care you can help your pet stay healthy and happy well into his golden years. A practical and sensitive all-in-one reference, Your Older Dog guides you through the aging process in dogs, starting with middle age. With plenty of information on maximizing your dog's active years and a complete guide to age-related health problems, Your Older Dog offers the latest research from veterinarians and pet care experts, including: What to expect as your dog grows older, and how to recognize the onset of old age Preventive health care, with tips on developing a routine diet, using nutritional supplements, exercising, and choosing the best veterinary care Safe and effective alternative treatments for aging dogs -- ranging from acupuncture and massage to herbal and homeopathic medicines The best approaches to such common illnesses as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory and digestive difficulties With adorable color photos and illustrations throughout, Your Older Dog gives you the vital information and reassurance you need to provide the best care for your best friend.
Lessons from Animal Diabetes is a broad compendium of international research in experimental diabetes to which the authors have contributed reviews with original information and discussion. It is a valuable resource for medical researchers (both MD and PhD) and for diabetologists whose activities lie at the crossroads of endocrinology, immunology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, pathology and metabolism. It is also a rich and useful reference source for graduate students in these fields. Veterinary scientists and pharmaceutical investigators testing therapeutic modalities in animals with predetermined diabetes or diabetes induced by cytotoxic or nutritional factors will also be interested in reading this volume. This is the sixth volume of a series which comprises invited reviews on subjects of contemporary interest both in IDDM and NIDDM. The contributors to the IDDM section have dealt with the expression of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and its role as antigen, the involvement of macrophages, cytokines and retroviruses in the pathogenesis of diabetes, molecular genetics of IDDM as well as new perceptions of the unified mechanisms leading to the final B-cell death as a result of cytotoxic and immune agents. There is also a section dealing with Transgenic Constructs, the new animal models rising in importance in the research of diabetes and its related phenomena. The articles devoted to this topic range from effects of B-cell function to immunomodulatory alterations and diabetic complications. The contributors to the section on the NIDDM syndrome, comprising 10 articles, deal both with new and recognized models including the spontaneously diabetic OLETF rat, Chinese hamsters, Goto-Kakizaki rats, db/db mice, rhesus monkeys, dogs, Zucker fa/fa and corpulent cp/cp rat interstrains. This book will be a valuable asset for diabetologists, endocrinologists, physiologists, veterinary scientists, pharmaceu
A1 Care Test Kit will help detect diabetes in dogs and cats by determining the average blood glucose levels in the animal. These tests observe the presence of glucose in the hemoglobin. See an average blood glucose level over the last 110 days in dogs and the last 70 days in cats. This can be used as an aid to management your pet's lifestyle in the long-term to keep them at their best health. Tests the presence of glucose in the hemoglobin Provides average blood glucose result over prior 110 days in dogs Provides average blood glucose result over prior 70 days in cats No refrigeration required Simple and easy to use
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