This is the essential family reference guide to pet breeds and pet care. This is an authoritative practical guide to choosing and caring for puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, small mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and fish. It includes all pet types, with advice on pet characteristics, the most suitable pets for children, and how to choose the best pet for your family's lifestyle. Step-by-step sequences show techniques such as grooming, feeding, training and exercising. Over 1200 beautiful colour photographs aid understanding. This title offers authoritative advice from a team of the world's best-known animal writers. Whether you are a first-time pet owner or you are looking after an existing menagerie, this book provides all the practical advice you will need for keeping your domestic pets happy and in full health. An essential reference guide for all the family, this comprehensive volume allows families to choose pets confidently to suit their lifestyle, time constraints and living conditions, and to offer them the most comfortable and caring home.
It gives detailed information about a wide range of small animals, from cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, rats and mice to birds, reptiles, invertebrates and fish. Illustrated throughout with 1200 sumptuous colour photographs, this expertly written manual provides all the information you need to buy and care for your pet with complete confidence.
Alan Edwards has been a judge for 23 years with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in the United Kingdom, and International Guest Judge with the Cat Fancier’s Federation in the United States.
David Alderton is an internationally best-selling authority on pets and their care. His books have currently sold over four million copies worldwide. David contributes to a wide range of general and specialist publications. He writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column on pet care, and is a consultant to the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
Dr Peter Larkin qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1953, and was later awarded the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine by thesis from the University of Berne. He was a contributing author to Encyclopedia of the Dog and International Encyclopedia of Dogs and has judged dogs all over the world.
Mike Stockman, MRCVS, qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1949. He spent four years in the British Royal Army Veterinary Corps training war dogs before going into general veterinary practice. Mike judges dogs at the highest levels of competition both at home and abroad. He acquired his first Keeshond in 1947 and continued breeding and showing them until 2000.