Book review: Pet Care in the New Century: Cutting-Edge Medicine for Dogs and Cats by Amy Shojai
Advances in veterinary medicine make it possible to diagnose and treat medical conditions in pets that would have been a death sentence a decade ago. From chemotherapy to kidney transplants, pets can now receive the same level of medical care as humans. Cutting-edge veterinary care by board-certified specialists ranging from internists to oncologists to ophtamologists is becoming more widely available than ever before.
In Pet Care in the New Century: Cutting-Edge Medicine for Dogs and Cats, Amy Shojai provides a close up look at the amazing medical options for diagnosis and treatment of disease, as well as the high level of preventive care available to cat guardians.
This comprehensive guide covers
- the benefits of ultraound, CT scans, MRI’s and more
- advances in drugs, surgery, and rehabilitation
- molecular medicine, gene therapy, and genetics ethics
- cost issues and pet insurance options
- links to online resources and experts, including insights from more than 100 veterinary medicine specialists
The book contains an A-Z guide of 50 health and behavior conditions which outlines symptoms and treatment options (both conventional and holistic).
But this is not just a reference guide. Each section also includes a “Modern Miracles” segment in which the author shares real life success stories from real life pet patients and guardians. Some of these stories will make your jaw drop, and others will bring tears to your eyes.
“My fondest wish is that this book will help you learn about various options to help you make the best choices for your individual animal’s circumstance,” says Shojai on the book’s Amazon page. “Then it’s up to you to say “yes” or “no thanks” to a kidney transplant, paralysis cure, behavior help, or cancer treatments – remembering always that there is no right or wrong answer.”
I couldn’t agree more. This book is a must have for every cat guardian. It will prove to be an invaluable guide, should you ever have to make a decision about advanced medical care for your cat.
Please note: If you’re going to purchase the print version of this book, click on the plus sign next to “Paperback, Bargain Price.” You’ll see the current, updated edition in the drop down menu. The publisher is working with Amazon to correct this.
This book was given to me by the author. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
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