You don't have to be a veterinarian to prevent and treat many of the problems that might afflict your four-legged friend. Robert L. Ridgway, a doctor of veterinary medicine, helps you identify conditions and use home remedies and treatments to treat dogs and cats. Written in everyday language, this guide can help you - spot and treat skin infections in minimally invasive ways; - help your pet battle and beat heartworms and other parasites; - encourage good nutrition and address eating problems; and - help your pet overcome stomach problems, gas, and other ailments. While the guide focuses on tackling health problems, it can also help you improve your pet's behavior, avoid common household substances that can harm your pet, and weigh complicated issues involved with end-of-life care and decision making. This handbook covers more than 150 different subjects and includes dosage instructions based on a pet's weight so you can act with confidence. While veterinarians serve an important role, you can fix many problems on your own when you know The Truth about Dog and Cat Treatments and Anomalies.