Preventive Vet Publishes Indispensable New Book for Puppy and Dog Owners

Front cover of “101 Essential Tips You Need to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Safe Dog”

Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

Just in time for the summer puppy buying/adopting season, Dr. Jason Nicholas, respected pet safety expert, veterinarian and founder of The Preventive Vet, announces the release of his new book for dog owners. The book, “101 Essential Tips You Need to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Safe Dog”, provides valuable insights and easy-to-implement tips to prevent many of the injuries and illnesses that all-too-commonly affect dogs of all ages.

“Dr. Nicholas has written a very practical and useful resource for all pet parents,” said Dr. Lori Gibson, owner of Compassionate Care Home Pet Euthanasia Service in Portland, Oregon. “This is a thorough yet easy read packed with tips and information that even the most conscientious veterinarian cannot convey adequately in the puppy exam. I gave a copy as a gift to a friend who just adopted a new puppy and she loved it!”

The book is a cross between “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Life’s Little Instruction Book” – an indispensable resource, especially for those new and newly back to dog ownership, that’s fun to read and easy to understand and implement. The book will help dog owners prevent everything from digestive upset to potentially-fatal poisonings, with tips like avoiding feeding table scraps to prevent an upset stomach or inflamed pancreas, and dispensing all medications and supplements over a sink or bowl to prevent inadvertent toxicities. Simple tips, yes, but potentially lifesaving and typically not learned by dog owners until it’s too late.

Stories from the ER of curious and unfortunate dogs are also incorporated, with these “tails of woe” highlighting, in real world terms, the potential emotional, medical, and financial toll these often preventable conditions can cause. Several of the tips also include a smartphone-scannable QR code, a great use of this technology that provides the reader with easy access to more in-depth information on The Preventive Vet website. This book is “a truly multi-dimensional safety resource”, said Dr. Christopher Pachel, board-certified veterinary behaviorist, and owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

“As a veterinarian, it’s hard to see so many pets come in with issues that could easily have been prevented,” said Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion, a pet insurance provider headquartered in Seattle, Washington. “While it’s impossible to prevent every accident or illness, I am convinced that dog owners who follow the tips in this book will have fewer incidents of preventable conditions, saving their pets a lot of needless suffering.”

Recommended by both The Animal Medical Center of New York City and The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, “101 Essential Tips You Need to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Safe Dog” is available to purchase at The Preventive Vet, Amazon, New Seasons Markets, and at veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and dog training facilities across the country. Five percent of all proceeds will be donated to deserving pet charities every three months, with those who purchase or have been gifted the book getting to help choose the recipient charities.

About The Preventive Vet

The Preventive Vet is an online resource that empowers pet owners with the information and advice they need to keep their pets happy, healthy, safe and well. Founder Dr. Jason Nicholas, BVetMed(Hons), spent many years treating case after case of preventable issues in pets – both in the general practice and emergency room setting. He realized that pet owners needed a reliable resource to help them prevent these issues before they occurred. After all, as Benjamin Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. An idea that is particularly true when it comes to our pet’s health and safety, as prevention doesn’t just spare the pets from pain, debilitation, and possible death – in many cases, it also saves the pet owners time, money, and potential heartbreak. For more information, visit You can also follow The Preventive Vet on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. You can learn more about Dr. Nicholas through his website and his LinkedIn profile, and he can easily be reached by email at Jason(at)ThePreventiveVet(dot)com or by phone at (503) 208-7838.



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