In this companion guide to Taking Care of Your Cat (above) Gerstenfeld divulges (word for word) the same health care information, deleting the strictly feline maladies, and substituting such canine afflictions as heart-worms, kennel cough, hip dysplasia, ""collie eye,"" and the extraction of porcupine quills from dogs' heads. Paraphrased from the matching cat guide are explicit first aid procedures and ""home pharmacy"" suggestions, along with breeding, pregnancy, and birth control information. In addition to the 100-plus decision charts, a separate chart outlines dog diseases and defects, and the breeds generally affected. There are also tips on bathing, training, traveling with, and boarding dogs. Aimed toward responsible ownership, as comprehensive as its mate.