Nigel has written a practical guide packed full of information to help you choose and keep a healthy and happy pet, be it terrier, tortoiseshell or tarantula. There is also advice on first aid for your pets, guidance about working with animals, and hints for proud owners on how to show their animals in public. By filling out the Pet Fact File at the back of the book you can also build up a complete picture of you pet's health. Some of the pets included: Dogs, cats,hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, cage birds, and ponies. Great info if your trying to decide which pet might be best for you.