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Learn to Care...<br />

about your pets<br />

WITH<br />

Learn to Care...<br />

about your pets<br />

Harvey the Lifestyle Dog ® is here to tell you just how much we<br />

have in common with animals and what we can learn by comparing<br />

our traits through habit, behaviour, emotion, affection and loyalty.<br />

Lifestyle is the key word to wellbeing and education comes with it<br />

- where better than to start with children? From the cradle to<br />

pre-school on to primary school and beyond - and that’s not to say<br />

grown-ups won’t find him interesting too.<br />

Harvey’s way is fun. If he makes you laugh then you will remember,<br />

so it's a nice way to learn how to stay healthy, how to<br />

keep fit, how to care, how to be safe and how to enjoy life.<br />

Follow your instincts and become involved with Harvey<br />

because there's a lot more to a pet dog<br />

than just a cold wet nose!<br />

Author: Jennifer Hyland<br />

Illustrations: Christopher Mundy<br />

Design: Triangle Design<br />

Published by: Harvey the Lifestyle Dog ® 2016 (1)<br />

harveythelifestyledog@gmail.com<br />

www.harvey-dog.co.uk<br />

All rights reserved. The copyright in this publication remains the property of Harvey the Lifestyle Dog ® .<br />

No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, stored or transmitted in any form by any means – graphic, electronic or mechanical, including<br />

photocopying, recording or information storage and retrieval systems or for whatever purpose – without the written permission of Harvey the Lifestyle Dog ®<br />

except where permitted by law, or in the case of reprints in the context of review.<br />

The information contained in this publication is intended to be for the educational purposes.<br />

The author, owner and publisher are in no way liable for any misuse of the material.<br />

Inspired by Harvey<br />

© Harvey the lifestyle dog ®


Your<br />

Pet<br />

Type of pet<br />

Pet’s name<br />

Learn<br />

to Care<br />

about your pets<br />

ALAN ROBINSON BVSc DMS MRCVS<br />

Vetdynamics UK Ltd<br />

www.vetdynamics.co.uk<br />

Vet’s name<br />

WITH<br />

As Harvey’s vet, when I first saw him as a<br />

puppy all those years ago I knew he had that special<br />

“X-Factor” but never did I expect him to be the educational<br />

media icon he is today.<br />

This is a great book and a great resource for pet parents<br />

and children. Harvey’s mission is to educate and inform the<br />

pet owners of the future about pet welfare and the joys of<br />

pet ownership in his typical<br />

fun and informative style.<br />

Thanks Harvey<br />

Notes for<br />

your<br />

Diary<br />

✓ De-worm<br />

✓ De-flea & de-tick<br />

✓ Vaccinate<br />

✓ Health check 6-12 months<br />

✓ Feed a healthy diet<br />

✓ Regular daily exercise<br />

✓ Check weight<br />

✓ Groom regulary<br />

✓ And always pick up the poo!!<br />

Nurse<br />

Where would we be<br />

without our vet?<br />

Come with me, meet my vet<br />

and find out just what goes on<br />

behind the scenes<br />

of a busy practice<br />

Your<br />

Pet<br />

Date of arrival<br />

Microchip number<br />

Date neutered<br />

My vet and me<br />

We all love life and want to be fit<br />

and healthy to enjoy it...<br />

Whatever you say, we all need a vet,<br />

and my vet knows me well enough<br />

to take control of my health care and make<br />

me better if I'm not very well.<br />

Looking after how my body works is very<br />

important, and from the start my vet also<br />

offered guidance on the finer details of<br />

basic pet care. While it's common sense<br />

it was helpful to be reminded that training,<br />

sensible exercise and high quality food<br />

is the key to a healthy life.<br />

The 2 pictures look the same<br />

but there are 10 small<br />

changes – see if you can<br />

find them.<br />

Answers inside back cover<br />

Spot the<br />

difference<br />

My puppy steps were guided by my vet. I knew what I wanted to do, but I<br />

also needed to be taught good manners to make everyone like me – and they<br />

do, because going to puppy classes at the practice helped me to be house<br />

trained and sociable with other dogs and people.<br />

So why do I panic when I go to see the vet? I think it might be something to do<br />

with my owner, who was worried about my first trip to the vet. Learning day<br />

by day I could sense anxiety when all I needed was a check up, a microchip<br />

and vaccination - which never hurt anyway! It just goes to show<br />

how aware we are of our surroundings and how<br />

much of what happens in the first few months<br />

stays with us for life.<br />

My vet and me<br />

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Help me to find the words (taken from page 2)<br />

that are hidden in the jumbled letters below.<br />

They could be horizontal, vertical or diagonal,<br />

backwards or forwards. Answers inside back cover<br />

Dash<br />

Jay<br />

Ihave a very caring family and while it takes<br />

time to learn how to be responsible pet<br />

owners, I taught them how to spoil me. It's for those<br />

reasons they too need a clever vet to answer any<br />

questions, talk through problems and put everyone's mind at rest on pet<br />

health. As they say, 'prevention is better than cure,' and because vets keep<br />

detailed records they will be one step ahead of what's going on!<br />

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Pet insurance is a safety net to make sure that my health care is paid for<br />

without any worries. It's worth every penny to cover the cost of general<br />

health, serious conditions, emergencies, accidents and even medicines, if I<br />

need them. I'm also lucky enough to be in a health check scheme which<br />

means that all the essential treatments to protect me from fleas, ticks, worms<br />

and nasty diseases is covered through easy payments – leaving me with no<br />

excuse not to see the vet or the nurse in times of need!<br />

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Come with me<br />

to my vet’s practice and see what<br />

happens during the course of a<br />

busy day.<br />

It was Monday morning...<br />

After a hectic weekend for the staff, it<br />

was now Monday morning and the<br />

start of a new week. I arrived just as the first<br />

dog was about to be weighed. Checking<br />

weight is a good idea because it tells, firstly,<br />

if a pet has had too many treats and not<br />

enough exercise, and secondly it's an<br />

all-round guide to general health. It’s also<br />

useful in prescribing medication and<br />

treatments – the heavier the pet the<br />

higher the dose.<br />

Waiting to see the veterinary nurse was<br />

Rosie the cat. She looked quite relaxed in<br />

her pet carrier, until the sight of me disrupted her peace.<br />

No wonder the waiting room is divided between dogs<br />

and cats – the last thing the vet wants to handle is a<br />

stressed pet! At which point<br />

a black Labrador<br />

came rushing<br />

through the door,<br />

taking three steps<br />

forward and two<br />

steps back.<br />

Tempted to sniff me and anxious to frighten the<br />

cat, he was confused until his name was called.<br />

I had to laugh as he tried to make his way to the<br />

front door, but with some tender loving care he<br />

lapped up the extra attention.<br />

Help my little friend to find<br />

his way through the maze to<br />

see the vet. Answers inside back cover<br />

My vet and me<br />

Date<br />

Pet Name<br />

Weight<br />

Weight watching<br />

records<br />

My vet and me<br />

Vets<br />

4<br />

My pet picture<br />

(photo or drawing)<br />

Maze<br />

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As with all pets, Ben had<br />

come for his routine health<br />

check. Already distracted by interesting<br />

new smells, my vet made him feel<br />

relaxed enough to check his heart<br />

and feel his tummy, followed by a treat!<br />

Ears, eyes, teeth - treat! Skin and mobility<br />

<strong>AND</strong> another treat! Nothing was left to chance as a 'de' plan for the next six<br />

months was prescribed – meaning de-flea, de-tick and de-worming.<br />

Page to<br />

Colour<br />

An annual check-up generally involves a vaccination top<br />

up and right now it was Ben's turn! I could sense an<br />

element of stress from Ben’s owner as the vet was<br />

rewarded with a big slobbery lick from Ben who,<br />

by now, had began to wonder what all the fuss<br />

was about.<br />

My vet and me<br />

Leaving the vet to update the records before the next<br />

patient was called, Ben walked out wagging his tail.<br />

The cats' waiting room was quiet and the dogs sniffed amongst<br />

themselves. Suddenly, a puppy was rushed in as an emergency –<br />

it was a major throat injury after chasing a stick. Sticks! A lesson<br />

to learn for all pet owners, but these accidents cause waiting room turmoil.<br />

Anxious pets and owners had to adjust as appointment times were<br />

now delayed.<br />

Behind the scenes it was busy, busy;<br />

in the operating theatre, surgery was<br />

underway, while others were still<br />

having pre-op checks. In the<br />

meantime my brother, Jay, was<br />

keeping calm as he waited to have a<br />

dental clean – a routine treatment<br />

that is best handled when the<br />

operating theatre is clear of<br />

major operations.<br />

My vet and me<br />

6<br />

7


Learn<br />

to Care<br />

your pets wall chart<br />

Pin a Tail on Harvey...<br />

he won’t mind you making<br />

a new tail<br />

for him!<br />

Your<br />

Pet<br />

Type of pet<br />

Pet’s name<br />

Date of arrival<br />

Microchip number<br />

Date neutered<br />

Your<br />

Vet<br />

Vet’s name<br />

Tel no Emergency tel no<br />

Nurse<br />

Email<br />

Address<br />

Website<br />

Your<br />

Pet<br />

Type of pet<br />

Pet’s name<br />

Date of arrival<br />

Microchip number<br />

Date neutered<br />

Notes for<br />

your<br />

Diary<br />

✓ De-worm<br />

✓ De-flea & de-tick<br />

✓ Vaccinate<br />

✓ Health check 6-12 months<br />

✓ Feed a healthy diet<br />

✓ Regular daily exercise<br />

✓ Check weight<br />

✓ Groom regulary<br />

✓ And always pick up the poo!!<br />

WITH<br />

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Colour<br />

Susie was a friendly face at the reception<br />

desk; vets need a very supportive team to<br />

keep the practice running smoothly throughout the<br />

day and sometimes night. Blood tests, X-rays,<br />

referrals to specialists, prescriptions for<br />

medicine and forward appointments might<br />

all be urgent!<br />

With so much going on I became aware that<br />

my vet needs to wear two hats, especially<br />

when it comes to the emotions of life's ups<br />

and downs, which highlights the importance<br />

of having a good 'rap-paw' with your vet.<br />

The vet and his staff<br />

each have 101 jobs to do<br />

everyday. See how many<br />

jobs you can find in the<br />

pyramid of paw prints.<br />

My vet and me<br />

Numbers<br />

Game<br />

12<br />

21<br />

23<br />

7 9 14<br />

If the figures in the lower 2 paw prints<br />

add up to the number above...what is<br />

the total at the top? Answers inside back cover<br />

My vet and me<br />

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Pictures tell<br />

PHEW! I was totally exhausted at the end of the day, and that<br />

was just as an onlooker. So much to learn, but for my vet<br />

so much to remember when it comes to caring for every<br />

different type of pet.<br />

I know we all have the same vital organs that do the same job but to<br />

know where to find them on each animal means that vets and veterinary<br />

nurses have to study long and hard for many years!<br />

stories...<br />

It’s now your turn to explain<br />

what Harvey is doing. (In the space provided)<br />

Safe Garden<br />

From dogs and cats to any other animal you can think of, even wildlife, there<br />

will be a call for the vet at some point in its life - which tells me that if your pet<br />

needs another best friend then it's got to be...the vet!<br />

Going on Holiday<br />

My vet and me<br />

Anagrams<br />

Ten words to unscramble<br />

- find them on this page.<br />

Answers inside<br />

back cover<br />

Frightening Fireworks<br />

Safe in the Sun<br />

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On behalf of National Pet Month,<br />

Harvey says, “Before giving a home<br />

to a pet, pet owners need to follow<br />

National Pet Month's recommendations<br />

and combine them with the dedication<br />

that vets and nurses provide<br />

in helping us to live a<br />

contented and healthy life.”<br />

Rounding off<br />

with a treat<br />

Copy this page before making your puppets (see next page)<br />

HARVEY’S 'SCRUM<strong>MY</strong><br />

SCRUNCHIES'<br />

Made from easy and convenient ingredients<br />

It’s nice to have a treat<br />

between meals but remember<br />

that treats become part of daily<br />

feeding and meals should be<br />

reduced in order to have a<br />

balanced diet.<br />

National Pet Month Top Ten Tips<br />

for Responsible Pet Ownership<br />

INGREDIENTS:<br />

2½ Cups (625ml) whole-wheat flour<br />

½ Cup powdered skimmed milk<br />

• Think carefully before bringing a pet into your<br />

home, and learn about its special needs.<br />

• Make sure your pet knows how to be well behaved<br />

and friendly.<br />

1 Tablespoon (15ml) honey<br />

¼ Cup (50ml) margarine or butter softened<br />

1 Egg, beaten<br />

2 Tablespoons (30ml) ice water<br />

My vet and me<br />

• Give your pet the food it needs to provide a well<br />

balanced diet.<br />

• A pet must have its own place in your home;<br />

a cosy bed and safe area to play.<br />

• Ask your vet how to protect against disease –<br />

vaccinate, de-worm and de-flea regularly.<br />

• Make sure your pet is properly identified:<br />

Microchipping is the best way to keep them safe<br />

(it's the law).<br />

• Regular grooming is important for healthy skin<br />

and coat condition.<br />

• Clean up after your pet for a healthy environment.<br />

• Prevent unwanted litters of kittens, puppies or<br />

rabbits - they may become homeless.<br />

• Take out pet insurance to cover unexpected vet<br />

fees and legal protection.<br />

cut here for finger puppets on next page<br />

<strong>ME</strong>THOD:<br />

Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C)<br />

In a large mixing bowl combine flour,<br />

powdered skimmed milk and honey.<br />

Blend in margarine or butter with a fork.<br />

Make a well in the flour mixture - gradually stir in<br />

egg and ice water until blended.<br />

Use hands to form a ball.<br />

Divide dough into two balls (it’s easier to work).<br />

Knead each dough ball on a floured surface for<br />

about 2 minutes.<br />

With a rolling pin, roll dough to between 3mm and<br />

5mm thickness.<br />

Cut out to a bone or use any other shape cutter.<br />

Place on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for<br />

30 minutes.<br />

Cool on a rack and store at room temperature.<br />

Please make sure that these biscuits are made<br />

under the supervision of an adult.<br />

My vet and me<br />

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Make your vet and the pets<br />

come to life with finger<br />

puppets to colour and cut<br />

out You will need to stick the tags to fit around your fingers.<br />

If you're stuck<br />

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Harvey would like to express his<br />

gratitude to everyone who has been<br />

kind enough to help make sure that he<br />

did not put any paws wrong in the<br />

preparation of this book.<br />

Alan Robinson (Harvey's very first vet)<br />

and Vicky Gower – Vet Dynamics<br />

Graeme Pack – Purton Veterinary Group –<br />

Harvey's vet for many years<br />

Trustee Organisations – NOAH and PFMA<br />

on behalf of National Pet Month<br />

Daniel Harding – Consultant<br />

...and everyone who has volunteered their<br />

support in helping to fill any gaps<br />

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cut here<br />

Thank you<br />

My vet and me<br />

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