Alfred Sewell started writing medical articles before he turned to books. In 1891, he wrote the first ever article on ear disease in the dog, published in The Veterinary Journal

His first book for the general public, published in 1897, was a complete revision of Edward Mayhew’s Dogs: Their Management, which had been first published in 1854. 

In 1906, the first edition of his best selling book, The Dog’s Medical Dictionary was published. Revisions of Sewell’s The Dog’s Medical Dictionary, including one co-authored with his partner Frederick Cousens in 1932, were in print for over 50 years!

Louis Sewell, Alfred’s son, published the first book for the public on Canine Distemper.

Bruce Fogle, one of Elizabeth Street’s present veterinary partners continued the Elizabeth Street tradition of writing books for pet owners. His books including The Encyclopedia of the Dog, The Encyclopedia of the Cat and The Dog’s Mindhave been translated into 38 languages.

Books by A Sewell

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