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An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life"Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read." —Cheryl StrayedAt twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home.Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression.
Just when it seemed pets couldn’t get any more adorable, we discovered Tiny Cat. Direct from Japan, this is the sweetest—and smallest—pet around. It is size of a macaron, and its mischievous adventures in a full-size world are chronicled in the pages of this ebook. Animal lovers of any size will enjoy following along as Tiny Cat encounters everyday objects like a strawberry, a ball of yarn, a rubber ducky, and more. The resulting cuteness knows no limits!
Deafness in pets is a very common problem and is increasingly being presented to veterinarians, as owners and breeders become more aware and concerned about such issues. This book provides complete coverage of the subject describing the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, types of deafness, testing for deafness, methods of amelioration and management, behavior of deaf animals, and other issues associated with living and dealing with deaf pets.
The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourselfDid you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That′s just one of the valuable tips you′ll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike.This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining.
For almost twenty years, “Horses” has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses.
Now “Horses” is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners.
delightful and colorful high-fashion romp featuring Toast, the world’s first supermodel dog.She’s graced the pages of the New York Times and Us Weekly, and has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show. She’s starred in designer Karen Walker’s advertising campaign, and pens her own weekly column in People Magazine: Pets. Her jet-setting friends include Karlie Kloss, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Lynch, and, of course, her Internet celebrity dad, The Fat Jew. She has hundreds of thousands of fans following her every move on Instagram.
Natural healing for pets has emerged into the mainstream—veterinarians across the nation are now providing acupuncture, chiropractic, and other alternative methods. With Energy Healing for Animals, acclaimed animal communicator Joan Ranquet offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to enhance their pet’s health, longevity, and quality of life—and deepen their bond with a beloved companion. “Animals are so receptive to healing energy,” explains Joan, “that they’re often easier to work with than our fellow humans.
It is the story of someone that did not know his destiny, but followed it with unfaltering step, bound to his human companion, not by vows or paper, but in the name of the trust that was the best part of his nature. It is a story of the one that taught her to love, even as he occasionally barfed on the carpet. It is the story of rambunctious trespasses and the loving trust that bound a lonely road warrior and a dog together in unspoken understanding. It is the tale of a black Lab named Barkley. It begins in the 1960’s as the author is growing up–-dogs becoming part of the family.
Featuring more than 100 photos and quotes from cats in America’s most glamorous city, Felines of New York exposes the furry underbelly of New York City’s most glamorous, self-important residents.Where the humans of New York are accomplished, interesting, thoughtful, creative, and even sometimes tragic figures, the cats are simply cats. They do not stand in line for brunch, or have season tickets to the Met, or go indoor-rock climbing in Brooklyn. They do not shop at thrift stores or nibble finger sandwiches at the Russian Tea Room.
Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 simple recipes for safe, effective bug repellents you can make at home from all-natural ingredients. For protection from mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects, there are sprays, balms, body oils, and tinctures, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to floral, lemon, vanilla, and woodsy spice. There are also recipes for pets, such as herbal shampoo, bedding formulas, and flea-and-tick collars and powders.
In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, show cat guardians everywhere how to use home design tricks to address everyday cat care issues. Does your feline friend like to pee everywhere but in his or her litter box? Does your kitty have a thing for your furniture that has left your beloved couch in tatters? Catify to Satisfy will show you how simple DIY design projects and hacks can help bring harmony back into your home.
A must for dog owners, or those thinking of buying a dog. Dr Hugh Wirth, President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is one of Australia’s most well-known and respected animal advocates. In this book, Dr Wirth provides caring and sensible advice – on different breeds, behaviour traits and problems, being ‘boss’ dog, exercise and training, feeding, grooming and disease prevention. If dog owners can meet their dog’s requirements and give firm leadership, the dog will respond – with constant loyalty, companionship and joy.
There are many wonderful aspects about the horse business but there are also many negatives in the industry such as inbreeding, over-breeding, oversupply, operations on young foals which are not required to be divulged, bribing at auctions and most importantly, the complete lack of uniformity on numerous issues. Specifically, the permissive medication policies that vary from state to state and the catastrophic results that this medication is wreaking upon the industry. A carefully crafted charter, or other vehicle, for a federal racing association (representing horse owners) is urgently needed to ensure better treatment for horses and enhance the revenues for both the tracks and the horse and improve the integrity and safety of the sport.
A lavishly illustrated reference covering all aspects of keeping fish, the Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish is the first book on the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds.The book contains a directory of over 800 of the most popular fish-freshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropical-showing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabit with, how big they grow, and much more.
How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as “man’s best friend,” but what actually drives the things they do? What is going on in their fur-covered heads as they look at us with their big, expressive eyes? Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein know something about these questions, and with How Dogs Work, they’re ready to share; this is their guide to understanding your dog and its behavior. Approaching dogs as a biological species rather than just as pets, Coppinger and Feinstein accessibly synthesize decades of research and field experiments to explain the evolutionary foundations underlying dog behaviors.
Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life celebrates the deep bond between humans and animals. Set in a veterinary practice, the book chronicles Kris’ triumphs and trials as a young woman owning her first animal hospital.Experience each day as Kris did, from the joy of saving a dog’s leg to the agony of euthanizing a long-term patient. Marvel at what it took to untangle a snake stuck in a doorway, scaring the society ladies in the waiting room. Through it all, embrace the unconditional love that exists when we open ourselves to the wonders of the human-animal bond.
Why do dogs and their woners, both social animals, often have problems? As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Milani found that many owners fail to understand the meaning of dogs’ behavioral displays. By mistaking territoriality for spite, dominant behavior for love, and making other false interpretations, owners often respond inappropriately. Many owners also fail to grasp how their own emotions and body language affect their relationships with their pets. Here, based on fascinating case histories form her own practice, Dr.
Praise for the 1st Edition of Dog-Friendly Dog Training:"I’m a dog fanatic, read everything I can find on dog behavior, and this book is terrific . . . the methods are clearly spelled out-how to do them, why they work, how they make the doggie-human bond a more loving one."-Amy Tan author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, and Saving Fish from Drowning"… [Arden’s] approach is humane, user-friendly, dog-friendly, and guaranteed to produce the desired results. A must-read for owners.&
Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.
This title features 96 pages of casy-to-read, highly informative text covering such topics as History and Ecology, Housing, Feeding, Health, Choosing Stock, Exhibiting and all current recognised Australian Colour Varieties on these internationally popular endemic birds. Full colour throughout, this book is a must for any Zebra Finch enthusiast.
Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits.
Are you curious about using alternative health care for your dog, but not sure where to start? Let herbalist Kathleen Green be your guide! In 10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs, Brown identifies 10 of the safest and most versatile herbs to use with dogs. You’ll find everything you need to know to prepare herbal remedies at home and administer them to your dog, including how to calculate the proper dosage. You’ll also find a wide array of herbal remedies designed for everything from soothing hot spots to relieving bowel problems to healing cuts and scrapes.
This book is a celebration of all things cat and kitten, feline and furry (not excluding of course, those lovable hairless breeds). Within these pages you’ll find advice, anecdotes, and even a bit of playful purring. We may never be able to fully understand these wonderful creatures, but maybe we can satisfy a bit of your own cat curiosity.
Think functional to solve your dog s reactivity issuesBehavior Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed by author Grisha Stewart to rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. BAT looks at the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing and helps dogs learn socially acceptable behaviors that serve that same function. In a nutshell, BAT builds confidence by giving dogs a chance to learn to control their environment through peaceful means. That makes BAT very empowering to your dog or puppy, in a good way.
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