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As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-­changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car. Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us. With, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality. Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand. Insightful and eloquent, offers an intimate journey into the lives of our . . .

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Part travelogue, part valentine to a beloved pet, chronicles writer Michael Konik’s magical six-­week journey through Europe with his dog, Ella. An homage to the friend who has “licked away my tears when I’m sad, hopped on her hind legs when I’m happy, and snuggled me when I’m lonely,­” here is the story of a bond unlike any other–and an extraordinary dog who stole her way into one man’s heart. Los Angeles writer Michael Konik had always shared his life with dogs. But Ella, a gentle Lab mix, was something special. From the moment Konik laid eyes on Ella, he knew: This dog was meant to be his. An enchantress who charmed all who met her, Ella Guinevere Konik had a truly unique gift–and soon Konik found a way for Ella to share that gift, signing her up for a program that brings dogs into hospitals, nursing homes, and children’s shelters. When Ella turned ten, Konik wanted to thank the “best friend” whose unconditional love had transformed his life–and given comfort and joy to others . . .

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A step-­by-­step guide to setting up your first mini-­reef tank, including important water parameters, filtration, invertebrate compatibility, acceptable fish, and much more.

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A comprehensive and critical guide to understanding the range of alternative and supplementary treatments for animals. In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, a wide range of alternative approaches to are becoming more main stream. Natural Healing for Cats, Dogs, Horses and Other Animals will help pet owners and caretakers understand their options. The author provides valuable advice and shows how to select a practitioner and to determine whether more than one alternative therapy is appropriate. We all want to give our pets the happiest, healthiest life possiblehere is a book that shows the way!

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PEOPLE LOVE THEIR PETS. SOME PEOPLE LOVE THEIR PETS A LITTLE TOO MUCH. Who could blame Mr. Whiskers for trying to high-­dive from a penthouse window or Fluffy for crawling into a washing machine? After being dressed up for Halloween, married off in elaborate weddings, toted everywhere in baby backpacks, or just plain coddled within an inch of their sanity by obsessively doting owners, these pets are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Or worse. They’d call the suicide hotline–but they don’t have fingers.

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Celebrating the most friendly, talented, and affectionate dog on the planet, the Golden Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-­to-­date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-­informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-­to-­read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-­friendly and entertaining. Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-­proofing the home; house-­training; veterinary and home . . .

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In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, a wide range of alternative approaches to are becoming more main stream. will help pet owners and caretakers understand their options. The author provides valuable advice and shows how to select a practitioner and to determine whether more than one alternative therapy is appropriate. We all want to give our pets the happiest, healthiest life possible-­here is a book that shows the way!

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You Want The Best For Your Pets After the massive commercial pet food recall in 2007, you're probably concerned about why to feed your dog or cat. The Natural Pet Food Cookbook: Healthful Recipes For Dogs And Cats gives you great ways to supplement your pet's primary diet with nutritious meals that you prepare; that way, you're sure your dog or cat gets healthy variety. With nn emphasis on natural ingredients and lots of colorful, fun illustrations, this cookbook gives you: * More than 50 vet-­approved, pet-­tested recipes, ranging from basic kibble to casseroles to stews * Tips on cooking techniques, food selection, and more * Info on storing and freezing your homemade pet foods * Details about the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats * Warnings about potentially harmful foods

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The Yorkshire Terrier is a fun, spunky breed. This book includes practical grooming advice as well as the latest positive training instructions for housetraining your Yorkie. This family-­friendly, comprehensive guide to superior pet care features newly written text from an animal expert on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.

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The Comprehensive Owners Guide series is the most inclusive breed series ever published - the only one to present a guide to every AKC-­recognized breed. Each edition covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please fans of even the rarest of breeds.

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Books for genre Pets