Be the Pack Leader
Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 0307381676
A dog behavior expert demonstrates the skills one needs to become the family pack leader to help a dog live a balanced, fulfilled life, bringing together practical tips and techniques with real-life success stories.
Animals Make Us Human
Creating the Best Life for Animals
Paperback ISBN: 0547248237
Drawing on the latest scientific research and her own work with animals, the author of Animals in Translation discusses the core emotional needs of animals of all kinds and how to fulfill them, challenging common myths about animal emotions, mental stimulation and emotional well-being. Reprint.
Tips & Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1770855033
Household cats are happy to lie about, preferably in a sunny spot, their only effort a trip to the food bowl or litter box. It is up to their humans to keep them healthy, physically active and mentally engaged. Fit Cat provides cat owners with a road map to the best care they can give their feline companions. In 14 chapters, the book covers every part of a cat's life. There is information seldom covered in cat books -- such as budgeting, staying in hotels, assessing health at home and reducing anxiety -- and also includes problem solving and more than a dozen games that will engage even the laziest of cats. Topics include: - How Healthy is Your Cat? - veterinarian, medications - Knowing Your Cat - feline emotions, popular breeds, what gestures and meows reveal - Grooming and Hygiene - hair, nails, teeth and gums - Food and Nutrition - portion size, foods, treats, weight - Behavior Issues - tackling problem behaviors like attacking ankles and waking you up - Basic and Advanced Tricks - training command, cat psychology - The Indoor Life - scratching posts, beds, play - Litter Training - litter boxes, cleaning, solving problems like going outside the box - Travel - airplanes, boats, hotels, anxiety, kitty-proofing a hotel room - Pet First Aid - emergencies, CPR, first aid kit, bleeding, bee stings, burns - Socializing - cat to cat, cat to dog, cat to people, cat to spouse/mate/guest, cats and birds - Budgeting - how to lower expenses, what never to cut out, homemade toys, pet insurance - The Early Years - kitten care - The Senior Years - tips, pet-proof the house, dementia, euthanasia, adopting a senior cat, feline trivia. There are at least 74 million and as many as 96 million pet cats in America alone. More than 2.7 million people "like" cats on Facebook. For millions of cat lovers who want only to give their pets a long, happy and healthy life.Fit Cat has the expert advice and guidance to do just that.
Our Dogs, Ourselves
The Story of a Singular Bond
Hardcover ISBN: 1501175009
The best-selling author of Inside of a Dog examines the complex interspecies pairing that has bonded humans and dogs, tracing the contradictions, from breeding to abandonment, that mark present-day human-canine relationships. 150,000 first printing. Illustrations. Tour.
Being a Dog
The World from Your Dog's Point of View
Paperback ISBN: 1770858210
Dogs and humans have lived together for more than 30,000 years, becoming closer and more interdependent over time. Today, there are dogs in almost 50 percent of American households. This book is not about anthropomorphizing dogs. They are not human. But science is confirming what dog people have always known. Uniquely written from a dog's perspective, Being a Dog is the most authoritative and current book about dog behavior and cognition. It combines the latest scientific research with enlightening illustrations to give a unique insight into a dog's world. What does it feel like to be a dog? How does a dog view other dogs, other animals, humans? How does a dog see itself? What makes a dog happy or excited, scared or angry? Some of the exciting discoveries in the book are: - dogs make use of the "lovers' hormone," Oxytocin - dogs love us and see us as their family - dogs rely on humans for affection, protection and everything else - dogs are the only non-primate animal to look people in the eyes; in fact, they seek out eye contact - dogs are hopelessly devoted to humans, prioritizing the scent of humans over anything else - dogs and humans process emotionally laden vocal sounds similarly - dogs are physically wired to pick up on humans' subtle mood changes - dogs do not have a sense of self-awareness - dogs do not see the world in black-and-white but actually most have red-green color blindness - dogs are very nearsighted compared to humans. Dog owners are always ready to read about their canine companions. They are so passionate about their pets that they are compelled to believe they know what their dog thinks or feels. Are they right? Being a Dog: The World From Your Dog's Point of View has the answer.
Running With Sherman
The Donkey With the Heart of a Hero
Hardcover ISBN: 1524732362
When the author decides to train his rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, he calls upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members and a group of female long-haul truckers, showing us the life-changing power of animals, nature and community. Illustrations.
Land of the Rising Cat
Japan's Feline Fascination
Paperback ISBN: 3791384945
Read this book if you want to find out just how crazy Japan is about cats. In a country with millions of cat owners, it's not unusual to find felines in coffee shops, hotel lobbies, and museums; being taken for stroller rides; or even serving as train stationmasters. But how did this cat mania start? Why does it continue to grow? And--are there really Buddhist funeral services for cats? In this lively, tip-to-tail cat compendium, Japanese culture maven Manami Okazaki shares the weird and wonderful realities of Japan's cat shrines, temples, and festivals; interviews toy artisans, fashion designers, and even an architect; and looks at cat-centric social media, manga, and mascots. From ubiquitous manekineko dolls and Doraemon collectibles to Maro, a cosplaying Internet celebrity, every aspect of Japan's ongoing love affair with cats springs to life. Accompanied by fun and adorable photographs, this pop culture book is the purrrfect addition to any cat-lover's coffee table.