Pets
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition)
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition)
Paperback      ISBN: 1623367557

For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets.

The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life.
Animal Healing: Hands-On Holistic Techniques
Animal Healing
Hands-On Holistic Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0738757772

Use Powerful Natural Techniques to Heal and Communicate with Your Animals

Enhance the health and happiness of your beloved companions with this comprehensive guide to holistic healing and therapy modalities. Animal Healing demystifies vibrational energy and offers detailed information on how you can sense, establish, and attune your awareness to animal energy. You'll learn to activate wellness on all levels and deepen the unbreakable bond with your animal's heart, mind, and soul.

Providing in-depth descriptions and case studies that illustrate the healing modalities, Niki J. Senior sheds light on the true nature of animal health and disease. Through ground-breaking methods and exercises, she helps you use gemstones, crystals, flower essences, and other natural remedies to effectively heal your animal.

Praise:

"As a professional vet, I found this book an enlightening approach to holistic animal health and understand how complementary and veterinary methods can work in synergy."--Bernd Wittorf, MRCVS, veterinarian, Freie Universit t Berlin

" Animal Healing includes] a combination of anecdotes, success stories, personal battles, science, therapies, how-to instruction, and self-care . . . by the time you have finished, your love for your animal, yourself, and for all of life will have reached new vibrations, new connections, and higher energies--you will already be healing your animal before you know it "--Isla Fishburn, PhD, founder of Kachina Canine

Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life
Fit Cat
Tips and 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.

The Mysterious Magickal Cat: Mythology, Folklore, Spirits, and Spells
The Mysterious Magickal Cat
Mythology, Folklore, Spirits, and Spells
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0738757403

If a black cat crosses your path, you will have good luck.--England

If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.--America

The Magick of Claw and Whisker

Very few animals have evoked such extremes in emotions--from admiration to fear--as the feline family. Cats are mysterious, mystical creatures who can do anything from predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to reacting to haunted buildings and following the movement of things you can't see. We are fascinated by cats and their behavior, their regal bearing, and their intelligence, yet we are unnerved by their inscrutable stare and savage natural instincts.

In The Mysterious, Magickal Cat you will discover:

  • The origins of cats, big and small
  • Little-known details about cat anatomy and behavior
  • How to read a cat's verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The cat in ancient history and superstition
  • Feline deities from around the world
  • Sacred breeds and temple lore
  • Felines in folklore, literature, and art
  • Cat spells for healing animals or humans, finding a true love, attracting prosperity, seeking protection, building courage, and more

Gain a complete look at this beguiling creature: from what it means when a cat flicks its tail to how you can use discarded whiskers for magickal spells. Explore the lore of cats big and small, and discover how other cultures have honored cats throughout the ages.

Backyard Chickens: How to Keep Happy Hens
Backyard Chickens
How to Keep Happy Hens
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1743367554

Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy.

The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever: A Step-By-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts
The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever
A Step-By-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts
Paperback      ISBN: 1523501618
Show off your dog And let your dog show off, too

Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should know--fetch, paw shake, roll over--to stunts that will delight your friends and family, from dance routines to flying disc acrobatics. You'll even learn the tricks behind filmmaking with dogs to create your own movie magic and performance showstoppers. And there are benefits far beyond the wow factor. Teaching your dog tricks will not only reveal more of your dog's real personality, including hidden talents, it will also improve your pet's behavior, reinforce socialization, prevent boredom and restlessness, and instill your pet with greater confidence. And dramatically enrich the relationship the two of you already share.
Beloved Dog
Beloved Dog
Paperback      ISBN: 014310988x
Maira Kalman, with wit and great sensitivity, reveals why dogs bring out the best in us

Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss

Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.

Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.

With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."

Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You
Dog Is Love
Why and How Your Dog Loves You
Hardcover      ISBN: 132854396x
"Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love."--Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows

Does your dog love you?
Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs' unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible.

A humane, illuminating book, Dog Is Love is essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a dog--and experienced the wonder of being loved back.
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats (Gifts for Cat Lovers, Funny Cat Books for Cat Lovers)
I Could Pee on This
And Other Poems by Cats (Gifts for Cat Lovers, Funny Cat Books for Cat Lovers)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452110581

Animal lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of funny cats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans. With titles like "Who Is That on Your Lap?," "This Is My Chair," "Kneel Before Me," "Nudge," and "Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs," the poems collected in I Could Pee on This perfectly capture the inner workings of the cat psyche. With photos of the cat authors throughout, this whimsical volume reveals kitties at their wackiest, and most exasperating (but always lovable).

Ideal for that "crazy cat lady" or "cat mom/dad" in your life this collection of poems makes for the perfect cat themed gift for anyone who's obsessed with our feline friends.
Kindness for All Creatures: Buddhist Advice for Compassionate Animal Care
Kindness for All Creatures
Buddhist Advice for Compassionate Animal Care
Paperback      ISBN: 1611806593
A heartfelt guide to compassionate care for animals from a Buddhist perspective, with practical advice for mindfully raising pets and honoring animals.

Are you doing all you can for the well-being of your beloved pet? Is your outlook toward wildlife consistent with your loyalty to cats and dogs? Structured around the Six Perfections of Buddhism, this book explores these questions and more, providing heartfelt guidance on how to apply compassion in action to our relationships with animals. In addition to being a practical resource, it encourages advocacy, challenging us to think more profoundly about caring for the creatures--both domestic and wild--with whom we share our world.