Hamsters are the most popular rodents kept as pets. Hamsters For Dummies helps those owners who have little or no experience caring for this small mammal. This book covers selecting a healthy hamster, health care and nutrition, and housing and supplies. Readers will also find information on training and playing with hamsters.
This book can teach you how to make a real difference in your pet's happiness and well-being through hands-on energy healing. Energy healing is a non-invasive, complementary, yet very effective therapy that can be used to improve your pet's health and behavior. Practitioner Margrit Coates provides practical advice on when, where, and how to use hands-on healing; whether you're caring for a dog or cat, rabbit or gerbil, bird, or reptile. Hands-On Healing for Pets also includes sections on other alternative treatments, including crystals, massage, and flower remedies, as well as fascinating case studies.
From the New York Times bestselling authors and loving owners of Esther the Wonder Pig, comes a memoir about their new life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, which is anything but boring.
Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after...
Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer--especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city--can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell.
Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.
Move over, cats and dogs, there's a new animal in town Behold: the goat. Happy Little Goats features photos of adorable goats living the good life and getting into trouble on a beautiful farm. Too cute to blame for eating all the oranges off the tree or climbing onto the roof, these endearing creatures will show you what a carefree life really looks like. With hilariously clueless captions from the cutest goats you've ever seen, this book will melt your heart, give you a good chuckle, and maybe even make you want a pet goat of your own.
Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely "prescribing" pets for their patients.
The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side.
Examines the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle-related causes of cancer in pets and how to safeguard their well-being- Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals - Includes health care information on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs - The first consumer-oriented book to assess conventional and alternative treatment options Keeping their pets healthy and happy is the number one priority of pet owners. Having lost four animal companions to cancer, author Deborah Straw became frustrated by the lack of information about what was causing the disease and wanted to know what she could do to treat and prevent it. This thorough and comprehensive guide is the result of her search for answers. It provides readers with the knowledge of how to ward off the unforeseen causes of cancer and protect the safety and health of their pets. Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals. This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the environmental, dietary, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and the preventive measures that can be taken against this disease. Readers whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the full spectrum of both conventional and alternative treatments presented in this book--from chemotherapy and laser surgery to herbal therapy, acupuncture, and touch therapy. In addition, readers will find guidance about caring for a sick pet and grieving his or her loss should the pet die. Full of information, options, and support, this is an essential resource for protecting pets.
The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs.Hermit crabs are social creatures, so most owners have several. They're easy to care for and fascinating to watch as they grow, molt, climb, dig, burrow, and crawl. They ""adopt"" shells that they carry on their back like a mobile home With colorful photos and helpful tips, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to get started, including:
* Choosing your hermit crabs
* Setting up an interesting crabitat with a warm, humid environment
* Essential equipment and supplies
* Handling, feeding, and misting your hermit crabs
* Providing extra shells so your critters can change shell ""housing"" as they grow Discover intriguing ways to have fun with hermit crabs. They're truly low cost, low maintenance, captivating pets.
Most people understand homeopathy as a treatment for people, but as this book shows, our four-legged friends can benefit from it as well. First published in 1999, Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs quickly became a bestseller and an important resource for anyone looking for a more organic approach to caring for their cats and dogs. Using accessible language, author Don Hamilton gives readers an authoritative overview of animal homeopathy, covering history, treatment principles, homeopathic disease theory, and simple methods for using homeopathic remedies.Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs offers expert guidance on home care and diet, how to obtain the information needed to choose a homeopathic remedy, how to dose remedies, how to choose the potency, and when to repeat remedies if necessary. The book lists organ systems by chapter, providing concise descriptions of symptoms, including how to evaluate patients' illnesses and when to seek veterinary care. Remedy and supplement suggestions follow disease descriptions. Each section contains the principal remedies needed for treatment. The book ends with a materia medica, which gives more comprehensive remedy information for each medicine listed in the book. This updated edition contains a new chapter on the human-animal relationship, timely information on vaccines, as well as new remedy information in every chapter.