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If you own a pet, you may be wondering if there are better or more ways to care for it. Whether you have a fish, bird, hamster, cat, or dog there is a book for you! The materials listed below will provide step by step suggestions on how to take good care of your furry family member. Happy and healthy pets are a joy for the whole family.

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The Complete Practical Guide to Small Pets & Pet Care : An Essential Family Reference to Keeping Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Birds, Reptiles and Fish by David Alderton

A newly-updated practical guide to pet-keeping, covering all aspects of choosing and caring for small mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and jirds, chinchillas, rats and mice – plus birds, herptiles, invertebrates and fish. Each chapter features the most popular breeds in each species, based on general availability and suitability.

Hospice Tails : The Animal Companions Who Journey with Hospice Patients and Their Families by Debra Stang

In these pages you will meet King, an abused pit bull fiercely loyal to his rescuer, Fizzle, a teacup poodle who guarded his human in death as well as life, Io and Oi, two cats who facilitated a beautiful conversation between their owners, and Lightning, a horse who helped a widower find the strength to go on.

National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and happiness : The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care by Gary Weitzman

Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Small Pets and Petcare : Essential Family Reference Guide to Keeping the Most Popular Pet Species and Breeds, with 800 Photographs by David Alderton

Presents practical advice on caring for a small pet, covering such topics as housing, feeding, handling, showing, and healthcare for a variety of mammals, caged and aviary birds, invertebrates, herptiles, and fish.

Energy Wellness for Your Pet : A Subtle Energy Companion for Better bonding, health, and happiness by Cyndi Dale

Improve your pet’s emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being–and strengthen the bond between the two of you in the process–using vibrational medicine and energy techniques. Bestselling author Cyndi Dale’s remarkable guide covers the chakras and subtle energy system for a variety of animals, from mammals to invertebrates. You’ll explore the foundational energetics of common problems and learn how to assist your pet, no matter what the issue.

Alternative Treatments for Animals : A Guide to Naturally Healing Cats, Dogs, Horses, and More For Owners and Caregivers by Lisa Preston

In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, modern pet owners are now offered a wide range of alternative treatments for their animals such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or feng shui. This authoritative guide, illuminated by case histories and personal experiences, will help pet owners and caregivers understand and select from a wealth of options.

The Complete Practical Guide to Small Pets & Pet Care : An Essential Family Reference to Keeping Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Birds, Reptiles and Fish by David Alderton

A newly-updated practical guide to pet-keeping, covering all aspects of choosing and caring for small mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and jirds, chinchillas, rats and mice – plus birds, herptiles, invertebrates and fish. Each chapter features the most popular breeds in each species, based on general availability and suitability. Find out how to choose the best pet for your lifestyle plus practical tips on buying a pet; housing and exercise; foods for a balanced diet; pet health and what to do when your pet is sick.

emergency animal stories

Emergency Animal Rescue Stories : The True Stories About People Dedicated to Saving Animals From Disasters by Terri Crisp

The wrath of nature in the form of fire, flood, hurricane, or earthquake takes an enormous toll on animals as well as people. But, while there has long been help to save humans, there wasn’t anyone who focused on helping the animals. This is why EARS—Emergency Animal Rescue Service—came into being. Inside are the real-life stories of EARS volunteers, and how their efforts have saved countless animals from certain death.

Almost Perfect Pets : A Proactive Guide to Selection, Health Care and Pet Parenting by Lowell J. Ackerman

This handbook is a complete guide to dog and cat care aimed at pet owners wishing to raise healthy, happy, unique pets and to foster a lasting, loving relationship with their four-legged friends. 

Can I Keep It? : Small Pets Guide : 39 Cool, Easy-to-Care-for Insects, Reptiles, Mammals, Amphibians, and More by Tanguy

The author presents 39 pets, many of them considered “exotic,” and discusses what makes these pets unique, where they come from, and how to care for them, including proper habitat and feeding. 

Dog Grooming for Beginners : Simple Techniques for Washing, Trimming, Cleaning & Clipping All Breeds of Dogs by Jorge Bendersky

From haircuts to shampoos to brushing your dog’s teeth, this affordable edition, adapted from DIY Dog Grooming, from Puppy Cuts to Best in show teaches you the essential skills to make your dog look like they have been professionally groomed.

Dog Care for Puppies : A Guide to Feeding, Playing, Grooming, and Behavior by Vanessa Charbonneau

Dog Care for Puppies provides guidance on feeding your puppy a balanced diet, introducing them to new experiences, and teaching them how to socialize with kids and other furry friends. Take a look at popular toys and treats and learn the ins and outs of dog park etiquette. Dog Care for Puppies also offers basic training tips and grooming advice to keep your puppy’s hygiene in tip-top shape.

Living With Your Dog: Basic Training  (DVD)

Features the Volhard Method, a patented method to help educate owners to help their pets live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Topics include Sit; Stand; Down; The Recall Game; Puppy Development; The Long Down; Jumping Up; Grooming; and more.

Cats by Gina Spadafori

Everything you need to take care of your feline friend Cats are the purrfect pets: they’re relatively easy to care for, a blast to play with, and sure to win the heart of every member of your family with their loving nature– and sometimes sassy demeanor! Cats For Dummies gives you expert insight into everything from cat behavior to what makes each type of feline unique. With this easy-to-understand guide, you’ll be able to tackle those tough cat-astrophes from dealing with problem behaviors like scratching the furniture and missing the litter box– all while learning to understand what your cat is trying to tell you.

total cat mojo

Total Cat Mojo : The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat by Jackson Galaxy

This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats–whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.

The Handbook for a Happy Cat : Speak Their Language, Decode Their Quirks, and Meet Their Needs-So They’ll Love You Back! by Liesbeth Puts

The Handbook for a Happy Cat takes us inside the feline mind to decode what our cats really want in life and how they try to tell us. Certified behaviorist Liesbeth Puts traces every feline mystery to cats’ natural behavior and needs. A happy cat is a cat who can be herself! 120 color photographs.

The Everything Pet Rabbit Handbook : Your Ultimate Guide to Pet Rabbit Ownership, Training and Care by Sarah Martin 

Thinking about buying a pet rabbit? Want to learn how to raise a healthy and happy bunny? Written specifically for the pet rabbit owner , this book is your 1st step towards caring for and understanding your bunny. Make sure you can handle the responsibilities that come with pet rabbit care! Full of facts that every bunny parent should know, if your rabbit could talk they would ask you to read this book.

Horses for Dummies by Pavia Audrey

 If you’re just getting into the world of horses, there’s a lot to learn! Horses For Dummies gets beginning-level riders and aspiring first-time horse owners up to speed on all things equine! From selecting the right horse for you to feeding, grooming, and handling a horse, this book covers it all! Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding–as well as new information on various equine conditions–this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy and take your riding skills to the next level.

The Complete Practical Guide to Caged & Aviary Birds : How to Keep Pet Birds, With Expert Advice on Buying, Housing, Feeding, Handling, Breeding and Exhibiting by David Alderton 

 This is an essential reference manual for bird-keepers of all levels – from the novice looking to keep a single pet bird indoors to the seasoned breeder wishing to extend an existing aviary collection. A close look at more than 250 examples provides a fascinating insight into the coloration, characteristics, weaknesses and breeding habits of each of the major groups: waxbills, weavers, wydahs, canaries and related finches, quails and pheasants, softbills, Australian parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, lories and lorikeets, parrots, doves and pigeons. The book provides all the bird husbandry information needed for bird-keepers everywhere.

The Intermediate Guide to Raising Chickens : How to Expand and Maintain a Happy Backyard Flock by Amber Bradshaw

“Now that you’ve been raising chickens for a while and know that you’re in it for the long haul, you’ll need specific guidance designed for the second year and beyond. The Intermediate Guide to Raising Chickens offers comprehensive information, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams to help your established backyard flock thrive and grow for years to come. Learn the best ways to keep your chickens happy and healthy, from enriching their environment to treating common ailments and ensuring proper nutrition.

Parrots for Dummies by Nikki Moustaki

Includes material on parrot purchasing and adopting, housing, supplies and accessories, parrot-proofing a house, care, nutrition, grooming, health, behavior, taming, training, breeding, showing, and travel.

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