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Love Is the Best Medicine (USED)

Love Is the Best Medicine (USED)

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A book guaranteed to touch anyone who has ever had a beloved pet...

From instant New York Times bestseller, Dr. Nick Trout comes another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine--the story of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love.

Helen is an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in. But just as Helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis. All Ben and Eileen want is for Helen to beat the odds and survive for one more summer so that she can have one chance to swim in the ocean on the family's annual trip to Prince Edward Island. In short, they want a miracle.

Meanwhile, fourteen-month-old miniature pinscher Cleo keeps breaking one leg after another which devastates her poor owner, Sandi. While Cleo is visiting Sandi's daughter, Sonja, in Bermuda, she succumbs to yet another fracture. Distraught that the injury happened on her watch, Sonja makes a plan to fly Cleo to Boston to get the specialist care she needs before Sandi even finds out. Enter Dr. Trout who presides over what should be a fairly routine surgery. What happens next forever links two families, their dogs and a beloved veterinarian and teaches them all a lesson about grace that resonates to this day.

Love is the Best Medicine
immerses you in the true life drama of beloved pets whose lives hang in the balance. Every page underscores the profound bond we have with the animals in our lives and the incredible responsibility Nick carries as their healer. Certainly Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposable, but his most important tool (as he persuasively illustrates here) is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, humility, and grace.

Wry, charming, and intensely affecting, Love is the Best Medicine is a one of a kind story only the winsome Dr. Trout could deliver and is destined to become a favorite for animal lovers.

Making Rounds With Oscar; The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (USED)

Making Rounds With Oscar; The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (USED)

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A remarkable cat. A special gift. A life-changing journey.

They thought he was just a cat. When Oscar arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island he was a cute little guy with attitude. He loved to stretch out in a puddle of sunlight and chase his tail until he was dizzy. Occasionally he consented to a scratch behind the ears, but only when it suited him. In other words, he was a typical cat. Or so it seemed. It wasn't long before Oscar had created something of a stir. Apparently, this ordinary cat possesses an extraordinary gift: he knows instinctively when the end of life is near. Oscar is a welcome distraction for the residents of Steere House, many of whom are living with Alzheimer's. But he never spends much time with them -- until they are in their last hours. Then, as if this were his job, Oscar strides purposely into a patient's room, curls up on the bed, and begins his vigil. Oscar provides comfort and companionship when people need him most. And his presence lets caregivers and loved ones know that it's time to say good-bye. Oscar's gift is a tender mercy. He teaches by example: embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from. Making Rounds with Oscar is the story of an unusual cat, the patients he serves, their caregivers, and of one doctor who learned how to listen. Heartfelt, inspiring, and full of humor and pathos, this book allows readers to take a walk into a world rarely seen from the outside, a world we often misunderstand.

Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love (USED)

Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love (USED)

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People magazine calls Marcus of Umbria charming; Marley & Me author John Grogan proclaims that Justine van der Leun is blessed with the elusive gift of storytelling; Like Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen calls the book warm, comic, and beautifully descriptive. I devoured this compassionate and sharply funny book in one sitting.

Readers will delight in this tale of an urbanite who leaves her magazine job to move to Collelungo,
Italy, population: 200. There, in the ancient city center of a historic Umbrian village, she sets up house
with the enticing local gardener she met on vacation only weeks earlier. This impulsive decision launches an eye-opening series of misadventures when village life and romance turn out to be radically different from what she had imagined.

Love lost with the gardener is found instead with Marcus, an abandoned English pointer that she
rescues. With Marcus by her side, Justine discovers the bliss and hardship of living in the countryside:
herding sheep, tending to wild horses, picking olives with her adopted Italian family, and trying her best to learn the regional dialect. The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways.

Miniature Pinschers (USED)

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Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (USED)

Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (USED)

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Spanning several decades and three continents, "Modoc" is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. "Modoc" is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.
Natural Pet Cures (USED)

Natural Pet Cures (USED)

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Presents specialized information on easy-to-prepare homeopathic treatments for dogs and cats using herbs and other natural ingredients.
Oh My dog

Oh My dog

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Calling the toughest canine questions!

Owning a dog is one of life's great joys, but sometimes the challenges it brings can make even the most devoted dog lovers panic, throw up their hands, or feel completely overwhelmed. Before you get to the end of your leash, turn to this friendly and relatable reference that's the next best thing to talking to a dog-owning friend who's seen it all.

In Oh My Dog, animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern has compiled tips and invaluable advice from experts--and from her own experience as dogowner--to sooth concerns, answer questions big and small, and help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. From the moment you even consider getting a dog, to caring for your old friend when his puppy years are far behind him, Oh My Dog covers every angle of dog ownership, including:

- Which breeds would be good match for me?

- What do I look for in a vet?

- How do I make sure our first night together is as stress-free as possible?

- What activities will help me bond with my dog?

- Is my dog showing sign of illness?

- What should I know before I head to a doggie day care or park?

- How do I read pet food labels?

- What should I do in an emergency?

Choc full of informative side bars, questionnaires, to-do lists, and much, much more, Oh My Dog is the answer-filled field guide for anybody who owns a dog or is considering getting one.

Beth Ostrosky Stern

Pet Crafts (USED)

Pet Crafts (USED)

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Divided into four sections, this title's 25 projects include: dog and cat toys (cat dancers, squeaky sock snake); pet accessories (paw wipes, collar tags, cat pillows); crafts for kids (notecards, cat and dog costumes and bracelets); and pet celebrations (birthday cards, Christmas ornaments).
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Pet Miracles (USED)

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A pet provides so much more to its owner than just companionship. This collection of miraculous stories showcases the special and often dramatic role any pet, no matter how small and unusual, can play in transforming an animal lover's life.
Pet Prayers and Blessings

Pet Prayers and Blessings

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A collection of blessings that addresses the spiritual needs of modern-day pet owners. In encompassing elements from many cultures, faiths and traditions, it includes healing prayers, ceremonies for special occasions (such as the arrival of a new pet), and blessings for a long and happy life with your animal companion.

Pet Tails

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Puggle (USED)

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Puppy Love: True Stories of Doggie Devotion (USED)

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Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love

Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up an entire room. From Minnie's arrival at home in San Francisco to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives, and how they become part of the family, making indelible memories.

We meet Steel's childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the basset hound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer; Sweet Pea--unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband--and all those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines, and one potbellied pig. As she reflects on the beloved pets who have brought joy, and sometimes chaos, to her home through the years, Steel also shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household, the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, the losses we feel forever.

Filled with colorful characters (human and otherwise), delightful photographs, practical wisdom drawn from long experience, and brimming with warmth and insight on every page, Pure Joy is a love letter to this special relationship--and one of the most charming books yet from the incomparable Danielle Steel.

Praise for Pure Joy

"The mega-selling [Danielle Steel] shares happy memories of her numerous dogs. . . . Steel brings readers into her life, recounting delightful moments with her many dogs, the dogs her children have owned, and her newest friend, Minnie, her tiny Chihuahua. . . . Plainly told with honesty and affection, these stories are an affirmation of the timeless connection between humans and their canine companions."--Kirkus Reviews

"Steel doesn't just love to write blockbusters; she loves dogs. Here's her valentine to all the dogs she's raised (looking to be mostly of the small sort), with lots of black-and-white photos throughout. A heady commercial combo."--Library Journal

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me (USED)

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me (USED)

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A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Indie Bestseller!

Playful spaniels completely covered with snow--"There's no such thing as 'bad' weather." Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other-- "Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who's headfirst in her bowl--"Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER."

Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what's important, like love: "Be there when others need you." Compassion: "Even the smallest act of kindness matters." Perseverance: "Keep going until you find your way home." A healthy sense of self: "Make it squeak until someone pays attention." Living in the present moment: "Scratch where it itches, when it itches." And that happiness is a choice: "Leap higher than you have to."

Riding Between the Worlds (USED)

Riding Between the Worlds (USED)

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In 'Riding Between the Worlds', author and horse trainer Linda Kohanov continues sharing the story of her journey of healing and transformation and further develops the ideas introduced in her powerful book 'The Tao of Equus'. This book concentrates on the extraordinary stories that support this view.
Rottweilers; A Complete Pet Owners Manual (USED)

Rottweilers; A Complete Pet Owners Manual (USED)

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Traces the history of the breed, and includes information on training, care requirements, and common health concerns.

Siberian Huskies (USED)

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Straight from the Horse's Mouth (USED)

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A preeminent animal communicator shares the compelling stories of her most stunning sessions with animals and reveals how everyone can enter the realm of Dr. Doolittle.
Street dogs

Street dogs

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90 irresistible, soulful portraits and outdoor photographs of street dogs feature in this book, taken by a woman who has witnessed and assisted in the rescue of many of them. There are also mini-biographies of many of the dogs, with details of their rescue amd journey to new homes.

The Cat Psychologist; Understanding Your Cat (USED)

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The Complete Book of Horse Care (USED)

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This comprehensive, large-format guide addresses such topics as daily and periodic care, feeding, grooming, exercise, shoeing, and the most common and easily recognized illnesses, detailing their signs, symptoms, and treatments.
The Guide to Owning a Boston Terrier (USED)

The Guide to Owning a Boston Terrier (USED)

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The Official Book of the Irish Setter (USED)

The Official Book of the Irish Setter (USED)

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Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat Not a Sour Puss (USED)

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Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training (USED)

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Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. Unlike other dog training books that focus on basic advice, this innovative guide offers the average dog owner a plethora of interesting and helpful factoids previously known only by the professional dog trainers who developed them. From everyday problem solvers to cool ideas and time savers, these expert trainers share their favorite positive training methods to help all dog owners become more successful pet parents. The book is organized from A to Z for easy browsing and covers a wide range of care and training tips, from common commands to training equipment, feeding, health, socialization, body language, rewards, house manners, and problem behaviors.

Train Your Dog Right: Basic Obedience, Skill Building & Problem Solving (USED)

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Tribe of Tiger (USED)

Tribe of Tiger (USED)

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ow takes readers on an extraordinary journey into the world of cats. Thomas enjoys the complexity and subtlety of feline society and rejects many of the oversimplifications that have become 'popular knowledge' concerning cats.--Desmond Morris, The New York Review of Books. Illustrations.
Ultimate dog Lover

Ultimate dog Lover

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Are You Crazy About Your Dog?

From their life's work as a veterinarian, a pet-care columnist, and an animal rescue volunteer respectively, Marty Becker, D.V.M., Gina Spadafori, and Carol Kline have been privy to some incredible stories about dogs and their humans--psychic dogs, heroic dogs, and therapy dogs who have healed their owners physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They've also fielded just about every question under the sun pertaining to our furry friends' health, wellness, training, and behavior: 'Why doesn't my dog come when I call him?', 'Why is she being aggressive at the dog park?', 'Will my house ever be free of tumbleweed hairballs?'

These esteemed experts have compiled a winning mix of heart-tugging, tail-wagging stories about some of the world's most endearing and amazing dogs with essential expert information in the areas of behavior and training, sports and leisure activities, and preventative care and health issues. With comprehensive facts, stunning four-color photography, and awe-inspiring true stories, this is the 'ultimate' book for ultimate dog lovers.

Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs (USED)

Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs (USED)

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This definitive encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to more than 180 breeds from all over the world. Everything you need to know about dogs, from choosing a breed to grooming, feeding and exercise is described in full detail, and there is a step-by-step guidance through basic first aid and training. Descriptions of each dog's temperament will help you choose the right dog for you and your family.
Ultimate Horse Lover

Ultimate Horse Lover

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The Ultimate Read for Horse Lover's . . .

During their professional lives spent caring for, writing about, and riding horses, top equestrian experts Marty Becker, D.V.M., Audrey Pavia, Gina Spadafori, and Mikkel Becker have witnessed some amazing stories about the bonds between people and their beloved equines--true stories of love, loyalty, laughter, courage, connection, and camaraderie. Here these esteemed experts have compiled amazing true stories that will make you laugh and cry as you celebrate how much horses bring to our lives emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

And, whether your passion is riding, showing, or racing, life with a horse is never without questions, so you'll find expert advice from top veterinarians, trainers, behaviorists, and other authorities on all manner of equine topics, including nutrition and preventative care, communication and behavior, and so much more. With over sixty pages of photos that capture the awe-inspiring beauty of horses, this is truly the ultimate book that will make any horse lover whinny with delight.

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Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships) (USED)

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In her inspiring New York Times bestseller Unlikely Friendships, Jennifer Holland introduced us to the heartwarming relationships that exist between animals of different species. Her stories struck a chord with thousands of readers, including Temple Grandin, who described the book as "amazing." Now Holland explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love.

Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb--a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who's bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.

Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail--and always filled with the author's deep affection for her subjects.

Vet Confidential (USED)

Vet Confidential (USED)

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A comprehensive, must-have guide for ensuring high-quality care for pets, Vet Confidential offers pet owners everything they need to know about keeping their pets healthy, and tells who they can safely trust with their pets' health.
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What is My Dog Thinking? The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior (USED)

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There are probably times when you wish you knew what your dog was thinking. From tail wagging to growling, from play bowing to lip licking, this fascinating book explains why your dog behaves the way he does. What Is My Dog Thinking? covers six major aspects of dog behavior: the importance of hierarchy, food and fitness, staying safe, reproduction, social behavior, and people and dogs.
What My Dog Has Taught Me About Life (USED)

What My Dog Has Taught Me About Life (USED)

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What My Dog Has Taught Me About Life is the only breed of its kind on the market today with an inspirational personality! This adorable book is sure to give readers a bundle of affection because we've included a delightful assortment of photographs and illustrations of faithful, fun-loving dogs. And, the mixture of inspiring, touching, and often-times humorous stories is sure to remind us all of the special, unconditional love pets give so freely, just as God grants to us.
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Your Yorkshire Terrier's Life (USED)

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Give Your Yorkie the Best Possible Care--for Life!
As a caring Yorkshire Terrier owner, you want the best for your pet. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy Yorkie. "Your Yorkshire Terrier's Life" was written with one purpose in mind--to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Reviewed by a nationally known veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your Yorkshire Terrier the best life possible--whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your family or adopted an older dog.
Includes a special training section written by renowned training expert Liz Palika.
Inside--What Every Yorkshire Terrier Owner Wants to Know:
-Is a Yorkshire Terrier the right dog for me?
-How do I choose the best food for each stage of my Yorkie's life?
-Do Yorkshire Terriers make good companions for children?
-How often should I groom my Yorkie?
-What's the best way to house-train my Yorkshire Terrier?
-Will my Yorkshire Terrier get along with my other pets?
-How do I ensure that my Yorkshire Terrier gets the best-possible medical care?