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Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (USED)

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Now completely updated and revised, this is an expanded edition of the classic natural pet-care book by veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Pitcairn-- both renowned specialists in chemical-free nutrition, treatment and natural healing for pets. Written with the warmth and compassion that have won the Pitcairns a nationwide following, this guide will help you select the most compatible dog or cat for your own lifestyle-- and show you how to provide the very best in companionship, healing, nutrition and lifelong care. Since its publication more than a decade ago, the Pitcairns' book has become the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats.

A comprehensive, thorough reference, this pet-lover's companion will tell you:

* How to choose a healthy animal
* Dozens of recipes for delicious, economical, healthful pet food-- with completely updated tables, charts and nutritional guidelines
* How to give your pet a checkup
* What's really in pet foods-- and which ones to avoid to ensure your pet's best health
* Special diets for special pets
* A guide to handling emergencies that includes techniques for external heart massage, artificial respiration and control of bleeding

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An in-depth, alphabetical "Quick Reference" section that gives specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of animal diseases and disorders-- from abscesses, allergies and behavior problems to vaccination risks, weight problems and worms. The Pitcairns' approach is drug-free and holistic-- with special attention to homeopathic and alternative remedies and treatments.

Essential Australian Shepherd (USED)

Essential Australian Shepherd (USED)

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Packed with interesting sidebars, this book discusses the special characteristics of taking care of an Australian Shepherd. Also included are comprehensive chapters on health care and how to train the pet the expert way. Color photos.
First Aid for Birds; The Essential Quick Reference Gude (USED)

First Aid for Birds; The Essential Quick Reference Gude (USED)

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Author Tim Hawcroft guides owners on when to call the veterinarian and how to treat emergencies at home and in the field. A special section on assessing symptoms and evaluating first aid priorities enables any bird owner to help a bird that is bleeding, choking, poisoned, or injured. There is also emphasis on accident prevention.

Following Atticus (USED)

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After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world's beauty and its possibilities.

From My Cold Dead Paws

From My Cold Dead Paws

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CUTE KITTENS
PURRING GUNS
From SPAS-12-toting Siamese and AK-47-flashing Norwegian Forest Cat to Colt 45-carrying Tonkinese and a Beretta-brandishing Russian Blue, this book exposes with pictures the shocking love affair between furry felines and high-powered firearms.
Many secret habits of felines have previously been revealed, including their motivations for painting, the stuff they wear, and their laugh-out-loud language. But until now, no book has dared explore the shadowy world of armed-to-the-teeth kittens described and pictured in "From My Cold Dead Paws." Like strawberries and cream, hot dogs and baseball, apple pie and illegal fireworks, cats and guns make perfect partners. From Colt 45carrying calico and Glock-toting tabby to Uzi-brandishing Siamese and AKSU-flashing Siberian, this book presents the shocking intersection of America s love affairs with cuddly pets and purring guns. A photographic celebration of the independent nature of cats, "From My Cold Dead Paws" offers full descriptions of each breed and gun, including color, coat type, pattern, caliber, barrel length, and muzzle velocity. Adding to the readers' enjoyment is a dynamic, full-color design with guns, bullets, and targets firing all over the pages.
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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

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The Golden Retriever is a very popular and versatile dog, which makes a wonderful family pet. His adaptability and pleasant disposition allow him to perform a variety of tasks and functions as demonstrated time and again in his success as an obedience dog, a hunter, and a show dog. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in the breed. You will learn all about the history and development of the breed, the breed standard, and how to find and adjust to life with your Golden Retriever. This book has excellent chapters on health issues associated with the breed and on maintaining your Golden Retriever's health. You'll find tips on grooming, and get up-to-date information on performance activities such as field training, hunting, agility, tracking, obedience, and search and rescue.
Good Owners, Great Dogs (USED)

Good Owners, Great Dogs (USED)

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Instead of Going Out of Your Mind, Get into His. The only American to study and work with the renowned Barbara Woodhouse, Brian Kilcommons solves all those bad dog problems that drive owners crazy-and shows you how to raise a puppy into a happy, perfectly behaved dog. The trick is to understand how dogs think, read their body language, and, with the secrets Kilcommons shares in this book, be fun, fair, and firm. A dog-training guide that gives you immediate results even with an adult dog, this manual trains you, as it gives owners everything they need and everything dogs need to become... Good Owners, Great Dogs Includes specific tips on how to: * housebreak both puppies and adult dogs * teach your dog to come to you regardless of what he's doing * end annoying habits like jumping, food stealing, and barking * prevent aggression and, in many cases, stop it after it has become a problem * use games to teach your dog to obey ...and much more.
Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told (USED)

Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told (USED)

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Throughout recorded history, the horse has played many roles in human life. He has been man's partner in war, his servant in work, his teammate in sports, his inspiration in art. So it is only natural that literature includes many masterpieces about horses and horsemanship. The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told gathers together the best of the equestrian genre. It includes stories and articles by Pulitzer Prize-winners Red Smith, Maxine Kumin, and Jane Smiley, and tales by jockey-turned-mystery novelist Dick Francis and veterinarian-turned-writer James Herriot. Here also are reflections on fox hunting by Steven Budiansky and Anthony Trollope; a profile of Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer; an inspirational piece from Ellie Phayer, and a story about the Spanish Riding School's dancing white horses by Felix Salten (author of Bambi), as well as writing from Tom McGuane, Bill Barich, humorist Cooky McClung, and classic western authors Will James and Zane Grey. Heartwarming, adventurous, profound, and funny, this anthology is a treasure trove that includes favorite writers and little-known or long-forgotten gems, illuminating our fascination-and captivation-with horses.
Healthy Dog Cookbook (USED)

Healthy Dog Cookbook (USED)

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At a time when pet parents are increasingly alarmed by
Hidden Life of Dogs (USED)

Hidden Life of Dogs (USED)

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In this beautiful account of thirty years of living with dogs, wolves, and dingoes and of the ways their lives intertwined with her own, the novelist and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas brings us a completely new understanding of dogs by writing a sort of deeply truthful ethological poem, a loving yet absolutely unsentimental chronicle of the lives of a dozen dogs based on hundreds of thousands of hours of observation. Meet Misha, a husky who daily jumped the fence and roamed a suburban territory of 160 square miles, and Maria, his true love, who bore his first puppies and then, after he moved away with new owners, gave herself indifferently to any adequate male passerby. Meet Bingo, the anxious and asthmatic pug who risked life itself to protect what he regarded as the Thomas' territory. Watch the Thomas dogs forming themselves surreptitiously into the domestic equivalent of a wolf pack. Read this book, and you will learn more about how dogs think, and what dogs want, than you have ever suspected. What matters most to dogs? Simple: other dogs. But since dogs have been living with humans for thirty thousand years, "dogs need us more than we need them, and they know it." The Hidden Life of Dogs is a poignant, entertaining, sometimes heartbreaking little book, vividly illustrated with drawings of the ways dogs behave. This is no training manual (Thomas doesn't train her dogs, but lets them train themselves), nor an abstract disquisition on canines. But whether or not a dog is part of your life, and no matter how much you think you know already, you will learn something new about dogs here - something no other book will tell you.