Filled with illustrations reflecting the whimsy, the devotion, and the commerce that have shaped centuries of American pet keeping, a portrait of Americans' relationships with animals shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life.
This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.
Since the first edition of Between Pets and People in 1983, the authors' then-startling contention that pets benefit our mental and physical health has found wide acceptance. Evidence in our daily lives - in television pet food ads, in doctor's offices outfitted with aquaria - attests to how widely the belief in pets' therapeutic influence is now held. This revised edition of Between Pets and People, with additional data and case studies and expanded references - including a listing of Internet resources - and a foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, analyzes the surprisingly complex relationships we have with our pets. This book contains an important lesson for everyone - to accept ourselves and others in the uncritical way that pets accept us, and come to terms with our own animal nature.
Enjoy Stories of Multiple Pets - 4 or more cats, dogs or both as fifteen people share their individual stories of how they live with and love their family members/pets as well as stories of coping with the loss of some of the most fabulous loving friends on this planet.We refer to these creatures as our babies, kids, little people or children with fur and have even developed a new term called "Furkids." After asking numerous owners/parents of multiple pets, "Why do you have several companions?" the same phrase was expressed over and over again. The phrase was "You can't have just one." There is a great deal of love captured within each and every page from the short to long tales. Glo Rod - is the author of "All the Fuss," proprietor of a Cafepress store selling items geared toward anyone loving multiple pets, a humane educator and has produced an Internet computer game prototype focusing on humane education. As a parent of multiple pets, she decided to gather stories from other owners/ parents generating this book.
Pets In My Heart is a warm, sentimental look at the pets that have helped shape the author's life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, the story will appeal to pet lovers of all ages. Pets In My Heart is a true story as seen from the author's point of view.
Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject tobe written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practicalexperience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the bookexplains the normal behavior for each group of animals, includingreproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. Thebook also addresses animals’ environmental needs based ontheir behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry andavoid potential problems. Descriptions of common behavioralproblems are included, with practical recommendations for theirtreatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who wouldlike to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavio...
Does she lie down while eating? Definitely a Taurus. Does he treat your house like his castle? Must be a Leo! Read about your pet's astrological sign and discover how much better you'll understand and enjoy your cat or dog. If you don't know your pet's birth date, veterinarian Dr. Donald Wolf includes an easy-to-use checklist that lets you accurately pinpoint your pet's sign.
'When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?' - Michel de Montaigne. Why do we live with pets? Is there something more to our relationship with them than simply companionship? What is it we look for in our pets and what does this say about us as human beings? In this fascinating book, Erica Fudge explores the nature of this most complex of relationships and the difficulties of knowing what it is that one is living with when one chooses to share a home with an animal. Fudge argues that our capacity for compassion and ability to live alongside others is evident in our relationships with our pets, those paradoxical creatures who give us a sense of com...