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Pets in America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 377

Pets in America

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.

Pets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Pets

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

'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...

Pets and Mental Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 231

Pets and Mental Health

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This fascinating new book addresses the most recent research and provocative findings on the use of pets in mental health therapy. The historical basis of using pets in therapy is reviewed, and numerous examples are provided of results incurred from prescribing pets to disabled, lonely, incarcerated, and institutionalized individuals. The author provides convincing evidence of the therapeutic value of animals in making us happier, healthier, and more sociable. Although the terms human-animal bond and pet-facilitated therapy are relative newcomers to the scientific literature, the concepts they encompass have been with us for centuries. BACKCOVER COPY Research has shown that animals can promo...

Between Pets and People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

Between Pets and People

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.

DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 121

DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: Capstone

Provides information about more than two hundred pets of the DC Comics superheroes and villains.

Pets and the Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Pets and the Family

This major work summarizes the recent research and findings on the interactions of pets and their owners and the social and emotional benefits that may be derived by families who have pets. Social and health scientists explore the pervasiveness of the animal/human bond and the high prevalence of pets in U.S. households, including pets and children, pets and the elderly, pets as factors of stability and instability in family relationships, and pets as therapy for ill, grieving, and disabled family members. With this carefully researched book, researchers and family health professionals can better understand the complexities of family/animal interaction and can pursue further study into this increasingly important subject in contemporary society.

Herbs for Pets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 325

Herbs for Pets

Herbs for Pets, by herbalists and holistic experts Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff, is the bible for all pet owners looking to enhance their companion animals’ lives through natural therapies. Now in its second revised edition, Herbs for Pets is an indispensable resource, an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants and natural remedies that hosts an illustrated tour through Western, ayurvedic, and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, including their holistic applications and contraindications, and alternative approaches to treating a wide range of ailments. Remedies in the book are applicable to dogs and cats, as well as birds, small mammals, and even farm animals. The book is o...

Companion Animals and Us
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Companion Animals and Us

Explores our complex relationships with pets.

Medieval Pets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 179

Medieval Pets

An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.

Allergic to Pets?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Allergic to Pets?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-12-18
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  • Publisher: Bantam

Avoid Allergic Outbreaks–Not Animals! Allergic to Pets? addresses the problem that plagues allergic animal lovers everywhere: how to live with a pet you love when you (or a family member) are allergic to it. Sensitivity to animals is one of the most frequently diagnosed allergies–yet until now, allergic animal lovers have been faced with only two choices: give up their beloved pets or live with the suffering. Finally help is here! Allergic to Pets? is the first book to provide effective advice for cohabiting with cats, dogs, small furry pets, birds, and even horses. Renowned pet expert Shirlee Kalstone explains: • What causes an allergic reaction and how to ward off the worst of it •...