Pets and the planet: a practical guide to sustainable pet care
This guide gives you all the facts you’ll need to assess sustainability in pet farming and equips you with the knowledge to choose wisely for you, your pet, and the environment. Describes the environmental costs of owning a pet and offers a variety of green options for all families with pets, such as pet food selection; buy pet toys (who knew?) and equipment; dispose of your pet’s waste and avoid household toxins. Carefully researched and packed with practical guidelines for initiating “green” pet practices, “Pets and the Planet” is an effective roadmap for raising your pet sustainably.
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who’s Lost a Pet
Anyone who has lost a pet will find solace in author Gary Kowalski’s sweet support book. Goodbye friend. The author is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Burlington Vermont. At the end of this book, his old man’s dog, Chinook, died. Kowalski’s new book is full of supportive and empathetic advice to help you through the loss of his pet. It includes ceremonies, rituals and spiritual guidance. There are precious readings and poems that offer comfort. The author’s tone is comforting, not unexpected for a pastor whose profession is to be considerate and wise. The book also tells of the sadness of animals when they lose someone close to them or another family pet that may have been their friend for a long time. Explains the various periods of life of animals; their growth, needs and illnesses. They are very similar to ours: the need to eat healthy, to exercise daily, to sleep soundly, to enjoy life, to savor companions, and to anticipate routine. Kowalski shares tips on how to take care of yourself after the death of a beloved pet and how important honesty is when talking to his children about this transition. Kowalski’s guidance is very therapeutic support when a great friend dies, but it also highlights his key point: that our pets are essential and deserve our respect and care. Kowalski offers the perfect way to mourn the loss of his pet and hold it in high regard for eternity.
Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Dog and Cat Health
Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM
More than 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been purchased since its initial publication more than two decades ago. The definitive guide to an all-natural diet and lifestyle for dogs and cats has been fully updated and edited for the first time in nine years. Written with the tenderness and empathy that have earned them a fan base across the country, Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM along with his wife, Susan Hubble Pitcairn, considered authorities on chemical-free nutrition and natural treatment for pets, demonstrate how cat and dog lovers way to provide the most beneficial friendship and continuous care and attention. The book now includes ecological factors, such as pollutants both inside and outside the home, as well as current hot topics, such as mad cow disease, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus. They have modernized many quality recipes for delicious and healthy pet food and treats. Along with helpful tips for dealing with emergencies and a comprehensive quick reference segment, they provide distinct guidelines for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of pet diseases and conditions with a unique focus on homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional treatments.
Anyone active in managing their own health through healthy nutrition and exercise will find that Dr. Pitcarin and his wife support that lifestyle for their pet as well. If you want your pets to be healthy, Dr. Pitcarin’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats is the best read for you!