Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care
This guide offers you all the facts you’ll need to value sustainability in the framework of pet parenting and equips you with the knowledge to choose wisely for you, your pet, as well as the environment. It outlines the environmental costs of pet ownership and offers a variety of environmental friendly choices for every family with pets, such as selecting pet food; purchasing pet toys (who knew?) and equipment; getting rid of your pet’s waste and steering clear of household toxins. Carefully researched and crammed with practical guidelines for starting “green” pet practices, “Pets and the Planet” is an effective map for sustainable parenting for your pet.
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet
Any one who may have lost their pet will find comfort in author Gary Kowalski’s sweet supportive book. Goodbye, Friend. The author is the minister of Burlington Vermont’s Unitarian Universalist church. Upon completion of this book, his elderly dog, Chinook, died. Kowalski’s new book is full of supportive and empathetic counsel to help you through the loss of your pet. He includes ceremonies, rituals and spiritual guidance. There are precious readings and poems that offer solace. The author’s tone is a comforting one, not unexpected for a pastor whose profession it is to be thoughtful and wise. The book also talks about animals’ sadness when they lose someone close to them or another family pet who may have been their buddy for a long time. He explains the various life spans of animals; their growth, needs and illnesses. They are very similar to our own: the need to eat healthy, to exercise daily, to sleep soundly, to enjoy life, to savor companions and to anticipate routine. Kowalski shares advice on nurture yourself after the death of a cherished pet and how important honesty is when speaking with your children about this transition. Kowalski’s guide is very therapeutic support when an excellent friend dies, but also impresses his key point: that our pets are essential and they are worthy of our respect and nurturance. Kowalski offers the perfect path to grieving the loss of your pet and holding them in high esteem for eternity.
Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M
In excess of 400,000 copies of this cherished classic have been purchased ever since its initial publication over two decades previously. The guide that’s the conclusive manual for an all natural diet and lifestyle for cats and dogs has been totally updated and edited for the very first time in nine years. Written using the tenderness and empathy which have earned them a nationwide fan base, Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM along with his wife, Susan Hubble Pitcairn, considered authorities in chemical-free nourishment and natural treatment for pets, demonstrate how cat and dog lovers the way to supply the most beneficial friendship and ongoing care and attention. The book now includes ecological factors, such as contaminants equally within the home and outside, in addition to current hot-button subjects, including Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, plus the West Nile virus. They have modernized lots of quality recipes for scrumptious and healthy pet food and goodies. Along with helpful tips for dealing with emergencies and an exhaustive Quick Reference segment, they provide distinct guidelines for avoiding, diagnosing, and the treatment of an array of pet diseases and conditions with unique focus on homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional treatments.
Anyone who is active in their own health management through healthy nutrition and exercise will find that Dr. Pitcarin and his wife support that lifestyle for your 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!