Books for Adults
A comprehensive guide to traveling with pets, this book provides practical information about traveling with animals by car or plane. It features more than 10,000 AAA-RATED pet-friendly lodgings, a list of emergency clinics throughout the United States and Canada, and national parks that accept pets and other pet-friendly points of interest.
by Allegretti, Jan & Sommers, Katy
Ensure a lifetime of tail wags and dogged good health with "The Complete Holistic Dog Book." Animal healers Allegretti and Sommers discuss natural preventive health care, including early socialization, environmental safety, nutrition, the application of alternative therapies, and allopathic medicine. Illustrations.
by Anderson, Allen
Who rescues the animals? Find out in this inspirational book about the many stories of pet owners throughout the country. This books discusses the many people who have been instrumental in saving the lives of animals after natural disasters.
by Aslett, Don
Don Aslett, founder of one of America's largest cleaning firms, offers quick and easy solutions for cleaning pet messes. This book has wonderful illustrations that help make this book an enjoyable resource for pet owners. Topics covered include, fleas, fur balls, and the dreaded cat's litter box.
by Ballner, Maryjean
Is your dog in need of a massage? Mary Jean Ballner, a licensed massage therapist has written this wonderful book to help you get started. Highlighted and illustrated in this book, are the various techniques used in popular pet massages that will bring on "doggy grins" and "power wagging."
by Bare, Colleen Stanley
Describes the training, work, and home life of a dog which is part of the K-9 team of a police department but which is also a family pet.
by Bartlett, Richard D
Turtles are fascinating creatures, yet they are not like any other pet. Find out how to care for these fascinating creatures by reading this book that contains detailed information on all types of turtles. You can find great information on how to determine the sex of the turtle. This book will also give information on their life expectancy, the best housing environment, feeding and health care.
by Bartlett, Richard D.
There are approximately 120 members of the chameleon family of lizards, and many are capable of dramatic color changes. Here is detailed advice on chameleon housing and care.
by Bartlett, Richard D.
These tropical lizards are naturally timid. Owners who keep them as pets must learn methods of establishing trust with their iguana. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
by Beauchamp, Richard G.
This playful and affectionate dog is distinguished by its white coat and "powder-puff" look. It is adaptable to a wide range of living situations and relatively easy to care for. This book offers general advice on feeding, grooming, exercise needs, health care, and much more. Written by breeders, trainers, and veterinarians" Barron's Pet Handbooks present expert advice on feeding, health care, housing, breeding, and all other important aspects of pet care. They are filled with vivid color photos and instructive line art
by Beck, Alan M
This wonderful book adresses the isues of animal and human campanionship and show how each can benefit from the loving relationship
by Becker, Marty
In "The Healing Power of Pets, " the resident vet on ABC TV's "Good Morning America" shows readers how pets can prevent, detect, treat, and in some cases cure a variety of maladies, from arthritis to asthma, and from Alzheimer's to depression. Includes heartwarming, true stories of pets who have saved their owners' lives.
by Bessant, Claire
Internationally respected cat experts advise owners on how to make their cat's later years stress free and happy. As these beloved pets age, their needs change. Cat owners are instructed in ways to become more flexible and understanding in care of their feline friends. Claire Bessant and Bradley Viner show how to keep the kitten in every ageing cat and extend their lives by years. As this book helps owners learn more about their cat, they gather a wealth of knowledge that transforms their relationship with their beloved pet.
by Bessant, Claire.
Cats have been favorite domestic pets since ancient times, and a very real understanding has evolved between these fascinating animals and their human counterparts. This book, written by a leading cat expert, will guide you toward forging a more meaningful bond between you and your feline pet. Claire Bessant explains cats' likes and dislikes, and analyzes problems that sometimes arise between cats and their owners. Most important, she offers advice on how to solve them. By learning more about your cat, you'll develop a deeper appreciation for this much loved pet.
by Brace, Andrew, Ed H.
America's eleventh most popular breed, with nearly 30,000 puppies registered by the AKC in 2001, the Rottweiler is a bold guardian and an intelligent, steady friend. This beautiful book offers everything Rottweiler devotees need to understand, raise, and work with their pets--a complete history of the breed (with an emphasis on the importance of German bloodlines), tips on socialization and training, and thorough coverage of breeding and showing. Now updated with new color photographs and the latest breed information, this is a matchless resource for every serious Rottweiler fan.
by Branigan, Cynthia A.
Approximately 34,000 Greyhounds are bred each year as prospective racers. Eighty percent of those go on to a track career. When their careers begin to falter, or if they are injured and unable to return to the track, they are "retired." Those with someplace to go - back to the farm for breeding or on to adoptive agencies - are sent accordingly upon retirement. Those without a place to go are euthanized. Today, more than 500f retired racing Greyhounds are adopted into pet homes upon retirement, thanks to the efforts of 240 adoption agencies. Retired racing Greyhounds make excellent pets and have a devoted following. However, as purpose bred dogs (they are carefully bred to hunt by sight) and as ex-racers, they have special physical and emotional needs, and present various challenges that must be taken into consideration for adoptions to be successful.
by Brevitz, Betsy
Reading this book, with its hundreds of real-life Q&AUs, is like joining a conversation between a smart and caring vet and a community of fellow dog lovers. Includes 100-plus illustrations that are both beautiful and informative, plus numerous how-to diagrams and guides.
by Brown, Andi
"An eight-week program to optimum health for dogs and cats featuring quick and easy recipes for home cooked meals and treats, a healthy introduction to natural supplements, and a practical guide to grooming and play"--Provided by publisher.
by Bucsis, Gerry
Cuddly and energetic, lovable ferrets are becoming increasingly popular as family pets. This Barron's guide is the only volume available that speaks directly to the issue of training a ferret. Chapters include information on handling, litter box training, walking on a leash, and much more. Handsome, full-color photos help to demonstrate training techniques and show ferrets in the household
by Burch, Mary R
For nursing home residents, AIDS patients, people with emotional or physical handicaps, and even prisoners, contact with animals can help lower blood pressure, release endorphins, and achieve specific treatment or program goals. This information-packed guide explains how you and your pet can make a difference in the lives of others.
by Carroll, David
Everything you need to know about taking care of the health and happiness of your pet!
by Clothier, Suzanne.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of being able to really talk to their dogs -- and "hear" what they have to say... Akin to Monty Roberts's The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs or any training manual, Suzanne Clothier takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with dogs...and our mutual love. Drawing on a lifetime of experience with dogs, this nationally renowned dog trainer brings us astonishing new lessons about our animals -- and ourselves. Gently, with intelligence, humor, and unfailing patience, Suzanne Clothier guides us to truly comprehend another creature's mind and heart.
by Coile, D. Caroline.
Known from antiquity both as racers and hunters, greyhounds are becoming popular as pets. This pet owner's manual gives advice on health care, feeding, and much more. Full color.
by Coile, D. Caroline.
This dog's ancestors date back to Mexico and Central America before the arrival of Europeans. This book describes both smooth coat and long coat Chihuahuas. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high-quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
by Collier, Marjorie McCann.
The most extensive line of basic pet information and training guides on the market, Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are written by experts, and profusely illustrated with full-color photos and instructive, high-quality line art. These books are written in clear, direct language that will appeal to ordinary cat owners, but they also contain information that even experienced breeders and trainers will find enlightening. Each manual has been individually written by an experienced breeder, veterinarian, or qualified expert. Individual titles focus on many of the most popular cat breeds, as well as that favorite, the common house cat.
by Cooper, Paulette
277 secrets your snake and lizard wants you to know : unusual and useful information for snake owners and snake lovers
by Crain, Mary Beth.
After the loss of her husband, an women gets a puppy, who keeps her thoroughly occupied through her grief.
by Crawford, Jacqueline J.
The 23 short stories of this collection tell of the interaction between a trained therapy animal (mostly dogs, though there are stories about cats, horses, and a llama) and a person in need of care. A variety of encounters are described, including therapy dogs providing emotional release to the firefighters at Ground Zero, comforting the elderly and dying, and working with disabled children.
by Dahl, John I.
Daily ten-minute training sessions best suit a retriever's attention span and lead to rapid learning. The text has the information most needed by the owner of a pet retriever: how to make it reliably obedient and well-mannered. It also has the information amateur trainers are clamoring for: how to force fetch, set up tests in the field, and how to use an electric collar humanely and effectively. Primary importance is placed on developing and enhancing the desire to retrieve. The Dahl's method provides a solid foundation to the dog and owner continuing to advance retrieve training. Concepts and methods are illustrated with true dog stories.
by Davis, Caroline
A comprehensive guide to raising a healthy, well-behaved, and loving dog furnishes essential information on hundreds of different dog breeds and tips on selecting the right dog, along with a discussion of canine behavior, nutrition, grooming, pest control, health care, training, and other essentials of care
by Eldridge, Wayne Bryant
Fluffy? Bad name for a fish. Fido? The iguana would look silly with that name! Find the right name for your pet!
by Fennell, Jan.
With an Introduction by world-famous "horse-whisperer" Monty Roberts, this practical guide explores the fascinating, hidden body language of dogs, which acclaimed pet trainer Fennell uses to positively change the behavior of even the most difficult canine.
by Foss, Valerie. Editor
In The Ultimate Golden Retriever, Second Edition, Editor Valerie Foss has recruited a star-studded cast of specialists to write the definitive book on the breed. Experts from all over the world have pooled resources to give the most comprehensive coverage of the Golden Retriever today. Starting with in-depth research into the origins and development of the breed, the experts go on to analyze the Breed Standard in detail. A unique feature of The Ultimate Golden Retriever is "The Judge's View," in which an American, British, and German judge make a pictorial critique of six different Golden Retrievers. The Ultimate Golden Retriever, lavishly illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, is a must-have reference for the true Golden enthusiast
by Fougere, Barbara.
Ever thought of holistic therapies for your pets? This book has three sections. These sections cover diet and therapy, health conditions and treatments and finally an overview of your pet's health. An added bonus to this wonderful book is the color pictures that accompany the text.
by Fox, Sue
Covers everything you need to know to ensure a long and happy life for your new pet, including expert advice on housing, feeding, health care, and training tips that will keep both pet and keeper entertained
by Frye, Fredric L.
These robust canines originated in Germany as herding dogs and ratters many centuries ago. Today, Schnauzers are popular pets worldwide. Miniatures, standards and giants--they're all seen here. Photos.
by Gingold, Alfred.
An odyssey through the obsessive, demanding, and colorful world of contemporary dog owners offers witty observations based on the chronology of dog ownership, including choosing and training a dog.
by Goldstein, Robert J.
Bettas, sometimes known as fighting fish, are tropical Asian varieties having spectacular waving tails and fins. They're available in a wide range of colors. This "Pet Handbook gives expert guidance on the selection and care of bettas, plus advice on segregating them from less pugnacious fish.
by Gorman, Mary
Lovebirds are found in a variety of vivid colors in their native tropical habitats. Though they are often kept as pairs, lovebirds also thrive when kept alone. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, "Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals -- virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand
by Gray, Deborah Loven
Deborah Gray has developed a wonderful book for caring for your puppy. This books shows the owner her to care for a pet through all the stages of life, from puppyhood, adolescents and finally adulthood. Features include training, health, grooming and canine medical records.
by Greene, Lorri A
Lori Green is a psychologist who has had over twenty years experience helping people deal with the loss of a beloved pet. This volume contains many authoritative bereavement techniques that will help the pet owner cope with their loss. There is also a section that focuses on children and helping them deal with the loss of a pet. One unique feature of this book is that it contains a section that helps those pet owners deal with witnessing the death of their pet.
by Gudas, Raymond.
The handsome, stately Doberman requires regular exercise. It is an intelligent animal, loyal to its master, and makes a superb guard dog. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, "Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals -- virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
by Haggerty, Arthur J.
Are you and Rover ready for some new challenges? "How to Teach Your Dog to Talk offers 125 easy-to-learn tricks that are guaranteed to entertain, protect, and educate the both of you. From simple "bits" to spectacular acts worthy of a show business agent, and a full range of advanced training and safety techniques, Captain Haggerty--hailed by the "New York Times as "the world's most experienced dog trainer"--proves you "can teach an old dog new tricks. Includes a selection of tricks ideal for kids to teach the family pooch as well as notes on the breeds that excel at specific activities.
by Haley, Graham
Now, at last in paperback, this is the extraordinary guide packed with 2,000 time-and money-saving tips on everything from laundry to gardening, pet care to pest control, painting to plumbing--topped off with the unique Easy-Find index for finding answers fast.
by Hamilton, Donald
Frustrated by the side effects and poor results attained by conventional methods, veterinarian Donald hamilton turned to homeopathy and was amazed by the safe, noninvasive results it provided. In Small Doses for Small Animals, the author teaches pet owners how to use natural remedies to treat digestive complaints, urinary diseases, respiratory disorders, skin diseases (including flea irritation), behavioral difficulties, and more.
by Hibbard, Linda.
This one-of-a-kind handbook offers a wide variety of information on this one-of-a-kind dog. Rat Terrier, the only full-color pet guide available on the breed, is a great resource for questions regarding topics like breed history, characteristics, the breed standard, grooming, health care, training, and nutrition, to just name a few. Any experienced owner or potential owner should have this wonderful book on hand.
by Hoffman, Martha.
facet of the assistance dog industry. The only book with such an extensive temperament testing section for dogs in shelters and the pet owner. Answers the questions, why do animal shelter castaways make the hearing dogs, and what breeds work best with hearing-impaired partners?
by Kalstone, Shirlee.
Straightforward and easy to follow, HOW TO HOUSEBREAK YOUR DOG IN 7 DAYS is a canine classic that takes the heartbreak out of housebreaking with realistic training schedules tailored to the needs of both owner and pet, including: - Step-by-step programs for both apartment dwellers and homeowners, as well as for owners who must go to work vs. those who can stay home all day- Information on paper-training and litter-box training as well as housebreaking- Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs- How to cope with housebreaking lapses and problem dogs- The power of praise and positive training
by Kern, Kerry V.
The docile, friendly, affectionate Lab makes a fine household pet and is very good with children. Here is sound advice on feeding, training, grooming, and much more. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, "Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals -- virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand
by Kilcommons, Brian.
America's premier dog trainers and the authors of the classic Good Owners, Great Dogs, Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson now address the special needs of city dwellers and give the lowdown on living in a high-rise world with a... Bringing up a dog in the city is no walk in the park. Whether you're housebreaking a puppy thirty floors above street level or navigating sidewalks crowded with pedestrians, parking meters, strange smells, discarded food, and other dogs, a city dog -- and city dog owner -- both need a little more savvy than their country cousins. This book draws on proven techniques that distinguish the Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson style of dog rearing today -- and tailors those techniques specifically for urban living. Metro Dog trains you to train your pet for city life.
by McConnell, Patricia A.
If you were a dog, what would your human's behavior tell you? Put yourself on the other end of the leash, and find out why your dog may not behaving the way you want!
by Moore, Arden.
Dog experts and co-authors Arden Moore and Lowell Ackerman, D.V.M., share practical tips, savy solutions and emotion-generating stories to help busy owners raise a well-mannered dog.
by Müller, Ulrike.
More than 150 titles in Barron's "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series offer basic advice and instruction on housing, feeding, protection against disease and parasites, and caring for pets of every imaginable kind. All books are heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art. This title focuses on Persian cats, a breed distinguished by its long, soft, silky coat, which can be found in many different colors. Most Persians are placid and gentle, but their heavy coats make daily grooming a virtual necessity.
by Payton, Laura.
This handsome, richly coated native of Japan is bold, courageous, and intensely loyal to its owner. It makes an excellent watchdog.
by Puotinen, C. J.
Are your pets fighting like "cats and dogs?" This book contains valuable information to help you gain peace in the house. It has information on holistic first aid for animals, natural dieting for cats and dogs and herbs for pets and much more.
by Quinn, Elizabeth.
Featuring instructions for more than 30 chic and ingenious abodes and retreats for dogs, cats, mice, toads, birds, fish, turtles, and bunnies, this book is an invitation to update a primitive perch or an antiquated aquarium. Color images throughout.
by Rice, Dan
The Bengal Cat is a gentle, domesticated animal that makes a fine house pet. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art," Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals -- virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
by Ross, John.
Ross and McKinney, authors of the bestselling "Puppy Preschool, " provide a biscuit-to-basket guide for every kind of adoptable dog. The authors provide reliable advice on determining which dog is right for which home, and finding and using reputable breed associations. 45 illustrations.
by Salzberg, Kathy
This series provides the tools to help launch a successful home business and keep it running in today's competitive environment. Like having a personal business advisor, each title in this series provides insider information from professionals who have done it themselves, including: -- Essential information on start-up costs, self-evaluation, and zoning regulations-- Advice on how to attract first-time customers, maintain a loyal client base, and price services competitively and profitably-- Easy-to-use worksheets and questionnaires to help entrepreneurs focus on success, plus sample business forms-- Listings of contacts, organizations, and phone numbers of people in the trade-- Internet sites as sources of information, marketing and selling, and making contacts
by Schoen, Allen M.
This book discusses alternative veterinary medicine for pets and their owners. It is full of heart warming stories that promote the social relationships between owners and their pets.
by Shojai, Amy
Complete Care for Your Aging Dog is the most comprehensive guide to providing the best care for your aging dogs.
by Siegal, Mordecai
Based on the television series Woof! It's a dog's life, with Matthew Margolis. This book discusses the methods for helping your pet to be the best pet ever, by providing tips and techniques for the pet owner.
by Stadelmann, Peter.
Aquarium owners will find valuable information on maintaining correct water chemistry and temperature, and creating an optimal environment for tropical fish varieties. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high-quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
by Streeter, Michael
Stories of pets who saved their owner's lives in times of crisis and pets with special bonds to their human companion. This book is filled with over 200 color photos or illustrations.
by Sweeney, Roger G.
These sociable, intelligent, brilliantly colored parrots make good pets. They can be taught to speak and perform tricks. Titles in the extensive "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.
by Watkins, Anne C.
Conures, which belong to the parrot family, come in several species, and are available in many sizes and colors. This book advises on selecting, feeding, caging, health care, and understanding the conure's body and vocal language.
by Whitehead, Sarah
Looking for ways to pamper your pooch? Discover the many ways to make your pooch feel special by giving him a makeover, preparing tantalizing meals and relieving aching paws. This book provides many techniques that the pooch owner will find eay to understand.
by Zink, M. Christine.
The most informative guide to canine health and nutrition -- to lengthen and enhance the lives of your dogs. You want the best for your dogs, and this book shows you how to optimize your canine companions' physical and mental health. "Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies provides tips on canine nutrition, diet, and special food-related health problems (obesity, diabetes, etc.). Experts give you advice on exercise, recognizing and treating common maladies, and caring for the older dog. Plus, this friendly guide covers canine first aid, drugs, and alternative therapies.