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The Pet Fund – Recommended Reading

The Pet Fund would like to recommend the following books as resources for pet owners. Links to purchase these books are listed below, and we encourage you to find out more about these authors and their work on behalf of companion animals.

Tails of Devotion  by Emily Scott Pottruck.

This book uses photographs and notes to tell the tales of some of the relationships between pets and their companions.

"In February 2000, Andy, my first born, a five and a half pound Yorkshire Terrier, was attacked by a 100 pound Husky. At first, the doctors thought his neck and back were broken. They wanted to put him down but they soon realized that they would have to put me down at the same time . .

This experience provided the inspiration for this book: "the devotion between people and the animals that we live with, care for, and are cared by . . . "

This book does what few books on animals manage to do, which is to attempt to raise the level of human consciousness about the necessity for relationships with companion animals and the sacredness of those bonds.

The Pet Fund will receive a percentage of the purchase price of this book.

To purchase the book click here.

The Catwalk Cats by Grace Coddington and Didier Malige

For more than 20 years, the fashion powerhouses Grace Coddington and Didier Malige have lived together with a menagerie of incorrigible cats. This delightful, giftworthy book records their relationship through photographs (Malige's) and drawings (Coddington's) that document the couple's highly entertaining private and work lives through the eyes of their feline friends. These include Henri, an old-school, catnip-addicted, surfing chartreuse; his sister Coco, a couture-obsessed chartreuse on a sashimi diet; and her pal Baby, who doesn't quite share Coco's discipline, and will, sadly, never fit into a sample size. Then there's Bart, the Persian youngster who would rather sit on the rooftop terrace than in the front row. The Catwalk Cats, a visual diary introduced by the irrepressible character Puff, gives us a window into four madcap seasons in the life of this fabulous furry brigade, with sections devoted to the Collections, the Campaigns, and, of course, the Catfights. It is both a convincing argument for the fundamental similarities between felines and fashionistas and a moving meditation on love and life as a family.

This book can be purchased at Marc Jacobs stores or online through the links below.

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The Natural Vet’s Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs  by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

While cancer is the second-leading cause of death in humans, it is the number one killer of American pets. With this easy-to-use guide, holistic veterinarian Dr. Shawn Messonnier, one of the nation's leading experts in integrative veterinary medicine, presents the latest research on both treating new diagnoses of cancer and preventing cancer before it takes the lives of our beloved family pets.

After using conventional therapies for several years, Dr. Messonnier became convinced that many pets that were not improving with lifelong use of conventional medications might improve if some type of alternative treatment were available. Presenting clinical studies supporting these treatments and his own extensive clinical experience where studies aren’t yet available, Dr. Messonnier gives readers an objective and up-to-date survey, complete with the pros and cons of each treatment, of all the integrative options available for treating and preventing cancer in dogs.

To purchase the book click here.

Mostly Bob  by Tom Corwin

When Tom Corwin’s golden retriever, Bob, passed away unexpectedly, Tom decided to write a letter as a tribute to Bob’s life. The letter would also tell Bob’s many human friends what they might not have known—the surprising story of how Bob was once a ferocious, abused, untrusting dog named Red and how he changed completely to become Tom’s best friend.

Once he sent the letter out, Tom received an outpouring of heartfelt responses to what he thought was just a slightly unusual story about his dog. He came to realize his story reiterated the universal tale about the possibility of change and the power of unconditional love.

To purchase the book click here.

Teach Your Dog To Read   by Dr. Bonita Bergin

Dr. Bonnie Bergin's pioneering work with reading dogs has proven that dogs can correctly interpret static, two-dimensional symbols and words. This represents a major step forward in proving that dogs have a much higher capability for advanced thinking than they have ever been given credit for.

You already know that your dog is smart. Do you want to test her capacity for learning, or help make her even smarter? Would you like to enhance your ability to communicate with your dog? Teach Your Dog to Read offers step-by-step instructions, along with many photos and illustrations, to train dogs to read flash cards with one-word commands and stick figure drawings.  This is a special way to enhance the loving bond between you and your dog.

Dr. Bergin invented the concept of the Service Dog to assist people with mobility impairments in 1975. At that time she founded the first nonprofit to train and place Service Dogs. Dr. Bergin also founded the Assistance Dog Institute. ADI continues to break new ground in helping dogs help peopleyou'll be amazed at what you and your dog can do together once you've read this book.

To purchase the book click here.



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