Sunday, July 7, 2013

Raising Aging Dogs and Well-Adjusted Cats

You bring home your new pet as a puppy - or perhaps an older pet from a shelter - and you're in love.  If you bring home a puppy, you've got many years before your beloved pet takes on the issues of canine old age; if you've adopted a rescued animal, perhaps not so many years.  There are a lot of books out there about choosing a dog breed, training your dog, and the like.  But here are a few books with recommendations for keeping your older dog happy and healthy.

Caring for Your Aging Dog: A Quality-of-Life Guide for Your Dog's Senior Years by Janice Borzendowski

Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable by the Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Your Older Dog: A Complete Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Longer and Healthier Life by Jean Callahan

The Home Spa Book for Dogs: Nose-to-Tail Treatments to Soothe the Soul and Age-Proof Your Canine Companion by Jennifer Cermak

For the cat-owners among us out there, you may feel like you've brought home a Sphinx - or a bundle of joy whose constant mewling is a source of worry.  Having a hard time connecting with your kitty? Wish you could train your cat out of some annoying behaviors?  Here are a few books that will really help you get into the psyche of your feline friend.

The Total Cat: Understanding Your Cat's Physical and Emotional Behavior from Kitten to Old Age by Carol Wilbourn

The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do-- And How to Get Them to Do What You Want by Mieshelle Nagelschneider

Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett [eBook]

Chat to Your Cat: Lessons in Cat Conversation by Nartina Braun [eBook]

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey into the Feline Heart by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

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