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Mission Control - How to train the high-drive dog (Paperback): Jane Ardern Mission Control - How to train the high-drive dog (Paperback)
Jane Ardern
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Encounters with Rikki - From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog (Paperback): Julie Strauss Bettinger Encounters with Rikki - From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog (Paperback)
Julie Strauss Bettinger
R418 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pets at Risk - From Allergies to Cancer, Remedies for an Unsuspected Epidemic (Paperback): Alfred J Plechner Pets at Risk - From Allergies to Cancer, Remedies for an Unsuspected Epidemic (Paperback)
Alfred J Plechner; As told to Martin Zucker
R357 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Pets at Risk" is an informative book on the breakthrough clinical discoveries by veterinariam Al Plechner, . For more than 35 years he has treated tens-of-thousands of cats and dogs in his Los Angeles veterinary clinic, and has identified a widespread, but unrecognized deficiency in the endocrine-immune system of cats and dogs. These deficiencies result in symptoms ranging from allergies to serious immunological diseases and cancer. Over that time he has spoken to dozens of veterinarians who report seeing more and more animals unresponsive to conventional treatment.
Dr. Plechner, DVM, has developed a program for treating pets facing endocrine-immune deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. This book is written for the layperson to understand the root of disease and symptoms animals suffer. The author hopes that the reader will work with his or her veterinarian in using the treatment program. This book requires a working partnership between the pet owner and the veterinarian since a part of the treatment includes pharmaceuticals or natural supplements as well as a healthy diet and careful attention to food allergies.

Wagging Tails In Heaven - The Gift of Our Pets' Everlasting Love (Paperback): Gary Kurz Wagging Tails In Heaven - The Gift of Our Pets' Everlasting Love (Paperback)
Gary Kurz 1
R305 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The acclaimed author of "Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates" investigates pets' afterlife--for the truth about their existence in Heaven--in a moving, inspirational, and comforting message of hope.

Cat Vs. Cat (Paperback): Pam Johnson-Bennett Cat Vs. Cat (Paperback)
Pam Johnson-Bennett
R407 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Treatise on Sheep (Paperback): Ambrose Blacklock A Treatise on Sheep (Paperback)
Ambrose Blacklock
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby (Paperback): Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby (Paperback)
Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal 1
R305 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R93 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides, such as: How to comfortably sleep next to your cat 10 ways to befriend a misanthropic cat How to hold a baby when you are not used to holding babies A dog's guide to walking a human being How to cuddle like you mean it. Includes a pull-out poster of: How to tell if your cat thinks you're not that big of a deal.

The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder (Paperback, New ed): David Quammen The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder (Paperback, New ed)
David Quammen
R419 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world. His column was called "Natural Acts," and for the next fifteen years he delighted Outside's readers with his fascinating ruminations on the world around us. The Boilerplate Rhino brings together twenty-six of Quammen's most thoughtful and engaging essays from that column, none previously printed in any of his earlier books.

In lucid, penetrating, and often quirkily idiosyncratic prose, David Quammen takes his readers with him as he explores the world. His travels lead him to rattlesnake handlers in Texas; a lizard specialist in Baja; the dinosaur museum in Jordan, Montana; and halfway across Indonesia in search of the perfect Durian fruit. He ponders the history of nutmeg in the southern Moluccas, meditates on bioluminescent beetles while soaking in the waters of the Amazon, and delivers "The Dope on Eggs" from a chicken ranch near his hometown in Montana.

Quammen's travels are always jumping-off points to explore the rich and sometimes horrifying tension between humankind and the natural world, in all its complexity and ambivalence. The result is another irrepressible assortment of ideas to explore, conundrums to contemplate, and wondrous creatures to behold.

Cats - Stories & Poems (Paperback): Mark Bryant Cats - Stories & Poems (Paperback)
Mark Bryant
R286 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from the prime suspect in a partridge killing in ancient Greece to the medieval monk's cat Pangur Ban and encompassing odes, fables, stories, limericks, songs, nursery rhymes and more, Mark Bryant has compiled a wonderfully evocative collection of writing of all kinds on cats by those who love them. There are poems from Chaucer, Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Christina Rossetti, Shelley and Wordsworth; humorous pieces by Lewis Carroll, Ambrose Bierce, Edward Lear and Jerome K. Jerome; and other delights from writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Saki and Mark Twain. From ancient Egypt to the recent past, covering every genre, from humour and fantasy to romance and horror, and drawn from every part of the world, these stories, poems and excerpts from essays, letters, diaries and journals provide a collection to delight any cat-lover.

Agility Bible (Paperback): Bonnie Quick Agility Bible (Paperback)
Bonnie Quick
R771 Discovery Miles 7 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man (Paperback, Reissue): Tom Cox Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man (Paperback, Reissue)
Tom Cox
R227 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R74 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For years, Tom Cox might have seemed like a regular, hard-living sort of bloke -- a lover of late nights, rock music and beer -- but he had a dark furry secret. Tom was a cat lover. Always had been, in fact. For a while, he kept his passion in check, but there was only so long he could postpone his true dream, especially after he met Dee, his moggy-loving soulmate. In 2001, Tom left London and his job as a rock critic behind, and he and Dee, replete with Dee's cat Janet and three new kittens, moved to a remote part of Norfolk, a county where they knew not one living human soul. They thought it would be easy. They thought their cat madness had reached its limit. They were very wrong on both counts. In UNDER THE PAW, Tom records the chaos of owning seven of the most charismatic, idiotic and duplicitous cats in the country. How exactly does a person go from living a fancy-free young metropolitan life to suddenly thinking it is normal to be on 24-hour call for multiple sets of whiskers? What are the essential rules of disposing of a dead pheasant? How do you learn to love your wife's ex's favourite pet? Tom addresses all these issues and much more, encountering death, depression, flying fur and the first human sentence spoken by a feline along the way. Running through all the maelstrom is the heartbreaking story of his long and chequered relationship with The Bear, his oldest cat: a "painfully sensitive" survivor moggy who may or may not be an evil genius.

Pawverbs for a Dog Lover's Heart (Hardcover): Jennifer Bleakley Pawverbs for a Dog Lover's Heart (Hardcover)
Jennifer Bleakley
R409 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Housetraining For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Susan McCullough Housetraining For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Susan McCullough
R440 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R129 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Housetraining For Dummies (9781119610298) was previously published as Housetraining For Dummies (9780470476376). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike. This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet. Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success Offers proven housetraining strategies Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once Reviews new housetraining equipment and products Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies;and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.

Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals - A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils and Hydrosols with Animals (Paperback):... Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals - A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils and Hydrosols with Animals (Paperback)
Kristen Leigh Bell
R292 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R94 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals It is only in recent years that aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, has gained substantial acceptance; this is primarily due to French veterinarians who have begun using essential oils and hydrosols in their practices. Laypeople, of course, have been enjoying great success treating animals with the very same substances for many years; for it is not just the medical professionals who can safely and effectively administer these aromatic oils. Anyone enabled with quality essential oils or hydrosols and adequate knowledge can use a plant's most concentrated and energetic byproducts to improve the health of their animals, and treat and prevent various illnesses and common ailments. Aromatherapy is actually a science that has a much larger archive of supported scientific data than most other holistic care methods. However, most of these studies were originally published in French or German. Aromatherapy was the first natural, holistic therapy the author began using, and she relies on it as my primary form of healthcare to treat and balance all sorts of minor ailments and discomforts in the lives of her family and their pets. She has rarely needed to use any other sort of remedy to achieve the desired result. These powerful substances are the most fascinating, sensual and complex of all natural therapies -- a combination that proves to be so enthralling it eventually develops into a grand passion for many.

Control Unleashed Reactive To Relaxed (Paperback): Leslie McDevitt Control Unleashed Reactive To Relaxed (Paperback)
Leslie McDevitt
R901 Discovery Miles 9 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs - 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun (Paperback): Amy Newmark Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs - 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun (Paperback)
Amy Newmark
R358 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

You'll recognize your own dog in this entertaining collection of stories about the surprising, amusing, heartwarming, and even magical things that our dogs do. They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities, but one thing is certain - our dogs are magical, beloved family members. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our canine companions even include stories about the relationship between people and their dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown-the comfort they give, the dogs' understanding of the crisis, and the adoption of new rescue dogs by families. These amazing stories are sure to touch every dog lover's soul. You'll be left with a renewed love, affection and appreciation for your dog and all the magical moments she provides. Royalties from the book will support the nation's oldest animal welfare organization, American Humane.

Proud Dog Chef - Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes (Hardcover): Melissa Gundersen, Donna Gundersen Proud Dog Chef - Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes (Hardcover)
Melissa Gundersen, Donna Gundersen
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notes From The Grooming Table - An All-Breed Grooming Guide For The Professional Pet Stylist (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised... Notes From The Grooming Table - An All-Breed Grooming Guide For The Professional Pet Stylist (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised edition)
Melissa Verplank
R2,248 Discovery Miles 22 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Animal/Pets Book of the Year and the Gold Award for Education Book of the Year and Winner of the 2016 Barkleigh Honors Award for Book of the Year.

This is the NEW SECOND EDITION of the book that has set the industry standard for dog grooming reference guides. You get step-by-step instructions and beautiful, easy to follow illustrations that have made this book a must-have for groomers and stylists world-wide. Written by esteemed stylist, speaker, and judge, Melissa Verplank (CMG) and featuring gorgeous illustrations by renowned wildlife artist Lisa Van Sweden, this amazing guide is based on Ms. Verplank's years of experience and expert grooming skills. Notes From the Grooming Table has put thousands on the path to beautiful grooming.

Notes From the Grooming Table - SECOND EDITION is a comprehensive grooming guide that includes information on basic pet grooming techniques on over 200 AKC recognized breed standards.

In this new version, you get:

  • grooming instructions and illustrations for over 200 breeds.
  • 145 added pages!
  • a complete index to making searching even easier!
  • a completely remastered tools and equipment section, including new information on shears, brushes, clippers, stripping tools, and so much more!
  • completely new metal guard comb section.
  • updated clipper blade length section.
  • 2 new bathing and drying sections, including amazing instructions and illustrations.
  • new sections have been added that describe the historic function and design of each dog group.
  • 51 new breeds have been added, including Hairless and Rustic coats.
  • includes detailed sections on classic Poodle and drop coat styles.
  • the entire book has new and updated breed profile styling.

Put Melissa’s grooming experience to work for you. She has created one of the most comprehensive grooming guides available.

The Animal's Companion - People and their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story (Paperback, Main): Jacky Colliss Harvey The Animal's Companion - People and their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story (Paperback, Main)
Jacky Colliss Harvey 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A unique and compelling exploration of why humans need animal companions - from dogs and cats to horses, birds and reptiles - as seen through the eyes of bestselling author Jacky Colliss Harvey. In The Animal's Companion, the acclaimed author of Red: A Natural History of the Redhead explores the human desire to share our everyday life with pets, a history that can be traced back to a cave in France where evidence has been unearthed of a boy and his dog taking a walk together, some 26,000 years ago. From those preserved foot and paw prints, Colliss Harvey draws on literary, artistic and archaeological artefacts to sweep readers through centuries and across continents to examine how our relationships with our pets have developed, but also stayed very much the same. Through delightful stories of the most famous, endearing and sometimes eccentric pet owners throughout history, she suggests fascinating new insights into one of the most long-standing of all human love affairs.

The Great Cat and Dog Massacre - The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy (Hardcover): Hilda Kean The Great Cat and Dog Massacre - The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy (Hardcover)
Hilda Kean
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life and death of Britain's wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean's narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a "good war" fought by a nation of "good" people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean's account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.

Ruff Love (Paperback): Susan Garrett Ruff Love (Paperback)
Susan Garrett
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Goodbye Pet, and See You in Heaven - A Memoir of Animals, Love and Loss (Paperback): Bel Mooney Goodbye Pet, and See You in Heaven - A Memoir of Animals, Love and Loss (Paperback)
Bel Mooney 1
R370 R76 Discovery Miles 760 Save R294 (79%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When her beloved small dog died, Bel Mooney was astonished at the depth of her ongoing sorrow. Sharing her loss online and in a newspaper article brought a deluge of responses, spurring Bel to explore these feelings further. Why do humans mourn pets? Can animals themselves grieve - and do they have souls? In Goodbye, Pet & See You in Heaven, Bel sets off on an emotional journey to learn more about pet bereavement.She is astounded by inexplicable 'signs' of her dog's spirit, watches Bonnie's ashes being turned into glass, talks to experts and discusses the mysterious enduring energy of love. She discovers why Ancient Egyptians mummified animals and what different faiths, myths, writers and scientists have to say about animals and the afterlife. She also looks back over her own life and reflects on lessons learned from companion animals - and from wildlife too.As informative as it is deeply moving, Goodbye, Pet is an intensely personal, uplifting look at the love we share with pets, both in life and afterwards. Enriched by heartfelt stories and inspirational words, it is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever loved an animal.

Cats in Heaven - And Other Animals. Heartwarming Stories of Animals from the Other Side. (Paperback): Jacky Newcomb Cats in Heaven - And Other Animals. Heartwarming Stories of Animals from the Other Side. (Paperback)
Jacky Newcomb 1
R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Amazing and inspirational stories from Jacky Newcomb show us that our beloved pets can communicate with us from the other side. Our pets are our family, our best friends and letting go of them is hugely difficult. In this collection of stories and real-life experiences, angel and afterlife expert Jacky Newcomb explains that we will be reunited with them again. Here are wonderful, uplifting stories of times when beloved pets communicated with their loved ones from the other side. In dreams and visitations, best friends come back from the other side to protect, support and help us.

Inside of a Dog - What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Paperback): Alexandra Horowitz Inside of a Dog - What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Paperback)
Alexandra Horowitz
R425 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think, now in paperback.
The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.
Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to "be "a dog. What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What's it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees?
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Inside of a Dog "explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising--once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. "Inside of a Dog "also contains up-to-the-minute research--on dogs' detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention--that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, "Inside of a Dog "has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

The Long Flight Home - a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story (Paperback): A.L. Hlad The Long Flight Home - a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story (Paperback)
A.L. Hlad 1
R215 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R45 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

A heart-breaking and moving story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Blitz. Inspired by true events, and perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Dear Mrs Bird *** Is love strong enough to survive a war? September 1940. As enemy fighter planes blacken the sky, Susan Shepherd finds comfort at her home in Epping Forest, where she and her grandfather raise homing pigeons. Of all Susan's birds, it's Duchess who is the most extraordinary, and the two share a special bond. Thousands of miles away, Ollie Evans, a young American pilot decides to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. But Ollie doesn't expect his quest to bring him instead to the National Pigeon Service - a covert new operation involving homing pigeons - and to Susan. The National Pigeon Service has a dangerous mission to air-drop hundreds of pigeons into German-occupied France. Despite their growing friendship Ollie and Susan must soon be parted - but will Duchess's devotion and sense of duty prove to be an unexpected lifeline between them? Based on true events, The Long Flight Home is an uplifting and timeless wartime novel, that reminds us how, in times of hardship, hope is never truly lost.

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