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  • Special Needs Pets - Books

    General Pet Care and Senior Care

    For Cats

  • The Cornell Book of Cats
  • The Well Cat Book: The Classic Comprehensive Handbook of Cat Care
  • Housecat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound
  • Caring for your Older Cat
  • The Ultrafit Older Cat
  • For Dogs

  • The Dog Owners Home Veterinary Care Handbook
  • The Well Dog Book: The Classic Comprehensive Handbook of Dog Care
  • Caring for your Older Dog
  • For Other Pets

  • The Rabbit Handbook
  • The House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit
  • The Ferret: An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet
  • The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook
  • The Exotic Pet Survival Manual
  • Specific Health Issues

  • Pets Living With Cancer: A Pet Owner's Resource
  • Why is Cancer Killing Our Pets?  How You Can Protect and Treat Your Animal Companion

    Holistic Health and Nutrition

  • The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care
    Includes information for rabbits and birds as well as dogs and cats.
  • The Nature of Animal Healing: The Path to Your Pet's Health, Happiness and Longevity
  • Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals
  • Four Paws, Five Directions
    Traditional Chinese Medicine for animals.
  • Herbs for Pets
  • The New Natural Cat
  • Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts about Pet Food

    Flower Essences for Animals

  • Bach Flower Remedies for Animals
  • Treating Animal Illnesses & Emotional States with Flower Essence Remedies

    Behavioral Issues

  • Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals
    A comprehensive and authoritative overview of pet behavior issues by one of the leading animal behavior specialists in the U.S.
  • The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions and the Psychology of Cats
  • The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments and the Psychology of Dogs
  • Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-to-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavioral Problems in Dogs

    Caregiving and Hospice
    The books listed below were written for people who are caring for parents, spouses, and other (human) family members, so not all of the information in these books is entirely applicable to those of us who are caring for special-needs pets.  Nevertheless, I have found them to be very helpful as general reference books.

  • Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal
    A thorough, compassionate look at the experience of caregiving.
  • Caregiver Therapy
    A little "thought for the day" book written by an AIDS hospice volunteer.
  • The Tao of Dying: A Guide to Caring
    Meditations for caregivers of the dying.
  • Daily Comforts for Caregivers
    A collection of 365 daily meditations.
  • The Caregiver's Book: Caring for Another, Caring for Yourself
    Meditations, quotations and some practical suggestions.

    Euthanasia and Pet Loss

  • Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
  • Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet
  • Surviving the Heartbreak of Choosing Death for Your Pet
  • Euthanasia of the Companion Animal: The Impact on Owners, Veterinarians, and Society
  • The Tenth Good Thing about Barney
    Pet loss book for children.

    The Human-Animal Bond

  • Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing
    A Heartwarming Look at the Spiritual Bond Between Animals and Humans
  • Animals as Teachers and Healers
  • The Souls of Animals
  • A Cat Is Watching
    A fascinating and perceptive look at the feline mind and feline-human interactions.
  • A Dog is Listening
    Canine-human interactions.

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