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    Your Child's First Pet: A Parent's Guide to Ensuring Success

    ISBN #: 9781601383945


    Every child wants a pet - from the moment they first lay eyes on a furry little kitten or puppy, they probably want one for themselves and yet the process of getting and teaching your child how to raise that pet can be quite complex. However, the experience can be enormously useful in teaching them life skills that will one day help them better understand responsibility and proper care for others. But, how do you balance all of that in those first crucial days?

    This book provides a detailed walkthrough of how best to acclimate a child to raising a pet and ensuring the pet you get your child is one they can handle and that will thrive in their care. You will learn how to begin the process of selecting the right pet for your family and your child. You will be walked through the detailed process of understanding your child's personality type and coming to terms with their maturity level and the pets that best match that maturity level. You will learn what specific needs the most common pets need, including food, water, outside care, and additional medical needs and costs. You will learn the average life spans, common diseases, and other issues that might affect your child’s pet, and how to handle these situations with your child.

    Dozens of hours of interviews have been conducted with top pet and child psychology experts to provide detailed information about what children need to understand most before getting their own pet. You will learn how to discuss the important of responsibility and how to monitor their actions. You will learn how to maintain the pet's health and how to recognize warning signs if your child becomes overwhelmed. For anyone who has a child yearning for a pet that is wondering if they are ready, this book is designed for you.


    Purr-fect Recipes for a Healthy Cat: 101 Natural Cat Food & Treat Recipes to Make Your Cat Healthy and Happy

    ISBN #: 9781601383983


    Every cat deserves the best possible food in their diet, but knowing exactly what cat food and treats are best can be hard - especially with limited nutritional information for many brands and so many of those brands to choose from. For these reasons, many people have turned to creating their own cat food, using naturally healthy recipes and foods over which every cat will salivate.

    This book has been carefully researched and compiled to provide you and your cat more than 100 healthy recipes that will help your cat live the best possible lifestyle. You will learn how to recognize the nutritional needs of your cats, including what good health entails in their lives and how to change their diet accordingly depending on their exact breed. You will learn what various normal cat foods contain and which nutritional necessities they meet or do not meet accordingly. You will then learn what artificial preservatives might currently be in your cat's food and what that can do to them.

    Dietary experts for pets and cats in particular have been interviewed and their insights have been included in this book to provide detailed information on how to best feed your cats at home. You will learn how and where to buy what you need for your cat’s new diet and how to slowly and effectively make the change without disrupting their health. Finally, you will learn more than 100 different recipes, with specific tips in each one for ensuring your cat's utter and complete health both in their everyday meals and in the special treats you may give them. This book, for anyone who has considered the importance of their cat's dietary health, is ideal for starting down the path to your own home made foods.


Canine Cuisine: 101 Natural Dog Food & Treat Recipes to Make Your Dog Healthy and Happy

ISBN #: 9781601383990


Dogs have one of the least developed senses of taste of any domesticated animal; if you've ever found your best friend digging around in your garbage, you know just that. But, just because they cannot taste what you feed them does not mean you shouldn't feed them the very best, healthiest food, both for their health and for your own peace of mind. With so many dog food brands on the market and the cost so great between the generic and healthier brands, making such a leap can be a hard step. One of the best alternatives then is to simply create your own dog food, combining only the top, healthiest ingredients possible for your dogs to eat.

This book walks you through the seemingly complex process of formulating and making your own dog food so that you can ensure your dog remains as healthy as possible while enjoying some of the best food available for any pet canine. You will learn everything you need to know about dog nutrition to start, including what dogs naturally need to remain healthy, keep their coats shiny, their bodies at the right weight, and their energy levels peaked. You will learn how basic dog nutrition can be applied to essentially any recipe to create a myriad of enjoyable dishes that will save you money and keep your dog healthy. From the right meats to the right amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, each recipe in this book provides a complete set of the right nutrients your dog needs.

Dog experts in both nutrition and full body health have been interviewed and have provided their insight into how best to maintain dog health in homemade food. You will subsequently learn how to create and provide various stews and casseroles, gravies and sauces, savory snacks, treats, holiday and party food, and ethnic specialties just for your dog that are fully healthy. In addition, you will learn how to see to any special dietary needs you dog may have to ensure things like allergies, blood sugar concerns, and stomach issues are safely kept under control. For the health of your dog and the integrity of their food, this book provides a complete, detailed examination of how to approach their diet from ingredients to dish.


How to Raise Your New Puppy in a Cat Family: The Complete Guide to a Happy Pet-Filled Home

ISBN #: 9781601384010


Everyone dreams of bringing home a new puppy and watching them romp around the living room. But, for some households this can be a complex process – especially when you already have cats in the home that are used to their own space and way of doing things. Teaching your puppy to play nicely with existing cats and the cats to treat the puppy like a new member of the household can be nerve-racking in those first few critical days – for this very reason, every family should have the necessary tools in hand to help make the transition.

This book has been written to provide the guided, carefully outlined approach every family needs when bringing a puppy home into a cat family for the first time. You will learn how cats approach other species and what warning signs to look out for in both your cats and your puppy. You will learn about how to handle your puppy’s playful tendencies, especially for larger breeds that might hurt a cat. You will learn what you can do to separate your animals when needed and how long to allow them to interact each day. You will learn all of the basics of multi-pet care, from the essentials of their daily needs with water, food, and outdoor care to their attention related needs each day.

Hundreds of hours of interviews have been conducted with experts throughout the pet field and their advice has been compiled here to provide a comprehensive perspective on how you should approach your multi-pet home. You will learn what it takes to choose the right puppy to get along with your cats and what specific issues might arise between the two. You will learn the 10 most common myths that are propagated about dog/cat relations and how some of them can come true if you are not careful. For anyone looking to bring home their first puppy to join one or more cats, this book is for you.

How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less: The Complete Guide to Training Your Dog

How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less: The Complete Guide to Training Your Dog

ISBN #: 9781601385949


Housetraining a puppy is one of the most difficult tasks any dog owner will encounter. According to a recent American Pet Products Manufacturers Association National Pet Owners Survey, there are more than 78 million dogs kept as pets in America, which means that millions of dog owners had to housetrain a dog at one point or another. They did it, and so can you - in two weeks or less.

How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less will teach you valuable tips that will make housetraining easier for you and your four-legged friend. No matter how cute and cuddly that new addition to your home is, bathroom accidents are something you will encounter until your new dog is properly housetrained. Training your new pet will take patience, consistency, and most importantly, knowledge. This book will not only provide you with information on what to do while you are home with your new best friend, but it will also give you tips on how to housetrain your dog even when you are not around.

You will understand the importance of positive reinforcement and will learn how to get your puppy on a training schedule. This book will teach you how to crate train your dog and how to recognize your puppy's signals that it needs to go out. You will also learn what to do if and when your dog has an accident and about the basic equipment you will need when beginning housetraining (and what pricey equipment you can do without).

We've interviewed dozens of dog trainers and vets to get their advice on how to effectively train your new puppy in less than two weeks. This extensively researched book will offer you a practical guide for how to train your puppy without enrolling in expensive training courses. It even contains proven tips to train your puppy, as well as case studies from experienced dog owners who share their hard-earned success stories. While the average time it takes to housetrain a puppy varies from one dog to another, the tips in this book will help ensure your new best friend is potty trained in two weeks. How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less will teach you everything you need to know to make potty training an easy experience for you, your family, and your new furry companion.


How to Listen to Your Dog The Complete Guide to Communicating with Man's Best Friend

ISBN #: 9781601385963


How to Listen to Your Dog: The Complete Guide to Communicating with Man’s Best Friend will teach you how to decipher what your dog is trying to tell you. This will not only help eliminate confusion, but it will also ensure that your dog is more receptive to you when you are training it and asking it to follow basic commands. This book will teach you how to interpret the meaning behind every tail wag, head tilt, and bark and how to make sure your dog always knows what you want from it. You will learn how to practice positive reinforcement with your four-legged friend and why this is so important to the canine population.

This book will teach you the reasoning behind so many of the common problems dog owners experience and how you can prevent these troubles. We’ve interviewed dozens of trainers who all stressed the importance of establishing two-way communication to ensure a pleasant and stress-free relationship between you and your dog. This book also has information from dog owners who have overcome problem behavior by understanding what their dogs wanted and working with their pet to remedy the problem. How to Listen to Your Dog will provide you will everything you need to know to learn what your dog is trying to tell you and ways to establish a close, healthy bond with man’s best friend.


How to Listen to Your Cat The Complete Guide to Communicating with Your Feline Friend

ISBN #: 9781601385970


Love your cat, but hate its bad behavior? According to The Humane Society of the United States, body language, behavior, and vocalizations are keys to understanding the feline mind. If your cat seems to be constantly aloof or is exhibiting bad behavior, you may often wish you could speak directly to it about what it is thinking. Fortunately, you can communicate and understand your pet by studying its behavior and using the techniques found throughout this book.