Pets Animal Care

Canis Africanis: A Dog History of Southern Africa by Lance van Sittert, Sandra Swart

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By Lance van Sittert, Sandra Swart

The position of the puppy in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, every one revealing a distinct a part of the advanced social historical past of southern Africa. The essays diversity broadly from issues over ailment, bestiality, and social degradation via playing on canines to anxieties over social prestige mirrored via breed classifications, and social uprising via resisting the puppy tax imposed via colonial specialists. With its specialize in canine in human historical past, this undertaking is a part of what has been termed the animal flip within the social sciences, which investigates the areas which animals inhabit in human society and how during which animal and human lives interconnect, demonstrating how various human teams build a number identities for themselves (and for others) by way of animals. So rather than conceiving of animals as simply elements of ecological or agricultural platforms, they are often comprehended via their position in human cultures.

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Frogs and Toads: Your Happy Healthy Pet by Steve Grenard

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By Steve Grenard

The authoritative details and suggestion you would like, illustrated all through with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be much more reader-friendly!Frogs and toads are perennial favourite pets. They comprise easy-to-care for breeds and interesting, unique kinds. For either first-time puppy vendors and life-long hobbyists, frogs and toads could make interesting pets, however it is vital to profit how you can take care of them correctly. With colourful pictures, charts, and tables, this consultant covers the fundamentals, including:* deciding upon your frog or toad* developing and retaining your pet's new habitat* Feeding and taking care of your frog or toad* maintaining your puppy healthyYou'll additionally find out about the forms of frogs and toads, and approximately their lifestyles within the wild.

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Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition by Patricia Schenck

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By Patricia Schenck

Home-Prepared puppy and Cat Diets, moment Edition offers an advent to nutrients of the fit puppy and cat and an intensive dialogue of clinical issues that may be controlled partly via nutrition. featuring easy-to-follow recipes that may be ready at domestic, this new edition of Donald Strombeck’s vintage instruction manual has been thoroughly rewritten by way of new writer Patricia A. Schenck to mirror the most recent dietary thoughts according to present examine. New bankruptcy subject matters include feeding the dog and kitten; feeding the pregnant or lactating dog or cat; feeding the senior puppy; feeding the functionality puppy; and the position of nutrition in pets with cancer. 

Diets are actually indexed jointly in a cookbook sort for ease of use, and recipes are adjustable for any dimension puppy or cat, permitting designated dietary values to be calculated. Nutrient content material for protein, fats, carbohydrate, and fiber were supplied for each nutrition, besides the nutrient density. A better half web site good points downloadable spreadsheets with entire dietary breakdowns for every recipe.

Useful for either veterinarians and puppy vendors alike, Home-Prepared puppy and Cat Diets, moment Edition is a distinct instruction manual written through a professional within the box delivering an advent to the dietary administration of canine and cats with easy-to-use recipes for home-prepared diets.

Clarification: Calcium Carbonate

We’ve had a few questions from readers concerning the use of the time period “calcium carbonate,” that's indexed as an factor in a few of the diets present in this publication, and for that reason desired to make clear what's intended through this component. Baking soda is available in varieties: sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. The sodium bicarbonate model is broadly on hand as “baking soda” and is usually utilized in baking, yet not one of the recipes during this e-book use it as an ingredient.  The calcium carbonate model of baking soda is usually bought as “baking soda replacement” and occasionally often called easily “baking soda.”

To keep away from complicated sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, any time the calcium carbonate form of baking soda has been utilized in a vitamin during this publication, the aspect comprises the categorical time period “calcium carbonate.”  There are numerous brands of calcium carbonate baking soda; for instance, Amazon contains the Ener-G meals product baking soda replacement. Calcium carbonate is also bought for backyard use, that is non-food-grade, so that you could keep away from using the backyard product in meals, the time period “baking soda” used to be utilized in this publication as a substitute to point that readers might be guaranteed to opt for a food-appropriate ingredient.

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Notes From a Dog Rescue in Progress by Brian Beker

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By Brian Beker

In this perennial most sensible vendor, a dog thought of too apprehensive to be adoptable is condemned to die in a l. a. guard. She is rescued on the final minute and enters foster care. this can be the uplifting tale of ways even the main broken animals can pass directly to dwell satisfied lives.

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Can We Have One?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Kids With Cats by Lynn F. Buzhardt

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By Lynn F. Buzhardt

The choice to incorporate pets as part of your loved ones could be fraught with uncertainty. How have you learnt whilst the time is true? How do you decide the proper puppy? decide upon a formal vitamin? keep away from universal accidents? offer enough workout? stay away from bronchial asthma? proportion care-taking obligations? no longer proportion germs or parasites? no matter if you are prepared to make the leap or simply commencing to discover the chance, will we Have One? is an important source for folks contemplating puppy possession or puppy vendors contemplating parenthood, delivering a wealth of valuable info in a single handy, exciting guide.Veterinarian Lynn F. Buzhardt and social scientist Sue D. Steib mix their services and adventure with rising medical facts to provide useful and simply applied strategies for severe matters on the topic of elevating young children and pets jointly. With attractive heat and humor, they deal with concerns similar to bringing a brand new child right into a pet-owning couple's family, selecting the best better half animal to your relations, handling child-pet interplay, and dealing with the lack of a pet.The authors specialize in canine and cats, the commonest pets in American families and those with whom little ones and adults are probably to shape the most powerful attachments. canines and cats also are at maximum probability of relinquishment to animal shelters. via studying what to contemplate prior to committing to a relatives puppy, you're outfitted to make sure the simplest final result for all concerned. Pets require loads of their caretakers, yet they provide even more in go back. do we Have One? explains the entire alterations and elements to expect and the pitfalls to prevent, supporting you offer a contented domestic on your puppy and permitting your kids to get the main out of the pet-child courting.

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Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption: Rewards and Realities by Liz Palika

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By Liz Palika

An inspiring, sensible advisor to adopting purebred rescuesEach 12 months, hundreds of thousands of purebred canines are given up by means of their proprietors for a varietyof purposes. because of the restoration and rehabilitative efforts of rescueorganizations, a lot of those canine are saved--and move directly to turn into extraordinarycompanion animals.Now, Purebred Rescue puppy Adoption is helping you opt ifadopting a purebred rescue puppy is correct for you. expert puppy coach andpurebred rescue specialist Liz Palika explains find out how to find neighborhood and nationalrescue teams, what you could anticipate within the adoption process--and out of your rescuedog--and tips on how to aid your puppy make a winning transition for your "foreverhome." Palika additionally is helping you: * decide upon no matter if to undertake a dog or an grownup, male or girl * organize your place, backyard and relations for the recent arrival * deal with housetraining with care * educate your adoptee tips to behave with folks * comprehend and paintings via challenge behaviors * become involved with purebred puppy rescue yourselfComplete with a listing of updated net resources,Purebred Rescue puppy Adoption tells you simply what you want to be aware of to make theright fit whereas saving a dog--and suppose outstanding approximately it!

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Weekend Homesteader: August by Anna Hess

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By Anna Hess

three hundred and sixty five days to self-sufficiency!

This totally up to date moment variation of the preferred Weekend Homesteader sequence comprises fascinating, brief tasks so that you can use to dip your ft into the sizeable ocean of homesteading with out getting beaten. if you want to slot homesteading right into a few hours every one weekend and want to have a good time whereas doing it, those initiatives might be correct up your alley, even if you reside on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp garden in suburbia, or a excessive rise.

The August quantity comprises the subsequent tasks:

  • Saving seeds
  • Drying food
  • Building a fowl coop or tractor
  • Making a rain barrel

The moment variation has been revised and elevated to check the paperback, with additional pictures and suggestions from weekend homesteaders similar to you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the extra complex homesteader to discover.

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The Loss of a Pet by Wallace Sife

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By Wallace Sife

Realizing is helping heal the damage in the event you lose a pet

A loved puppy delivers boundless, unconditional love and occupies a distinct position on your regimen, your house, and your middle. while your puppy dies, that hot, distinctive position turns into a tragic, empty house. This e-book is helping you understand:
* The grieving strategy, together with usual phases of grief and strategies for coping
* Grieving for a lacking puppy, one you needed to surrender as a result of a metamorphosis in existence scenario, and different tough circumstances
* childrens and the demise of a pet
* Euthanasia, together with very important considerations
* faith and the dying of a puppy, with articles via a variety of non secular leaders
* Aftercare amenities, together with an in depth index of puppy cemeteries, crematories, and memorial gardens

The lack of a puppy, 3rd variation has new improved info, is stuffed with functional feedback, assets, and most significantly, compassion and realizing. this significant e-book is helping you cope and reassures you that you're not by myself.

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Textbook of Rabbit Medicine by Molly Varga (Auth.)

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By Molly Varga (Auth.)

The new Textbook of Rabbit medication draws at the most recent info from around the globe to make it a very worldwide source on all features of rabbit medication and future health. it is going to remain crucial to veterinary surgeons more often than not perform, veterinary scholars, referral veterinarians focusing on unique pets, and veterinary surgeons learning for certificate in complex veterinary practice.

The ebook is punctiliously built to permit for the biology, husbandry and medical concepts that pertain to rabbit medication to be treated comprehensively and very easily. medical chapters persist with a logical development from scientific pathology, via anaesthesia, therapeutics and illnesses lined via physique method, to surgical procedure and autopsy examination.

The writer deals a powerful emphasis on scientific perform to make sure the content material is as virtually necessary and obtainable as attainable. Key points bins built-in through the booklet offer a stand-alone précis of vital matters. New clinical recommendations boxes are jam-packed with suggestions from a practicing specialist who usually applies this comparable info in perform.

  • Comprehensive, in-depth and authoritative assurance of the wellbeing and fitness and illnesses of the household rabbit
  • Detailed and specific line paintings offers a transparent knowing of physiological processes
  • A functional, evidence-based source for the potent therapy of puppy rabbits.

New to the second one edition

  • A new professional writer revises and reframes the unique vintage textual content for modern day practitioners and students
  • Content is carefully up-to-date to incorporate the most recent medicinal drugs, anaesthetics and techniques
  • A new full-colour layout is used to enhance entry and navigability
  • Many new color illustrations and diagrams all through support emphasize and make clear key content
  • The book's extra medical emphasis makes this variation more effective than ever before!

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