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Pets in America

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Pets in America by Katherine C. Grier Book Resume:

Filled with illustrations reflecting the whimsy, the devotion, and the commerce that have shaped centuries of American pet keeping, a portrait of Americans' relationships with animals shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life.

Pets and the Family

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Pets and the Family by Marvin B. Sussman Book Resume:

This major work summarizes the recent research and findings on the interactions of pets and their owners and the social and emotional benefits that may be derived by families who have pets. Social and health scientists explore the pervasiveness of the animal/human bond and the high prevalence of pets in U.S. households, including pets and children, pets and the elderly, pets as factors of stability and instability in family relationships, and pets as therapy for ill, grieving, and disabled family members. With this carefully researched book, researchers and family health professionals can better understand the complexities of family/animal interaction and can pursue further study into this increasingly important subject in contemporary society.

Pets and People

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Pets and People by Christine Overall Book Resume:

Animal ethics is generating growing interest both within academia and outside it. This book focuses on ethical issues connected to animals who play an extremely important role in human lives: companion animals ("pets"), with a special emphasis on dogs and cats, the animals most often chosen as pets. Companion animals are both vulnerable to and dependent upon us. What responsibilities do we owe to them, especially since we have the power and authority to make literal life-and-death decisions about them? What kinds of relationships should we have with our companion animals? And what might we learn from cats and dogs about the nature and limits of our own morality? The contributors write from a variety of philosophical perspectives, including utilitarianism, care ethics, feminist ethics, phenomenology, and the genealogy of ideas. The eighteen chapters are divided into two sections, to provide a general background to ethical debate about companion animals, followed by a focus on a number of crucial aspects of human relationships to companion animals. The first section discusses the nature of our relationships to companion animals, the foundations of our moral responsibilities to companion animals, what our relationships with companion animals teach us, and whether animals themselves can act ethically. The second part explores some specific ethical issues related to crucial aspects of companion animals' lives-breeding, reproduction, sterilization, cloning, adoption, feeding, training, working, sexual interactions, longevity, dying, and euthanasia.

Companion Animals and Us

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Companion Animals and Us by Anthony L. Podberscek,Elizabeth S. Paul,James A. Serpell Book Resume:

Over the past 30 years there has been a tremendous growth in interest in the multidisciplinary field of human-companion animal interactions and relationships. This is not surprising considering that pets are kept in at least half of the households in Western societies. What then, is so special about the relationships people have with their pets? Are we very different from our ancestors in the ways we feel about animals? What does pet-keeping tell us about ourselves and our relationships with people? Can pets be good for our health? Do they help promote empathy for other humans? These questions and more are explored in this book. Companion Animals and Us brings together some of the newest research from a wide variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, human and veterinary medicine. This book will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the human-pet relationship.

Between Pets and People

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Between Pets and People by Alan M. Beck,Aaron Honori Katcher Book Resume:

Since the first edition of Between Pets and People in 1983, the authors' then-startling contention that pets benefit our mental and physical health has found wide acceptance. Evidence in our daily lives - in television pet food ads, in doctor's offices outfitted with aquaria - attests to how widely the belief in pets' therapeutic influence is now held. This revised edition of Between Pets and People, with additional data and case studies and expanded references - including a listing of Internet resources - and a foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, analyzes the surprisingly complex relationships we have with our pets. This book contains an important lesson for everyone - to accept ourselves and others in the uncritical way that pets accept us, and come to terms with our own animal nature.

Pets In My Heart

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Pets In My Heart by Charles H. Rudolph Book Resume:

Pets In My Heart is a warm, sentimental look at the pets that have helped shape the author's life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, the story will appeal to pet lovers of all ages. Pets In My Heart is a true story as seen from the author's point of view.

Behavior of Exotic Pets

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Behavior of Exotic Pets by Valarie V. Tynes Book Resume:

Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. The book is divided into chapters devoted to particular species or groups of species commonly kept as exotic pets. The normal behavior for each group of animals is explained, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The animals' environmental needs based on their behavior are covered to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential behavioral problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior in order to provide enhanced treatment of their clients’ pets. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, veterinary students and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: Covers the full range of exotic pets, including some that aren't covered in any other texts, highlighting what is unique to each individual species. Practical consideration is given to issues like housing and handling of animals. Separate chapters on learning, welfare and behavioral pharmacology are also included, all with practical applications for those treating or caring for exotic pets.

What Sign Is Your Pet?

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What Sign Is Your Pet? by Donald Wolf Book Resume:

Does she lie down while eating? Definitely a Taurus. Does he treat your house like his castle? Must be a Leo! Read about your pet's astrological sign and discover how much better you'll understand and enjoy your cat or dog. If you don't know your pet's birth date, veterinarian Dr. Donald Wolf includes an easy-to-use checklist that lets you accurately pinpoint your pet's sign.

Pets

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Pets by Erica Fudge Book Resume:

'When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?' - Michel de Montaigne. Why do we live with pets? Is there something more to our relationship with them than simply companionship? What is it we look for in our pets and what does this say about us as human beings? In this fascinating book, Erica Fudge explores the nature of this most complex of relationships and the difficulties of knowing what it is that one is living with when one chooses to share a home with an animal. Fudge argues that our capacity for compassion and ability to live alongside others is evident in our relationships with our pets, those paradoxical creatures who give us a sense of comfort and security while simultaneously troubling the categories human and animal. For what is a pet if it isn't a fully-fledged member of the human family? This book proposes that by crossing over these boundaries pets help construct who it is we think we are. Drawing on the works of modern writers, such as J. M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Jacques Derrida, Fudge shows how pets have been used to think with and to undermine our easy conceptions of human, animal and home. Indeed, "Pets" shows our obsession with domestic animals that reveals many of the paradoxes, contra - dictions and ambiguities of life. Living with pets provides thought-provoking perspectives on our notions of possession and mastery, mutuality and cohabitation, love and dominance. We might think of pets as simply happy, loved additions to human homes but as this captivating book reveals perhaps it is the pets that make the home and without pets perhaps we might not be the humans we think we are. For anyone who has ever wondered, like Montaigne, what their cat is thinking, it will be illuminating reading.

Medieval Pets

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Medieval Pets by Kathleen Walker-Meikle Book Resume:

An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.

Be Your Pet's Best Friend

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Be Your Pet's Best Friend by Barbara Novero Levy Book Resume:

This book was written by a person deeply in love with pets. A long-time pet-owner and dedicated pet-lover, Barbara has compiled a comprehensive overview of pet-related information that includes choosing a pet, caring for that pet, and developing plans for the pet's future. The pages are filled with enlightening data such as a cost overview of owning a pet, an invaluable section on pet first aid, and an equally important chapter on toxins. With editorial help from an impressive group of experienced veterinary and human-pet animal bonding professionals, this book is a MUST for persons planning to add a pet to their life as well as a concise resource for those who already have a pet. The addition of forms meant to be copied and used by the reader are an invaluable resource!

Kooky Pets

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Kooky Pets by Koldo Barroso Book Resume:

Inside all of us lives a secret creature called a "Kooky Pet" who catalyzes our most intimate dreams and wishful yearnings. This book comprises of a collection of imaginary portraits of these absurd and fun pet characters, including stories, and witness descriptions. If you're not afraid of meeting a surreal world where the cutest animals will reflect the most ridiculous and contradictory side of you, you're going to love this book!Compiled with the collaboration of a team of erudite scientists, "Kooky Pets" is the product an Internet and social media experience where the blog readers are the co-creators as well as protagonists. The result of this fun experiment are 40 pages of fantasy and imagination, including 19 pages of full color illustrations by artist Koldo Barroso.

Diseases of Man Acquired from His Pets

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Diseases of Man Acquired from His Pets by B. Bisseru Book Resume:

Diseases of Man Acquired from his Pets provides guideline of the diseases that man may acquire from animals. This book is composed of nine chapters. The chapters are divided broadly into the types of animals kept as pets. This book begins with a general introduction to animal pets. The subsequent chapters deal with diseases acquired from carnivores, birds, and rodents, with a particular emphasis on leptospirosis, which affects rodents, carnivores, farm animals, man and, to a limited extent, birds. These chapters discuss the epidemiology, clinical signs, symptoms and treatment of this infection. These topics are followed by a chapter on Ungulates, which includes farm animals, the occupational hazards of handling large numbers of animals since livestock are in very close contact with the farmer and farm workers. Similarly, the occupational hazards from birds (factory farming) through Newcastle disease, which sometimes affects pet birds (parrots), and other diseases are explored. The remaining chapters concern certain infectious diseases acquired from reptiles, amphibians, fish, and arthropods. This book is of value to practitioners and students, both of human and veterinary medicine, and those interested in animal care.

Domestic Pets

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Domestic Pets by Irene Lovgren Book Resume:

Thinking of getting a pet? Or maybe have one already? How prepared are you? Domestic Pets Owners Guide is filled with ‘all around’ information about Cats and Kittens, Dogs and Puppies, Birds, Rodents and Hermit Crabs. It talks about the process of acquiring pets, their diets and general care. Topics in this informative guide include a comprehensive mini guide for aquarists (especially beginner hobbyists) with special chapter about Siamese Fighter Fish. It contributes towards better understanding of pets and prepares for the realities, making pet ownership responsible as well as more enjoyable.

Caring for Family Pets

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Caring for Family Pets by Radford G. Davis Book Resume:

This book helps pet owners fully understand what it means to care for a companion animal, from choosing a pet to veterinary visits and beyond.

HC 984 - Primates as Pets

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HC 984 - Primates as Pets by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Book Resume:

Urgent action is required to establish the numbers of primates kept in captivity by private individuals across the UK and to improve their welfare. Little is known about the types and numbers of primates being kept or traded by private individuals in the UK and about the manner in which they are being kept. A ban is not ruled out, but such a step must be based on solid evidence and cannot be imposed before every opportunity to improve the operation of our existing framework has been exhausted. Defra should commission independent research to establish the extent of the problems in this area and to report with a plan of action within six months of receiving the research results. The Government must ensure that standards for primates kept in private match those required in zoos. The quality of care that these animals enjoy should be the same whether they are kept in a circus, a pet shop, a private home or a zoo. If the Committee's suggested changes prove insufficient and the evidence for doing so proves compelling, then a ban on the trade and keeping of privately kept primates should remain an option for the future. The report also calls for the Government to: ensure that legislation governing pet sales is fit for the internet age; boost public awareness of existing regulatory controls and guidance; increase the utility and efficacy of the Primate Code; expedite the publication of guidance to local authorities on the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

Surviving Disasters With Your Pets

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Surviving Disasters With Your Pets by Leigh Foster Book Resume:

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Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Culture by Monica Flegel Book Resume:

Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the family’s dependents, and to the common familial "outcasts" who populate Victorian literature and culture: the orphan, the spinster, the bachelor, and the same-sex couple. Drawing upon both animal studies and queer theory, this study stresses the importance of the domestic pet in elucidating normative sexuality and (re)productivity within the familial home, and reveals how the family pet operates as a means of identifying aberrant, failed, or perverse familial and gender performances. The family pet, that is, was an important signifier in Victorian familial ideology of the individual family unit’s ability to support or threaten the health and morality of the nation in the Victorian period. Texts by authors such as Clara Balfour, Juliana Horatia Ewing, E. Burrows, Bessie Rayner Parkes, Anne Brontë, George Eliot, Frederick Marryat, and Charles Dickens speak to the centrality of the domestic pet to negotiations of gender, power, and sexuality within the home that both reify and challenge the imaginary structure known as the natural family in the Victorian period. This book highlights the possibilities for a familial elsewhere outside of normative and restrictive models of heterosexuality, reproduction, and the natural family, and will be of interest to those studying Victorian literature and culture, animal studies, queer studies, and beyond.