Nutrition & Wellness
by Editors of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, 200 pages, Hardcover
Based on a full year’s content of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter—updated, organized and fully indexed for easy reference. If you are confused by conflicting headlines about nutrition, you need this essential reference book, published by the most respected voice in the field of nutrition. Let Tufts guide you through the maze of the latest research and its implications for your health.
by Aaron Nelson, Ph.D., 217 pages, paperback
Giving great importance to eating well, staying physically and mentally active and getting enough sleep. Nelson presents simple strategies for remembering names of people we meet, places we leave our keys, and important advice we might get from a doctor. This book would appeal to anyone interested in learning about the effects of aging on the brain.
by Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, Steve Vickery, 286 pages, Paperback
At last, a comprehensive guide to restoring and maintaining strength and flexibility throughout the entire body. This is the ultimate guide to keeping your body in peak physical condition. Backed by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Have all the year’s important information right at your fingertips! A great gift!
by Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, 284 pages, Softcover
AMERICANS EAT OUT MORE THAN EVER. This landmark healthy eating guide is perfect for families, business travelers, vacationers, people on restricted diets, or anyone interested in eating out without sacrificing good health. Eat Out, Eat Right is organized to provide information on every conceivable dining option, whether by type of restuarant(e.g., fast food, fast-casual, fine dining) or by cuisine. Among the many kinds of regional cusiines discussed are Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Middle Eastern, and French-Continental. This third edition also includes a completely reworked and expanded beverages section to include more discussions of coffee beverages, smoothies, cocktails and other alcholic drinks. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a book that bashes restuarants-rather, it shows readers how to create healthy meals when eating out or ordering in.
by Rebecca S. Sequin, MS CSCS, et al., 112 pages, Spiral Bound
If you’re interested in feeling stronger, healthier, and more vital, this program is for you. This strength-training program was developed by experts at Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Growing Stronger is an exercise program based upon sound scientific research involving strengthening exercises—exercises that have been shown to increase the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases, including arthritis.
If you’re not physically active now, Growing Stronger will help you make daily activity a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement easier and more enjoyable.
by Marc Gillinov M.D., & Steven Nissen M.D. , 550 pages, Paperback
The definitive guide to heart health from two of America’s most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America.
Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease-or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart’s health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions. In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children? Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.
by Daniel G. Amem, M.D., 313 pages, Softcover
Your brain is involved in everything you do. It’s very simple: when our brains work right, we work right. It’s never too late to start treating your brain better, for amazing resukts in as Little as 15 days! Making a Good Brain Great shows you waht to do to have the healthiest brain possible, including: -eat right to think right -how to nourish your brain with vitamins and do mental workouts to keep it strong -why physical exercise is critical for brain health, and which kinds work best -how to rid your brain of negative thoughts,counteract stress and much more
by Brian Wansink, PhD., 304 pages, Paperback
Food psychologist Brian Wansink helps you understand how much youre eating, what youre eating and why youre even eating. In an entertaining style, Wansink uses his clever experiments to uncover the secret dynamics behind dietary habits. He shows how outside factors like packaging, music, the color of a room and other “hidden persuaders” used by restaurants and supermarkets contribute to mindless eating. The book offers strategies for making mindful changes that result in better food choices and ultimately better health.
From the American Heart Association This diet has it all: an easy-to-read book with achievable goals, fun exercise routines, and convenient, inexpensive, and tasty meals. The AHA, the nation’s most trusted authority on heart-healthy living, introduces its first-ever comprehensive weight-loss book. In it you’ll find tips on turning negative thinking into positive rewards, strategies to reduce calories and increase your activity levels, guidelines for preparing your own nutritious meals, and techniques to maintain your momentum.
by Harris McIlwain, MD, 240 pages, Paperback
Reversing Osteopenia is the first comprehensive guide for identifying and controlling early bone loss disease in premenopausal women before it turns to osteoporosis. Learn the risk factors of osteopenia and a five step program for controlling and preventing it. Age specific recommendations for exercises, foods, and supplements to maintain bone density.
by Gregg Jacobs, Herbert Benson, 256 pages, Paperback
Imagine an insomnia treatment that improves sleep in 100 percent of insomniacs, helps 75 percent of insomniacs become normal sleepers, and allows 90 percent of insomniacs to reduce or eliminate their use of sleeping pills. This treatment is safe, natural, and has no side effects except improved mood, higher energy, increased mind/body control, and better health. No, this is not a new miracle drug. It is Dr. Gregg Jacobs’s drug-free program described in Say Good Night to Insomnia.
At Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs has tested and developed a six-week, drug-free program that conquers insomnia in a large majority of patients. The first clinician to offer proof that insomnia can be overcome without drugs, Dr. Jacobs’s program provides techniques for:
- Eliminating sleeping pills
- Establishing sleep-promoting habits and lifestyle practices
- Changing negative, stressful thoughts about sleep
- Implementing relaxation and stress-reduction techniques
- Enhancing peace of mind and reducing negative emotions
by Karl Knopf, 109 pages, Paperback
Illustrated with step-by-step photos and clear explanations, the stretches in this book can reverse years of muscle tightening, help you perform daily activities without pain, and enjoy sports and leisure activities without injury.
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, 290 pages, Spiral Bound
How many reps? How much calcium? How many calories? How many miles? A perfect companion to the bestselling Strong Women books, this 52-week journal allows readers to keep track of progress, goals, and daily exercise and eating patterns, as well as thoughts and feelings along the way. More than a journal, this book incorporates highlights from the entire Strong Women series and includes
- A clear step-by-step plan to shape up and feel great
- Scientifically-based dietary tips
- Aerobic and strength-training exercises
- Inspirational quotes and success stories
- Charts for keeping track of various health and fitness information, including medical visits and test results
- A place for writing down thoughts and feelings
- Ways to track the seasonal ebb and flow of moods
- Questions to inspire reflection along the way
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, 298 pages, Paperback
Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program and the reduction-and even prevention-of arthritis symptoms. This book offers:
- An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness
- A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain
- A hands-on guide to the latest medications
- The real story on complementary therapies-which ones work? Which ones don’t?
- Proven strategies for overcoming arthritis-related depression
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, 268 pages, Paperback
Dr. Nelson tells women everything they need to know to make the right decisions about eating.
Strong Women Eat Well provides easy to follow strategies for eating right, facts on high protein-low carbohydrate diets, helps you decipher nutrition facts, gives you advice on dietary supplements and provides 50 easy-to-prepare recipes.
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, 318 pages, Paperback
Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet it is still mistakenly thought of as a “man’s disease.” In this comprehensive and practical guide, top women’s health expert and author Miriam E. Nelson, PhD., teams up with heart expert Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., to present up-to-date advice on diet, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction, and other key strategies tailored specifically for women.
With self-evaluations, checklists, exercises, recipes, and other practical information, as well as the latest research findings, this empowering book will help readers assess their risks, understand their options, and make important changes to improve their heart health.
by Miriam Nelson, PhD, 400 pages, Hardcover
Now, in the latest and most comprehensive volume in the best-selling Strong Women series, Dr. Nelson arms women with the information they need to create and maintain lifelong, vibrant health. This book offers a complete picture of the broad spectrum of issues that impact women’s health including stress management and emotional well-being, exercise, nutrition, and weight control, disease prevention and beauty inside and out This practical, hands-on guide also offers a self-assessment tool to help you understand your current state of health and the diseases and health issues for which you may be at risk.
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, Sarah Wernick, PhD, 318 pages, Paperback
Everything you need to know to prevent, treat and beat oseoporosis.
Strong Women, Strong Bones features:
by Ramel Rones with David Silver, 199 pages, Soft Cover
Every day millions of people worldwide pratice Tai Chi. For the beginner, this program is a comprehensive introduction to authentic Tai Chi, allowing you to fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Tai Chi helps to develop strength and flexibility; loosen and strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; improve blood circulation;learn how to increase bone density; boost your immune system to help heal chronic conditions, including arthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and cancer. Sunrise Tai Chi includes pictures, instructions and refinements. The Sunrise Tai Chi form is used at Tufts School of Medicine for studies of healing arthritis with Tai Chi.
by Ramel Rones, 360 pages, Softcover
by Ramel Rones, 360 pages, Softcover
Sunset Tai Chi is a comprehensive introduction to using Tai Chi for stress relief. This mind/body program is designed for beginners and teaches how ro calm down nad recuperate from the stress of the day, thus preventing and healing numerous stress related illnesses. While the book offers detailed theory and explanation for each movement, the video offers a follow along program. The DVD provides workout choices with 20, 40 or 60 minutes. These workouts can be practiced sitting and standing. * Relax and rejuvenate after a long day. * Increase lung capacity and oxygen intake. * Boost your natural healing of chronic conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, osteoporosis sarcopenia, and cancer.
by Ramel Rones,
by Susan B. Roberts, PhD, Betty Sargent, PhD, 349 pages, Paperback
The “i” diet is formerly The Instinct Diet revised, updated and in paperback. The “i” diet is the only diet that helps control the controls. This diet is easy to follow: the diet is based on impeccable laboratory research: the diet where the dieter never goes hungry; the diet that is unequivocably healthy, and thoroughly grounded in the metabolic, genetic, and psychological workings of the human body. Dr. Roberts, a Tufts University expert on nutrition, shows how to turn food instincts into an engine for permanent healthly weight loss.
by Stephen P. Fortmann, Prudence E. Breitrose, 143 pages, Paperback
- The latest information on medication, diet, and the role of exercise
- Basic information in non-technical language
Probably no other measure of health gets more attention and is as poorly understood by the average person as high blood pressure. The Blood Pressure Book reviews the causes and treatments of high blood pressure and provides guidance on equipment for home monitoring as well as complete and fully updated references throughout the book and the bibliography. The advice is broken down into a series of small steps that are easy to take. By the end of the book, these small changes should add up to a way of life that will help get blood pressure down (or keep it from going up) and also improve general health. This is an important reference for anyone with high blood pressure in the family, from young adults to seniors.
by Daniel G. Amen, 261 pages, Paperback
NEW! This book gracefully and clearly explores the science of how the brain functions when people feel love and attraction and are engaged in sexual activity. How to understand your own and your partner’s behavior, and how to create the life you really want! Become the best lover and friend you can be!
by Harlan Krumholz, MD, 193 pages, Paperback
In today’s avalanche of medical information, how can you distinguish between proven evidence and unfounded claims? This is the first book to translate key medical data into clear guidelines capturing the highest treatment standards for heart disease. Dr. Krumholz presents key strategies for reducing cardiac risk. He also profiles care alternatives from supplements to stress reduction.
by Dr. Majid Fotuhi, 256 pages, Paperback
A Proven Plan for Protecting Your Memory—At Any Age, At Any Time
You’ve probably taken steps to protect your finances, your health, and your family. Isn’t it time to protect your memories? Science is exploding with new discoveries related to the brain, aging, and memory—discoveries that prove the actions you take today impact your memory for decades to come. Dr. Majid Fotuhi, one of the foremost experts in memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, outlines an action plan to improve mental agility and prevent memory loss. The Memory Cure includes:
A dynamic 10 step memory protection plan
Encouraging updates in the field of cognitive research
The truth behind popular beliefs about memory loss and aging
A comprehensive resource section including information about clinical trials
“Dr. Fotuhi is a gifted teacher, and it comes through in his writing. The language is clear; complex theories and scientific findings are presented for the intelligent layperson in an accessible manner.”
by Gary Small, MD, 354 pages, Paperback
This thoroughly readable book presents Dr. Smalls “14 Day boot camp for the brain” program, which pulls together the four well-proven strategies for brain and body health: mental activity, exercise, stress reduction and the right diet. Find out for yourself why its never too late to begin protecting your brain.
by Robert N. Butler, Myrna I. Lewis, 400 pages, Paperback
You may be getting older but love and sex are still a vital part of your life. Here is the book that speaks to your concerns about sex beyond the middle years. Two leading experts have completely updated and revised the classic guide on the subject to address the needs of our changing world in the new millennium. Inside you’ll find:
- The truth about aging and how it affects sexual desire and lovemaking
- A thorough guide to common medical problems—and solutions
- New drugs that can improve and enhance sexuality—including the latest on Viagra
- Research on post-menopausal changes
- A detailed look at the procedures for easing and solving sexual problems
- Practical strategies for finding new relationships and staying sexually fit
- Advice to help your adult children understand your new relationships
by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD and Jennifer Ackerman, 146 pages, Paperback
In the Social Network Diet, Tufts expert Miriam Nelson,PhD., offers a powerful new approach to making a healthy change in your own life and the world by harnessing the power of social networking, especially person-to-person connections. Rooted in solid scientific research, the book provides proven strategies on how to make a lasting, positive change in your life by creating supportive social networks and a healthy food and physical activity environment. The book includes:
-Self-assessments to analyze your personal food and
physical activity environment.
-1-Day challenges to reduce added sugars and boost energy expenditure and a 7-day jumpstart to launch your lifestyle change.
-Tools to develop a supportive social network, both in- person and virtual.
-Easy strategies for increasing physical activity throughout the day.
-Inspiring personal stories of success.
by Cynthia R. Green, 240 pages, Paperback
Frustrated by your forgetfulness? Don’t be. Memory lapses aren’t necessarily a sign of age—more often they are a sign of the times, as we’re all inundated with important information to remember, from PINs and cell phone numbers to children’s schedules and crucial business facts.
Dr. Cynthia Green, founding director of The Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, shows you how to make the most of your memory, sharing her powerful yet practical eight-step program for improving your recall.
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by The American Heart Association, 290 pages, Paperback
It’s never too late-or too early- to take care of your heart.
Cardiovascular disease poses the greatest health threat that women in the United States face: of the women who die each year, one in three will have died because of it. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
In this comprehensive book, the American Heart Association explains how gradual and sustainable shifts in your routine can have a far-reaching impact on your heart health. With specific pointers on diet, exercise, and health care, you’ll learn how to overcome common obstacles, so that taking care of your heart will be easy and attainable for the busy life you lead.
Chapters cover every decade of a woman’s life from her 20’s to her 70’s and beyond, with information on:
-the differences between women’s and men’s heart-health concerns.
-the big rewards resulting from the smallest lifestyle changes.
-tactics for fitting exercise into a busy schedule.
-the latest findings about hormone therapy.
-updated guidelines on aspirin therapy.
-common diagnoses and treatment options.
-effective ways to talk to your healthcare providers.
-and much more…
by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., 370 pages, Hardcover
The only way dieting can work-really work- is to make eating so easy and automatic that you never even realize that you’re dieting. Through their entertaining style, Drs. Roizen and Oz teach you about your body- how and why it stores calories, burns fat, and reacts to the foods you test your body with. Ultimately, they give you the Plan and formulas that will help you lose up to two inches from your waist in two weeks on your way to your ideal size.
by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., 415 pages, Hardcover
Drs. Roizen and Oz are back with another exciting addition to their bestselling ‘YOU’ series- ‘Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending your Warranty’. With their entertaining style and great insight, the doctors show you how to beat the seemingly inevitable decline of your system as you age. Their enlightening explanations of the Major Agers that science has only recently discovered culminate in an amazing 14-day plan for staying young that can allow us to live longer with great vitality. And you’ll also have a lot more fun along the way, because “extending your warranty” is not about dodging disease, but rather about avoiding the frailty that makes graceful aging so difficult to imagine.
by Philipp Keel, 66 pages, hardcover
Combination journal and scrapbook, All About My Cat is the perfect way to charge the nine lives of your feline friend and celebrate his or her irresistable personality. These clever questions will help you trace your cat’s evolution from a tiny kitten to a self-possessed spinx and create a record of the special bond you share.
by Elaine Wexler-Mitchell, DVM, 96 pages, Paperback
This easy to use book, broken down by specific subjects, answers over 80 of the most commonly asked questions concerning the health and well-being of your feline, from birth to its senior years. Topics covered include behavior, diet, general health, vaccines, first aid and emergency care, as well as reproduction and geriatrics. Sale price applied at checkout.
by Dr. Michael W. Fox, 216 pages, Hardcover
With extraordinary insight and vision, renowned veterarian and animal behaviorist, Dr. Michael Fox explores the minds, hearts and bodies of cats. Fox believes that cats, and all other animals have much to teach their human companions-if only humans learn to listen. Fox delves into: Cat behavior Communications and awareness Cat affection and excitement Cats’ super senses Vital information on diet and Nutrition Holistic care for Health How animals mourn and express grief
by Jackson Galaxy, 304 pages, Hardcover
Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet’s hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. “Cat Daddy,” isn’t what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos he “looks like a Hells Angel”). Yet Galaxy’s ability to connect with even the most troubled felines-not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake-is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny’s previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days-his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car and his owner insisted he’d been “unbondable” from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy’s amazing “Cat Mojo” advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.
“Galaxy is not your average animal behaviorist. He speaks Cat, and cats listen. He works miracles in saving death-row cats in shelters by helping them get over their fears and increase their self-esteem, and coaching them to ‘work it’ with potential adopters.” -mousebreath.com
“Each of us sheds light on our subject from our own particular point of view. Fortunately for us all Jackson Galaxy’s light is very bright. His success at resolving behavioral difficulties in cats stems from his ability to slide his mind into the cat’s point of view and proceed from there. His insights into both human and cat behavior are right on.” -Anitra Frazier, author of The Natural Cat
by Pam Johnson-Bennett, 224 pages, Paperback
Cat VS Cat is a fast, instructional read—with good, sound advice. The information gives you a chance to repair damaged relationships between your cats. Plus, if you heed her advice from the beginning, you might be able to avoid many problems entirely.
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by Arden Moore, 296 pages, Paperback
A contented purr is a welcome reward for feline pampering. Discover hundreds of ways to up your pet’s purr output with playful tips and practical advice from Catnip’s own Editor, Arden Moore. Fun and simple ideas to rouse your cat’s inner lion. A great gift!
by Dusty Rainbolt, 198 pages, Paperback
This book gives you all the information you’ll need for owning, adopting, and caring for the right kitten for your home - and is useful for owners of older cats, too. Learn about kitten psychology, common emergencies and kitty cuisine in this fun, informative book loaded with illustrations and clear photographs. A great reference guide, this book will guide you through all aspects of having a cat. Sale price applied at checkout.
by Martha Garvey, 113 pages, Softcover
Fat cats may look cuddly and adorable, but they are at risk for serious illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and liver disease. Help your cute kitty slim down with the ten simple steps in, “My Fat Cat”, including:
-The proper way to feed a cat
-toys that will really get your cat moving
-advice on dealing wit older cats, outdoor cats, multiple cats, and cats with special needs
Featuring tests to rule out serious health problems, analyses of cat foods, real-life cat weight loss stories, and tips from top veterinarians, My Fat Cat, offers creative and entertaining ideas to help your pet lose weight and live healthy.
by Marilyn Krieger, 159 pages, Paperback
‘Naughty No More!’ promises solutions to every loving cat owner whose home is blessed with a creative, free-thinking feline. Internationally respected Certified Cat-Behavior Consultant Marilyn Krieger brings authority, humor, and paws-on experience to this informative new book. She details the solutions to the most challenging cat-behavior issues, combining the “click” with common sense and positive thinking. Solving troublesome cat behaviors has never been so easy!
by Arden Moore, 326 pages, Paperback
This fun-to-read handbook will help you understand why cats sometimes do the quirky tings they do. Our own Catnip Editor Arden Moore shows how to prevent many common feline problems, and gives suggestions on how to banish bad behavior. A great read for getting to know your cat better!
by Nicholas Dodman, DVM, 256 pages, Paperback
Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Nicholas Dodman does for feline psychology what he did for canines in his widely acclaimed The Dog Who Loved Too Much. Here he reveals the fascinating, and often frustrating, mind of one of our most popular and certainly most independent animal companions, and shows how we can co-exist peacefully with even the stubbornest of cats.
As any cat owner knows, changing a cat’s behavior can seem like an impossible task. But contrary to popular belief, cats can be trained and cured of irritating habits and undesirable behaviors. The Cat Who Cried for Help shows how minor adjustments in diet, exercise regimen, and environment can effect dramatic breakthroughs in resolving almost any feline problem. From cat panic attacks to eating disorders, from litter box aversion to depression and a wide range of feline phobias, Dr. Dodman has successfully treated and resolved these and many other heretofore untreatable behaviors.
Dr. Dodman’s techniques are based on the most up-to-date research in pharmacology and feline behaviorism. Yet the primary objective of his treatments is to respect and protect the qualities of independence and dignity fundamental to a cat’s nature.
Including descriptions of symptoms, treatment options, and tips on prevention, The Cat Who Cried for Help provides everything you need to know to ensure both you and your feline friend a long, happy, and healthy relationship.
by Celeste Yarnell, PH.D. & Jean Hofve, D.V.M., 176 pages, Softcover
The Complete Guide to Holistic Cate Care is a comprehensive resource for integrating complementary, holistic care into all aspects of your cat’s life. Authors Yarnell and Hofve have decades of combined time-tested natural and holistic expertise and insight into food, medication, alternative therapies and healing practices.
You’ll Learn: Nutrition as preventative medicine Vitamin and mineral supplements How to use feline massage, Reili, touch therapy and other hands-on treatments Ground breaking antiaging protocols
by Michael S. Garvey DVM, Anne E. Hohenhaus DVM , John E. Pinckney DVM, Katherine A. Houpt DVM, Melissa S. Wallace DVM, Elizabeth Randolph, 192 pages, Paperback
This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets’ bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat’s behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 200 charts and detailed medical drawings in an easy-to-follow format, The Veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs:
- What a healthy cat should look like
- Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms
- Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing
- Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat
- A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms
With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives.
by Pam Johnson-Bennett, 416 pages, Paperback
Completely Revised and Updated It’s not impossible to train a cat! Feline behaviorist Johnson-Bennett helps you understand the instincts that often determine feline behaviors, both positive and negative. This authoritative resource gives you the tools to understand cat culture and what your cat is really trying to tell you.
Catnip newsletter is to provide cat owners with up to date, accurate, easily understood health and behavior related information that will enable them to improve the quality of life for their cat.
by Dr. Skip Sullivan, DVM, and David Fisher, 240 pages, Paperback
Can cats be trained? Do cats have ESP? Why do cats scratch so much? Face it: You don’t own your cat; your cat owns you. And since cats are often mystifying, complex furry creatures, veterinarian Dr. Skip Sullivan answers all of your questions and more in this hilariously fun and quirky guide pertaining to all things feline. Like a cat weaving between your ankles, Why Don’t Cats Go Bald? ties in informational Cat Stats, Cat Tips, and even personal cat tales from Sullivan’s unforgettable experiences.This is one purrr-chase you won’t regret!
by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy, 208 pages, Paperback
Professional trainers love this book, because it gives step-by-step instructions on actvities that will engage, challenge and help you bond with your dog. Hundreds of clear, four-color photographs and insiders tips. A fun way to keep your dog mentally and physically challenged.
by The Good Dog Library, 205 pages, Hardcover
Ask The Experts is devoted to providing real solutions to real questions by caring dog owners like you. We have surveyed thousands of dog owners on what everyday concerns and challenges they face. In these pages, youll find the answers to questions like
- Why your dog licks your face
- How much your dog understands when you talk
- How to get your dog to come when you call every time
- Why is chocolate dangerous for your dog
- What situations require a call to your veterinarian Of course, there is no substitute for talking about a concern with your veterinarian. But you will find Ask The Experts to be a valuable resource guide and it just may prompt some owner to vet discussions that will benefit your dog!
by Tufts Good Dog Library, 208 pages, Hardcover
From the Tufts Good Dog Library, Best Behavior: Unleashing Your Dog’s Instinct to Obey shares advice from the experts at Tufts University, one of the nation’s leading veterinarian schools. You’ll learn:
- About the crucial socialization period for puppies
- How to help a dog whose previous owners failed to make the most of that time
- How to help your dog find his place in the pack (Hint: it’s below you—and not on your bed. Ever!)
- How to introduce a dog into a home with children
- What to do when your dog becomes destructive when you leave the house
- Helpful tips on dealing with behaviors specific to older dogs
Dr. Nicholas Dodman, renowned animal behaviorist and the other experts at Tufts are known for their advocacy of positive behavior modification to solve dog behavior problems. Their easy-to-understand advice will help you better understand your dog and why he does what he does—and what you need to do to change that behavior for the better!
by Tufts, 223 pages, Hardcover
When it come to health matters, your dog is counting on you. This book provides in-depth information on causes and treatments for some of today’s most troubling, and common, health problems. Tufts experts help you be a better observer and therefore a better care taker.
by Ernie Ward, D.V.M., 293 pages, Paperback
Almost half of the dogs in North America are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for major medical problems and ultimely death.
Esteemed national television veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Dr. Ernie Ward has helped hundreds of dogs reclaim their optimuim health with his comprehensive plan, and now he can help your dog, too. Dr. Ward lays out simple ways you can turn the tide for good-and for the good of your dog. With this book you’ll discover: * A step-by-step weight loss plan and tips to overcome begging * Homemade meals and healthy treats that won’t pack on the puonds * How to avoid the unscrupulous marketing and packaging of some pet foods, supplements, and weight-loss formulas * The best activities and exercises to maximize your pet’s fitness without maxing out your time
by Tufts, Harcover
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by The Good Dog Library, 223 pages, Hardcover
You want the best for your dog. But how do you know what the best is?
Dog food occupies more shelf space than baby food in many supermarkets. How do you know how much to feed your dog? And what about all those pet shampoos and brushes? And do you really need to brush your dog’s teeth?
You’ve come to the right place for the answers. In Dog Care & Nutrition, the experts at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine help you:
- Get your overweight dog back in shape
- Learn the easy bathing and grooming techniques
- Find the best boarding option
- Learn the basics of dog dental and nail care
- Determine whether your dog is eating a balanced diet
- Understand your senior dog’s special needs
- Learn what you need to know about fighting fleas and ticks
We’ll debunk three myths about dogs and eating. And, we’ll share ten ways to make your home safer for your dog—and you!
by Nicholas Dodman, DVM, 304 pages, Paperback
Dr. Nicholas Dodman, one of Tufts’ expert animal psychologists and the acclaimed author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much, offers guidelines on normal canine behavior and how to recognize when your dog needs professional help. Includes an appendix of behavioral modification techniques and invaluable information on drug therapy, aging, spearation anxiety, irrational fears and more. Sale price applied at checkout.
by Marty Becker, DVM and Robert Kushnew, MD, 128 pages, Paperback
A prominent veterinarian and an obesity expert have teamed up to present an exercise guide for both dog and owner that offers a simple, effective walking program. Starting with 15-minute weekly walks, you—and your dog—will discover healthy weight loss through enjoyable, fun time together.
by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, 332 pages, Paperback
This remarkable book explores the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives of love, fear, anger, surprise and sadness. Engaging, enlightening and utterly engrossing, this book will teach you how to have a deeper, more rewarding relationship with your dog.
by Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, 288 pages, Hardcover
Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than 8,000 older dogs annually. Their philosophy of caring for aging dogs combines empathy for each individual dog and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic into your living room, arming you with essential advice to see your dog through his golden years.
-Nutritional advice-not every senior diet is right for every senior dog
-Emphasis on treating conditions common to older dogs so they live longer
-How to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right for your dog
-The cost of caring for an older dog and how to shoulder the burden
-How to identify cognitive decline and how to manage it
-Advice on creating a healthy and comfortable environment
-How to determine when “it’s time” and how to cope with the loss
by Arden Moore, 295 pages, Paperback
Dog expert Arden Moore offers hundreds of ways to enjoy the company of your dog and, in the process, make him the very best pet he can be. Includes training tips, fun games and new ideas for papering and playing. A delightful book written with humor, compassion and insight.
by Billy Rafferty and Jill Cahr, 400 pages, paperback
From a pedigreed guru, and Oprah’s dog groomer, comes just about everything the dog owner needs to know about caring for their pooch. A well cared-for dog is a happy dog. This book goes beyong grooming to explain how the personal touch can make a big difference in a pet’s physical and emotional health.
by Nicholas Dodman, DVM, 262 pages, Hardcover
Did you hear about the dog who always arranged exactly six pieces of kibble in buttonhole depressions in the couch before he could lie down? Renown animal behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman explores the complex emotional problems of troubled animals and their (often) equally distressed owners. This is a classic of animal literature, with stories as wise, and almost as human, as the lives of the animals they portray. Fifteen years ago Dodman began studying the psychological maladies that afflict our pets, helping to launch a field of animal psychotherapy and psychopharmacology that suggests that animals’ emotional problems are often as complex, heartrending, and treatable as those of their human counterparts.
With thirteen true stories culled from Dr. Dodman’s own practice, “If only” echoes the wisdom of writers like Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Jane Goodall. Animal Personality Assessment Guide included.
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by Justine A. Lee, DVM, 248 pages, Paperback
Written by a critical-care specialist, this book offers factual and funny answers to some of the most common, offbeat questions about our beloved companions. Whether you’re looking for advice on pet rearing, solutions to your dog’s most frustrating habits, explanations of his weirdest quirks, or simply a good laugh, this book is sure to inform—and entertain—dog lovers of every breed.
by Carina MacDonald, 256 pages, paperback
Dogs love to play. Whether you have a difficult dog or a charm-school puppy, capitalizing on her play drive by teaching her tricks will make training fun for your dog-and doing so can hone obedience skills. With Knack Dog Tricks in hand, anyone can teach a dog a new set of tricks. Featuring 450 step-by-step full color photos, it establishes training basics, and then shows how to enhance training sessions with classic tricks. It also covers advanced obedience games; agility training, jumping, retrieving, and digging tricks; flashy Frisbee tricks-and owner-friendly tricks, such as finding the remote, retrieving the newspaper, and cornering the cat.
by Eve Adamson, 158 pages, Paperback
Live a more eco-conscious life with your pets! Go GREEN with these “user-friendly” ideas: - Add a “recycled” pet from a shelter or rescue to your household. - Know what’s in your animals’ food-and how it got there. - Use holistic and complementary health care. - Shop locally and organically, and even save money. - Find environmentally safe pet products. - Clean your home the kinder, safer way. - Explore pet-friendly activism in your community. - Learn simpler ways of living from our animals.
by Pat Miller, 152 pages, paperback
Author Pat Miller explores the role and benefits of play between you and your dog-and between dogs. Through play your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated. Includes dozens of game ideas collected from trainers all over the country you can try with your dog(s).
by Edited by Nicholas Dodman, DVM, 286 pages, Paperback
The faculty of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine provides the very best information on the health and behavior of puppies. Covering everything from how to pick a puppy and how to house train, to handling a host of medical situations.
by Arden Moore, Anne Davis, 117 pages, Paperback
Our pets deserve to be served nutritious, well-balanced meals. The beauty of this book is that the 50 vet-approved recipes are easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious. Also features “Canine Nutrition 101”, and a section on prescription diets for dogs with special needs. Bone appetit!
by Dr. Nick Trout, 286 pages, Hardcover
Take a vicarious journal through 24 intimate and eye-opening hours at the preeminent Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. A fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of instincts and technology that defines pet care in the 21st century. In this heartfelt and candid book, Dr. Trout explores the progress of modern animal medicine, organ transplants, cancer treatments and more.
by Betsy Brevitz, DVM, 496 pages, Paperback
The new bible of dog care. Written by a veterinarian with a gift for presenting complex information in a lively, accessible way. Clear and complete on every aspect of preventative care, nutrition, first aid, injuries and emergencies. Over 100 illustrations and dozens of checklists, charts and graphs. Includes Health Profiles for 143 of the Most Popular Breeds.
by Chris C. Pinney, DVM, 819 pages, Paperback
A one-stop resource for information on health care for all popular species of pets. This mini-encyclopedia is chock full of facts, advice and instruction. It’s THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more. The new Third Edition has been updated to include a new directory of the most common drugs used in pet care; a glossary of veterinary terminology; the latest information on the pet vaccination controversy; advice for reducing stress and improving mental health in pets; the newest diagnostic and treatment methods for diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases; tips on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife; and a dollar-saving listing of Ten Steps For Reducing the Cost of Owning a Pet. If you love your pet and want to be a truly informed pet owner this guide is just what the veterinarian ordered!
by Arden Moore, 326 pages, Softcover
This delightful and informative book will help you discover the well-behaved pet inside every dog. Nationally known Dog Expert, Arden Moore answers questions about canine quirks, baffling habits, and destructive behavior. This is a great read even if your dog is, “Perfect”!
by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., 246 pages, Softcover
The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs.
In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. Inside you will learn:
~ How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask.
~ Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea.
~ Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble-and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble.
~ How dogs and humans share personality types-and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!”
~ And so much more!
by Melanie Montiero, 168 pages, Spiral Bound
The Safe Dog Handbook is a complete resource on canine safety, teaching dog parents everything they need to know to prevent accidents, spot hazards and respond to emergencies to ensure the safety of their beloved pets wherever they go—from the family room to a famiuly vacation. Beautifully photographed and spiral bound this essential guide includes: + Dog and puppy-proffing basics + Color illustrated first-aid guide + Complete toxic plant guide + Dangerous “people” foods and safe alternatives + Diaster preparedness + Tips for safe driving,flying, boating, and outdoor adventures + Holiday safety + How to avoid weather-related hazards + Special section for toy breeds
by Dr. Michael S. Garvet, DVM, et al., 240 pages, Paperback
The experts reveal how to interpret your dog’s symptoms, and what steps to take to ensure his health. This comprehensive and practical books contains more than 200 charts and detailed medical drawings in an easy-to-follow layout. A great gift for any dog owner!
by Terri McGinnis, DVM, 286 pages, Paperback
A comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of dog care: anatomy, daily care, medical emergencies, diagnostic medicine, breeding and reproduction. With more than 120 illustrations, this book has been an important reference guide for dog owners for over 30 years. 2nd edition, 1996.
by Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, 264 pages, Hardcover
Dr. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School at Tufts University, draws on more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to bring together the art-and science-of dog ownership. Dr. Dodman shows you how, offering what he calls “continuing education” for dogs and their owners. He sets out a comprehensive, seven-step approach taking on the whole dog - her health, behavior, and environment-and lays the groundwork for the proper care and training of your best friend, for life.
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by Kate Perry & Yvonne Conza, 304 pages, Paperback
Kate Perry has seen it all: the secret pee-ers, the delivery-man harassers, the agoraphobics. Every dog presents a unique set of drives, traits, and needs-and so does every owner. Delivering the effective approach that has made her a highly sought-after canine consultant, Training for Both Ends of the Leash incorporates the owner’s lifestyle and household setup to create a balanced training program and reliable behavior for dogs and their owners.
Training for Both Ends of the Leash helps identify a dog’s dominant drives and personality so that owners can develop a personalized training system that targets specific problems. Only positive reinforcement is permitted, and owners are taught how to appropriately accommodate a dog’s tendencies, leading to a fun, loving, and respectful atmosphere in which owner and pet can forge a strong bond based on trust. Featuring personal stories from her client files, along with Perry’s unique Canine-ality Quiz to determine your dog’s temperament and advice with Professor Sophie (Kate’s pug, who has helped train more than 3,000 dogs), the book covers every concern, from housebreaking and socialization to street smarts and anxiety. For anyone who is struggling with a new dog or simply wants to improve a situation with a current dog, Training for Both Ends of the Leash puts people and their pups on the road to domestic bliss.
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by Jane Killion, 192 pages, Paperback
90% of dog training is about getting your dog in a frame of mind where he is willing and able to pay attention and learn. This comprehensive training book includes over 170 photographs to help you learn the techniques that lead to good behavior.
by Nancy Kerns, 388 pages, paperback
Written by the Whole Dog Journal’s editors, this fully illustrated handbook equips you with the tools to understand your dog, to encourage physical and emotional wellness and to elicit full potential and vitality-and do it naturally. Champions common sense and compassion when it comes to addressing a dog’s illness or injuries…from the judicious use of vaccines to effective herbal and holistic treatments for those diseases that can threaten your dog’s life.
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