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The healing power of pets : harnessing the amazing ability of pets to make and keep people happy and healthy / Marty Becker, with Danelle Morton..

By: Becker, Marty, 1954-.
Contributor(s): Morton, Danelle.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Hyperion, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 270 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0786868082; 9780786868087; 0786886919; 9780786886913.Subject(s): Pets -- Therapeutic useDDC classification: 615.8/515 LOC classification: RM931.A65 | B436 2002
Contents:
The healing power of pets -- A healthy start : the power of childhood pets -- Untying the knot of a troubled childhood -- Bypass heart problems -- Cancer cures : how pets are giving people a second chance -- Chronic pain : take two pets and call me in the morning -- Sedentary lifestyle : a heart-to-heart walk -- Hippotherapy : horse sense -- Animal assisted therapy : the one-eyed wonder drug and other animal healers -- Assistance animals : I get by with a little help from may friend -- Seniors : everyday miracles from the love of a pet -- The pet prescription -- Finding the best pet for what ails you -- Are you pet-ready? : tests and tips to help you define the perfect pet for your health and well being -- Looking for love in all the right places : how to pick the right dog or cat at the shelter or the breeders using the Tripp Tests -- Filling the perfect pet prescription : pets and their role in some major illnesses : asthma, allergies, aging, arthritis, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, and heart problems.
Summary: A veterinarian presents a collection of stories that reveal the healing power of pets and discusses the latest medical research into the soothing effect of pets on the ill, elderly, emotionally distraught, stressed-out, and disturbed patient.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-270).

pt. 1. The healing power of pets -- A healthy start : the power of childhood pets -- Untying the knot of a troubled childhood -- Bypass heart problems -- Cancer cures : how pets are giving people a second chance -- Chronic pain : take two pets and call me in the morning -- Sedentary lifestyle : a heart-to-heart walk -- Hippotherapy : horse sense -- Animal assisted therapy : the one-eyed wonder drug and other animal healers -- Assistance animals : I get by with a little help from may friend -- Seniors : everyday miracles from the love of a pet -- pt. 2. The pet prescription -- Finding the best pet for what ails you -- Are you pet-ready? : tests and tips to help you define the perfect pet for your health and well being -- Looking for love in all the right places : how to pick the right dog or cat at the shelter or the breeders using the Tripp Tests -- Filling the perfect pet prescription : pets and their role in some major illnesses : asthma, allergies, aging, arthritis, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, and heart problems.

A veterinarian presents a collection of stories that reveal the healing power of pets and discusses the latest medical research into the soothing effect of pets on the ill, elderly, emotionally distraught, stressed-out, and disturbed patient.

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Dr. Marty Becker is the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America. His highly regarded weekly newspaper column, "The Bond," is distributed internationally. Dr. Becker is also a contributing editor for Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines, and is the chief veterinary correspondent for Amazon.com. He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul. Dr. Becker lives in Bonners Ferry, Idaho <br> Danelle Morton is a Los Angeles-based writer with a distinguished journalism career. She has worked for publications ranging from The New York Times to People magazine, and has served as a foreign correspondent, state capital bureau chief, columnist, and associate bureau chief of People's Los Angeles bureau

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