Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

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Broadway Books #ad - Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposable, humility, but his most important tool as he persuasively illustrates here is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, and grace. Wry, and intensely affecting, charming, Love is the Best Medicine is a one of a kind story only the winsome Dr.

. A book guaranteed to touch anyone who has ever had a beloved pet…     From instant New York Times bestseller, Dr. Nick trout comes another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine—the story of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love.

Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles #ad - Helen is an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in. But just as helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis.

All ben and eileen want is for helen to beat the odds and survive for one more summer so that she can have one chance to swim in the ocean on the family's annual trip to Prince Edward Island. In short, they want a miracle. Meanwhile, fourteen-month-old miniature pinscher Cleo keeps breaking one leg after another which devastates her poor owner, Sandi.

While cleo is visiting sandi's daughter, in Bermuda, Sonja, she succumbs to yet another fracture.

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Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight Acts Pets

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Broadway Books #ad - And he offers a poignant chronicle of his daughter’s devastating diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and how a little yellow Labrador retriever played an important role in bringing joy to their family when they needed it most. The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, and inspirational, startling, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.

Dr. He describes wooing his future wife and stepdaughter and perhaps most difficult of all their ornery cat. The result is a moving story that speaks not just to animal lovers, be they animal or human, but to any reader who appreciates the bonds we have with our loved ones, and the lengths to which we go to nurture those bonds.

He writes about his relationship with his father, the man who nurtured Nick’s dream of becoming a vet, even though he couldn’t have imagined the career would lead his only son 3, 000 miles away. Nick trout new york times bestselling author Nick Trout has captivated readers by taking them behind the scenes into the heartwarming—and sometimes heartrending—world of veterinary medicine.

Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight Acts Pets #ad - In ever by my side, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, Nick turns the lens inward to offer a funny, father, moving, husband, and doctor he is today. Nick waxes nostalgic about his boyhood in a working-class British suburb, where a large German shepherd named Patch was the perfect companion to a scrawny, bookish boy in a neighborhood full of bullies.

Using his relationships with those beloved animals to tell his life story, Nick shares the profound lessons he’s learned about friendship, loyalty, and resilience. Alongside nick’s warm reflections, guidance, the pets in these pages come alive as irresistible characters in their own right and showcase the power of animals to offer a lifetime of consolation, and abiding affection.

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Dog Gone, Back Soon Bedside Manor

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Hachette Books #ad - So cyrus is now determined to make Bedside Manor thrive. To top it off, cyrus finds himself both the guardian of a very unique orphaned dog and smack in the middle of serious small town drama. This charming sequel to the patron saint of lost dogs is a wild and delightful ride through one jam- packed week, solve several tricky veterinary cases, win back Amy's heart, find a home for an orphaned dog, where Cyrus must figure out how to outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity.

And the rival vet practice isn't Cyrus's only competition; a handsome stranger shows up out of nowhere who clearly has a mysterious past with Amy. Dog gone, and captivating animal stories, and is proof that all dogs, BACK SOON brims with Nick Trout's trademark humor, charm, lost or not, on four feet or two, deserve a second chance.

Dog Gone, Back Soon Bedside Manor #ad - Not an easy goal, the national veterinary chain across town, given that Healthy Paws, will stop at nothing to crush its mom-and-pop competitor. However, the previously reclusive veterinarian pathologist quickly found that he actually enjoyed treating animals and getting to know the eccentric residents of the tiny provincial town-especially an alluring waitress named Amy.

. Cyrus mills returned home after inheriting his estranged father's veterinary practice, the last thing he wanted was to stay in Eden Falls, Vermont, The Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, a moment longer than absolutely necessary. When Dr.

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Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

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Broadway Books #ad - In total, tell me where it hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals. Part er, part dog whisperer, and part house, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged.

You’ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. Trout’s irresistible book is for you. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly or not-so-cuddly pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners.

With a wry and winning tone, Dr. For anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian’s office, eye-opening, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr.

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon #ad - . From the front lines of modern medicine, his furry patients, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long and at what cost treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.

You’ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages.

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Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself

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Blackstone Publishing #ad - But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime.

Training with tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion. Susan was convinced that only happened to other people, until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog.

Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself #ad - When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind. With no clue how to care for a houseplant, let alone a dog, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, Tasha.

People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life. Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way. Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life.

Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose.

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The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs: A Novel

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Hachette Books #ad - Cyrus intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can, but when his first patient--a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws--wags her way through the door, life suddenly gets complicated. With the help of a black labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, and the allure of a feisty, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, pretty waitress from the local diner, both human and animal.

. The patron saint of lost dogs is a winsome tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the joy of finding your way home. Dr. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing. Cyrus mills returns to his hometown after inheriting his father's failing veterinary practice.

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Born Wild: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa

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Crown #ad - Many times tony fitzjohn has put his life on the line for the cause in which he believes. Born wild is the story of that passion. It shows how a man driven by an impossibly restless spirit can do almost anything, from being a bouncer in a brothel, to fighting with the Tanzanian government, to surviving a vicious lion attack, to being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen.

A notorious hell-raiser given to scrapes with bandits, who has been shot at by poachers and chewed up by lions, and wicked politicians, evil policemen, Fitzjohn is also a wonderful raconteur. Shenanigans aside, he belongs to that rare species of humans who have sought refuge and meaning in a life truly dedicated to the restoration of the animal kingdom.

Born Wild: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa #ad - Tony fitzjohn, part madman, part missionary, has been called “one of the world’s most endangered creatures. An internationally renowned field expert on african wildlife, he is best known for the eighteen years he spent helping Born Free’s George Adamson return more than forty leopards and lions—including the celebrated Christian—to the wild in central Kenya.

. Born wild is the memoir of Fitzjohn’s extraordinary life.

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To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

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Skyhorse #ad - Some of these special dogs are disabled, missing limbs, blind, deaf, but they don’t seem to know it. These spunky, bringing the therapy of love to people in need, happy animals have repaid the kindness of their rescuers in spades, sometimes even saving lives. Each dog and one cat profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans.

Elise lufkin and diana walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, in beautiful, duotone photographs and moving text, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs. Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes; reading partners for children; friends to at-risk teens and the injured in veterans affairs hospitals; service dogs for the deaf and blind; arson dogs; and even search-and-rescue dogs.

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The Wonder of Lost Causes: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Since jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate’s always told him he couldn’t get a dog. A true testament to the power of love in its purest and most absolute form. Rachael lippincott, new york times bestselling author of five feet apartin this unforgettable novel, perfect for fans of An Unexpected Grace and A Dog’s Way Home, a single mom and her chronically ill child receive a valuable lesson from an unlikely source—a very special dog who unexpectedly enters their lives and shows them that one person’s lost cause can be another’s greatest gift .

The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough. Dr. But the dog forms an instantaneous bond with Jasper. It’s a tough call, but she’s a single mom taking care of a kid who fights for every breath he takes. Well, almost anything. The clock’s ticking, the dog’s future hangs in the balance, and Jasper would do anything to find him a home; but Whistler has chosen them—for a reason.

The Wonder of Lost Causes: A Novel #ad - Named whistler, he’s too old, too ugly. Worse still, kate’s personal resolve runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, where she is on a mission to find forever homes for dogs in desperate need.

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The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family

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Villard #ad - Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog owners and lovers, behaviorists, and psychiatrists, rescuers, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, and questions whether this relationship shift is an entirely positive phenomenon for both species.

But often people acquire and love dogs with little awareness that they might have complex and revealing reasons for choosing the dog or pet they choose, loving it the way they do. Writing about his own dogs in a dog year, dogs are often treated not as pets, Jon Katz became immersed in a larger community of dog lovers and came to realize that in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected society, but as family members and human surrogates.

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family #ad - Sometimes human-dog relationships are simple, unrelated to the emotional lives and histories of either species. The new work of dogs is a provocative and moving exploration of the evolving role dogs play in a changing and uncertain world. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home.

Katz offers us a portrait of a community, and by extension a country, that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability—a difficult job that more and more dogs are expected to do every day. The new work of dogs profiles a dozen such relationships in a new jersey town, a welsh corgi who provides sustaining emotional strength for a woman battling terminal breast cancer; Cherokee, companion of a man who has few human friends and doesn’t know how to talk to his own family; the Divorced Dogs Club, acerbic, like the story of Harry, whose funny, and sometimes angry women turn to their dogs to help them rebuild their lives; and Betty Jean, the frantic founder of a tiny rescue group that has saved five hundred dogs from abuse or abandonment in recent years.

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings

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Crown #ad - He’d gone to san francisco at the age of twenty-one to take a stab at a music career, but he hadn’t had much success. In this unforgettable story, Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and made up his mind to get to know them and gain their trust. He succeeds to such a degree that he becomes the local wild parrot expert and a tourist attraction.

When a documentary filmmaker comes along to capture the phenomenon on film, the story takes a surprising turn, and Bittner’s life truly takes flight. After many years as an odd-jobber in the area, he accepted work as a housekeeper for an elderly woman. The gig came with a rent-free studio apartment on the city’s famed Telegraph Hill, which had somehow become home to a flock of brilliantly colored wild parrots.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings #ad - People can’t help gawking at the man who, during daily feedings, stands with parrots perched along both arms and atop his head. The wild parrots of telegraph hill is the inspiring story of how one man found his life’s work—and true love—among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America’s most picturesque urban settings.

Mark bittner was down on his luck.

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