Summer is swiftly approaching, which means you’ll want to find a few good beach reads. Why not add a pet book or two to your summer reading list? Here are some new titles in animal books that will help you to learn a little more about your fur baby. Who said fun in the sun can’t be educational?
Cat Books for Kitty Lovers
“Total Cat Mojo: Everything You Need to Know to Care for Your Favorite Feline Friend,” by Jackson Galaxy and Mikel Maria Delgado
Authors Galaxy and Delgado paired up to write the ultimate in cat books. Both are considered experts in the field of feline care: Galaxy hosts Animal Planet’s show, “My Cat from Hell,” and Delgado co-owns Feline Minds, a cat behavior consulting agency.
In this comprehensive cat care guide, the authors emphasize the importance of cat mojo, or creating a home environment where cats can thrive. Cat mojo includes play therapy with your cat and supplying her with fun cat toys, according to the book. Entertaining stimuli, such as SmartCat’s grass or Pioneer Pet’s catnip toy, also are important for her mojo. Check out this read to learn more!
“Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat—Not a Sour Puss,” by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Whether you’re a novice or experienced cat owner, author Johnson-Bennett teaches you how to take even better care of your favorite feline. A cat-behavior expert, Johnson-Bennett reminds us that cats typically are less vocal than dogs, and offers important insight into what your cat might be trying to tell you.
An especially useful section details how cats do and don’t like to be touched. You also might find the author’s “click and treat” kitten training method helpful. After reading this cat book, you will never again think that cats can’t be trained. Your feline friend is a wondrous creature with a great capacity for learning—and teaching!
“The Complete Cat Breed Book,” by DK
This is a purr-fect pick for a summer reading list; everyone will love the adorable pictures and appreciate all the feline facts. A truly comprehensive book, you may see cats in here you didn’t know existed! It’s divided into shorthaired and longhaired cats, covering every breed from Balinese to Siamese. There’s even a section about the Manx: a rare tailless cat originating from the Isle of Man.
Barking Good Dog Books
“Dog Obsessed,” The Honest Kitchen’s Complete Guide to a Happier, Healthier Life for the Pup You Love,” by Lucy Postins
This animal book is designed for anyone with a case of dog obsession, a condition author Lucy Postins describes as a strong desire to make your dog happy and healthy—from the food he eats to how he celebrates his birthday. She says that dog obsession is totally natural—and she has a strong case of it herself!
In a lively and humorous tone, the author, who also founded the pet food company The Honest Kitchen, covers topics such as vacationing with your dog, lodging with him on holiday travel, grooming how-to’s and pet etiquette in public. She includes veterinarian advice on canine exercise, nutrition and your pup’s emotional well-being, as well as more than 45 dog food recipes created and pup-approved in her own kitchen! You’ll be obsessed with this dog book.
“The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think,” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Finally, we have science to explain the bond with our fur babies! In this pet book, author Brian Hare says: ‘’Breakthroughs in cognitive science have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom.’’
The authors apply their findings from the Duke Canine Cognition Lab to help readers better understand their dogs. The book answers questions such as:
- Does my dog feel guilt?
- Does he want affection—or just my sandwich?
“Genius of Dogs” makes for an interesting and scientific addition to your summer reading list.
“The Dog Encyclopedia,” by DK
This all-in-one reference book covers more than 400 types of canines with gorgeous photographs, making it one of the most comprehensive dog breed books on the market. It even goes a step further by helping to match dog lovers with their best breeds through compatibility traits.
What’s more, “Dog Encyclopedia” looks at canine anatomy and physiology, giving you insights into dog’s unique behavior and instincts. Your fur baby will thank you for picking up this dog breed book, as it will help you to understand him that much better!
by FC Media