The Healing Power of Pets : Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy (Hardcover)

Author: Becker, Marty

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In "The Healing Power of Pets, " the resident vet on ABC TV's "Good Morning America" shows readers how pets can prevent, detect, treat, and in some cases cure a variety of maladies, from arthritis to asthma, and from Alzheimer's to depression. Includes heartwarming, true stories of pets who have saved their owners' lives. (Animals/Pets)


Publisher Hachette Books
Mfg Part# 9780786868087
SKU 30841286
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0786868082
Release Date 2/1/2002
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note Modern medicine is now discovering the amazing power of animals to detect, treat, and cure a host of diseases and conditions. There are pets who can sniff out cancers that are undetectable to highly trained doctors with sophisticated medical equipment; others who can sense when their owner is about to have a heart attack, seizure, or panic attack; and many who provide a safe passage in the world for the physically or emotionally challenged. Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease and treating chronic conditions. In fact, many doctors are routinely "prescribing" pets for their patients.|In The Healing Power of Pets, Dr. Marty Becker, Good Morning America's veterinary correspondent, blends revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of pets and their owners -- stories of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions. How? Through the unconditional love and companionship of a loyal animal. The Healing Power of Pets shows that the best medicine may not be in the medicine cabinet but could be at your side -- tail-wagging or purring -- if you know how to activate it. To this end, Dr. Becker includes a step-by-step guide that teaches pet lovers how to deepen their relationships with their pets for the benefit of everyone.|Whether you are a senior citizen or one of the 50 million baby boomers searching for optimal health, or a child growing up in a high-tech, high-stress, low-touch world, The Healing Power of Pets is the perfect healing remedy for all.
Editors Note 1 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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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0270
Publisher Hyperion Books

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