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The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy Paperback – February 19, 2003
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". . . did you know that a pet may have significant health benefits? . . . Dr. Marty Becker explains why. Highly recommended!" -- Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
". . . reveals the completeness of animals and their ability to heal our lives. . . required reading for all people." -- Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
"Explains . . . why a prescription to the kennel and the pound are as important as one to the pharmacy." -- Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., health editor of Parade and author of Symptoms and Live Now, Age Later
About the Author
Dr. Marty Becker is the veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America. His highly regarded weekly newspaper column, "The Bond," is distributed internationally by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services. 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 co-author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul. He lives in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Danelle Morton is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has worked for publications ranging from The New York Times to People, and has served as a foreign correspondent, state capital bureau chief, columnist, and associate bureau chief of People's Los Angeles bureau. She is also the co-author of three books.
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What is refreshing is that he also looks at our pets' lives and shows how we affect them (and how we can make them feel better). This is a respectful, intelligent book about a bond that many of us feel, but few of us understand.
-Clea Simon, author, "The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats"
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