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Dog Books – The Ultimate List

Dog Books - The Ultimate List

Dogs are truly man’s best friend. We sure think so anyway. Did you know dogs love to be read to? Did you know that you can find anything you need to know about your new dog in a book? Are you looking for a good read on your favorite topic? Perhaps you are struggling with training your new dog? We love to help dog lovers, so we made the biggest list of dog books ever. Dog books for kids, dog books for dog lovers, funny dog books, heartwarming dog books, fact, fiction, and everything in between.

Dog books for kids

Did you know the best way to encourage children to love reading is to provide them with reading materials on their favorite topic? If your child loves dogs, just got a new puppy, or is begging you for a dog, you have the prime opportunity to encourage them to read and grow. This list of dog-themed books are all kid-friendly, so grab a few and watch your child dive into some of these dog books for kids.

Dog National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) Just Me and My Puppy (A Little Critter Book) Jellycat Board Books, If I Were a Dog Book – 6 inches Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) Harry the Dirty Dog Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book Dogs, Puppies and Dogs!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Dog Lovers Wish Dog Heaven Go, Dog. Go! (Beginner Books(R)) Where’s Spot? The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R)) Books For Kids: The Lucky Puppy: Bedtime Stories For Kids Ages 3-8 (Kids Books – Bedtime Stories For Kids – Children’s Books – Free Stories) I’ll Always Love You Clifford’s Good Deeds (Clifford 8×8)

National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Dogs (Look & Learn) Dog Books: 101 Amazing Facts about Dogs: Dog Books for Kids (Volume 1) I Love Dogs! Activity Book: Pup-tacular stickers, trivia, step-by-step drawing projects, and more for the dog lover in you! (I Love Activity Books) Dogs, Puppies and Dogs!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Dog Lovers Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting (Picture Puffins) Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training, and Companionship How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids Can I Be Your Dog? Kavik the Wolf Dog Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List National Geographic Kids Chapters: Dog Finds Lost Dolphins: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (NGK Chapters) Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale (A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales) Mrs. Grossman’s – Dogs & Cats At Home – Peel & Play Kids Activity Set with Reusable Vinyl Stickers & Fold-Out Story Board – with Storage & Travel Handle – For Boys & Girls Ages 3 & Up

Funny dog books

We all need a pick me up from time to time. While your best friend is always willing to be the one that provides you with the love and cuddles you need, these funny dog books are sure to have you in giggles. Pull up a spot on the couch and cuddle your dog while reading these funny dog books. Just be prepared for some serious “side eye” when your dog can not figure out why you are laughing.

I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Doggie) Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me Underwater Dogs Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs Dog Shaming A Dog’s Guide to Humans (Fun Reads for Dog Lovers) (Volume 1) Texts from Dog Dog Butt: An Off-Color Adult Coloring Book for Dog Lovers: An Irreverent, Hilarious & Unique Antistress Colouring Gift with Corgi, Poodle, Dachshund, … Mindful Meditation & Stress Relief Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy Memes: Best Dogs Memes 2016 (Memes, Dog Memes, Funny Dogs and Cats , Funny Dog Books) Dog Ate My Mad Libs

Fiction dog books

Fiction is a favorite for many because it gives us a moment to step out of the real world and into a different one. These fiction dog books are sure to take you on an adventure. Snuggle up in bed after a long hard day and relax with a good book and plenty of snuggles from mans best friend.

 

A Dog’s Journey: A Novel (A Dog’s Purpose series Book 2) The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel A Dog’s Way Home: A Novel The Dog Who Danced: A novel Tomorrow: A Novel Soldier Dog A Dog Called Homeless Ice Dogs Boneyard Dog: War Dog The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog The Dog Who Saved Me: A Novel The Dog Thief The Twelve Dogs of Christmas: An Andy Carpenter Mystery (An Andy Carpenter Novel) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series) Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog

Books on training your dog

While your dog may be mans best friend, you quickly learn they are very much like a young child. Your dog is a lot of work. When it comes to training your dog you need all the help you can get. These books on dog training will give you the advantage.

 

Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems Dog Training For Dummies Puppy Training: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crate Training, Potty Training, and Obedience Training Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training, and Companionship How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition) The Power of Positive Dog Training The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) Puppy Training Quick Guide Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar’s Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog–the Navy SEAL Way Beyond The Back Yard: Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques Dog Training 101 The Puppy Training Handbook: How To Raise The Dog Of Your Dreams Puppy Training: How To Train a Puppy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Positive Puppy Training (Dog training,Puppy training, Puppy house training, Puppy training your dog,Puppy training books Book 3) Dog Training: Strategic Dog Training Tips For A Well-Trained, Obedient, and Happy Dog (Dog Training Books Book 1) How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised) Karen Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog Everything you need to know about E Collar Training The Puppy Primer Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition: Fun and Easy Activities, Games, and Crafts How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves Housetraining for Dummies Book by Wiley

Dog Health books

You want your dog to be healthy and happy. While your veterinarian is your best recourse for a healthy pet, these books can help you learn everything you need to know between visits to your dogs doctor. From natural flea care, to a guide of pills so you know when to call your veterinarian, these books will help you navigate everything from allergies to diet.

Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog: Holistic Therapies, Nutrition, and Recipes for Healthier Dogs Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition) New Choices in Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats: Herbs, Acupressure, Massage, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Natural Diets, Healing Energy Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals Natural Dog Care Keep Your Dog Healthy the Natural Way Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects The Dog Care Book Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook Natural Dog Care: A Complete Guide to Holistic Health Care for Dogs The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century The Veterinarians’ Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy, Healthy & Active Dog Health Book: Pet Log Book The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat

Heartwarming dog books

Warm your heart or convince your roommate you absolutely need a dog. These stories will warm your heart and may make you cry a bit so be sure to grab a box of tissues before you read one of these.

 

Jack’s Tale: A cute and heartwarming dog rescue story (Second Chances Book 2) Buddies: Heartwarming Photos of GIs and Their Dogs in World War II Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs: Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about our Companions and Best Friends Dogs and Love – Stories of Fidelity: Short humorous and heart-warming dog stories (Dog Stories for Adults Book 1) Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home Wonder Dogs: True Stories of Canine Courage Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog: 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man’s Best Friend from America’s Favorite Humorists Chipper’s Friends: The Heartwarming Story of an Imperfect Dog For Love of a Dog (Harlequin Heartwarming) My Dog, My Friend: Heart-warming tales of canine companionship from celebrities and other extraordinary people Dog Poems: A Heartwarming Collection of Poems about Man’s Best Friend Sit! Stay! Speak!: A Novel A Dog’s Wisdom: A Heartwarming View of Life Dogs: Heart-Warming, Soul-Stirring Stories of Our Canine Companions Dog Inspired Lessons: Heart-warming insights on forgiveness, letting go, and loving unconditionally. Where We Belong Dog Tails: Heartwarming Stories of Man’s Best Friend Four-Legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs’ Journeys Home Disposable Dogs: Heartwarming, True Stories of Courage and Compassion A Life Worth Living

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Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is the most commonly found orthopedic disease in veterinary medicine. The word “dysplasia” refers to a detachment in the hip joint that keeps the ball at the top of the thighbone from fitting properly. This disease is considered a polygenic trait, which means that more than one gene controls the inheritance. Therefore, predisposition to this disease in certain breeds of dogs is very troublesome. Watch the video below from VetVid detailing what hip dysplasia is and possible treatment options.

It has been accounted for that approximately 25% of dogs going to veterinary clinics are diagnosed with musculoskeletal disorders. While large and small dogs may develop hip dysplasia, it is more common in large dogs than small dogs. Dog hip dysplasia usually occurs in breeds like Boxers, Bloodhound, St. Bernard, Golden Retrievers, and Rottweilers.

Causes Of Hip Dysplasia

In large breed dogs, the onset of hip dysplasia is generally connected with periods of rapid growth – between 4 and 10 months of age. Thus, it is best to understand what can cause this accelerated growth rate.

Feeding a dog a high-calorie diet stacked with carbohydrates and synthetic nutrients can aggravate the tendency to hip dysplasia. The rapid weight gain increases pressure on the hips. Excessive weight gain during this period causes a higher occurrence and more serious degenerative changes in a large dog breed. Having the genetic predisposition in addition to this additional weight, significantly increases the large breed dog’s chances for hip dysplasia.

Obviously no dog owner sets out wanting their dogs to eat too much and to grow too quickly. Limited amounts of the right food is obviously the answer. But how do you make sure you are giving the right amount of the right food? We will discuss some symptoms you can look for later that might lead you to identifying problems early enough to prevent major problems, but discussing regularly with your veterinarian and watching for changes in your dog should help as well.

Another less common cause for hip displasia can occur when the calcium/phosphorus balance in the body is thrown out of balance. A lot of expert breeders encourage new dog owners to routinely supplement their dog diet with calcium during the entire first year of life. Maintaining correct Calcium levels is very important for skeletal formation, but if the correct balance is not maintained, this also can lead to skeletal issues in your dog and create a deficiency in other key nutrients. As always, discuss any supplements with your veterinarian to make sure a correct balance is maintained for your dog.

One final factor that can impact hip dysplasia is improper exercise. During the period of rapid development, you should discourage young dogs from jumping up and down and from standing up on their hind legs. Furthermore, as much as possible, you should discourage your dogs running on pavement during this time.

Common symptoms of hip dysplasia in dogs.

The symptoms below may appear earlier if a large breed dog grows too quickly as a puppy, or if it does a lot of jumping and running on slippery floors or concrete at the early age. An X-ray is the only proven way to diagnose canine hip dysplasia. The best age for a specific diagnosis is between 13 and 19 months. Some of the affected dogs do not show any symptoms at all for several years. However, here are some of the symptoms to watch out for:

The dog having difficulty standing up after sitting or lying down

The dog having difficulty walking, jumping, or going up and down stairs

The dog desiring to sit with both legs together on one side of his body

Letting you know it hurts when you touch his rear legs and hips

Doing the “bunny hop” when he runs, by maintaining both rear legs together

Canine Hip Dysplasia is not only painful for dogs, it can be painful for owners as well as it is very expensive to treat. Often, when medications for pain or physical therapy are not helping, the only option left is surgery. These procedures can be very extensive and should be performed only by highly trained professionals. In addition, even with a good success rate, not all dogs are suitable for this type of surgery.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Because it is difficult to conclude if any particular dog has a greater predisposition for the hip to develop Hip Dysplasia, a few veterinary clinics make use of PennHIP X-ray technology to identify the condition early on and use that for preventative steps as the dog ages. The PennHIP procedure can be performed as early as 16 weeks of age. One major problem in performing an X-ray of any kind on a dog is that it requires the dog to be under sedation or heavy anesthesia, which also has its own set of risks. If you do decide to take the test, the X-rays will allow your veterinarian to rate either the severity of the dog hip dysplasia, which ranges from mild to severe, or the likelihood your dog could develop it in the future.

 

In terms of treatment, if your dog is already suffering from hip dysplasia, there are a few procedures outside of surgery that can give your dog some pain relief. These comprise of acupuncture, veterinary skeletal chiropractic adjustments, massages, hydrotherapy and if necessary, pain medications.

Acupuncture and Acupressure

A lot of dog owners have touted acupuncture as a means to help alleviate the constant pain of hip dysplasia. This ancient form of treatment has no negatives, and it is a decent treatment technique to attempt to give the dog some comfort and enhance their versatility. Acupressure is comparable to acupuncture, but instead of using needles, the expert’s hands, elbows, and knees are used to keep light pressure on similar points used in acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment is easier for those who wish to perform home treatments for their sick dog. There are selections of books and how-to videos out there to assist you to get on track. Just make sure to discuss with your veterinarian before you begin to this treatment yourself.

Chiropractic Care

When the dogs hips are in bad shape, the entire body is frequently overcompensating to ease the damaged joint. After a period of time, this uneven weight distribution can cause other issues with the spine. This is the reason some choose to undergo regular chiropractor adjustments to help correct this situation and avoid more problems in the future.

Massages

A certified massage therapist can help improve pain and stiffness in your dog’s limbs and reduce the uneasiness from hip dysplasia. A lot of people also rely on massage therapy to help those who suffer from arthritis and muscle tension.

Hydrotherapy

When your dog’s hips are damaged, the most vital thing to manage is your dog’s body weight. The extra weight on your dog will put extra strain on the hips and cause increased pain. This frequently makes your dog more inactive which just exacerbates the condition. Hydrotherapy gives your dog a low impact effect of exercise, which helps to promote mobility, weight loss and also reduce stiffness in the muscles and joints.

Prevention is the key

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Research has shown that nutrition plays a vital role in preventing and treating hip dysplasia. Studies have proved that about 60% of all factors affecting hip dysplasia are environmental in nature –one of those factors is what we feed our dogs. Feeding your dog a balanced, and a biologically correct balanced diet that supports stable growth and reduces the obesity factors is significant to the prevention of hip dysplasia. It is best to discuss with your veterinarian to come up with a well-planned diet schedule to limit the risk of developing hip dysplasia.

Additionally, if you are buying your dog from a breeder, always be wary and knowledgeable of their breeding habits. Cautious breeding is one of the best preventive measures for Hip Dysplasia.

 

Best food to help treat and prevent Dog Hip Dysplasia

There are several ingredients to look for in order to find the best dog foods for hip dysplasia. First, you want to avoid salt, sugar, artificial flavorings, and preservatives. Very similar to a proper human diet, you want to avoid foods that are heavily processed. Look for a dog food that is high in omega fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed oil which will help lubricate joints and reduce inflammation. You want to look for dog foods containing calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, and iron. The ingredients to look for often lead you back to what is traditionally natural for dogs to eat. As a result, a recent Fad diet for a Raw Dog Food dients have grown in popularity. These diets emphasize raw meat, bones, fruits and vegetables. This is a controversial diet because of the potential risks also associated such as threats to humans and dogs from bacteria in the raw meat. Additionally as mentioned before if a proper balance is not maintained then it can cause more harm than good. We will have a follow up article discussing this diet in more detail and also identifying commercial brands that offer the best ingredients while avoiding those harmful ingredients.

 

As always, we hope you found this educational and hopefully some part of it will help your fluffy family member live a longer healthier and happier life. If you know someone that could benefit from this information, please remember to share.

 

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