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Paws And Effect : The Healing Power of Dogs - Sharon Sakson

Paws And Effect

The Healing Power of Dogs

Hardcover Published: 18th December 2007
ISBN: 9781593500382
Number Of Pages: 288

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“I am highly impressed. . . . Paws and Effect is a great book for all dog lovers!”—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

“So meaningful and straight to the heart, Paws & Effect sheds a whole new light on our communication with animals of which many people are unaware. You may listen more closely the next time your dog tries to tell you something!” – Betty White, actress, author

Dogs have always helped humans and changed our lives for the better—by herding sheep, guarding our homes, and giving us unconditional love—but our dogs may save our lives as well. PAWS & EFFECT provides individual accounts of beloved pets that have supported their families, in miraculous ways, through periods of ill health; and it reviews the science that lends credence to claims of dogs’ healing power. For the first time, the array of fascinating information on this topic has been gathered in one place.

Did you know that groundbreaking research for detecting ovarian cancer with the use of a dog’s nose has been aided by a grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program? Or that an Akita named Hotei is able to predict his owner’s seizures, and gets her to lie down before they take place? That an organization called X-CPR promotes the use of small, hairless Mexican dogs to relieve the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia? That Army Sgt. 1st Class Russell Joyce and his Special Forces, aided by Fluffy, his German Shepherd, worked with the Kurds, in Iraq, to face down looters and secure the city of Mosul?

Author Sharon Sakson’s investigation took her to academic institutions, veterinarians’ offices, dog breeders, charitable organizations, and even the military—wherein she discovered documentation for what so many of us already understand: that the loving presence of a dog can avert, and transport us through, grave illness, whether physical or psychological. More importantly, her investigation took her deep into the hearts and lives of dogs and their owners. Sakson redefines the age-old bond between human and dog—a bond that is proving to be without limits.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Living with Healing Dogsp. 1
The Healing Power of Early Dogsp. 9
The Patron Saint of Dogsp. 17
The Warm Touch of the Xolop. 25
The Healing Power of Kylep. 37
The Healing Power of Whippetsp. 49
Pets Are Wonderful Supportp. 61
Bonnie Bergin and the Amazing Power of Dogsp. 77
Big Dog in Troubled Placesp. 95
My Puppy, Your Independencep. 103
Angel On A Leashp. 113
The Woman Who Smelled Like Cancerp. 135
If You're Sick, I'll Let You Knowp. 151
An Army of Twop. 173
When the Dogs Go Marching Inp. 199
To Find Out Morep. 209
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
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ISBN: 9781593500382
ISBN-10: 1593500386
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th December 2007
Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48