5 Barkworthy Books Every Pet Parent Should Read

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Raise your pet the right way! Reading informative books will help you understand and guide your pets to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. Providing a safe environment, healthy diet, plenty of exercise and regular veterinarian care is part of being an amazing pet parent. Begin stocking your home library with the following books every pet parent should own.

Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete GuideDr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats: This helpful and informative book covers a wide range of topics including natural healing, chemical-free nutrition, companionship, lifelong care, indoor and outdoor pollutants, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Mad Cow disease, recipes for treats and pet food, illness prevention and more. There’s a reason it’s been in circulation for more than 20 years! Buy this best-seller on paperback for $22.99.

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How Dogs Love UsHow Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain: Neuroscientist Gregory Berns uses an MRI machine to scan the brain of a dog to learn what is on his or her mind. The results were carefully documented and explained in this formative book that provides insight into how your dog truly feels. Learn how your dog thinks and feels with this scientific based book. You can buy this must-have book on audiobook or hardcover at Barnes and Noble.

Raise the Perfect DogHow to Raise the Perfect Dog through Puppyhood and Beyond: Written by the star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan’s book is the perfect beginner’s guide for new pet parents. Helpful topics that will get you through an amazing lifetime with your dog includes quick and easy housebreaking, obedience training, calm-assertive leadership, how to avoid common mistakes, unique exercises, what to expect from each stage of a puppy’s development and more. The book retails for about $11.67 on paperback.

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Cesar’s WayCesar’s Way: The Natural Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems: Here’s another essential read from Cesar Millan (what can we say… he’s got a lot of good advice). Every pet parent experiences common dog problems, but often handles the situation wrong. This book will help you understand why your dog is exhibiting certain behaviors and how to correct them positively and quickly. Add this book to your library for about $15.

Feed Your Best Friend BetterFeed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs: What’s cooking? Well, this book, which is an indispensable guide for feeding your dog better. Topics include cooking tips, guidelines, charts, recipes, mealtime behaviors, reluctant eaters and more. The recipes in this book are so awesome, you’ll be tempted you to taste them yourself. Begin serving your dog the nutritious treats and meals he’s begging for – the book sells for $16.99.

These five essential books will become your go-to resources as you raise your dog and provide a healthy, happy, safe lifestyle for him. As well, your confidence as a pet parent will grow as you learn from these essential books. And the great thing about buying these books is that you can grab them off the bookshelf when you’re in need of help anytime. Whether you want to know about how a dog’s brain really works, or natural health that promotes healing, these five books cover all the basics of bringing up your dog.

Do you have books you’d like to add to this list? Please share your recommended reads in the comment section below.

ShelliesShellie Sutera is a freelance writer from sunny Miami, Florida. When she’s not secretly smuggling her adorable dog Hercules into the local beaches for sun and surf, she’s a passionate writer that specializes in writing about dogs and all of their unique quirks. She spends her free time cooking Italian food, raft boating, volunteering and traveling to dog-friendly destinations.