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

4.03 avg rating
( 59 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786886913: The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy

Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely "prescribing" pets for their patients.

The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

Review:

". . . 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 this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Becker, Marty
Published by Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0786886919

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Becker, Marty
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

D V M Marty Becker D.V.M.
Published by Hachette Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely prescribing pets for their patients. The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

D V M Marty Becker D.V.M.
Published by Hachette Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely prescribing pets for their patients. The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

D V M Marty Becker D.V.M.
Published by Hachette Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely prescribing pets for their patients. The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Marty Becker
Published by Hachette Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0786886919

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Becker, Marty
Published by Hachette Books
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0786886919. Bookseller Inventory # Z0786886919ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Marty Becker
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 290 pages. 0.349. Bookseller Inventory # 9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Marty Becker
Published by Hyperion
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 270 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.8in. x 0.7in.Increasingly, medicine is recognizing the special relationship between pets and people as one of the most powerful weapons in fighting disease, treating chronic conditions, and coping with troubling times. In fact, many doctors are routinely prescribing pets for their patients. The Healing Power of Pets explores these phenomena in greater detail, combining revolutionary scientific discoveries with deeply moving, personal stories of the unique bond between pets and their owners. The stories are of people who have learned how to triumph over chronic pain, paralyzing phobias, sedentary lifestyles, and life-threatening conditions--showing us that the best medicine might be that furry tail-wagging pet at your side. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780786886913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Marty Becker
Published by Hyperion (2003)
ISBN 10: 0786886919 ISBN 13: 9780786886913
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0786886919

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book