"This is a must read for people with pets"
Though outside my normal lane of fiction, this reviewer
read this book because of my love for dogs and cats. My
spouse has remarked that my significant other was my
beloved dog Max who has to be in heaven still emitting
beams of healing to me. Along with Danelle Morton, Dr.
Marty Becker of TV fame and author of some of the Chicken
Soup books provides an insightful look at healing miracles
involving pets. Medical research has begun to correlate
the healthy relationship between a dog or a cat and a human
especially a person in need of healing.
THE HEALING POWER OF PETS describes how animals cure or
prevent illnesses and encourage couch potatoes to get off
their butt and join them in activities. The authors also
provide true-life stories of pets enhancing the lives of
their owners often in miraculous ways that science does not
understand in spite of gathering high statistical
relationships between health and owners. This well-written
book is clearly for pet lovers who know inside their hearts
the meaning of "harnessing the amazing ability of pets to
make and keep people healthy ".
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 30, 2001
From Dr. Marty Becker, co-author of the bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lovers Soul comes a groundbreaking new book that reveals the stirring stories and medical miracles behind the healing power of pets. Pets and people have been living together for thousands of years, but as pets have moved indoors, there have been extraordinary changes in the relationship. In the last twenty years, medical research has increasingly proven the healing effect pets can have for the ill, the elderly, the stressed-out, and the emotionally disengaged. Research shows that people with pet companions have fewer doctor visits and recover more quickly from severe illnesses. In The Healing Power of Pets, Dr. Marty Becker, resident vet on ABC-TVs Good Morning America shows readers how pets can prevent, detect, treat, and in some cases cure a variety of maladies, from arthritis to asthma, and from Alzheimers to depression. Pets decrease cardiovascular risk factors, motivate their sedentary owners to exercise, and help people deal with chronic pain. In addition, the book offers heartwarming true stories of pets who have enrichedeven savedtheir owners lives to reveal the lasting physical, emotional, and social benefits of the human-animal bond. For those of us who have always believed that pets enhance our lives and make us better human beings, Marty Becker drives the lesson home with compassion and wit. Our beloved animals never had a better friend. Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. Dr. Becker steps confidently and competently into the animal-human arena, adding a strong voice for the healing powers of animals. Susan Chernak McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers and Healers
Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets