A great band does more than make musicit makes a difference! This Zebrafish adventure shows that doing good can make a splash and be a rockin' good time. Zebrafish has disbanded, at least for the summer, but the ex-band members can still improve the world in their own way. Vita is figuring out how to channel her lazy summer into something positive (with her dog Chimp's help, of course). Walt and Jay convert an old ice cream truck into an awesomely painted (and fully wired) book mobile. And Plinko and Tanya inspire their campers at Stickleback Arts Camp to seize the dayTanya takes a special interest in a camper with diabetes who'd rather hang out in the infirmary than participate in camp, while Plinko is preoccupied with his night vision goggles (leading campers to the bathroom night or day!). Ideally Zebrafish will reunite for the end of summer Strings of Fury concert at the Dunes, but there's a hitchVita refuses to play plastic. This follow-up collaboration between FableVision and Children's Hospital Boston is as rockin' as the first.
Using young dogs as characters, this book introduces the general symptoms and onset of Type I diabetes. In a playful way, young children can make the connection between their own diabetes and diabetes in animals. The story ends happy when Jake receives insulin, feels well again, and is able to play with his friends.
This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. This is an epic story of friendship and strength. Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives. Over the next year, just by going on walks, playing together, and eating plant-based foods, Eric lost 150 pounds, and Peety lost 25. As a result, Eric reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life -- eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. WALKING WITH PEETY is for anyone ready to make a change in his or her life, and for everyone who knows the joy, love, and hope that dogs can bring.
As a dog owner, you know that caring for your older pet can be a challenge. It's hard to watch your dog -- whose frisky puppy days don't seem so long ago -- begin to slow down a little and go gray around the muzzle. But thanks to extraordinary advances in veterinary medicine and pet nutrition, dogs are living longer, and with the right kind of care you can help your pet stay healthy and happy well into his golden years. A practical and sensitive all-in-one reference, Your Older Dog guides you through the aging process in dogs, starting with middle age. With plenty of information on maximizing your dog's active years and a complete guide to age-related health problems, Your Older Dog offers the latest research from veterinarians and pet care experts, including: What to expect as your dog grows older, and how to recognize the onset of old age Preventive health care, with tips on developing a routine diet, using nutritional supplements, exercising, and choosing the best veterinary care Safe and effective alternative treatments for aging dogs -- ranging from acupuncture and massage to herbal and homeopathic medicines The best approaches to such common illnesses as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory and digestive difficulties With adorable color photos and illustrations throughout, Your Older Dog gives you the vital information and reassurance you need to provide the best care for your best friend.