I would love to know what everyone else is reading and what you think!!


Some reading recommendations:


Basic dog care manual covering general health issues

Everydog, a complete book of Dog Care
Eric Allan and Rowan Blogg
ISBN 0195538226

Very accessible and not too heavy going veterinary handbook with some great "yukky" photos

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook 3rd edition {2000}
James M Giffin and Liisa D Carlson
ISBN 0876052014

For the complete obsessive { } and now a bit out of date, but still very thorough
Veterinary Notes for Dog Owners
Trevor Turner
ISBN 0091738172

The bestest book I've yet found on homoeopathy {includes supplements and herbs too}, and has a section on VACCINATION that EVERYONE should read

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs Small Doses for small animals
Don Hamilton
ISBN 9781556432958

The only bit I disagree with and makes me laugh is that he still gives more than one pill at once, as he can't get his head around that concept



Probably the best book I've ever read with regard to dogs and behaviour

The Other End of the Leash Why we do what we do around dogs
Patricia B McConnell
ISBN: 034544678X

This is one I think EVERYONE should read, it really makes you think but isn't heavy going at all. The author is an animal behaviourist and dog trainer and in this book she reveals a new perspective on our relationship with dogs, sharing insights on how dogs might interpret our behaviour and advice on how to interact in ways that will bring out the best in our companions. I love her tried and tested ways to call dogs - short repeated notes encourage activity {to come to you} and one single note discourages it...try it, it works!! PUP PUP PUP PUP...they come running!!


I have read and still own two Jan Fennell books, but I don't agree with her methods, particuarly not for Cavaliers.


Other excellent books are

The Perfect Puppy
Gwen Bailey
ISBN: 0600585816

Aims to teach owners to bring up a puppy to be well-behaved, friendly and happy. The book deals exclusively with raising a puppy and promotes good, responsible ownership aiming to prevent problems in adult dogs.


The Complete Guide to Puppy Care (Mark Evans Animal Care)
Mark Evans
ISBN: 1857327993

Written by an experienced veterinary surgeon and television presenter, {before he turned into a dreadful presenter LOL } this book contains information needed to lay the foundations for a successful relationship with your dog. Advice is given on all aspects from choosing your pet right through to adulthood.

Great for thinking about things like hazards in the home and garden, also stages of puppy development.



For those thinking of home prepared diets this is brilliant and she even has a Cavalier herself!!

K9 Kitchen: The Truth Behind the Hype
Monica Segal


If you have a very strong stomach and really want to know what goes into pet food, then read this:

Food Pets Die for: Shocking Facts about Pet Food
Ann N. Martin
ISBN: 0939165465



This is on my "must have" list, have only read the library copy so far!!

Dr Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health For Dogs and Cats
Richard Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn.
ISBN: 157954973X