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Books {available at major retailers}

Interspecies Communication

Kinship With All Life
by J. Allen Boone
Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique 1954 classic—from Strongheart the actor-dog to Freddie the fly—resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact. All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship. For anyone who loves animals, for all those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, Kinship With All Life is an unqualified delight. Sample these pages and you will never encounter "just a dog" again, but rather a fellow member of nature's own family.

Animal Wisdom, Communications with Animals
by Anita Curtis
Anita Curtis' book offers heartwarming true stories of human contact with animals, as well as teaching readers how to communicate with their own pets. "Animals are a joy and a delight to communicate with," states author Anita Curtis. "They are so open and honest, willing to freely give unconditional love and ask for so little in return." In Animal Wisdom she relates wonderful tales gathered from years in private practice as an animal communicator. In this book is a moving story about a horse that longed to have a baby, a dog that helped solve a crime, and a cat that sent a comforting message beyond the grave to its human companions. In the last section are easy-to-follow exercises that will help readers develop the skills to communicate with their pets. The health benefits of human/animal relationships are well known. This unique, funny, and useful book helps humans to better understand the remarkable creatures that enrich our lives so much.

Animal Talk, Interspecies Telepathic Communication
by Penelope Smith
Excerpt from the Introduction:
"…Communion and communication with other species is not a new idea. This thread can be found woven through the world's religious traditions and as a basic fact of life in tribal communities of many lands. It has been exemplified by such outstanding individuals as St. Francis, Albert Schweitzer, Mohandas Gandhi, and Jane Goodall… …The intention of this book is to continue, restore, and assist this tradition of interspecies connection for those who seek it… …You'll find information here to help you get closer to animals by expanding your ability to communicate with them. May this increase the amount of joy and understanding flowing among all beings in this universe."

When Animals Speak:
Advanced Interspecies Communication

by Penelope Smith
Penelope Smith is one of the world's foremost experts on telepathic interspecies communication. In this book, previously self-published under the title Animals: Our Return to Wholeness, she catalogs what she has learned in her conversations with animals—insights into life, death, healing, wholeness, spirituality, and humans.

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Education & Training

Building A Bridge
from Training to Testing

by Marsha Smith & Shalini Bosbyshell
A guide that will help you and your dog bridge the gap between your practice sessions—where you can motivate your dog with praise and encouragement—and the obedience trial ring—where you and your dog must work together in near silence and still deliver your best performance. The motivational practice session and the nearly silent test are two very different modes of training—especially from your dog’s point of view. You can help your dog make the transition from the practice session to the test by adding an intermediate confidence building mode of training. When you devote a percentage of your training time to building your dog’s confidence, you’ll be helping him learn to perform without needing to rely on your constant encouragement. When you understand the distinctive characteristics of these three different modes of training and practice them with your dog, working in silence will become familiar and friendly territory. available here

The Other End of the Leash
by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell describes and compares the body language and communication styles of canines and primates (us), revealing the ways in which we're naturally compatible and ways in which we're not—and how we can change our behaviors in order to better communicate our meaning to our dogs. This book is as fun to read as it is informative. The author is a great story-teller and relates many of the experiences—some amusing and some touching—that she’s had with her own dogs and with her clients’ dogs. A “must-read” for anyone who shares life with a dog.

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Health & Wellness

Four Paws Five Directions
by Cheryl Schwartz DVM
For the growing number of animal lovers seeking an alternative to Western medicine, this comprehensive approach to home animal care includes descriptions of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments, with special emphasis placed on clear, uncomplicated approaches to acupressure and diet that readers can do themselves at home. Beautiful color photographs!

Food Pets Die For
by Ann N. Martin
“Ann Martin is to the pet food industry what Rachel Carson was to the petro-chemical-pesticide industry. In the same spirit of rigorous investigation, Martin has revealed what ingredients go into pet food and into the feed of most farm animals whose meat and other produce we consume.” ~Dr. Michael W. Fox VP, HSUS
This book is an exposé on the pet food industry that, among other things, explains exactly what the term "by products" means and why no one, including our animal companions, should ever eat such a thing.

Bach Remedies and Other Flower Essences:
The Transforming and Healing Powers of Nature

by Vivien Williamson
A comprehensive and useful guide to the world of flower essences and their natural healing powers. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs, including stunning portraits of the flowers themselves.

The Complete Homeopathy Handbook
by Miranda Castro
From Library Journal: A London homeopath gives advice on home treatment of common ailments such as headaches, flu, and indigestion. She describes the history and principles of homeopathy, tells how to diagnose and prescribe as a professional would, and offers a descriptive materia medica and repertory of symptoms for both external and internal treatment. She also includes guidelines on which ailments can be safely treated at home and case histories. Castro's clear, well-organized manual is one of the most accessible general-audience references on the subject. Recommended for public libraries.

The Nature of Animal Healing:
The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring
for Your Dog and Cat

by Martin Goldstein DVM
As an accomplished doctor of veterinary medicine, Martin Goldstein is well respected for his 25 years worth of experience in the field. Goldstein begins with a broad explanation of the origins of diseases in pets, then moves on to taking action against those diseases, not only offering thorough discussions of specific ailments—including cancer, allergies, and arthritis—and the holistic medicines available to help in the healing process, but also speaking to the "dubious legacy of vaccines" as well as the questionable quality of pet food. Finally, Goldstein turns his attention to the spiritual realm, addressing both the bonds that we have with our pets—and how those bonds aid in preventing and fighting our pets' health problems—as well as dealing with the death of a beloved pet.

Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats
by Shawn Messonier
Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine. Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
        An A-Z guide to common health conditions
        An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
        Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
        Proven complementary therapies for your pet
        And much, much more!

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to
Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

by Richard H. Pitcairn & Susan Hubble Pitcairn
A classic natural pet-care book from two celebrated veterinary specialists in chemical-free nutrition, treatment, and natural healing for pets offers valuable natural and holistic advice on a host of pet topics, including, but not limited to, diet, exercise, environment, coping with a pet's death, and how to care for a sick animal. In addition to their thorough discussion of the above, Richard Pitcairn, D.V.M., and his wife, Susan Hubble Pitcairn, M.S., offer a comprehensive "quick reference" section on animal illnesses, organized alphabetically and including a brief description of each illness, preventative measures that may be taken, and holistic and natural treatment options for both dogs and cats—treatments that should always be discussed with one's vet before being used.

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General Interest

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
by Jeremy Narby
A personal adventure, a fascinating study of anthropology and ethnopharmacology, and, most important, a revolutionary look at how intelligence and consciousness come into being. This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness
by Russell Targ, PhD
Amazon's Product Description: The psychic abilities of most humans are dampened by the clatter of our conscious minds. In this timely book, Russell Targ draws on the work of ancient mystics and traditions - Gnostic, Christian, Buddhist, Kabalistic Jewish, Sufi, yogi, and especially Hindu spiritual master Patanjali - to show readers how to quiet this noise and see into the far reaches of time and space through remote viewing. This psychic ability offers a path of self-inquiry and self-realization and expands each person's limited awareness of the consciousness shared by all humans. Targ explores its scientific as well as spiritual implications and offers techniques and exercises to nurture this universal but mostly untapped skill.

The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries.
"Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore." ~Newsweek
"Once in a while you find a book that stuns you. Its scope leaves you breathless. This is such a book." ~John White, San Francisco Chronicle
"This fascinating book roams...over that marvelous no man's land of mystical glimmerings into the nature of science and life itself." ~Henry Mitchell, Washington Post Book World

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
by Elaine N. Aron
Are you an HSP? Are you easily overwhelmed by stimuli? Affected by other people's moods? Easily startled? Do you need to withdraw during busy times to a private, quiet place? Do you get nervous or shaky if someone is observing you or competing with you? HSP, shorthand for "highly sensitive person," describes 15 to 20 percent of the population. Being sensitive is a normal trait—nothing defective about it. But you may not realize that, because society rewards the outgoing personality and treats shyness and sensitivity as something to be overcome. According to author Elaine Aron (herself an HSP), sensitive people have the unusual ability to sense subtleties, spot or avoid errors, concentrate deeply, and delve deeply. This book helps HSPs to understand themselves and their sensitive trait and its impact on personal history, career, relationships, and inner life. This book is essential for you if you are an HSP—you'll learn a lot about yourself. It's also useful for people in a relationship with an HSP.

The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide:
An Alternative Health Answer to Emotional
Sensitivity & Depression

by Kyra Mesich
The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide presents a radically new way of looking at emotional sensitivity and chronic depression and anxiety. Through her own experiences and courageous research, Dr. Mesich (a traditionally trained psychologist) has found that psychic sensitivity is the underlying key to understanding emotional sensitivity. Dr. Mesich's book focuses on empathic ability, the ability to literally feel other people's emotional experiences, also known as psychic feeling. This misunderstood ability often results in recurrent depression, anxiety, and the painful aspects of emotional sensitivity due to our society's denial and repression of the existence of psychic phenomena. With simple, down to earth language and case studies, Dr. Mesich demystifies empathic ability, and explains the relationship between emotional sensitivity and psychic sensitivity. Readers also learn specific alternative health remedies and practices they can immediately implement in their own lives to rebalance their sensitivity and reconnect with their empathic ability.

The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People
by Carol Eikleberry, PhD
From the back cover: Too many artists, writers, dancers, and creative people of all kinds give up the work they love in order to pay the rent. In the Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People, now in its second edition, career counselor and free spirit Carol Eikleberry shows you how you can use your talents to make money and support your creative expression.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: what the rich teach their kids about money—that the poor and middle class do not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
Amazon's Product Description: Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences—his two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man, but fiscally poor. The other father was the father of Robert's best friend—the Dad who was an eighth grade dropout who became a self-made multi-millionaire. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad." Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at age forty seven. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter lays out Kiyosaki's philosophy behind his relationship with money. Rich Dad, Poor Dad opens readers eyes by:
            —Exploding the myth that you need to earn a
                high income to be rich
            —Challenging the belief that your house is an asset
            —Defining once and for all an asset versus a liability
            —Explaining what kids need to know about money
                for their future financial success

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
by Julia Cameron
Amazon's Product Description, latest edition: The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.

Audio Book

Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting:
The Astonishing Power of Feelings

by Lynn Grabhorn
Because this audio book is read by the author, the listener has access not only to her words as she recounts her own experiences and discoveries, but also to the energy and enthusiasm she has for the transformation she experienced as she began exploring timeless truths about life. She makes a great case for the observation that the inner choices we make have a far greater impact on our happiness than our outer choices and that we always have the ability to choose how we respond to life—whether we realize it or not.


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The Psychic Connection
is a video tape exploring the spiritual link between people and animals. America’s foremost experts in animal communication - Penelope Smith, Beatrice Lydecker, Anita Curtis, Carol Gurney, Teresa Wagner and Lydia Hiby - investigate the remarkable phenomena of human-animal telepathy in this revolutionary - and controversial - video.
Available from Anita Curtis.


Workshops, Seminars, Newsletters

Anita Curtis
Anita has been a practicing animal communicator since 1992. When she began her formal studies, she realized she had been communicating with animals most of her life. In addition to her flourishing private practice, she teaches animal communication workshops, lectures throughout the United States, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Animal Channel. Information regarding upcoming workshops as well as books, tapes, subscription form and past issues of the newsletter are available at her website.

Penelope Smith
Communicating with animals telepathically throughout her life, Penelope Smith discovered in 1971 that animals could be relieved of emotional traumas and other problems through the same counseling techniques that helped humans. Her work has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, numerous books, and on radio and television, in the United States and abroad. She is the world's leading teacher of basic and advanced interspecies telepathic communication, and has helped launch the careers of numerous professional animal communicators. Her website offers numerous articles on interspecies communication as well as an extensive referral list of professional communicators, subscription information for her quarterly journal, Species Link, and upcoming workshops and seminars.

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Good Food & Supplements

TCfeline Premix from The Raw Meat Catfood Company
TCfeline will help you prepare the best food for your cat - next to mice! This premix is a blend of dry ingredients, developed to assist caregivers in the easy preparation of a nutritionally sound homemade cat food. Add TCfeline to fresh meat and liver for a food your cats will love. (They offer a dog food blend too!) This Canadian company also has a lot of great information on the care and feeding true carnivores. See these websites:

Raw Meat Catfood : articles on health and nutrition
TCfeline : information about TCfeline Premix
Raw Meat Petfood : online retail orders (in the United States)

Aunt Jeni’s Home Made 4 Life
Raw food packaged frozen for dogs and cats. Carefully formulated and analyzed by qualified, degreed, experienced animal nutritionists not only to meet, but to exceed CVMA, NRC, and AAFCO requirements. All ingredients are human-grade and are personally inspected for freshness and quality.
Aunt Jeni's Home Made 4 Life

Advanced Biological Concepts
Natural nutritional support products for horses, dogs, cats, and humans, including vitamins, minerals, probiotics, supplements for joint health, immune system support, grain mixes, first aid, salves & wound dressings, electrolytes, homeopathics, flower essences, as well as a newsletter.
Advanced Biological Concepts

Natura Pet Products
Natura is a family-owned pet food company dedicated to making the healthiest pet food in the world. We manufacture our dog, cat and ferret foods under the strictest of standards for safety, reliability and consistency.
Natura Pet

Dr. Billinghurst's BARF Diet
(BARF=Bones And Raw Food OR Biologically Appropriate Raw Food)
From the website: “Every living animal requires a biologically appropriate diet. If you think about it, not one animal on earth, is adapted by evolution to eat a cooked food diet. This means a BARF diet, is exactly what we should be feeding our pets!”
Dr. Billinghurst's BARF Diet

Brands of Quality Prepared Pet Foods
(all without meat by-products)

  • California Natural
  • Evo
  • Flint River Ranch
  • Innova
  • Karma
  • Nature’s Recipe
  • Nutro Natural Choice
  • Solid Gold
  • Wellness
  • Wysong

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Other Useful Stuff

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Information about Holistic or Complementary medicine:
Chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine,
Nutritional Therapy, and other modalities.
Find a veterinarian in your area at the AHVMA search page:

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Information about Veterinary Chiropractic Medicine, a veterinary chiropractor can be either a licensed veterinarian (DVM, VMD) who has special training in chiropractic OR a licensed chiropractor (DC) who has had special training in adjusting animals.
Find a veterinary chiropractor at the AVCA search page:

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Information about Veterinary Acupuncture
Find a veterinary acupuncturist at the IVAS search page:

Alt Vet Med

A comprehensive collection of information on
Holistic Veterinary Medicine
Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine,
Homeopathy, Nutritional Therapy, and Other
Complementary or Alternative Modalities
Alt Vet Med

Lectures on Acupunctur
by Philip A. M. Rogers, MRCVS
A wonderful collection of clearly written,
informative articles on acupuncture.
Acupuncture Lectures

The Best Kitty Litter!

Cat Attract (in the red bag)
by Dr. Elsey's
Precious Cat Litters

The Best Outdoor Fencing for Cats

Purrfect Fence

Drs. Foster & Smith
Pet Supply Catalog &

The nation’s leading pet supply catalog, created by two veterinarians, offers thousands of quality pet care products at affordable prices as well as providing education and expert information on pet care through online articles and their website.
Drs. Foster & Smith Catalog

Effective Cleaning & Odor-Eliminating Products

  • SCOE 10X
    Super Concentrated Odor Eliminator 10X. This is an amazing product! It works! Be sure to follow the instructions for dilution and activation exactly as directed and odors will be completely eliminated. Use it along with a professional quality blacklight (link below) and you'll have the power to effectively clean up any odor problem. Everyone who lives with animals should keep this product on hand. It is worth every penny - and then some!
    SCOE 10X
  • Professional Quality Blacklight
    Find the source of the odor with this heavy duty blacklight (with a 25 ft cord). It produces a much stronger light than the flimsy little battery powered blacklights usually found in pet supply stores. Purchase this light along with a supply of SCOE 10X.
  • Ultra Odors Gone
    Use the "Semi Solid" to absorb and neutralize undesirable odors and fumes. Add the "Multi Purpose Deodorizer" to laundry when washing pet bedding and clothing.
    Ultra Odors Gone

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