Hermit Crabs For Dummies (0470121599) cover image
How-to guidance on raising a happy, healthy hermit crab

Among the more unusual pets, hermit crabs are popular and easy to buy. They have distinct personalities, are active and curious, and their unique characteristics and low maintenance requirements make them good pets. This handy guide gives readers reliable advice on choosing a healthy hermit crab, selecting the proper housing, and bringing it home. It provides plenty of tips on feeding and health ... Read More

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Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies (0470239522) cover image
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order.

Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide ... Read More

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Horseback Riding For Dummies (0470097191) cover image
You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how.

Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that ... Read More

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Horses For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0764597973) cover image
Features new full-color photos and online resources

Train, care for, and have fun with your horse

If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level.

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Housetraining For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470476370) cover image

The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself

Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition,the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike.

This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining ... Read More

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Iguanas For Dummies (0764552600) cover image
Big, green, scaly, and surprisingly cuddly, a well-adjusted iguana is like a cross between large, friendly dog and an independent cat. On the other hand, a poorly trained iguana can be a living nightmare. With his muscular, three-to-four-foot-long tail and 116-120 razor-sharp teeth, a nasty iguana can be a genuine danger to life, limb and property.  Iguanas require a constant 90-degree Fahrenheit environment and lots of room to range around in. ... Read More
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Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies (0764552686) cover image
With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves.

Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for ... Read More

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Kittens For Dummies (0764541501) cover image
Who can resist the charm of a kitten, those energetic, curious creatures whose cuteness factors fall somewhere between adorable and irresistible? But as animal shelters across the country can attest, those enchanting balls of fluff quickly mature into full-grown cats with their own requirements for healthy, happy lives.

Kittens For Dummies is your source for understanding what you can expect if you decide to welcome a high energy and high maintenance ... Read More

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Koi For Dummies (0470099135) cover image
Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you don’t have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond.

Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors ... Read More

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies (0764552813) cover image
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel ... Read More
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Leopard Geckos For Dummies (0470121602) cover image
Get your one-stop guide for understanding and raising this popular pet lizard.

Reptiles are now kept in one out of every seven pet homes, so it's no surprise that millions have gone gaga for geckos. This fun, easy-to-follow guide provides the scoop on caring for these colorful, gentle creatures, with savvy tips on everything from diet and exercise to housing and veterinary care. The book covers how to properly handle a gecko, what to do if a gecko ... Read More

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Parakeets For Dummies (0470121629) cover image
Create a "home tweet home" for this colorful, lively bird

This plain-English guide helps readers find the right parakeet and offers expert advice on feathering his nest, from setting up the cage and selecting foods to keeping messes at bay. Readers will discover how to groom a parakeet, recognize the symptoms of illness, and keep a parakeet safe from other pets. They will also see how to teach a parakeet to talk, understand parakeet behavior, and find ... Read More

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Pit Bulls For Dummies (0764552910) cover image
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness ... Read More
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Pomeranians For Dummies (0470106026) cover image
It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion…for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life.

Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, ... Read More

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Poodles For Dummies (0470067306) cover image
The Poodle is known for her keen intelligence, excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks. But there’s more to the Poodle than meets the eye (like, say, those expensive grooming bills). So, to Poodle or not to Poodle? That is the question.

With an overview of the breed’s history, an exploration of all three varieties (Standard, Miniature, and Toy), and 8 pages of full-color photos detailing the colors available and tips ... Read More

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Pugs For Dummies (0764540769) cover image
Currently ranked as the fifteenth most popular breed in the United States, the Pug is one of the most endearing and loyal toy breed dogs. Their roly-poly shape, big googly eyes, and wrinkles cause many people to fall in love with them at first sight. But just because they look all cute and cuddly isn’t a good enough reason to run out and get one. Now, there’s a book that will help you decide if owning a Pug is right for you. ... Read More
Puppies For Dummies, 3rd Edition (1118117557) cover image
Everything you need to train a puppy

Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog.

In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers ... Read More

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Puppy Basics For Dummies App (WS100036) cover image

Get ready for puppy parenthood with the Puppy Basics For Dummies App. Filled with valuable information for acclimating your puppy to your home and/or family; as well as training basics, you’ll start down the path for a well behaved pup. Practical tools keep track of everything from first aid instructions to finding veterinarians, dog parks, and pet stores. There’s even a puppy scrapbook section and areas to keep track of vaccinations, veterinarian ... Read More

Rabbits For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470430648) cover image

Your hands-on guide to being a responsible rabbit owner

Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide gives you everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with, and love a rabbit. From choosing a rabbit and preparing its home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your bunny, you get a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (and you) hopping with joy! ... Read More

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Reptiles and Amphibians For Dummies (0764525697) cover image
Packed with tips to care for your special critter

Choose the right lizard, turtle, or snake - and give your pet the best care

Fanatical about frogs? Gaga over geckos? This essential guide tells you what you must know before you own a reptile or amphibian, with authoritative advice on everything from proper caging and feeding to health care, socializing, transporting, and more. You'll find out about the different species, normal and abnormal behavior ... Read More
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Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies (0764552767) cover image
“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.”
—Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project

“Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.”
—Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest

The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the ... Read More

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Rottweilers For Dummies (0764552716) cover image
Known for its great strength, endurance, and protectiveness, the Rottweiler can be a good-natured, playful pet. It can also be a highly challenging breed. In the right hands, a Rottweiler can be the best security system in town, and at the same time, an affectionate friend to the whole family, always ready for fun and games. The well-bred, well-trained Rottweiler has the courage of a lion and is happy to obey. In the wrong hands, a Rottweiler just ... Read More
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Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470068051) cover image
Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance

Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates

Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium. ... Read More

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Shih Tzu For Dummies (0470089458) cover image
To know a Shih Tzu is to love a Shih Tzu . . . they’re irresistible, coy, flirtatious, and passionately devoted companions. They love the good life, and though they can be shrewd (or selectively deaf, or consciously naïve), the Shih Tzu is so endearing that even “big dog” lovers find themselves swooning over this adorable breed. But is the Chinese Charmer the right match for you? Shih Tzu for Dummies ... Read More
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Siberian Huskies For Dummies (0764552791) cover image
Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going and sociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, dating back 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer and pull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderful way with children and lack of “dog smell,” they are also more free-spirited ... Read More
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