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Sharon Sakson

Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs

Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs
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Published by Spiegel & Grau, Random House; Alyson Books
Hardcover, Dec. 2007. Pap
ISBN: 978-1593500382
Everyone by now is familiar with stories of the amazing powers of therapy dogs: the old person in the nursing home whose blood pressure drops when they pet a visiting dog; the frightened child in the hospital who is willing to endure a painful treatment with a dog by her side; the abused or autistic child that will talk to a dog when they won't open up to an adult. But this book on the "healing power of dogs" goes far far beyond that.

Ranging across time and culture, Sharon Sakson, in her engaging and lively style, tells stories that seem almost too amazing for belief. Except that she documents them with the hardest possible scientific evidence. If you are one of those people who believe that the bond between human and dog is far more profound than the word "pet" can ever convey, then this is the perfect book for you. And even if you're a person who places dogs in the same category as goldfish, but you enjoy a fascinating well-told story, you'll enjoy this book tremendously.

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Animals , Astrology/Psychic/New Age , General , Gift Book , Nature and Environment , Popular Science
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