A snoring dog, a good dog book, your favourite beverage and life can be quite pawsome. But book lovers will agree that shopping books isn’t easy. There is always an urge to buy every book on the shelf. We’ve been there. We’ve done that. So, we won’t judge you. Instead, we will make your shopping spree easy and fun by sharing a list of nine books that dog parents are sure to love. Books ranging from fun, emotional, educational and inspiring that every dog lover, who also likes to read, is sure to enjoy.
But before getting on to the list, a massive thank you to two of our ‘humans of dogs’ Aditi Biswas and Tisha Maniram who shared their list of favourite books with us. Although it’s difficult to narrow down a few favourite dog books, they did it for us. And we present to you nine dog books that we love, and you are sure to love as well.
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Emotional and fun reads
Marley & Me by John Grogan
Hands down an all-time favourite Marley & Me is John Grogan’s heart-warming and funny tribute to their family dog Marley, an adorable, hyperactive Labrador retriever who they fondly call the “clearance” pup. Its a beautiful account of how John and his wife Jenny experience various life stages with their dog. If you are looking for a fun, light read, this is the one you should pick.
A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron
This book by W. Bruce Cameron stands out as it offers a dog’s perspective on the undying bond between humans and their best friend, a dog. The book revolves around how a dog finds his purpose over the course of several lives. It’s the first part of the trilogy that includes A Dog’s Journey and A Dog’s Promise. All three are great reads.
Every night, Josephine! by Jacqueline Susann
About a rescued poodle this book is about Josephine who became the pampered boss-dog to her human and lived in the lap of Broadway luxury. It’s a funny account of Josephine’s life from beating weight issue to choosing a life with people she loved and those who loved her. If you decide to pick this book, go right ahead because you won’t be disappointed.
The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier & Longer by Dr Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib
In this pathbreaking book Dr Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib talk about scientific yet simple ways to delay aging of our beloved dogs and make their long lives happy and healthy. From nutrition and exercise requirements, environmental exposures and stress reduction, this book is an encyclopedia on how to mindfully care for our dogs. Its a must read for all humans of dogs.
Feeding Dogs: The Science Behind the Dry Versus Raw Debate by Dr Conor Brady
At a time when modern diet strategies are linked to several diseases affecting our dogs, in this book Dr Conor Brady talks about what dogs should eat versus what they are currently being fed. With in-depth research on a great variety of topics this book offers a deep look into canine nutrition. A great read for those who are keen to understand canine nutrition.
Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way by Steve Brown
An expert on canine nutrition Steve Brown talks about the benefits of canine ancestral diet for modern-day dogs and how this can be achieved by feeding them differently even once a week. The author has offered simple yet well-researched tips to make home prepared meals nutritionally balanced. So, do add this book to your reading list.
The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teacher by Tami Simon
If anything, this book is a keepsake for any dog lover, a book that you will read and re-read. A book that urges us humans to reflect on the lessons that our dogs teach us. Lessons of love, laughter and loss. How to love selflessly, how to laugh until our stomach aches and how to deal with the irreparable loss of a furry companion.
The Book of Dog by Hemali Sondhi
What makes this book special is not one, but multiple inspiring stories penned by leading writers in India about their undying love for dogs. It’s a beautiful tribute to all those dogs who are and have been a big part of their lives. Every story is about the deep bond that us humans share with our dogs. This will be a great addition to your book shelf.
Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog by Wendy Holden
The story is about Haatchi, a three-legged Anatolian Shepherd dog was left to die at the railway track and his buddy Owen, a little boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Schwartz-Jampel syndrome. It’s an inspiring account of how Haatchi teaches Owen to comfortably stand out. A book that a dog lover is sure to appreciate.
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