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Learn pet care at your Detroit Lakes Library

According to the Humane Society of the United States' 2009 Pet Ownership Statistics, there are approximately 77.5 million owned dogs, and 93.6 million owned cats in the U.S. Your library has all the answers to your pet caregiving questions!

Can We Have One? - A Parent's Guide to Raising Kids with Cats and Dogs, by Lynn F. Buzhardt, DVM, and Sue D. Steib, MSW, PhD. The decision to include pets as a part of your family can be fraught with uncertainty. How do you know when the time is right? How do you select the right pet? Choose a proper diet? Avoid common injuries? Provide adequate exercise? Avoid allergies? Share care-taking responsibilities? Not share germs or parasites? Whether you are ready to take the plunge or just beginning to explore the possibility, Can We Have One? is an essential resource for parents considering pet ownership or pet owners considering parenthood, offering a wealth of helpful information in one convenient, entertaining guide.

Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health, edited by Cynthia M. Kahn, BA, MA. The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health delivers animal health expertise in everyday language that all pet owners can understand. This in-depth new resource, authored by over 200 veterinary experts, covers the full spectrum of today's pets, from dogs, cats and horses to birds, reptiles, fish and other exotic pets. No other book provides as much health information on as many types of animals. The one resource for a lifetime of pets.

Black & Decker Pet Palaces & Animal Abodes, by David Griffin. Presents nearly two dozen creative and fun do-it-yourself projects for pet owners and animal lovers, featuring detailed instructions and full-color, step-by-step photographs, that include such items as dog houses, cat condos, rabbit hutches, bird houses, and more.