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One nation under dog : adventures in the new world of prozac-popping puppies, dog-park politics, and organic pet food

Author: Michael Schaffer
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why we spend billions on our pets, and what this tells us about ourselves.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Anecdotes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Schaffer
ISBN: 9780805087116 0805087117
OCLC Number: 243544798
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: From doghouse to our house --
The $43-billion fur baby --
Man's best friendster --
It's me and the dog --
Trading up --
Hip replacements and health plans --
Breeding the perfect beast --
Legal beagles --
Toy town --
The $100,000-a-year dog walker? --
Trick or treat --
From Alpo to omega-3 fatty acids --
It takes a village to raise a puppy --
The American way of pet death --
Epilogue: Our pets, ourselves.
Responsibility: Michael Schaffer.
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A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why we spend billions on our pets, and what this tells us about ourselves.

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