People love their pets—especially their dogs. They treat them as children, as part of the family. They want to do everything they can for them, including making them feel loved, welcomed, and appreciated around the house. By delving into dogs’ worlds holistically through their mind, body, spirit, and space, The Holistic Dog delivers a thorough understanding of our canine friends. The mind portion covers their habits and personalities. The body addresses their breeds and physical characteristics. Spirit represents the dogs’ dispositions and the many ways they enhance the home atmosphere. Space captures the dogs’ connections to the beauty of the unique environments they call home.
Lifestyle expert Laura Benko interviews various holistic care practitioners such as holistic veterinarians, a canine masseuse, a canine behaviorist, an animal communicator, and more. Photographs and step-by-step instructions enable readers to gain helpful tips and insights into holistic pet care and teach readers how to implement them on their own dogs. From pug to greyhound, purebred to winning mix, these dogs jump off the pages of The Holistic Dog and into our laps, warming our hearts with their charming stories by Benko and photographs by Susan Fisher Plotner, inviting us into their spaces, and introducing us to the trajectory of holistic pet care.
SubtitleInside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space
AuthorBy Laura Benko, By (photographer) Susan Fisher Plotner
Published1 August 2017
Dimensions7.50 x 9.50in.
IllustrationsColor photos throughout.
About the author
Laura Benko has created the progressive lifestyle concept of connecting mind, body, spirit, and space all together. She has written The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space (Helios/Skyhorse) and is a keynote speaker, television segment host, lecturer at Pratt Institute, and the founder and CEO of The Holistic Home Company. She resides in New York City.
Susan Fisher Plotner is an accomplished photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design worldwide. She trained in architectural photography at the London College of Printing and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. Susan’s work appears throughout Laura Benko’s first book, The Holistic Home. She resides in Larchmont, New York.
"The Holistic Dog stands out with its beautiful photos and unique viewpoint into the relationship between dogs and their human families. Dog owners will be touched by the stories, and non-dog owners will be inspired to welcome a canine friend into their lives." —Kim Martini, board president, Mercer Houston Dog Run
"There is no doubt that our dogs deserve our love. Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated, The Holistic Dog is a celebration of our relationship and a testament to the bond between dogs and their humans." —Brian Hare, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Dogs
"This book will surprise you with its dog-focused stories, elegant photography, and useful information about our canine best friends. Combining research, love, and admiration, it's a winner!" —Jean Baur, author of Joy Unleashed