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Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs


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ISBN13: 9781593500382
ISBN10: 1593500386
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“I am highly impressed. . . . Paws and Effect is a great book for all dog lovers!”—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

“So meaningful and straight to the heart, Paws & Effect sheds a whole new light on our communication with animals of which many people are unaware. You may listen more closely the next time your dog tries to tell you something!” – Betty White, actress, author

Dogs have always helped humans and changed our lives for the better—by herding sheep, guarding our homes, and giving us unconditional love—but our dogs may save our lives as well. PAWS & EFFECT provides individual accounts of beloved pets that have supported their families, in miraculous ways, through periods of ill health; and it reviews the science that lends credence to claims of dogs’ healing power. For the first time, the array of fascinating information on this topic has been gathered in one place.

Did you know that groundbreaking research for detecting ovarian cancer with the use of a dog’s nose has been aided by a grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program? Or that an Akita named Hotei is able to predict his owner’s seizures, and gets her to lie down before they take place? That an organization called X-CPR promotes the use of small, hairless Mexican dogs to relieve the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia? That Army Sgt. 1st Class Russell Joyce and his Special Forces, aided by Fluffy, his German Shepherd, worked with the Kurds, in Iraq, to face down looters and secure the city of Mosul?

Author Sharon Sakson’s investigation took her to academic institutions, veterinarians’ offices, dog breeders, charitable organizations, and even the military—wherein she discovered documentation for what so many of us already understand: that the loving presence of a dog can avert, and transport us through, grave illness, whether physical or psychological. More importantly, her investigation took her deep into the hearts and lives of dogs and their owners. Sakson redefines the age-old bond between human and dog—a bond that is proving to be without limits.


Stories that explore how the bond between dog and human works healing miracles in human lives.

About the Author

Sharon Sakson is a journalist and television producer who has worked for ABC News, NBC News, Court TV, Food TV, and local stations in Baltimore, Chicago, and San Francisco. She has an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She is a dog-show judge and a breeder of champion Whippets and Brussels Griffons.

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Abbyraffles, November 7, 2008 (view all comments by Abbyraffles)
This book is fantastic. It's about dogs just like yours who emotionally support their owners and also let them know when something is wrong with their health. It's also about the amazing things some dogs can do, like tell their owners they have cancer and get them to the doctor long before any known laboratory test or xray can pick up on the fact that the person has cancer. Other dogs know when their owners are going to have a heart attack or seizure and warn them well in advance to take their medicine and lie down.
The story about Fluffy, the Iraqi dog who switched sides and started guarding American soldiers, is so touching.
I thought I knew a lot about the healing power of dogs, but this book taught me 99% more. It's also really fun to read, with a lovely style.
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Sakson, Sharon
Alyson Books
Alyson Books
Foreword by:
Frei, David
Frei, David
Dogs - General
General Pets
Human-animal relationships
PETS / Dogs / General
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Trade Cloth
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