Dog Body, Dog Mind, and Cat Body, Cat Mind, written by Dr. Fox, offer a clear and deep understanding and recognition of animals’ emotions, mental states, and behavioral needs to enhance our ability to communicate with our pets, and to care for them better in spirit as well as in body and mind.
The essential elements of holistic care are detailed, with particular emphasis on preventive health care maintenance to enhance animals’ overall well-being and happiness.
In both books you will be astonished and moved by the incredible, documented super-senses of animals that can know before we do when a loved one has just died, and who are showing us in their love and wisdom that an ‘empathosphere’ of universal feeling and awareness really does exist.
Woven throughout both of these books are reflections on how our animal companions contribute to our own emotional and physical well-being, and to the moral and spiritual development of both our children and to our civilization, where the welfare and status of animals mirror the state of our own evolution and compassion.
Published in 1997, this book documents Dr. Fox’s concerns over food quality and safety, and is a powerful appeal to farmers and consumers alike to adopt and support humane, sustainable and ideally organic farming methods. It is a call for us all to become ‘kitchen anarchists,’ taking responsibility for what we purchase and feed to our families. This book provides a valuable backdrop for an in-depth focus on related topics discussed in two other books by Dr Fox on agricultural biotechnology (see Killer Foods), and manufactured pet foods (see Not Fit For a Dog).
This book is Dr. Fox’s contribution to the evolution of ethical sensibility and moral maturity in our species and its diverse communities, perceptions and values today. It lays the foundation for an empathy and rights-based treatment of animals, and shows the links between human health and wellbeing and our efforts to start effective planetary CPR—conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural biodiversity, bioclimatic stability, and of the beauty and vitality of life around us on this Earth, Mother of us all. Published in 2001 by State University of New York Press, Albany, NY
300 pages with index, published by Quest Books, Wheaton IL 1996
This book is a more matured and deeply researched rendition of his earlier book One Earth, One Mind (1980). The Boundless Circle examines our relationships with, and treatment of other animals and Nature from various religious, cultural and historic, and aboriginal perspectives. It provides a spiritual path through the dark labyrinths of animal cruelty and suffering, and the desecration of the natural world, tracing its direction in the core teachings and wisdom of religious and spiritual traditions that link human salvation/spiritual health and well-being, with a reverential, sacramentalist regard for and treatment of animals and the natural world.
The Boundless Circle is more than an appeal to reason and justice in all our relationships and transactions, since it develops the concept of the Empathosphere
This is the boundless circle of fellow-feeling— joy and suffering, desire and satisfaction, longing and contentment, and the raw will to survive, procreate, and to protect our loved ones— that we share with all sentient beings, plant and animal, great and small. When we begin to feel their joy and well-being, we will begin to feel our own again.
The key is in coupling our ability to reason, to be reasonable—with our capacity for empathy, to feel for others. This key to the kingdom, that I first wrote about in my 1976 book Between Animal And Man: The Key to the Kingdom that makes us human, humane, empathic, responsible and caring as a species and as a culture: A long overdue evolutionary step of enlightened self-interest that is, as Dr. Fox shows in The Boundless Circle, beginning to happen in many parts of the world this Second Millennium.
One of the greatest gifts that we humans possess and can give to our animal companions is the healing power of touch. The easy to follow basic massage program, and more advanced acupressure massage, are laid out in The Healing Touch for Cats, and The Healing Touch for Dogs, available from Newmarket Press, NY.
Giving pets a regular massage helps strengthen the emotional bond, enables earlier recognition of illness, and helps maintain animals’ health and vitality. People who have used this basic massage system on their pets attest to the many benefits, especially in helping older cats and dogs deal with joint and circulation problems, and in helping shy and formerly abused animals learn to relax and trust.
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Some titles out of print, used copies available:
HEALING ANIMALS & THE VISION of ONE HEALTH. CreatSpace publ/Amazon.com 2011
ANIMALS & NATURE FIRST: New Covenants CreatSpace publ. Amazon.com/2011
NOT FIT FOR A DOG: THE TRUTH ABOUT MANUFACTURED DOG AND CAT FOOD, co-authored with Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq, and Marion E. Smart, DVM, PhD, Sanger CA, Quill Driver Books, 2008
DOG BODY, DOG MIND: Exploring Canine Consciousness and Total Well-Being. Guilford, CT. The Lyon’s Press, 2007
CAT BODY, CAT MIND: EXPLORING FELINE CONSCIOUSNESS AND TOTAL WELL-BEING. Guilford, CT. The Lyons Press, 2007
BRINGING LIFE TO ETHICS: GLOBAL BIOETHICS FOR A HUMANE SOCIETY Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2001
KILLER FOODS: WHEN SCIENTISTS MANIPULATE GENES, BETTER IS NOT ALWAYS BEST. Guilford, CT. The Lyons Press, 2004
THE HEALING TOUCH FOR DOGS New York, NY Newmarket Press, 2004
THE HEALING TOUCH FOR CATS New York, NY, Newmarket Press, 2004
THE SOUL OF THE WOLF (reprint edition 1992) Lyons & Burford, New York (now e-book with DogWise publications)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG (revised edition 1992) St. Martin’s Press, New York ( now e-book with DogWise publications)
BEHAVIOR OF WOLVES, DOGS, AND RELATED CANIDS (reprint edition 1984 (now e-book with DogWise publications).
THE DOG: ITS DOMESTICATION AND BEHAVIOR (reprint edition 1987) (now e-book with DogWise publications).
THE WILD CANIDS (reprint edition 1983) (now e-book with DogWise publications).
CONCEPTS IN ETHOLOGY, ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND BIOETHICS (revised edition 1997) R. E. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida
THE BOUNDLESS CIRCLE (1996) Quest Books, Wheaton, Illinois
SUPERCAT How to Raise the Perfect Feline Companion. New York, NY, Howell Books, 1991.
THE NEW EDEN Lotus Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1989
LABORATORY ANIMAL HUSBANDRY State University of New York Press, Albany, New York 1986
THE WHISTLING HUNTERS State University of New York Press, Albany, New York 1984
AGRICIDE: THE HIDDEN FARM AND FOOD CRISIS THAT AFFECTS US ALL (revised edition 1996) R.E. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida
LOVE IS A HAPPY CAT Newmarket Press, New York 1986
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAT (revised edition 1992) St. Martin’s Press, New York
YOU CAN SAVE THE ANIMALS (1991) St. Martin’s Press, New York
SUPERDOG (1990) Howell Books, New York
INHUMANE SOCIETY: THE AMERICAN WAY OF EXPLOITING ANIMALS (1990) St Martin’s Press, NY
BETWEEN ANIMAL AND MAN: THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM (reprint edition 1986) Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida
THE NEW ANIMAL DOCTOR’S ANSWER BOOK Newmarket Press, New York 1989
EATING WITH CONSCIENCE: THE BIOETHICS OF FOOD (1997) NewSage Press, Troutdale, Oregon
ONE EARTH, ONE MIND (reprint edition 1984) Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida
FARM ANIMALS: HUSBANDRY, BEHAVIOR AND VETERINARY PRACTICE (1983) University Press, Baltimore, Maryland
HOW TO BE YOUR PET’S BEST FRIEND (1981) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
RETURNING TO EDEN: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY (1980)Viking Press, New York
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PET (1978) Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, New York
CANINE BEHAVIOR (reprint edition 1972) Charles C. Thomas Publishing, Springfield, Illinois
INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR IN THE DOG (1971)University of Chicago Press
CANINE PEDIATRICS (1966) Charles C. Thomas Publishing, Springfield, Illinois
ADVANCES IN ANIMAL WELFARE SCIENCE (annual series 1984-1987) Martinus Nijhoff in Holland, and The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC
ON THE FIFTH DAY: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN ETHICS (1977) AcropolisPress, Washington, DC (With R. K. Morris)
READINGS IN ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY (1973) Brooks/Cole, California
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR IN ANIMALS (1968) Saunders, Philadelphia
ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS TOO (1991) Crossroads/Continuum, New York
THE WAY OF THE DOLPHIN (1981) Acropolis Books, Washington, DC
THE TOUCHLINGS (1981) Acropolis Books, Washington, DC
LESSONS FROM NATURE: FOX’S FABLES (1980) Acropolis, Washington, DC
WHITEPAWS: A COYOTE-DOG (1979) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
WILD DOGS THREE (1977) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
WHAT IS YOUR DOG SAYING? (1977) M. W. Fox and Wende Devlin Gates,
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
WHAT IS YOUR CAT SAYING? (1977) M. W. Fox and Wende Devlin Gates,
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
RAMU AND CHENNAI* (1975) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
SUNDANCE COYOTE** (1974) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
THE WOLF*** (1973) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
VIXIE, THE STORY OF A LITTLE FOX (1973) Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York
* Best Science Book Award, National Teachers’ Association
** Nominee for Mark Twain Award
*** Christopher Award for children’s literature