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Love is the Best Medicine - What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles by Dr. Nick Trout Books in Review
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Love is the Best Medicine - What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
by Dr. Nick Trout
Broadway Books
ISBN 978-0-7679-3197-7
Published March 2010 - Hardcover - 252 pages - $23.99

This is Dr. Trout's second book, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, especially after enjoying his first book so much.  This is not as frenetic as a day in the vet's office was, it's about two completely polar opposites — a cocker spaniel and a miniature pinscher, each with their own set of special circumstances (among a few other veterinary cases).  Dr. Trout's book is about the bond we humans have with our pets, and vice versa, which for some, is unbreakable.  He talks of the lengths some people will go to to ensure their "babies" are well taken care of and are healthy.  The stories this time around will certainly bring a lump to your throat, if not a few tears, as you get deeper and deeper into the lives of the two dogs and their incredible will to live.  Dr. Trout has the enviable ability to be able to put you right there with him and to experience a fraction of what he is conveying on the pages; his metaphors, as usual, fabulous.  The two main stores are so different, so touch and go, and above all, so heart-warming.  When you read uplifting stories such as these, when you hear about how deeply some pet owners love and cherish their animals, it gives me great hope that there are more animal lovers than there are those who mistreat animals.  Dr. Trout brings this home with his patients and their owners.  I came to "see" Cleo and Helen, Kyoza and Tyson, and darling Atlas, and pulled for their recovery.  I can't wait for Dr. Trout's next book.  He has a devout follower in me.
Read my review of Dr. Trout's first book Tell Me Where It Hurts.
Conclusion - Another page-turner of a book that anyone who has pets will devour.

"Thank you so much for the wonderful reviews.  You were too kind.  If you are interested you can follow my work at Angell and upcoming promotion for my third book at"  Dr. Nick Trout

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