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Happy National Pet Month!

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Five Books That Highlight the Connection Between Dogs and Wellness

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our love of dogs this month than sharing a list of our favorite books highlighting the powerful dogs play in our lives. These books have something for every dog lover, whether you’re looking for heartwarming images, moving personal stories, or an inspirational page-turner.

Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

More than a collection of stunning images, this book from National Geographic highlights inspiring stories of dogs who have comforted and loved their humans.

The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends as Spiritual Teachers by Tami Simon

People who love dogs know they have a lot to teach us. In this book, Tami Simon reveals the wisdom our four-legged friends have to offer.

Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs by Sharon Sakson

In this collection of moving stories, dogs who have helped their people through illness and crises take center stage.

Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself by Julie Barton

This compelling autobiography chronicles Julie Barton’s struggles with clinical depression and how her dog, Bunker, ends up changing her life.

How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns

Nothing compares to the bond between dogs and humans, but do they love us the same way we love them? Follow along as a neuroscientist tries to answer that very question.

What book would you add to our list? Tell us in the comments below!

For more of our favorite books featuring dogs, check out our favorite Kids Books, Christmas Books, Top Dog Resource Books, Great Summer Reads, and Classics for Dog Lovers.

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