Companion House (28)

DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs

ISBN: 9781621871293

Author: Armelle Rau    Publisher: Companion House

Pamper your pet while you save money by doing it yourself! This book shows you how to build inexpensive, functional accessories to make your home a pet paradise...


Pamper your pet while you save money by doing it yourself! This book shows you how to build inexpensive, functional accessories to make your home a pet paradise. DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs presents 20 simple projects that you can make in just a weekend, without any advanced skills or special tools. From a cat tree and a hide-away litter box to bowl stands, leash racks, and a Scandinavian bed platform, these stylish structures will take care of your pet’s needs while preserving your interior décor. Built and pet-tested by the authors in their own home, each imaginative creation features step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and inspirational color photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$34.99
77 Things To Know Before Getting a Cat

ISBN: 9781620082911

Author: Susan Ewing    Publisher: Companion House

Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you’re longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren’t prep...


Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you’re longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren’t prepared, it’s the cat who suffers, so it’s very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable cat for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new cat owners. Inside 77 Things to Know before Getting a Cat: Advice on selecting a kitten or adult cat based on your family, living space, and lifestyle Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group The equipment and supplies you’ll need before the cat comes home Getting the cat acclimated to his new environment Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages Keeping your cat safe at home and away Illustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$39.99
The Allergic Pet

ISBN: 9781621871828

Author: Deva Khalsa    Publisher: Companion House

Dr. Deva Khalsa, a pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, shares her effective, integrative approach to permanently eliminating pet allergies in this invaluab...


Dr. Deva Khalsa, a pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, shares her effective, integrative approach to permanently eliminating pet allergies in this invaluable book. Dr. Khalsa shows how to strengthen the immune systems of dogs and cats without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs, and she presents holistic health therapies for keeping pets as healthy as they can be. Developed over decades of practice and study, Dr. Khalsa’s methods combine holistic approaches to healthcare, such as wholesome nutrition, alternative therapies, herbal remedies, and botanical medicine. The Allergic Pet features a detailed explanation of the author’s "allergy-elimination technique,” a new approach for dealing with allergies in pets. This inspired book offers useful advice for dog and cat owners on food sensitivity, asthma, ear infections, skin and coat problems, gastrointestinal issues, vaccinations, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2018


$44.99
Cacti and Succulents Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082782

Author: Gideon Smith    Publisher: Companion House

Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienc...


Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook : Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2018


$39.99
Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance

ISBN: 9781620082768

Author: Martin Gurdon    Publisher: Companion House

Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic. If you can't own them, you'll still want to read about them. Primal urges, the quest for ultim...


Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic. If you can't own them, you'll still want to read about them. Primal urges, the quest for ultimate power, sex, death, gender bending, and huge vet bills--these are the things that chickens are made of. Martin Gurdon's hilarious Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance relives the highs and lows of chicken ownership. This unique chicken memoir follows the Gurdon family through the ups and downs of a wonderful hobby. In addition to providing eggs, the hens offer distractions from everyday life. You'll meet a cast of unusual characters, from the frightening disciplinary measures of Bossy Chicken, and the maternal instincts of Psycho Chicken, to the bizarre tales of Mike the headless chicken from Colorado, and the physical rehabilitation and sexual transformation of Yvette. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining. In fact, readers might even learn a thing or two about raising chickens in this lively book. Inside Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance, Updated Second Edition Hilarious account of a rookie poultry-owner's experience raising birds in his backyard. James Herriot meets Bill Bryson in this wryly amusing memoir of one man's relationship with his chickens. Chronicles the daily life of a chicken, including dust baths, brutal pecking-order rituals, gender-bending encounters, and for its owner the possibility of huge vet bills. Updated second edition features new photographs and a new chapter. A must for chicken lovers and a must for anyone with a quirky sense of humor. Beyond the laughs there are even some practical lessons to be learnt about what not to do when keeping chickens!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2018


$39.99
All In One Guide to Cake Decorating

ISBN: 9781620082409

Author: Janice Murfitt    Publisher: Companion House

This comprehensive and accessible guide to cake decorating teaches all of the techniques and tricks that aspiring sugarcrafters need to create stunning and impr...


This comprehensive and accessible guide to cake decorating teaches all of the techniques and tricks that aspiring sugarcrafters need to create stunning and impressive cakes. Everyone will think these amazing cakes came from the best bakery in town! All In One Guide To Cake Decorating Decorating reveals dozens of expert cake decorating ideas that are simple to achieve yet look stunning. All the most popular methods of icing and decoration are covered, including buttercream, sugarpaste, chocolate, marzipan and flower paste. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions explain the basics of preparing and using different types of icing, illustrated with step-by-step color photographs. There is a delicious array of fantastic cakes here to suit adults and children alike. Beginners will pick up the basics fast, and even experienced cake decorators will find inspirational new ideas.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2017


$39.99
Miniature Schnauzer

ISBN: 9781593787745

Publisher: Companion House

Dedicated to the Miniature Schnauzer, the world’s most popular terrier breed hailed for its spunky but easygoing temperament, this Smart Owner’s Guide, crea...


Dedicated to the Miniature Schnauzer, the world’s most popular terrier breed hailed for its spunky but easygoing temperament, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 185 x 235 mm


$29.99
Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World

ISBN: 9781620082386

Author: Colette Coleman    Publisher: Companion House

There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've be...


There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've been before and are looking for new ideas for places to go, or you just want to do something completely different, then this book will inspire you. Featuring 40 spectacular routes from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World is the perfect inspiration for your next big motorcycling adventure. All the featured journeys can be taken as part of a 2-3 week vacation or linked to form a longer trip. You can choose to take your own bike, hire one on arrival or pick up a bike as part of an organized tour. Whether you are an experienced overlander looking for a quick adventure fix or a novice rider seeking inspiration, these journeys will open up a whole new world of motorcycling possibilities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 207


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Travel
$39.99
Honeybee Hobbyist 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620083154

Author: Norman Gary    Publisher: Companion House

A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftop...


A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will show you how to: Start your own hive Understand the life and times of honey bees Care for your bees in each season and at every stage of life Expand your apiary Keep your neighbours happy Educate others about bees Get the most out of your new hobby


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$39.99
Orchids Handbook

ISBN: 9781620083055

Author: Michael Tibbs    Publisher: Companion House

Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring ...


Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 40 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions. This useful handbook also covers pests and diseases and everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition. Inside Orchids Handbook Practical guide to growing and caring for orchids. Well-illustrated plant directory of 40 orchid species and types. Covers all of the major orchid families. Comprehensive advice on care and cultivation, from getting started to repotting, dividing, growing from seed, and dealing with pests and diseases. How to choose the right orchid for any climate condition and establish a collection. Everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$39.99
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