Monday, January 16, 2012

Pampered Pets on a Budget by Jeffrey L. Barnes and Kristen M. Levine

It's been a long time since I've done a book review, pals. The authors sent me this book and wanted me to take a look at it for them and to let you know what I thought.  Of course, I was glad to do so.  It's called Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail. Jeffrey L. Barnes and Kristen M. Levine wrote it.

The book is a short one.  As far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing.  I always say that it's a good writer who can get to the point. Anyway, it's a quick read. Now the other side of it being short, is that it doesn't give detailed information about many of the topics included, but it does point the reader in the right direction with resources to find more information.

I must say that it's an important topic. We all want to be pampered and have our care held to the best possible standards, but you know and I do too how expensive that care is becoming. This book will give you tips on how to save some money and still give your pets the best care.

The authors included this list with the book. It tells you what it covers and I thought you might like to know that it says...

In Pampered Pets on a Budget, pet owners will:
  • Learn the benefits of the human-animal bond to your life and your pocketbook
  • Discover your pet's "must-haves" versus "nice to haves"
  • Understand the important, irreplaceable role of your veterinarian
  • Receive tips on how to save money during the lifespan of your pet
  • Obtain great information on pet adoption
  • Know the in's and out's of proper pet nutrition
  • Properly position yourself to buy your pet the bet lifestyle possible.
The beans who wrote this book are Jeffrey L. Barnes. He's a business advisor, consultant and business intermediary,who strives to give veterinarians and business owners business advice in their day-to-day operations and represents them when they buy or sell their practice or business.

Kristen M. Levine founded Fetching Communications, the nation's first marketing and public relations firm wholly dedicated to serving the pet industry. She is also a frequent contributor to pet and veterinary magazines nationwide.

If you want to take a look at this book, it's available at and at as a Kindle.


Kjelle Bus said...

The title sounds really good say´s my beans :)
They know all about how to pamper me , but not how to do it witout losing their tail ;-)

Finn said...

I like your review. I often grapple with trying to give Finn a good experience wiin my budget. I'd say we are doing alright! Maybe she should weigh in on this!

The Island Cats said...

Well, this is a topic that is close to our hearts...but we don't think our humans should spare any expense to pamper us!!

Thanks for the review!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I guess this comes WAAAAAAY too late to save my mom and dad.. They must have lost their tails like 87 years ago.. At least I have never seen any sign of tails.

Marg said...

That does sound like a great book but don't know if they deal with a crazy ole woman who keeps taking cats in to save them from the shelters. But thanks for the interview.
Also thanks for the offer of putting your two books on the auction. I will put them on in the morning. I do have the pictures. Thanks so much and I know that Paula will be thankful.

Brian said...

I think it sounds way cool...but I'm not sure about the budget part!!! Great review!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you are a published author so doing a review should be a piece of cake and obviously it was because you did a great job!

We reviewed it too a few weeks ago and you did a wonderful job!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Pampered we are!! Our mama doesn't have a tail we don't think. Her pocket book gets smaller when she pampers us though.

Wyatt said...

Hey Max,
Thanks for the book review! That sounds like a good read...always looking for a way to live the good life on a budget!


Tracy said...

Hah, I have to laugh...EVERYTHING is on my dog and cat's MUST have list...spoiled brats :)

BeadedTail said...

We thought everything is a must-have too! Hmmm.

Mr. Pip said...

Sounds like a fun and useful read!

Your pal, Pip

Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like sumthing we need to check out. Thanks fur the review.

Anonymous said...

I is pampered, Mom don't gots a tail and she ain't got nothin in her pocket book either! BOL

woos, Tessa

Mr Puddy said...

Sound like your human and my mom have the same style reading : )
Keep it short and get to the point !
We keep an eyes for this book

Remington said...

This sounds like a good book....I will have to check it out!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Seems to be a great companion book for pet owners. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

This looks like a good book for someone to read before adopting.

Anonymous said...

Like a through bathroom clean up. House keeping services probably could take care of that. End of lease cleaning Melbourne, carpet cleaning Melbourne has a lot of alternatives, when it comes to cleaning with help from a professional.

Kristen Levine said...

Max, thank you so much for the review of our book! I wrote it so people could find ways to save, without compromising care, as you pointed out. In my early career at the SPCA Tampa Bay, I recall many pet surrenders due to budget reasons. I can't imagine ever giving up a pet because of money. I hope no one else ever has to.
Keep up the good work!
Kristen Levine, co-author
Pamered Pets on a Budget