Dr. Brittney Barton, a veterinarian at the East Lake Veterinary Hospital, has released a new children’s book titled, “Piper and Pickle: Smile.”

Barton resides in Preston Hollow and is married with two young boys and a stepdaughter. She hopes that the book will be a tool to get other families to talk about responsible pet ownership with their kids.

“The ability to teach children about the wonderful relationship between animals and people in an engaging way is so important,” says Barton.

Her book is semi-autographical and loosely based on her relationship with her first dog, Pickle. In the book, a shy girl named Piper rescues a shelter dog named Pickle. At the end of the book there are practical tips for animal caregivers and discussion questions.

“Piper and Pickle: Smile” is available for purchase online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through the author’s website.

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