BISAC Subject Headings List

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PET000000   PETS / General

                      PETS / Amphibians see Reptiles, Amphibians & Terrariums

                      PETS / Aquarium see Fish & Aquariums

PET002000   PETS / Birds

PET003000   PETS / Cats / General

PET003010   PETS / Cats / Breeds

                    PETS / Cooking for Pets see COOKING / Pet Food

PET004000   PETS / Dogs / General

PET004010   PETS / Dogs / Breeds

PET004020   PETS / Dogs / Training & Showing

PET010000   PETS / Essays & Narratives

PET005000   PETS / Fish & Aquariums

PET012000   PETS / Food & Nutrition

PET006000   PETS / Horses

PET013000   PETS / Insects & Spiders

PET011000   PETS / Rabbits, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.

PET008000   PETS / Reference

PET009000   PETS / Reptiles, Amphibians & Terrariums

                    PETS / Travel see TRAVEL / Special Interest / Pets

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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