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Naturally, you want the best for your canine companion's body, mind, and spirit. Ensure a lifetime of tail wags and dogged good health with THE COMPLETE HOLISTIC DOG BOOK. Animal healers Jan Allegretti and Katy Sommers discuss natural preventive health care, including early socialization, environmental safety, nutrition, and the application of alternative therapies and allopathic medicine. A thorough grounding in homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbal remedies provides practical techniques for ...
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The Complete Holistic Dog Book: Home Health Care for Our Canine Companions

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Naturally, you want the best for your canine companion's body, mind, and spirit. Ensure a lifetime of tail wags and dogged good health with THE COMPLETE HOLISTIC DOG BOOK. Animal healers Jan Allegretti and Katy Sommers discuss natural preventive health care, including early socialization, environmental safety, nutrition, and the application of alternative therapies and allopathic medicine. A thorough grounding in homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbal remedies provides practical techniques for treating hundreds of common canine illnesses, injuries, and health problems. Also covering the special needs of older dogs, THE COMPLETE HOLISTIC DOG BOOK is a compassionate reference for animal guardians and caregivers, at home as well as in a clinical setting.
  • Offers a unique, holistic approach that maintains the health of a dog's entire body system, from puppyhood through the senior years.
  • With an easy-to-use, 80-page Materia Medica covering nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies.
  • Includes a guide to creating a holistic first-aid kit.
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“The authors wrote this book the same way they care for animals: with patience and compassion.” —West Palm Beach Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587611445
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 7/18/2003
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

KATY SOMMERS graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Her small-animal hospital in Mendocino County, California, combines alternative therapies and conventional medicine with an emphasis on preventative care.
JAN ALLEGRETTI, D.Vet.Hom., holds a diploma in veterinary homeopathy from the British Institute of Homeopathy, and has been a consultant in holistic animal health care since 1989. She is the author of numerous articles on animal care and welfare. Jan lives and works in Northern California.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vi
Foreword ix
Part 1
Chapter 1 A holistic lifestyle 1
Chapter 2 An ounce of prevention 13
Chapter 3 A wholesome diet 37
Chapter 4 Alternative therapies and conventional medicine 71
Chapter 5 Homeopathy: like cures like 77
Chapter 6 Herbs: nature's medicine 89
Chapter 7 Acupressure, acupuncture, and the principles of TCM 95
Chapter 8 Bodywork, energy medicine, and other therapies 105
Part 2
Chapter 9 Treating injury and illness 121
The holistic medicine chest
Behavioral and emotional problems
Cuts, bruises, bites, and stings
The eyes
The ears
The mouth
The skin
The back, limbs, and paws
The respiratory and circulatory systems
The digestive system
The liver
The urinary tract and reproductive system
The glandular system
The nervous system
Part 3
Chapter 10 When your dog is seriously ill 257
Chapter 11 The senior years 273
Chapter 12 Letting go 283
Part 4
Chapter 13 Nutritional materia medica 297
Chapter 14 Homeopathic materia medica 305
Chapter 15 Herbal materia medica 345
Bibliography 354
Index 358
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  • Posted August 8, 2010

    WONDERFUL book for dog lovers!

    I love this book. My copy is so tattered, highlighted, written in... it's wonderful. SO informative and easy to understand. I recommend any pet owner to read this book and learn all of the natural remedies.

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