Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet's Life, 2nd Edition

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Herbs for Pets, by herbalists and holistic experts Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff, is the bible for all pet owners looking to enhance their companion animals’ lives through natural therapies. Now in its second revised edition, Herbs for Pets is an indispensable resource, an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants and natural remedies that hosts an illustrated tour through Western, ayurvedic, and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, including their holistic applications and contraindications, and ...

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Overview

Herbs for Pets, by herbalists and holistic experts Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff, is the bible for all pet owners looking to enhance their companion animals’ lives through natural therapies. Now in its second revised edition, Herbs for Pets is an indispensable resource, an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants and natural remedies that hosts an illustrated tour through Western, ayurvedic, and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, including their holistic applications and contraindications, and alternative approaches to treating a wide range of ailments. Remedies in the book are applicable to dogs and cats, as well as birds, small mammals, and even farm animals.
The book is organized into three chapters, the first is dedicated to the “Principles and Practices of Herbalism,” discussing the many facets of herbs, concerns about toxicity, basic herbal preparation, the ethical use of herbs, the connection between herbs and diet, and using herbs as dietary supplements.

Chapter 2, titled “Materia Medica: An A-Z Guide to Herbs for Animals,” is an exhaustive 150-page section presenting color photographs and text about the appearance, habitat and range, cycle and bloom season, parts used, primary medicinal activities, strongest affinities, common uses, availability, propagation and harvest, alternatives and adjuncts, and cautions and comments for 65 different herbs (from Alfalfa to Yucca!). The common uses section is extensive for each herb, discussing the nutrient value, various qualities, and ways in which the herb is used for specific treatments.

The third chapter of the book is titled “An Herbal Repertory for Animals: Ailments and Treatments” and details remedies for the following: anxiety, nervousness, and behavioral problems; arthritis and hip dysplasia; cancer; cardiovascular problems; digestive system problems; ear problems; elderly animal care; endocrine system and related problems; epilepsy, convulsions, and seizures; eye problems; first aid, immune system care; mouth and nose problems; parasite-related problems; pregnancy and lactation; skin problems; and urinary problems. The authors share over two dozen herbal remedies for various ailments, from asthma and pneumonia to constipation and eye cleaner. A glossary of over 200 terms is included, as are references and a comprehensive index.

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The Midwest Book Review
Unique, authoritative, 'user friendly,' All You Ever Wanted to Know about Herbs for Pets is a highly recommended addition to personal, professional and community library pet care collections.
Whole Life Times
An impressive visual as well as textual accomplishment.--(Rhona Zaid, Ph.D.)
Bella Online
Herbs for Pets is a wonderful, comprehensive book about caring for your pets through the use of herbs. Many herbals focus only on illness control, but this book covers herb use throughout a pet's life including daily diet, pest control, and illness remedies . . . This book is a must-have if you use herbs at all. The preparation information is invaluable when dealing with exotic species because not all species can use capsules or alcohol-based extracts . . . Each chapter in this book is worthwhile on its own-together they make the most thorough and useful herbal text I have ever read. I have been collecting other herbals for years and this is going to replace several of them."--(Denise Lacazette)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933958781
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 325
  • Sales rank: 386,259
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    Excellent resource on using herbs and natural remedies for pets,

    Excellent resource on using herbs and natural remedies for pets, highly recommend

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