Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog

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Holistic veterinary care remains one of the fastest-growing specialties in canine medicine. Like the original, the second edition of The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog includes all of the in-depth information readers need to evaluate their dogs' dietary and medical regimens in light of holistic alternatives, and provides them with a new way to look at canine health in general. However, this new edition is updated and revamped with more information on all things holistic for the new millennium. In this updated ...
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Overview

Holistic veterinary care remains one of the fastest-growing specialties in canine medicine. Like the original, the second edition of The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog includes all of the in-depth information readers need to evaluate their dogs' dietary and medical regimens in light of holistic alternatives, and provides them with a new way to look at canine health in general. However, this new edition is updated and revamped with more information on all things holistic for the new millennium. In this updated version of a dog care classic, readers learn more about:
*How to read commercial dog food labels and understand what they really mean
*The Natural Diet and how to prepare it
*Raising puppies and caring for older dogs
*What supplements are all about
*How to assess vaccinations and lab tests
*Kinesiology
*Homeopathy
*The Five-Element Theory of traditional Chinese medicine and much more.The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog has tips for everyone. Whether the reader is a new dog owner or an old pro at home remedies and health food for dogs, they will gain insight into canine health as a whole as well as their own dog's health and well-being.
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Now in an updated and expanded second edition, Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog continues to be a premier resource and reference for dog owners concerned with the improvement and maintenance of their canine companion's health, longevity, and quality of life. In Part One (Your Dog's Diet & Health), Volhard and Brown discuss nutrition and the dog's overall physical well-being. Part Two (Medicine, Tests, Therapies & Your Dog) explores standard diagnostic and treatment modalities, including vaccinations, for canine health problems and disease prevention. Part Three (The Five-Element Theory) outlines an integral aspect of traditional Chinese medicine applicable to dog care. The Five-Element Theory divides the year into four seasons and shows that (by looking at the calendar) the pet companion can predict with an uncanny accuracy their dog's behavior and consequent health needs. Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog is a critically important, highly recommended reading for all dog owners, be they just starting out with their first pet, or experienced and professional breeders and trainers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582451534
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 398,363
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Volhard is an award-winning author and lecturer on nutrition, behavior, and training for dogs. She has also developed the most widely used system for puppy aptitude testing. Ms. Volhard is the co-author, with husband Jack, of The Canine Good Citizen.

Kerry Brown, D.V.M., is a practicing veterinarian specializing in holistic medicine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

PART 1:

Diet, Allergies & Health.

The Natural Diet.

Natural Diet Ingredients & Why They Work.

Preparation of the Natural Diet.

Special Supplements.

Breeding Your Dog & Raising Puppies.

The Older Dog--Dietary & Emotional Needs.

PART 2:

Vaccinations, Heartworm & Common Medical Procedures.

Laboratory Tests--What do They Tell Us?

Thyroid & Adrenal Glands.

Kinesiology.

Homeopathy.

Complementary Therapies.

PART 3:

A Short Course on the Five-Element Theory.

Spring & Summer.

Fall, Winter & In Between the Seasons.

Appendix I.

A Brief Reference Guide.

Appendix II.

Sources of Ingredients & Products.

Appendix III.

Vitamins & Minerals.

Appendix IV.

Interpretation of Blood Work & Urinalysis.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Must have for dog owners!

    Wish I would have found this book when my friend was a pup, the information and guidance I obtained from it, is amazing. Such unknown, info outthere that can harm your pet. Much needed and practical information for dog owners that want a natural, long, happy, healthy life for their best friend. A MUST READ!!!!

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

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    A Not-So-Great Guide

    This book, although fairly detailed, is still not a very informative book. It offers a lot of advice on things including diet and health care, but it's far from "holistic" advice.

    The author recommends inappropriate foods and incomplete diets that are little better than commercial kibbles, has her own opinion on vaccinations (which is neither holistic nor traditional), isn't very in-depth on many things, and inserts far too many anecdotes to "prove" a point.

    This may be an okay book for folks new to holistic care or biologically appropriate diets, as the information given is still better than more traditional veterinarians or dog food companies are going to shell out, but it isn't very informative for those who already know a thing or two. Be wary of sticking to this book and this book alone, there are far better and more in-depth books available!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2001

    Best Holistic Guide on the Market

    This is a truly informative and easy to follow book! A must have for anyone considering Holistic care and feeding of our canine companions. A book that not only tells you how but why.

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