Natural Pet Cures: The Definitive Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats

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A bestselling health author provides the ultimate holistic health-care guide for pets, including hard-to-come-by information on homeopathic treatments and other alternative remedies for more than 100 common health problems of dogs and cats. 25 line drawings.
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Overview

A bestselling health author provides the ultimate holistic health-care guide for pets, including hard-to-come-by information on homeopathic treatments and other alternative remedies for more than 100 common health problems of dogs and cats. 25 line drawings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780132584845
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Robert S. Goldstein, VMD v
Introduction vii
So Human an Animal xi

Abscess 1
Natural Treatment 1

Allergies 2
Allergy Inducements 2 * Allergic Responses 5 * Control Tips 6 * Helpful Tea for an Allergic Cat 7 * Good Diet Is the Key to Successful Allergy Management 8 * What to Do When You Become Allergic to Your Animal 10

Anal Inflammation 12
What to Do for a Sore Anus 12

Anemia 13
Associated with Numerous Diseases 13 * Types and
Signs 13 * Nutritional Support 14

Animal Abandonment 17
An Alarming Trend 17 * A Sensitive Topic Too Often Ignored 19 * Match the Pet with Owner's Personality 19 * A Nation Gone (Literally) to the Dogs 20

Animal Aggression 22
The Territorial Factor 22 * Trained That Way 22 * Prevention Is the First Line of Defense 23 * Show No Fear and Be Watchful 24 * Improving Animal Emotions 26

Anorexia 27
Common to Many Life Forms 27 * Nourishment Is Needed 27 * Getting Rover and Kitty to Eat Again 28 * Watch for Dehydration 30 * Give Encouragement 30

Anxiety 31

A Traveler's Worst Nightmare 31 * Calming a Distraught Pooch 32

Arthritis 32

More Common in Dogs 32 * Prevention Is the Key 33 * Shark Cartilage Saved a Guide Dog from Arthritis 34 * Her Pooch Got Relief the Herbal Way 35 * Something Fishy for Poochy 36

Bad Breath 37

Tricks for Reducing Animal Halitosis 37

Barking 39

Barking Signals a Need for Attention 39 * Niceness Cures Neuroses 40 * Train Them While They're Young 41

Behavior Problems 42

Inappropriate Adult Responses 42 * Common Animal Misbehaviors 43 * Jumping Is a Definite No-No 44 * What to Do AboutUnprovoked Biting or Scratching 44 * Manifested Aggression 47 * Neighborhood Animal Symphonies 50 * Inappropriate Elimination 51 * Whoever Heard of an Animal Reading a Sign? 53 * Frequent Licking 54 * So Human an Animal 54

Bladder Problems 55

Litter-Box Blues 55 * Getting Poosha Well with Traditional Chinese Medicine 56 * Rover Got over His Problem 57

Body Odors 57

The World's Most Inscrutable Creature 57 * Cats' Sense of Smell 58 * Putrefaction Needs Attention 59 * How ACV Turned One Stinky Dog into a Sweet-Smelling Canine 60

Bruised Paws 61

Tender Footpads 61 * How Rachel Treated Her Feline's Sore Paws 61 * What One Boy Did for His Dog's Sore Doggies 62 * What's Good for Ferrets Is Good for Cats and Dogs 63

Bumps & Bruises 63

"Mother Nature's Ben Gay" 63 * Another Alternative: Mullein/ACV Fomentation 64

Cancer 67

Chaos Amid Biological Rationality 67 * As Old as the Hills 68 * Cell Normalization With an Ancient Herb? 70 * EMFs: Another Potential Health Threat for Pets and People 73 * Herbal Protection Against EMFs 75 * Other Causes of Cancer in Pets 77 * The World's Two Best Anticancer Herbal Formulas 79 * What Sharks Know that We Don't Know 81

Conjunctivitis 83

A Remedy from Scotland 83

Constipation 84

Stress- or Diet-Induced 84 * Natural Laxatives 84

Diabetes 85

Near Epidemic Proportions 85 * The Sugar Fix 86 *
The Nature of Animal Diabetes 87 * The Causes 88 * Dietary Approaches 89 * Nutritional Supplements 91 * Cookies for Diabetic Dogs 93

Diarrhea/Dysentery 94

Two Success Stories 94

Diet Tips 95

Nutrition Lessons from a Tail-Wagging Convention 95 * Dietary No-Nos 97 * Something Fishy about Tuna 98 * Making Your Dog into a Vegetarian 99 * Pet Supplementation 100 * Yummy Recipes for Young Animals 102 * Wholesome Nourishment for Mature Dogs and Cats 104 * Protein: Overload or Under Limit? 104 * A Third Opinion 106

Distemper (Canine and Feline) 107

Canine: a Progressive Disease 107 * Finding Solutions that Work 108 * Feline: a Disease by Several Names 111 * What to Look for 111 * Recovery Treatments 112

Ear Discharges 117

It's All in the Ears 117 * A Lesson in Dog Care at Radio City Music Hall 118

Epilepsy 120

A "Grab Bag" of Other Problems 120 * Nutrition Is the Key to Seizure Control 120

Eye Disorders 122

The Amazing Benefits of Bilberry 122

Fatigue 123

Energize Your Dog with Apple-Cider Vinegar 123 * Chlorophyll Makes Super Pets out of Ordinary Dogs and Cats 124 * Super-Charged Meals for Pooped-Out Pets 124

Feline Leukemia 128

Some Interesting Facts 128 * Recognized Stages of Infection 128 * Ways of Coping with It 129 * Animal and Human Treatments Considered Together 132

Fevers 133

The Good, Bad, and Ugly 133 * Fever Busters 134 * Fever Miracle 134

Fleas 135

The Average Flea 135 * Take Them Seriously 136 * Two Types of Fleas 136 * Leeuwenhoek's Fleas 137 * Leeuwenhoek's Methods of Preventing Flea Infestation 138 * Other Remedies 140 * Basic Flea Prevention 141 * Nutrition, the Frontline Defense 142 * A Place Where Fleas Flourish 143 * Actress June Lockhart's Herbal Secret for Flea Management in Pets 143

Grooming 145

Well-Groomed Beagles Sniff out Trouble 145 * Food Assimilation More Important than Diet 146 * Pomeranian Power Takes Blue Ribbons at Dog Shows 148 * The Cat that Built an Entire Pet-Products Company 148 * Three Supplements for Putting the Shine Back in Your Pet's Coat 149 * My Own Grooming Success Tips 151 * The Goldstein Program for Smart Grooming 152 * The ABCs of Bathing 154

Hair Balls 155

A Frequent Problem in Cats 155 * The Cat Lady of Long Beach 155

Health Checkup 156

Becoming Your Vet's Assistant 156

Heart Disease 159

Canine Pacemakers 159 * Herbs for the Heart 160 * Exercise Important 161 * Healthful Heart Snacks 161 * Calling All Hearts: Use Vitamin E Regularly 164 * One Vet's Nutritional Plan for Cardiomyopathy 165

Heat Stroke 166

Words of Advice from a Couple Who Care 166

Hip Dysplasia 167

A Common Skeletal Disease 167 * A Beautiful Recovery 168 * A Dietary Approach 169 * Acupuncture Therapy 171 * Massage and Manipulation 171 * Herbs and Minerals 172 * A Case for The People's Court 172

Hot Spots 174

One Pet Owner's Story 174 * "Russian Penicillin" Hits
the Spot 175

Infection 177

The Problem Defined 177 * Undiscerning and Apparent Manifestations 178 * The Benefits of Natural Procedures 179 * Coping with Infection the Natural Way 181 * One Dog Owner's Story 182 * Some Other Supplement Choices 184 * Thinking Green for Rapid Recovery 184

Influenza 185

Give Your Animal "Nature's Flu Shot" During the Winter Months 185 * Vitamin C Is Health Insurance for Your Pet 187

Itching 187

Initial Signs 187 * Different Factors Involved 188 * The Psychological Aspect 188 * Herbal therapy 189 * Have You Hugged Your Pet Lately? 190

Kidney Failure 191

Natural Treatment that Works from a Holistic Veterinarian 191 * Nutritional and Herbal Assistance for Cats 193

Kidney Stones 195

A Painful Affliction 195 * British Herbs to the Rescue 196

Lice 199

One Woman's Story 199

Litterbox Clumping 200

How Cat Litter Became an Issue in the First Place 200 * The Problem from One Perspective 200 * Another Opinion on the Matter 201 * Litter Alternatives 202

Liver Problems 203

How Pet Livers Get Damaged 203 * Health Restoration Through Juice Therapy 203

Loneliness 205

The Social Nature of Creatures 205 * Imposed Isolation 205 * Companionship Works Both Ways 207 * Evident Signs of Loneliness 208 * Coping with Animal Stress 209 * Dealing with Dogs 210 * Conforming to Cats 211 * Your Pet Is What You Are 214

Lyme Disease 215

A Problem that Really Ticks off Pet Owners 215 * Supplements to Use 216

Mange 219

An Australian Solution 219

Mites 220

A Proven Mite Buster 220

Obesity 221

Cat and Owner Stay Slim 221 * How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight 222 * Fasting for Your Pet 225 * Shedding Pounds During the Dog Days of Summer 228

Pain 231

A Surprising Find 231 * Some Light at the End of the Tunnel 232 * How One Dog Owner Obtained Relief for His Pet 233 * The Most Unusual Pain Remedy for Pets I've Ever Heard 234 * Carrying Capsaicin One Step Further 235 * Additional Herbs for Pain Relief 237 * Pain Is a Complex Thing to Deal with 237 * An Unusual Pain Treatment from Canada 238 * Acupuncture Relieves Pain too 239 * Soothing Comfort from Aromassage 242

Pancreatitis 245

Saint Bernard's Wort: Natural Medicine for Cats and Cockatoos 245 * "The Cat Man Cometh" 246 * The Cat Lady's Special Diet 247

Parasites 248

Drinking Water on the Roof of St. Peter's Basilica 248 * Schnauzer Cured of Parasites 249

Paralysis 248

Common Causes 248 * Whirlpool Therapy 248 *
The Ritual of Bilberry 249

Paroviral Infection 254

An East Texas Cure that Works 254

Pet Therapy 255

Programs Going to the Dogs 255 * Pets Reduce Stress and Hypertension 255 * Pet Ownership and Heart Disease 256 * Do Animals Really Care that Much About Us? 256 * Pets Mend Broken Hearts 257 * Where to Solicit for Pet Therapies 259

Pregnancy/Birth 260

Some Thoughts on Animal Pregnancies 260 * Nutritional Fortification for Healthy and Easy Deliveries 261 * Helpful Meals for Healthy Gestations 263

Rabies 265

A Morning to Remember 265 * Danger Signals 266 * Treatment Not Impossible 267

Red Eye 268

The Causes 268 * Scottish Treatments 269

Ringworm 270

Ways of Fighting the Ringworm War 270

Skin Problems 273

Recognizing Skin Irritations 273 * Treatment Tips 274 * A Mild Food Fast 275 * Other Remedies that Work for Cats 277

Spaying/Neutering 279

Bob Barker's Traditional Sign-Off 279 * Affording Some Measures of Relief 280

Stress 280

What Relaxes Animals 280 * Animal Therapy Good for People 281

Ticks 283

A Growing National Problem 283 * Looking for the Problem Can Be Tricky 283 * Simple Treatments 284

Tooth Tartar/Tooth Problems 284

"Sassie, Son of Lassie" 284 * Pearly Whites 286 * Biscuits to Prevent Gingivitis 287 * Herbal Relief for Periodontal Disease 288 * Cat Tartar and What to Do About It 289 * Tweety Bird Solutions for "Poor Toofless Puddytats" 289

Trauma 291

Flower Power 291 * The Secret Power of Flowers 291 * The Easiest Way to Comfort Your Animal 292

Upper Respiratory Infection 295

A True Kitten's Tail 295 * Doggone Coughs 296 *
Shark Protection 296

Urinary Tract Problems 297

Urination Difficulties 297 * Recipes for Health 298 * Herbal Treatment for Infection 299

Vomiting 303

Try the Personal Touch 303 * Herbal Relief 304

Worms 305

Intestinal Parasites 305 * Heartworms: A Pet's Worst Friends 306 * Help for Heartworms 307 * A Look at Lifestyle 308 * Hooked on Hookworms? 309 * Square Treatment for Roundworms 310 * Don't Measure Tapeworms 310 * Whip Your Pet into Shape with This Deworming Agent 311 * Some Nutritional Approaches to Worms in General 312 * Cleanliness Means No Worms 313 * A Botanical Formula from "Down Under" 313

Wounds 314

Wound Healer Extraordinaire 314 * What the Bees Know that We Should Know 316 * Wound Care with Herbs 316

Appendix I: Products 319

Resources for Specific Products 319

Appendix II: Bibliography 323

Suggested Reading 323 * Subscriptions 325

Appendix III: Services 327

Information Services 327 * An Ode to Animal Devotion 328

General Index 329
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