Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs

Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs

by Barbara Fougere
     
 

Part of the Pet Lover's Guide series, this volume presents detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats. Written in a clear, simple manner, the book is divided into three main parts. Part 1, on diet and natural therapies, addresses the importance of diet for pets, and discusses the pros and cons of both commercially available and homemade diets…  See more details below

Overview

Part of the Pet Lover's Guide series, this volume presents detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats. Written in a clear, simple manner, the book is divided into three main parts. Part 1, on diet and natural therapies, addresses the importance of diet for pets, and discusses the pros and cons of both commercially available and homemade diets. It also covers the basic explanations of the various alternative therapies widely used by holistic veterinarians and readily available to pet owners (e.g., supplements and herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic and other manual healing). Part 2 makes recommendations for specific health conditions, such as skin problems or digestive tract problems, and describes how various alternative therapies are used alone or in combination with allopathic therapies to treat or relieve the condition. Finally, Part 3 offers an overview of health maintenance and preventive health, and includes information about vaccinations, flea and tick control, weight control, and caring for the aging pet.

  • Full-color line art and photographs illustrate various plants and herbs, and also techniques such as manual therapies, massage, and other hands-on healing techniques in a user-friendly and easily identifiable manner.
  • Special boxes labeled "Where We Stand" present the author's strong opinions on specific (sometimes controversial) issues in a highlighted, easy-to-find format.
  • Key terms are highlighted, making them easy to locate and reference - these terms are also included in the glossary with clear, simple definitions.
  • Important information is bulleted and placed in a shaded box, bringing the main points to the reader's attention in a quick and useful way.
  • Clear readability makes information easily accessible to pet owners, helping them to better understand natural therapies and their uses in treating pets. It also enables veterinarians to carry the book in their practices and recommend it to clients.
  • Written by established, recognized veterinarians, this book is a reliable source for veterinary professionals.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Zoe Conrad
"ELSEVIER, ONE OF THEWORLD'S LEADING scientific, health and educational publishers, has recently entered the companion animal field by launching a series of pet health-related titles. Each book in this "Pet Lover's Guide" series-which includes Cat & Dog Skin Diseases, and Canine Arthritis & Joint Problems-is chock-a-block with helpful information dedicated to specific health topics. ... The chapters are well-organized, the diagrams are clearly rendered, the photographs are unambiguous and graphic, and the type is large and easy to read....The book is divided into three parts. The first covers diet and natural therapies, the second makes recommendations for special health conditions, and the third deals with health maintenance and preventive health measures. You can pick up tips on how to stock your own pet herbal home pharmacy, which includes common herbs probably already found on your shelves-peppermint, ginger, green tea, turmeric, etc.-as well as the more "exotic" varieties: kelp (useful for underactive thyroid glands), boswellia (good for inflammatory bowel disease) and celery seed (helps reduce flatulence)....Like a good map with clear, simple directions, this book is valuable (and affordable) tools that will help dog- and cat-lovers find their way around the landscape of holistic healthcare."
Bark Magazine - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
Dog Fancy Magazine
"PAWTURNER, The Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats by Barbara Fougère, BVSc, is an encyclopedia-style reference guide to holistic medicine. Fougère covers more than 100 common medical issues, ranging from poor nutrition to respiratory problems, and proposes natural treatment options for each. The author avoids representing holistic medicine as an alternative to traditional practice, instead suggesting a fusion of the two to find the most effective combination for your dog's health. Fougère's book encourages readers to familiarize themselves with holistic practices and to work with their pets' veterinarians. "
Jan/Feb 2006 Issue

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416029861
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Series:
Pet Lover's Guide Series
Pages:
648
Sales rank:
1,139,565
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 9.86(h) x 1.23(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >