The Holistic Dog: A Complete Guide to Natural Heath Care

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An eye-opening guide to the range of effective alternative therapies available for dog owners, including Bach flower essences and homeopathy
 

Whether a dog owner has used complementary treatments before or is just starting to look for a more natural way to care for their pet, this holistic health guide explains ways to consider the dog in relation to the dog's home, diet, and routine ...

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Overview

An eye-opening guide to the range of effective alternative therapies available for dog owners, including Bach flower essences and homeopathy
 

Whether a dog owner has used complementary treatments before or is just starting to look for a more natural way to care for their pet, this holistic health guide explains ways to consider the dog in relation to the dog's home, diet, and routine healthcare. Topics covered include introducing complementary therapies; preventative healthcare such as vaccinations, parasite control, worming, fleas, and neutering; taking a dog abroad; understanding supplements for health; the importance of nutrition and how to provide a balanced diet; understanding the canine mind; and how to care for an elderly dog and truly enhance his or her final years.

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Editorial Reviews

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"[A] thoughtful, caring holistic dog care guide [with] wonderful photos."  —thesearegreat.com

"[An] informative and helpful manual...highly recommended."  —Library Journal

Library Journal
Given the popularity of alternative medicine, it will come as no surprise that our animal companions also benefit from natural health care. Mash's book joins several others published in the past few years that have informed cat and dog owners about these burgeoning types of alternative medical care and treatment, e.g., C.J. Puotinen's Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats and Denise Flaim's The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century. Here, British veterinary surgeon Mash has compiled a superb manual of holistic canine care, replete with endearing color illustrations, which covers a wide variety of issues, including different kinds of therapy (acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, etc.), dog psychology, choosing a dog, preventive health care, diet and nutrition, caring for elderly canines, and more. VERDICT Although the bibliography and brief, useful list of contact information cites only UK sources, this informative and helpful manual should interest dog lovers on either side of the Atlantic. Highly recommended.—Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Libs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847972675
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Mash is a veterinary surgeon specializing in complementary medicine, the lead veterinary tutor in a homeopathic hospital's training course, and the holistic vet advisor to Your Cat and Your Dog magazines.

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Table of Contents

Preface 6

1 Introducing Complementary Therapies 7

2 Choosing Your Dog 27

3 The Canine Mind 43

4 The Puppy 60

5 Preventive Health Care 77

6 Diet and Nutrition 93

7 Supplements for Health 106

8 The Elderly Dog 121

9 Holistic Treatments for Common Ailments 147

Useful Addresses 773

Further Reading 174

Acknowledgements 174

Index 175

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