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Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians Paperback – January 25, 2000
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques.
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In addition to the A-Z index of canine health problems and suggested natural remedies, there are brief chapters introducing various holistic therapies (herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage techniques), plus chapters on vaccinations/titers and nutrition. However, while it's great that the holistic vets interviewed for this book are advocating fresh food diets, the information presented in the chapter on homemade meals is not sufficient to enable anyone to prepare a balanced homemade diet for their dog(s). For properly balanced fresh food diet plans, check out books by Billinghurst, Volhard, or Pitcairn. I also have to disagree with the section on feeding bones -- in my experience with natural dog rearing and as an animal nutrition consultant I have found that softer, raw bones such as chicken necks or backs that are consumed in their entirety are far safer than the big, hard beef bones recommended in the book.
What I did find interesting was seeing how each veterinarian had a different treatment plan for a particular disease. While one would treat arthritis with goat's whey, another suggested Chinese herbs. Each vet found success in his or her method, and you can combine methods to suit the needs of your pet.
Part II is organized in an A to Z list of common problems -- from arthritis to yeast infections. Each section contains recommendations and information from a number of holistic vets. This format gives you the opportunity to learn about several different treatment options and decide what's best for your dog's individual situation.
I ordered this book, hoping to get her strong to face the surgery. Well the part on food allergies helped her.. and she has been med free since May. It is a good book to have on hand if you want to make sure you have everything you can to help your dog.
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Great alternative care and diet information. Really makes you think about what you are putting into your fur babies bodies AS WELL AS YOUR OWN. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amanda Adams
This is one of the best books I have read on natural dog care. It quotes mainstream vets and holistic vets on many topics. I have books by Dr. Pitcairn and Dr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shar
Sadly, I gave away my copy of this book. However, I'm sure it was put to good use. Lots of useful information in here. I highly recommend it to everyone who has a dog. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michelle Waxler
Many good and natural tips in this book...we can help our pets naturally in many ways!Published 5 months ago by SusieQ