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The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog (Terra-Nova Series) Hardcover – June, 2008
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Doug Knueven, DVM, received his veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1987 and owns and operates Beaver Animal Clinic, a full-service animal hospital. Dr. Doug is a pioneer in holistic pet care and has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine, and animal chiropractic. He also has advanced training in veterinary clinical nutrition, massage therapy, and homeopathy. He practices in Beaver, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
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I have same approach for our whole family as well as my animals ! Our traditional medical views are narrow in their scope - but great job when it comes to surgery. But there are also Doctors and Doctors like there are vets and vets!
This book does cover the very broad spectrum of topics within holistic/integrative veterinary medicine, but does not provide enough depth for practical applications. That said, this is one of the most well made books I've had in years. The hardcover binding is of library quality, as are the heavy-weight high gloss pages. The page layouts are very asthetically pleasing both in design, type-face, and color illustrations, so the reading is quite pleasant.
If you are new to the world of holistic veterinary medicine and don't mind spending $15 to get your feet wet, then I would recommend starting with this book. Otherwise, I would recommend Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats along with The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat.
For ongoing, up-to-date topics and information, consider a subscription to The Whole Dog Journal (a monthly periodical, well researched and cross-referenced with a core focus on holistic practices and applications).
Most of us who have dogs in our lives consider them part of the family. We all know how it feels to not know how to help them when they hurt. We have all been in a position where we just don't know where to turn. Even the simple questions can sometimes be difficult to answer.We are fortunate to live in a time when science has made great strides in dealing with health issues for not only ourselves, but our pets as well. We also have the benefit of the ancient wisdom of eastern medicine. With all of these opportunities why just take advantage of one or the other? Dr Doug helps to find the answers. He uses his experience with both Eastern and Conventional medicine to explain how a balanced body, mind and spirit is important not only to ourselves but to our canine companions as well. This is not only an informative read, but an entertaining one.
Are you questioning the need for vaccines? Do you wonder if you should use a flea treatment for your dog? Does acupuncture really work? What about those herbal remedies? Chiropractic for my dog? Do you just not know the best way to ensure that your dog is getting the best possible care? Does massage really help my dog? What is homeopathy anyway?
This book shows a typical pet lover how to care for their dogs in the healthiest and most compassionate and helpful ways. You will never regret having this book on your shelf, or in your hands when your little friends need you most.
If you have a dog, you need this book. If you don't have a dog, but are interested in holistic care, read this book.
Now if only Dr Doug would write one for my cats!
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