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Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats : Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements Paperback – May 31, 2001
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The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats has been awarded the Better Health for Life Award by the Cat Writer's Association (CWA.) This award, presented by the CWA and peerlesshealth.com, recognizes one book each year which best reflects and promotes a complementary or integrated approach to a cat's emotional or physical needs.
The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats was chosen from a large field of entries of pet health books published in 2001. According to the author, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, "I am honored that my book was chosen for this distinguished award. In my practice in Plano, Tx, each day I see many positive benefits of integrative medicine holds for my patients. I hope that as veterinarians and pet owners read The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, many more pet lives will be improved and saved by using the proven therapies I discuss in the book."
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OK! I know I have said this before but if you are a pet owner you need this book!! If you are sick of everytime you go to the Vet you come home with at least a $200.00 bill and don't even know what is causing your pet to be ill, you need this book!! Honestly since I have purchased this book I have not been back to the Vets other than to have my at the time 8 month old Yorkie fixed. I'm now because of this book treating my pets with holistic natural remedies. My Sheltie had diarrhea, I treated it with recommendations from this book. My Yorkie would not stop scratching this summer and he did not have fleas. I treated him recommendations from this book. My 18 year old Manx cat started to lose a ton of weight. I went to this book for help. All of a sudden my Sheltie started to chew a spot on his foot. Again I got out the book. Actually I never put it away!! I love and need this book!! You will too!!
This book is helpful in 2 ways. First it contains a list of several ailments at the start with proposed treatments - but that section is so so. If you are looking for in-depth discussion of each ailment, this is not it. This book covers each ailment briefly, along with suggested therapies and their success rates/effects on the animal but it doesn't really explain the ailment that much since it covers so many of them. The best part of this book is part 2 where it covers many different herbs and supplements and the effects it has on animals and the proper dosages.
I would venture to say that this book is not for beginners. If you do not know much about Herbalism or herbs and supplements in general, this book will seem bad to you. It does not go into the detail about what each herb or supplement does - it assumes you already know that. There are plenty of books out there that cover that as well and it would be pointless for this book to cover it too. This book takes that knowledge and bridges it to the animal world. If you already have a knowledge of Herbalism, this book will tell you what you need to know about how it applies to animals. I have 7 dogs at home, and everyday there is some scrape or allergy or weird thing happening and this book never leaves my side. It has saved me hundreds on vet bills since I normally stock a lot of herbs at home anyway.
One thing - this book has a lot of great info for treatments of all types, but it is not a substitute for emergency care. If your animal has seriously injured itself and is bleeding etc - take him to the emergency room!