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8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog: An Easy-to-Follow Program for the Life of Your Dog Paperback – September 13, 2003
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Give your dog a long, healthy, happy life--in just 8 short weeks! Acclaimed holistic veterinarian Dr. Shawn Messonnier shows you how to combine the best preventive-care practices with the best that conventional and alternative medicine have to offer. The result? An amazing transformation in your dog's health, vitality, and well-being! Whether you've just bought a puppy or you have a dog who's definitely starting to show his age, you can put your pet on Dr. Shawn's 8-Week Program with confidence. All it takes is one easy change each week!
In 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog, you'll discover:
How to find the best holistic veterinarian for your pet
How to tell if your dog is really healthy or if he's suffering from one of the "hidden" diseases that can rob you of years of his company The best ways to get rid of fleas and ticks
How to choose the most nutritious diet from the hundreds of dog foods on store shelves--or make a delicious diet at home that your dog will love!
The essential supplements every dog needs for maximum health and vitality
How to spot the major disease trigger that veterinarians often overlook--and how to prevent or reverse it
Exercises and fun games to keep your dog in great shape (you'll enjoy them, too!)
How to combat canine diseases with the latest and best conventional and natural remedies
Grooming tips and techniques that keep your dog looking good and feeling great
8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog is the best gift you can give your dog--and your family!
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Top Customer Reviews
I will keep this book always within reach and refer back to it often.
One thing I didn't agree with at all was Dr Messonnier's recommendation that all pets, regardless of age and condition, be given dietary supplements. Giving puppies supplements can seriously harm their skeletal growth, especially when fed a commercial diet. Giving supplements to any dog for anything but a specific purpose is just a waste of money.
For a new puppy or dog owner this book may be useful as a guide toward building a good foundation, but other sources should be utilized as well (including Messonnier's "Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats"). For someone who is already well-versed in natural pet care: pass this one up.
I highly recommend this book to all dog owners! It is an easy guide that will walk you through the steps to a healthier and happier pet. Combine this with Dr. Messonnier's other book, "The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats", which is an excellent reference book for all pet owners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book lays out a plan to get your dog back to health--away from too many vaccinations and bad byproducts in kibble. a must read for all dog owners
We were looking for some strategies to deal with constant itching in our Cairn Terrier. We have not yet been able to follow the full regimen from this book since some of the... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Wayne Wilson
I am greatly appreciative of this book. I do most of this stuff anyway, but it was great to have it all in writing for a review and checklist for my own use. Read morePublished on July 20, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I wanted to write and say how much I've enjoyed reading 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog by Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M. Read more