||Veterinarian Shawn Messonnier has written a comprehensive guide to the holistic care of dogs and cats. Messonnier has written many books on natural pet care and has been a regular columnist for DOG FANCY and CAT FANCY magazine. NATURAL HEALTH BIBLE FOR DOGS AND CATS is divided into four sections. Part I features a lengthy "Conditions" section which lists major concerns of pet owners such as cancer, distemper, and parvovirus. Each condition is covered in a short essay that includes a description of the conventional course of action and holistic alternatives. Part II lists an exhaustive catalogue of herbs such as coltsfoot and ginger and their uses in holistic animal care. Messonnier's informative and easy-to-read text includes warnings for any herb or supplement that could potentially cause a negative reaction in animals on conventional drug therapies. Part III focuses on diet recommendations and the dangers of feeding an animal exclusively commercial pet food. Part IV covers "Other Complementary Therapies," which explains the benefits of acupuncture, aromatherapy, and homeopathy as health-care options, and how a "pet guardian" can use them to enhance an animal's health and vitality.
||When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes: An A-Z guide to common health conditions An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns Proven complementary therapies for your pet And much, much more!Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did.Inside, natural treatments for: Allergies Obesity Cancer Kidney Disease Arthritis Heart Disease Feline Leukemia Dental Disease Ear Infections And many more common conditions"Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals"A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet"This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.About the Author:Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a holistic veterinarian and a nationally recognized expert on integrative medicine for animals. A columnist for Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines, he is also the author of several books, including The Allergy Solution for Dogs and The Arthritis Solution for Dogs. Dr. Messonnier owns Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Plano, Texas.