cover image - Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs
ISBN: 9781416029861
Page Count: 648
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $12.95

Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs

by Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS(Hons)
cover image - Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs
ISBN: 9781416029861
Page Count: 648
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $12.95
Free Shipping!
In Stock
Please note
This item has low stock levels and may be back-ordered. We'll let you know if it is back-ordered, and you will not be charged until the item ships.
Part of the Pet Lover's Guide series, this volume presents detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats. Written in a clear, simple manner, the book is divided into three main parts. Part 1, on diet and natural therapies, addresses the importance of diet for pets, and discusses the pros and cons of both commercially available and homemade diets. It also covers the basic explanations of the various alternative therapies widely used by holistic veterinarians and readily available to pet owners (e.g., supplements and herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic and other manual healing). Part 2 makes recommendations for specific health conditions, such as skin problems or digestive tract problems, and describes how various alternative therapies are used alone or in combination with allopathic therapies to treat or relieve the condition. Finally, Part 3 offers an overview of health maintenance and preventive health, and includes information about vaccinations, flea and tick control, weight control, and caring for the aging pet.
    • Full-color line art and photographs illustrate various plants and herbs, and also techniques such as manual therapies, massage, and other hands-on healing techniques in a user-friendly and easily identifiable manner.
    • Special boxes labeled "Where We Stand" present the author's strong opinions on specific (sometimes controversial) issues in a highlighted, easy-to-find format.
    • Key terms are highlighted, making them easy to locate and reference — these terms are also included in the glossary with clear, simple definitions.
    • Important information is bulleted and placed in a shaded box, bringing the main points to the reader's attention in a quick and useful way.
    • Clear readability makes information easily accessible to pet owners, helping them to better understand natural therapies and their uses in treating pets. It also enables veterinarians to carry the book in their practices and recommend it to clients.
    • Written by established, recognized veterinarians, this book is a reliable source for veterinary professionals.
  • 1. Natural Therapies For Your Pet

    Why Use Natural Therapies?
    So What’s Different About Holistic Medicine?
    Health and Well-Being Of Your Pet
    Signs of Poor Health In Animals
    The Urban Pet and Free Radicals
    Stress and Health

    2. Practical Steps to Prevent Disease and Improve Well-Being

    The Annual Exam
    How “Old” Is Your Pet Compared With Humans?
    10-Point Home Health Check
    When to Take Your Pet to The Veterinarian
    Improving Health
    10 Steps to Greater Well-Being And Health

    3. Holistic Nutrition

    Nutrition Basics
    Classes of Nutrients
    What to Feed

    4. Nutrition Boosters

    Starting With Supplements

    5. Herbs

    Herb Safety
    Using Herbal Medicines
    Herbal Preparations
    A Pet Herbal Home Pharmacy
    Herbal Material Medica
    Indoor Herb Garden for Cats

    6. Physical Therapies

    Acupuncture and Acupressure
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Physical and Rehabilitation Therapy
    Hands-On Healing

    7. Homeopathy

    The Principles of Homeopathy

    8. Bach Flower Remedies

    Dosage Choosing the Remedies
    Aromatherapy (Dogs Only)

    9. Recommendations

    Treatment Options

    10. Detoxification Program

    Some General Principles
    Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)
    A Naturopathic Approach to Chronic Disease
    Natural Therapies for Dysbiosis And Leaky Gut Syndrome
    Corticosteroid Use
    Basic Detoxification Program
    Short-Term Modified Fast Of 1-3 Days
    Bowel Detoxification
    Liver Detoxification
    When to See Your Veterinarian
    What to Ask Your Veterinarian

    11. Skin and Coat

    Maintaining Skin and Coat Health
    Signs of Skin Disease
    Long-Term or Recurrent Skin Problems
    What You Can Do
    Therapies to Consider Seeking If Problems Persist
    Itchy and Overgrooming Cats
    Itchy Dogs
    Dog Skin Allergies
    Bacterial Skin Disease and Hot Spots
    Yeast or Malassezia Dermatitis Of Dogs
    Dry Skin and Dandruff
    Cat Acne
    Hair Loss and Shedding
    Blocked Anal Glands
    Lick Granulomas
    Doggy Odor
    Demodectic Mange
    Wounds, Stings, and Trauma

    12. Digestive System

    Maintaining A Healthy Digestive System
    Chronic Digestive Problems and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Food Allergies
    Dental Health and Dental Disease
    Bad Breath
    Acute Diarrhea
    Coprophagy-Eating “Poo”
    Chronic Vomiting
    Liver Disease
    Pancreatic Problems

    13. Ears and Eyes


    14. The Immune System

    Immune Deficiency
    Autoimmune Disease
    Feline Infections Peritonitis (FIP)
    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
    Feline Leukemia Virus (Felv)
    Lymphatic System and Spleen Health
    Infections and Antibiotic Use

    15. Disorders of the Grandular System

    Adrenal Gland Health and Stress
    Addison’s Disease
    Cushing’s Syndrome
    Hypothyroid Disease
    Hyperthyroid Disease

    16. Muscles, Bones, and Joints

    Maintaining Muscle Strength and Function
    How to Prevent Injuries In Dogs
    Arthritis-Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Osteochondrosis
    Hip Dysplasia
    Lyme Disease
    Leg Injuries

    17. The Spine and Nervous System

    The Nervous System
    Vestibular Syndrome In Senior Dogs And Cats
    Nerve Paralysis
    Epilepsy and Seizures
    Head Injuries And Brain Problems
    Cognitive Disorder or Senility In Older Animals
    Back Pain and Spinal Problems
    Disk Disease, Protrusion; Prolapsed, Slipped Disk
    Wobbler Syndrome: Cervical Vertebral Instability
    Degenerative Myelopathy

    18. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

    Maintaining Health
    The Cardiovascular System
    The Respiratory System

    19. The Urinary Tract and Reproductive System

    Maintaining Urinary Tract Health
    Bladder Infection-Cystitis
    Bladder Stones-Urolithiasis
    Incontinence (Bladder)
    Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD, Also Known As FUS)
    Kidney Disease
    Female Reproductive System
    Female Infertility
    False Pregnancy
    Pyometra or Metritis
    Male Infertility
    Prostrate Disorders

    20. Behavior


    21. Maintaining Optimal Health

    Routine Health Care
    Weight Control
    Heartworm Prevention
    Flea and Tick Control
    Surgery or Hospitalization: Preparation and Recovery

    Appendix Elimination Diets
  • Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS(Hons), Acupuncture and Natural Therapies, Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
Free Shipping!
In Stock
Please note
This item has low stock levels and may be back-ordered. We'll let you know if it is back-ordered, and you will not be charged until the item ships.