Herbs for Pets, by herbalists and holistic experts Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff, is the bible for all pet owners looking to enhance their companion animals’ lives through natural therapies. Now in its second revised edition, Herbs for Pets is an indispensable resource, an exhaustive compendium of medicinal plants and natural remedies that hosts an illustrated tour through Western, ayurvedic, and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, including their holistic applications and contraindications, and alternative approaches to treating a wide range of ailments. Remedies in the book are applicable to dogs and cats, as well as birds, small mammals, and even farm animals. The book is organized into three chapters, the first is dedicated to the “Principles and Practices of Herbalism,” discussing the many facets of herbs, concerns about toxicity, basic herbal preparation, the ethical use of herbs, the connection between herbs and diet, and using herbs as dietary supplements. Chapter 2, titled “Materia Medica: An A-Z Guide to Herbs for Animals,” is an exhaustive 150-page section presenting color photographs and text about the appearance, habitat and range, cycle and bloom season, parts used, primary medicinal activities, strongest affinities, common uses, availability, propagation and harvest, alternatives and adjuncts, and cautions and comments for 65 different herbs (from Alfalfa to Yucca!). The common uses section is extensive for each herb, discussing the nutrient value, various qualities, and ways in which the herb is used for specific treatments. The third chapter of the book is titled “An Herbal Repertory for Animals: Ailments and Treatments” and details remedies for the following: anxiety, nervousness, and behavioral problems; arthritis and hip dysplasia; cancer; cardiovascular problems; digestive system problems; ear problems; elderly animal care; endocrine system and related problems; epilepsy, convulsions, and seizures; eye problems; first aid, immune system care; mouth and nose problems; parasite-related problems; pregnancy and lactation; skin problems; and urinary problems. The authors share over two dozen herbal remedies for various ailments, from asthma and pneumonia to constipation and eye cleaner. A glossary of over 200 terms is included, as are references and a comprehensive index. .
Alternative health titles are topping bestseller lists as people search for effective, natural ways to care for themselves and their families--and, as every pet owner knows, house pets are family too. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking work, CJ Puotinen gives animal lovers even more of the information they'll need to care for their dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits the natural way.
Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements
Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA) 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fifty common pet ailments and the natural methods and remedies optimal to support their treatment are arranged in alphabetical order. The book includes a thorough discussion of several natural healing modalities and how they are used for pets. The methods of treatment include nutrition, naturopathy, vitamins and minerals, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture/acupressure, flower essences, and gemstones. Each method is discussed for each of the fifty illnesses. Many people use natural healing for themselves, but wonder how to use it for their dogs and cats. This book is a comprehensive answer to that question. Use it with Diane Stein's books Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats and The Holistic Puppy.
Presenting detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats, this book is divided into three main parts: diet and natural therapies; recommendations for specific health conditions, such as skin problems or digestive tract problems; and an overview of health maintenance and preventive health, including information about vaccinations, weight control, and caring for the aging pet.
You're no idiot, of course. You've heard it's possible to stave off a cold with echinacea, and St. John's wort is said to help lift you out of a funk. But when it comes to knowing which of the hundreds of herbal remedies are effective, you feel like you might as well go eat the daisies. Don't graze in your garden just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Herbal Remedies is a comprehensive guide to the vast and varied herbs and natural agents that are purported to prevent everything from the sniffles to cancer.
Are you curious about using alternative health care for your dog, but not sure where to start? Let herbalist Kathleen Green be your guide! In 10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs, Brown identifies 10 of the safest and most versatile herbs to use with dogs. You'll find everything you need to know to prepare herbal remedies at home and administer them to your dog, including how to calculate the proper dosage. You'll also find a wide array of herbal remedies designed for everything from soothing hot spots to relieving bowel problems to healing cuts and scrapes. You can even make daily herbal boosters - nature's vitamins! - to help your dog stay at the peak of health for a lifetime.