Examines the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle-related causes of cancer in pets and how to safeguard their well-being • Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals • Includes health care information on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs • The first consumer-oriented book to assess conventional and alternative treatment options Keeping their pets healthy and happy is the number one priority of pet owners. Having lost four animal companions to cancer, author Deborah Straw became frustrated by the lack of information about what was causing the disease and wanted to know what she could do to treat and prevent it. This thorough and comprehensive guide is the result of her search for answers. It provides readers with the knowledge of how to ward off the unforeseen causes of cancer and protect the safety and health of their pets. Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals. This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the environmental, dietary, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and the preventive measures that can be taken against this disease. Readers whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the full spectrum of both conventional and alternative treatments presented in this book--from chemotherapy and laser surgery to herbal therapy, acupuncture, and touch therapy. In addition, readers will find guidance about caring for a sick pet and grieving his or her loss should the pet die. Full of information, options, and support, this is an essential resource for protecting pets.
Drawing on the advice of holistic veterinarians across the nation, a comprehensive guide shows cat-owners how to keep their pets healthy with natural medicine, further their development with special diets, alleviate eye and skin problems, and more. Original.
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.
The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat
Author: Martin Goldstein, D.V.M.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A pioneering revolutionary prescription for the health and long life of your pets For two decades, Dr. Martin Goldstein—America's most successful, renowned holistic veterinarian—has healed and helped his animal patients with the same natural therapies that benefit humans. The results have been so astounding that today critically sick pets are brought to him from across the country for a new chance at life and health. In this compelling, very accessible book, Dr. Goldstein explains exactly what holistic medicine is and how it works. By treating the root of a health problem instead of its symptoms, you too can help your animal to regain and maintain its own health, as nature intended. Dr. Goldstein also shares many remarkable true stories of supposedly terminally ill animals who have recovered to full wellness. Inside you'll discover • Why our animals get sick, even when we strive to give them the best of care • An exhaustive A to Z guide of pet ailments—and the best course of action • Why vaccines can do more harm than good • The link between diet and disease—and how the right diet can not only prevent disease but reverse it • How acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, and other alternative options work--safely and painlessly--to restore true health • Specific guidance for the use of herbs, supplements, and natural remedies • The good news (and the bad) about cancer in animals--including extraordinary new treatments and potential cures • Coping with the inevitable death of your pet--both physically and psychologically • And much, much more Plus—the ultimate resource for holistic pet care: an extensive guide to holistic product manufacturers and stores, books, newsletters, Web sites, veterinarians, and associations!
Your pet does not have to be a victim of unhealthy processed foods. Join the thousands of people who are successfully feeding their pets a species appropriate diet and enjoying their healthy companions. The Inner Carnivore is a priceless resource for leading your animal companions to a healthier lifestyle through feeding a natural diet. If you are concerned about harmful processed foods and want to educate yourself about natural diets this is the book for you. Readers will be guided through the multitude of health problems created by processed foods. Learn how an animal’s anatomy, physiology and natural habits clearly illuminate what an appropriate diet consists of and how to provide such a diet.
"In these pages, Kymythy Schultze has provided an excellent nutritional text to help us build a healthier life for our animal friends."— Dr. Stephen R. Blake, Jr., D.V.M. "[This book is] an excellent starting point for us all. Its pages are filled with helpful hints, good advice and most important, logic and common sense."— Dr. Bruce W. Cauble, D.V.M.
A reference guide to common ailments affecting domestic canines and felines features recipes for healthier food, sources of herbal and homeopathic supplies, environmental issues and solutions, and emergency care information.
Beyond Obedience is a revolutionary new training program for you and your dog from one of our country's foremost animal advocates and holistic practitioners. The idea that your canine companion is a fully emotional being and acutely sensitive to your changing feelings and moods is the foundation of April Frost's original and highly effective training program. One of the most difficult aspects of training your dog is communicating your intentions clearly. Beyond Obedience is the first book that works on the way you communicate with your dog, providing you with the necessary tools to truly understand how your dog's mind works and, therefore, how you can create an effective and mutually satisfying relationship. Drawing on her extensive experiences as an animal behaviorist, Frost teaches you that training your dog should not be a tedious chore limited to exerting physical and psychological control over an animal's drives, but instead an enriching and spiritually fulfilling experience--gratifying for both human and animal. Frost discusses such essential concepts as mutual respect, unconditional love, mental and emotional discipline, and your expectations and priorities. She shows you how the insights gained from working with your dog can have positive, far-ranging effects on many areas of your life. Beyond Obedience revolutionizes dog training by addressing the spiritual, physical, and psychological needs of dogs and people, teaching them to communicate effectively through powerful techniques, including visualization and energy work, and offering them valuable insight into the emotional bonds that enrich the lives of animals and their companions. Guidelines Dogs are born knowing how to bark, bite, dig, chew, chase, jump up on one another, eliminate when they need to, and snarl when they feel threatened. It is a challenge to get a dog to suppress or modify his instincts in order to make human existence more pleasant. If the dog reverts, you need to remember that these acts are not malicious; the dog is simply doing the best he can with information he has been given about living with and behaving in a socially acceptable way toward a totally different species. Dogs can learn whatever you can find a way to teach them, so long as it is within their physical capability to perform. Dogs, like humans, take the path of least resistance; they do only what works well and easily to satisfy their needs and desires. If it is a self-rewarding move, they will repeat and escalate the behavior, whether that behavior is in harmony or conflict with your wishes. Every dog has its own point of motivation, a trigger that will evoke a response and awaken its desire to respond to its human.
The healthy, affordable way to ensure a long, happy life for your pet
Author: Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Supplements. Acupuncture. Massage. These healthy measures arenÆt just for people anymore. This guide is the perfect solution for both dog owners who are new to the world of natural pet care and those who have already come to depend on natural options for their dogs. They will learn about all areas of dog care, including how to: Find a holistic veterinarian and use natural healing methods at home Choose a natural, healthy diet and prevent obesity Handle parasites, allergies, and other issues without harsh toxic products Manage health conditions such as arthritis and gastrointestinal problems Groom at home with natural products and practices From discovering natural remedies growing in the herb garden to avoiding costly veterinary visits, this book offers readers all they need to ensure happy, healthy lives for their petùwithout emptying their wallets.
Do you want your dog to be more active, and to run, jump, hike, and play alongside you when you exercise? Getting active begins way before you start training your dog on equipment or on agility courses. You must ramp up your daily activity, interactions, and overall health of the dog and the trainer—you! From their experiences as puppies to what they eat at every stage of their lives to what they do when they're not in "training" mode, your dog’s lifestyle matters. Your canine companion’s performance depends a lot on how they view you as their leader; how much impulse control they have, how much focus, and how they channel their energy to the job at hand. See Spot Run teaches you the basics of canine/owner fitness, including nutrition, getting to know fitness equipment, building a weekly program...and how to stick with the program, and more. Then, the book dives into the instructions for more than 100 sports, games, and activities, teaching you the rules and skills, how to set a training schedule, how to dive in and get your paws wet, and beyond.
The popular vet and animal homeopath, Richard Allport, shows how to heal your dog naturally through foods, homeopathy, herbal medicine and a variety of other methods, many of which can be done at home. A radio regular, Richard understands both dogs and their owners and combines his expertise with accessible language to show readers how to treat their dogs from using banana skins for warts to getting dogs to take pills in a stress-free way. No dog owner should be without this book.
Recovering from Loss: When Humans and Animals Lose Their Companions
Author: Kaetheryn Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Stories that address the grieving process of humans and animals who have lost their companions and that give advice on how best to help yourself and others recover • Gives practical advice on recovery, including self-care, support systems, and homeopathic recipes, and also discusses the painful topic of euthanasia • The first book to address the topic of animal grief at the loss of a companion, explaining how to recognize grief in animals and how to help them heal Anyone who has lost a treasured animal companion knows that this can be as devastating as losing a human loved one. Unfortunately, our society's sympathy with this loss is not commensurate with the actual grief people feel. Kaetheryn Walker fills this void by presenting true stories of the grief process she and others went through after the death of their animal companions. She gives practical advice on recovery, including daily self-care, support systems, and homeopathic remedies, and discusses the painful topic of euthanasia as well. Her book is also the first to address the important topic of animal grief at the loss of a companion. She explains how to recognize grief in animals and how to help them heal.
Are you one of those people who love working with soil, love the smell of freshly cut grass and like to spend a lot of time relaxing in the presence of a beautiful garden? Well a garden needs a lot of time, attention and tender loving care in order to get that nice and healthy looking plants and flowers. However, it’s never easy to maintain a beautiful garden. Pests will always be around to make things harder. You will experience a time when you want to give up and just let your garden go to waste. Things at that moment will look like it’s hopeless and you've done all your hard work for nothing. Don’t despair. If you just take some time to read, study and research, you will find out that you are not alone and there are a lot of people who is in the same position as you are.
A Complete Guide to Helping Your Dog Live a Longer
Author: Jean Callahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As a dog owner, you know that caring for your older pet can be a challenge. It's hard to watch your dog -- whose frisky puppy days don't seem so long ago -- begin to slow down a little and go gray around the muzzle. But thanks to extraordinary advances in veterinary medicine and pet nutrition, dogs are living longer, and with the right kind of care you can help your pet stay healthy and happy well into his golden years. A practical and sensitive all-in-one reference, Your Older Dog guides you through the aging process in dogs, starting with middle age. With plenty of information on maximizing your dog's active years and a complete guide to age-related health problems, Your Older Dog offers the latest research from veterinarians and pet care experts, including: What to expect as your dog grows older, and how to recognize the onset of old age Preventive health care, with tips on developing a routine diet, using nutritional supplements, exercising, and choosing the best veterinary care Safe and effective alternative treatments for aging dogs -- ranging from acupuncture and massage to herbal and homeopathic medicines The best approaches to such common illnesses as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory and digestive difficulties With adorable color photos and illustrations throughout, Your Older Dog gives you the vital information and reassurance you need to provide the best care for your best friend.
The definitive guide to feeding your dog a balanced and nutritious raw and home-cooked diet, from the founder of a natural pets product company with over thirty years of experience working with dogs. Many people want to prepare their dog's meals at home, but feel it is too complex. Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs provides a road map to the essentials of canine nutrition, written in easy-to-understand language. Pet owners seeking to give their dogs a better coat, better skin, and healthier teeth and gums, as well as longer lives and more stable temperaments, will benefit not only from the background data in this book, but also the step-by-step instructions and recipes for preparing these diets. The book includes charts with the recipes, instructions on keeping diets simple and balanced, guidelines on preparation, suggestions for finding ingredients, and how much to feed a dog by body weight. There are recipes for healthy adult dogs, as well as guidelines for puppies, senior dogs, and dogs with health conditions including pancreatitis, renal problems, gastric issues, allergies, heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. Tracing the history of feeding dogs, the author shows when commercial dog food rose and took hold of the market. She discusses canine nutritional needs and provides research on how home-prepared foods can meet pets' needs better than commercial, processed dog food. Written with thorough information for the seasoned raw feeder, this guide can also be easily followed by any newcomer to home-feeding. This revised edition includes new information on special care and feeding of pregnant, newborn, performance, and toy breed dogs as well as senior dog considerations and the safety of the raw food diet for dogs. From the Trade Paperback edition.