Right now, there are more pets in America than people, and many count their pets among the most beloved members of their family. However, a surprising number of pet owners are not aware that the lifestyle they provide their companions may not be a healthy one. Gary Null has helped countless Americans inprove their diets and their health with his natural approach to healthy living and scepticism of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Now, with Natural Pet Care , he carefully and compassionately lays out the ways we can improve our pets’ health and lives. Natural Pet Care includes "Animals on the Move", which explains the importance of proper exercise, "Everybody in the Tub!", which covers natural bathing and grooming products and techniques, "The Impetuous Pet", which helps in understanding your animal’s behavior, and appendices for those seeking holistic veterinary care, pet friendly lodgings and animal friendly organizations. Natural Pet Care also provides sources for natural pet foods and products, while scrutinizing the pet food industry. He describes, for instance, that almost any dog owner would be horrified to learn what really goes into most commercial dog foods—even some of the more expensive brands—including "slaughterhouse throwaways" and diseased animal parts. As an alternative, Null offers "The Tao of Chow," in which he recommends countless natural alternatives that can easily be made at home—recipes included—and which can prolong and improve your pet's life. With this book on your reference shelf, you and your spectacular pet will be ready to tackle anything naturally! Natural Pet Care deals extensively with the health of dogs and cats, but also is devoted to other common pets, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, fish, horses, rodents, and snakes. Long overdue, Gary Null's Natural Pet Care will help pet owners provide their furry, feathered, and scaled companions with the healthy lifestyle they need and deserve.
The essential guide to keeping pets in tip-top condition. Natural Pet Care explains how to keep cats, dogs, rabbits and guines pigs happy and healthly. This valuable book covers: How to develop and maintain excellent health using natural methods How to understand the real nutritional needs of an animal - and not rely on the claims of manufacturers How to provide better, natural food with more vitamins and minerals How to treat many common ailments using natural methods where possible How to improve breeding practices to avoid degenerative diseases PAT COLEBY is a qualified vet, with many years of experience both in Australia and overseas, and is also the author of NATURAL HORSE CARE.
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.
A Veterinarian's Desk Reference for the Top Health Concerns of Cats, Dogs and Horses
Author: Melissa Shelton
Essential Oils for Natural Pet Care: A Veterinarian's Desk Reference for the Top Health Concerns of Cats, Dogs & Horses is written by Melissa Shelton DVM - an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian, whose passion is researching and documenting the use of medical grade essential oils within her animal hospital. By using Young Living Essential Oils with her patients daily, Dr. Shelton is dispelling the typical beliefs of essential oils being toxic to cats and other pets. This book presents Dr. Shelton's theories and experiences using essential oils as a veterinary modality. Within you will find natural and effective methods to care for your own horses, dogs, and cats. Conditions covered include colic, laminitis, strangles, and thrush in horses; arthritis, urinary incontinence, ear infections, and knee injuries in dogs; hairballs, upper respiratory infections, ear mites, and car rides in cats.
A leading advocate for holistic veterinary medicine shares recommendations for blending conventional and alternative therapies to enhance a pet's quality of life, providing discussions of the pros and cons of conventional therapies, an introduction to acupuncture for pets and detailed information about diet and nutrition. Original.
Trace Minerals are the Building Blocks of the Body. Unfortunately, acid rain, modern agricultural methods and the purifying and processing of our drinking water are depleting the minerals critical to good health from the soil. This leads to the malnourishment of our animals that feed on the products that come from the soil. Revolutionary nutritional discoveries work to change these circumstances and can improve the health and well-being of our furry family members. For instance, crystalloid electrolytes, designed for rapid absorption, provide the vital energy source needed to protect our pets from illness. Dr. Howard Peiper researches the many benefits of trace minerals and electrolytes for your pet. In addition, he provides insights on how fruits, vegetables, enzymes, raw food and a gluten-free diet positively impact your pet's health. He presents this valuable information for your use in "The Best in Natural Pet Care, the Natural Approach for a Healthy Pet."
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. .
Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians
Author: Martin Zucker
The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that if alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets, too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths. Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression to a host of serious diseases. The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The holistic bible for cat caregivers—now updated and expanded. The Natural Cat was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. Now fully revised and expanded to address the many new discoveries in holistic pet care, this edition includes: -A new introduction detailing the latest advances in holistic care for cats -Updated statistics, new diet guidelines, and health care recommendations, including the latest on vaccines -An updated resources section with suggestions for finding a holistic veterinarian and advice on how to deal with conventional veterinarians -A complete overhaul of language to reflect new attitudes toward caregiving Combined with classic and reliable advice on grooming, neutering and spaying, common feline health problems, elder cat care, behavioral problems, and emotional bonding, the latest information makes this edition of The Natural Cat the only handbook pet owners will need to naturally nurture a happy, healthy cat. From the Trade Paperback edition.