Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs
By: Barbara Fougere (author)Paperback
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There is so much new information in the field of veterinary natural therapies. But do they work? Can they help my pet? What can I do at home? The Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs, written by a leading veterinary author, covers over 100 common medical problems and the main natural therapies available. This practical book is a great resource for anyone interested in using a natural, holistic approach. Your veterinarian is the medical expert when it comes to your pet's health, but you take care of your pet each day. While it does not take the place of veterinary care, this guide presents practical information so you can talk with your veterinarian about your pet's healthcare options.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 PetWhy Use Natural Therapies? So What's Different About Holistic Medicine? Health and Well-Being Of Your PetSigns of Poor Health In AnimalsThe Urban Pet and Free RadicalsStress and Health2. Practical Steps to Prevent Disease and Improve Well-BeingThe Annual ExamHow "Old" Is Your Pet Compared With Humans?10-Point Home Health CheckWhen to Take Your Pet to The Veterinarian Improving Health10 Steps to Greater Well-Being And Health3. Holistic NutritionNutrition BasicsClasses of NutrientsWhat to Feed4. Nutrition BoostersStarting With Supplements5. HerbsHerb SafetyUsing Herbal MedicinesHerbal PreparationsDosages A Pet Herbal Home PharmacyHerbal Material MedicaIndoor Herb Garden for Cats6. Physical TherapiesAcupuncture and AcupressureTrigger Point TherapyChiropracticPhysical and Rehabilitation TherapyHands-On Healing7. HomeopathyThe Principles of Homeopathy8. Bach Flower RemediesPreparationDosage Choosing the RemediesAromatherapy (Dogs Only)9. Recommendations GuidelinesTreatment Options10. Detoxification ProgramSome General Principles ToxinsLeaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)DysbiosisVaccination A Naturopathic Approach to Chronic DiseaseNatural Therapies for Dysbiosis And Leaky Gut SyndromeRepairTonicsCorticosteroid UseBasic Detoxification Program Short-Term Modified Fast Of 1-3 DaysBowel Detoxification Liver DetoxificationWhen to See Your VeterinarianWhat to Ask Your Veterinarian11. Skin and CoatMaintaining Skin and Coat HealthSigns of Skin DiseaseLong-Term or Recurrent Skin ProblemsWhat You Can Do Therapies to Consider Seeking If Problems PersistItchy and Overgrooming CatsItchy DogsDog Skin AllergiesBacterial Skin Disease and Hot SpotsYeast or Malassezia Dermatitis Of DogsDry Skin and DandruffCat AcneHair Loss and SheddingBlocked Anal GlandsLick GranulomasDoggy OdorDemodectic MangeWounds, Stings, and Trauma12. Digestive SystemMaintaining A Healthy Digestive SystemChronic Digestive Problems and Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseFood AllergiesDental Health and Dental DiseaseBad BreathAcute DiarrheaCoprophagy-Eating "Poo"ConstipationFlatulenceChronic VomitingLiver DiseasePancreatic ProblemsDiabetes13. Ears and EyesEarsEyes14. The Immune System StressImmune Deficiency AllergiesAutoimmune Disease Feline Infections Peritonitis (FIP)Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)Feline Leukemia Virus (Felv)CancerLymphatic System and Spleen HealthInfections and Antibiotic Use15. Disorders of the Grandular SystemDiabetesAdrenal Gland Health and StressAddison's DiseaseCushing's SyndromeHypothyroid DiseaseHyperthyroid Disease 16. Muscles, Bones, and JointsPainMaintaining Muscle Strength and FunctionHow to Prevent Injuries In DogsArthritis-Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease and OsteochondrosisHip DysplasiaLyme DiseaseLeg InjuriesMyopathy17. The Spine and Nervous SystemThe Nervous SystemVestibular Syndrome In Senior Dogs And CatsNerve ParalysisEpilepsy and SeizuresHead Injuries And Brain Problems Cognitive Disorder or Senility In Older AnimalsBack Pain and Spinal ProblemsDisk Disease, Protrusion; Prolapsed, Slipped DiskWobbler Syndrome: Cervical Vertebral Instability Degenerative Myelopathy18. Cardiovascular and Respiratory SystemsMaintaining HealthThe Cardiovascular SystemThe Respiratory System19. The Urinary Tract and Reproductive SystemMaintaining Urinary Tract HealthBladder Infection-CystitisBladder Stones-UrolithiasisXanthineIncontinence (Bladder)Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD, Also Known As FUS)Kidney DiseaseFemale Reproductive SystemFemale InfertilityFalse PregnancyMastitisPyometra or MetritisMale InfertilityProstrate Disorders20. BehaviorDogs Cats21. Maintaining Optimal Health Routine Health CareWeight Control VaccinationHeartworm PreventionFlea and Tick Control AgingSurgery or Hospitalization: Preparation and RecoveryReferencesAppendix Elimination DietsGlossary
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