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1. Complementary and Alternative
2. Complementary and Alternative
3. Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine:
4. Veterinary Herbal Medicine
5. Veterinarians Guide to Natural
6. Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology
7. Alternative Health Practices for
8. Complementary Medicine for Veterinary
9. The Cat Herbal: Simple Green Remedies
10. Naturally Healthy Dogs
11. Natural Healing for Animals: A
12. Natural Dog Care (New Age Series)
13. Natural Healthcare For Pets
14. Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary
15. Natural Pet Care: How to Improve
16. Head to Tail Wellness: Western
17. Heal Your Cat the Natural Way
18. The Pocket Manual of Homeopathic
19. Animal Healing and Vibrational
20. Scared Poopless: The Straight

1. Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered
by David W. Ramey, Bernard E. Rollin
Hardcover: 252 Pages (2003-11-14)
list price: US$69.99 -- used & new: US$55.99
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Asin: 0813826160
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Examines a variety of CAVM therapies and asks important questions regarding alternative treatments, such as: Is acupuncture effective in pain relief? What is homeopathy? What is the history behind chiropractic? What does the research say and not say about various CAVM modalities? Covers the ethical and scientific bases they need to make sound decisions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Well considered balance to the emotional debate
Search for books on alternative therapies and you'll find a swag of books religiously devoted telling believers how clever they are.This book, however, is a rare example of an genuine investigation into the topic.It is readable, fascinating, well-founded and provides a much needed counter balance to the glossy volumes of false hope that exist.

4-0 out of 5 stars Timely defense of the Scientific Method
It seems to me that most people have a favorable opinion regarding science. And we all, like it or not, use science throughout our lives. However, most people do not *think* like scientists. This book explains why it is important to understand why in the medical world certain things are done and certain things aren't.

Science is like a nice loaf bread, if you will. You love eating it but don't know how to make it. In order to enjoy good bread everyday you *learn* the recipe.

This book is a recipe for discerning fact from fiction in the scientific veterinary world and the complimentary and alternative medical world. But it's more than that even; it is a recipe for fun, suprises, and fulfillment as the principles outlined have far reaching applications beyond veterinary medicine.

As the proud husband of a veterinarian, I recommend this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars 'take this with a grain of salt'
This book is great, and hard.The authors are thorough, well researched, are up front about their philosophy and their reasons for writing this book.This is the grain of salt we professionals need to take along with our fascination with 'alternative & complementary medicine' options.If you are like me, steeped in traditional scientifically proven medicine yet curious about what ACVM (alternative and complementary veterinary medicine)can offer your patients, you'll find this book will bring you back to your scientific roots.It will educate you and ask you to think.This is not a bad thing.As practitioners with the title of DVM and holding a license to practice medicine and surgery we should know something about what we are advising our clients to do with their pets.
My advice is to read it, learn from it (there is some really good history on the evolution of medicine as its been practiced through the ages of mankind) and then decide for yourself what you want to do with ACVM.Use this book as part of your education in regards to ACVM.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading for all veterinarians and animal owners.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be considering using "alternative" therapies on their animals and to veterinarians in general. Dr. Ramey discusses the historical development of scientific medicine and the development and resurgence of unproven and implausible treatments. Don't let the proponents of "alternative", "integrative" or "complementary" treatments fool you. There is really only medicine for which we have evidence and plausibility, and alternatives that are at best unproven and at worst dangerous quackery. Can scientific medicine be improved? Yes, and Dr. Ramey will be the first to admit it, but all of the advances medicine has made in the last 200 years have been due to science, not one or another forms of imaginative nonsense.
Kudos to Dr. Ramey for writing this clear, concise analysis of this subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must-read for those who wish to include Alt in their practice!
I worked for a "homeopathic" veterinarian and watched animals get worse or die as a result of her presecribed "treatments".Homeopathy is junk science and junk medicine and SHOULD have no part in AVMA-sanctioned veterinary medicine.

This book gives lots of information about clinical studies and many arguments about why unproven treatments or medicines should not be allowed to be practiced as part of veterinary medicine. ... Read more

2. Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practice
by Allen M. Schoen DVMMS, Susan G. Wynn DVM
Hardcover: 820 Pages (1998-01-15)
list price: US$110.00
Isbn: 0815179944
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Veterinary Institute for Therapeutic Alternatives. Comprehensive text introducting veterinarians to the scientific basis and clinical applications of many of the techniques in CAM (complementary and alternative medicine.) Halftone illustrations. 33 contributors, 24 U.S. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Highly informative
This is a wonderful text on complementary medical therapies for pets, with numerous contributions by various experts. I highly recommend it and as a fellow holistic veterinarian and author (8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, and the award-winning The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats,) I found the information quite useful and referenced much of the material in my own writings.


5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most interesting book in Veterinary Medicine
A mine of information, very technical and thorough for all vets interested in alternative medicine and those who wish to learn more about it. I bought it 5 years ago and still have a lot of pleasure to read it again.Chapters after chapters, you fully understand that the holistic approach of a sick animal is the only worthwhile and that the complete cure is a reachable goal,not simply alleviate or mask symptoms like in the allopathic way. A book for what the future approach of patients and care will be in the 21st century.

A veterinarian from Europe

5-0 out of 5 stars Alternative pet med at its best!
The author discusses many insightful techniques that should be used in pet medicine worldwide. He speaks of techniques that incorporate bio energy and accupressue. Often these methods are rebuked by vets who have no understanding or care about eastern (eg. chinese) medicine.This system of healing has been around for thousands of years! Buy this book and others by him.

5-0 out of 5 stars You'd be hard pressed to find better!
What a wonderful book! With chapters on every kind of alternative/complimentary med you can think of, this book lets you know what the thought behind the process is. Now you understand! Now you can choose! I found this book to be a bit tough for the layman but certainly worth the possible struggle to understand some of the terminology. I thought this book was so worthwhile that I bought it for my traditional vet and he thought the material helped to build a bridge of understanding between the practioner of traditional medicine and the alternative practice. If you're looking for facts as presented by the practioners of alternative therpaies, this book shouldn't be missed. Yes, it's pricey but it offers a reference that no other book can beat!

5-0 out of 5 stars A fine piece of work
Anyone interested in the field should buy this book. I can be read by proff's as well as others, but having a university degree doesn't exactly make it more difficult, of cause. The book goes through lots of different fields of alt. med., and remembers the references as well as selected readings. So go get it, you won't regret it (though it is pretty expencive). ... Read more

3. Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine: Science and Tradition
by Susan G. Wynn, Steve Marsden
Paperback: 768 Pages (2002-10-15)
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Asin: 0323013546
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This practical guide synthesizes the types of treatment available for specific diseases. It is a handy reference that provides readers with an understanding of complementary and alternative treatment options for more than 130 common disease states and describes a variety of possible approaches to small animal disorders. Concentrating on nutrition, herbs, traditional Chinese medicines, and physical therapies, the authors present both tradition- and evidence-based therapies for disorders not always responsive to conventional therapies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Help Your Pet at Home
Written by two holistic vets,the Manual covers different treatment options for an impressive number of illnesses and health issues. You'll find diet,supplements, Western herbs, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and sometimes essential oils. There's even an "Author's Choice" section for each illness, so that if you're wondering which of various options to choose, both the vets list their recommendations.

The book is beautifully organized, fitting a tremendous amount of material into asmall format. Chapters include muscular/skeletal disorders; dermatological disorders; infectious diseases; immunologic disorders; endocrinologic disorders, etc. The illnesses are laid out alphabetically, with easy-to-see treatment options. Sidebars describe case reports with excellent Discussion, Treatment and Outcome sections.

At first I wondered whether the book would be too technical for me.But as I readalong, I was really impressed by the non-technical language, the thoroughness of the symptoms and treatments, and the book's excellent organization. Only the Chinese herbs sections are not accessible if you don't know traditional Chinese medicine, and this problem is addressed in an appendix with explanations of the uses and western names of the Chinese herbs.

Other appendices are helpful, too: "suggested oral dosages for herbs"; "suppliers" of herbs for easy ordering, and even a chart with acupuncture points. (If you know acupressure, you can use these points without needles.) For anyone doing chemo for cancer dogs, you'll get help here in figuring out a supportive herbal and supplement protocol.A fantastic book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine: Science and Tradition
This book is expensive but well worth its price.
The information is clear, and precise.
The pictures are very well presented.
It is a great tool --- other books by same author are excellent too!

4-0 out of 5 stars good so far
I honestly have not read much of it yet. I am only going through the intro, but I am finding it interesting. The only thing that has put me off so far is that they put in new chinese terms without defining them. I guess it is not important to know what they all mean, but I feel weird not knowing. It talks about upper, middle and lower burners and then talks about upper, middle and lower jiao. And I am guessing jiao means burner, but I would feel better if they stated that.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Starter Text
Alternative Veterinary medicine is a field to which I have not had much exposure.This book covers many topics in a survey manner with just enough detail.I would reccomend it as a starter text.

3-0 out of 5 stars Manual is manual and as such it serves as a fast guide of consultation.
All that that acts in the area of veterinary natural medicine needs a fast guide of consultation, of the type Five Minutes.
This manual serves very well for a first consultation and to guide the first treatment mainly by the use of Chinese and western herbs, diet, acupuncture and other therapies.
Therefore, it is an indispensable book to every veterinary naturopata.
And the index is of easy consultation and very complete, still containing the appendixes, very useful and practical.
I recommend a lot of this book. ... Read more

4. Veterinary Herbal Medicine
by Susan G. Wynn DVM, Barbara Fougere BVScBVMS(Hons)
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2006-11-29)
list price: US$110.00 -- used & new: US$88.00
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Asin: 0323029981
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics.

  • More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information.
  • Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals.
  • Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine.
  • Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs.
  • Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals.
  • Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference
My experience is that only quality books are published by Mosby as Mosby publishes college text books for the healthcare field. I have spent thousands of dollars with holistic and traditional veterinarians over the years-having some of my animals continue to be ill(auto-immune diseases and viruses are difficult).I have learned to educate myself and learn ways to keep my animals healthy through preventative care. Human grade or organic food has significantly made a difference as well as supplements. This book gives wonderful information regarding diseases and alternative herbs/supplements to use. I am careful,as not all herbs/supplements are safe in themselves and/or due to the harvesting country from which they come-this book gives a list of possible resources-most only available to the veterinarian, however, when I see a product from that resource on the shelf at the store or on-line I am comfortable trying it. This book was written for the professional and should be viewed as such. I recommend this book for enlightment of alternatives that may be available. I have seen many supplements at the "Health Food Store" for animals-this book has provided a reliable source for checking the ingredients purpose and safety. ... Read more

5. Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs : Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians
by Martin Zucker
Paperback: 304 Pages (2000-02)
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Asin: 0609803727
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Natural Remedies for Dogs
There are many alternatives to choose from for any given problem, so that anyone can find something to help their dogs.
I especially like the section on diet, and have started cooking again for not only my own dogs but the dogs in our dog rescue. They all love it, and I can already see a big difference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
This book has made a major impact on my 13 year old dogs health!She has no more eye problems, and has even started jumping around again when she plays!Thank you so much!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Guide
I have had this book for a few years now and have found myself referring to it time and again. It is well laid out so that you can easily find the recommended holistic remedy for what is ailing your dog. Although western veterinary medicine is certainly valuable, the more we can use holistic healing and steer away from medications with possible side effects, the better off our dogs will be.
- Nicole Wilde, author Energy Healing for Dogs: Using Hands-On Healing to Improve Canine Health and Behavior

5-0 out of 5 stars My #1 All Time Favorite Doggie Reference Book
Being an avid animal lover, I have about 25 animal care books on my shelf.This is my NUMBER ONE all time favorite book for dog care.Martin Zucker has compiled recommendations from over 30 veterinarians on how these vets holistically treat things like arthritis, bad breath, cancer, dental health, diabetes, digestive disorders, eye problems, kidney failure, obesity, skin disorders and much much more!I highly recommend this book to all my clients.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase!
We bought this for us to read over before going to a homeopathic veterinarian for the first time.

Well, this costs $10, it gave us the same information, the same suggestions on healing our dogs, except the vet costs $500.

If you're dog isn't too well these days, you may also like to try Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide to the Use of Essential Oils & Hydrosols with Animals, aromatheraphy helps my pets, oils such as eucalyptus help increase the dog's immune system to fight the disease (just use a drop and dilute it with oil such as almond oil). This book will give you recipes. Hands-On Healing for Pets: The Animal Lover's Essential Guide to Using Healing Energy, The Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program for Dogs, Revised Edition and The Magnetic Effect. (magnets are helping our dog walk with a lot more fluidity. he's 15, but we walk about 2 hours per day (he likes it) and now, he does it more easily with ease. ... Read more

6. Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology
Hardcover: 632 Pages (2010-05-17)
list price: US$129.99 -- used & new: US$103.99
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Asin: 0813803691
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology serves as a practical guide to the theory and application of Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practices. Divided into three parts, the book covers herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases, herbal formulas, and the clinical application of treatments. The book also outlines each herb's history, the formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications and contraindications of each formula, dosages, and clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments. This text serves as an invaluable reference to veterinarians looking to expand treatment options. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars disappointment
This book gave me the distinct impression that veterinarians, too, have bought into the Wind-Cold-Damp metaphors that permeate TCM practice.When TCM vet herbal instructors can't explain how these herbs are scientifically working in our pets, and when they also can't assure that the ingredients are safe, I have to ask why vets are being taught and encouraged to sell these products.

I question the wisdom of veterinarians recommending products whose real, pharmacologic activities they know little about, and especially if they think that they are treating a disease caused by "Stagnation" and "Deficiency" rather than a legitimate diagnosis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Provides specific insights to herbs organized by ailment
Xie's CHINESE VETERINARY HERBOLOGY is edited by Huisheng Xie and Vanessa Preast and provides vet libraries an outstanding alternative, homeopathic Chinese medicine guide for any animal. From history and dosages and pharmaceutical ingredients to clinical applications and side effects, this provides specific insights to herbs organized by ailment and should be a key acquisition for any vet collection. ... Read more

7. Alternative Health Practices for Livestock
by Thomas Morris, Michael Keilty
Hardcover: 211 Pages (2006-01-18)
list price: US$114.99 -- used & new: US$89.10
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Asin: 0813817641
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The idea that current methods of food production are not sustainable in the long-term is a controversial topic. This book provides information that will advance a form of livestock production that meets the long- and short-term goals of human food production, minimizing degradation of natural resources. Important concerns regarding food safety, particularly antibiotic and chemical residues in meat, milk and other livestock foods, have stimulated renewed interest in alternative methods of promoting livestock health.

Alternative Health Practices for Livestock is the first compilation of its kind for veterinarians, agriculture extension educators and livestock producers. It provides a well-referenced overview of some of the alternative livestock practices currently being examined.

Special Features:
* A much needed information source on alternative health for large animals
* Contributions from veterinarians, farmers, extension educators and university professors
* Discusses the necessity for more validated scientific assessments of alternative and herbal therapies in livestock production
* Includes chapters on ways to promote alternative methods of health care for livestock, including steps to obtain research funding. ... Read more

8. Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
by Nancy Scanlan DVMMSFPCVA
Paperback: 336 Pages (2011-03-01)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$49.99
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Asin: 0813818621
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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first complementary and holistic veterinary medicine reference written specifically for the veterinary health team. Organized by modality, the book provides veterinary technicians and nurses with the resources required to assist the veterinarian in complementary and holistic procedures, as well as educate clients on the increasingly popular treatment options. A wide variety of common and lesser-known modalities are covered, including acupuncture, massage therapy, homotoxicology and holistic nutrition. Each modality also incorporates references to direct readers to additional, reliable information and outlines the role of both the veterinary technician and the veterinarian.

Written by an internationally-known and respected holistic veterinarian, this is a must have resource for veterinary technicians and veterinarians looking to increase their knowledge on complementary medicine modalities and expand treatment options available in their practices. ... Read more

9. The Cat Herbal: Simple Green Remedies for Your Cat
by Claire Nahmad
Paperback: 240 Pages (2000-04)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$4.45
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Asin: 0285635093
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Cat owners who prefer to treat their ailing pets with natural remedies now have a guide to help them do so. The core of this book is an A-to-Z listing of ailments and conditions with corresponding herbal recipes and treatments. Also included is a section on preventative cat care and treating sick cats at home. Practical guidance, illustrated with diagrams, explains how to administer herbal medicines, apply bandages and compresses, administer ear drops, and give herbal baths. To strengthen the potency of the herbal remedies, information is given on traditional charms to recite while administering treatment, and on spiritual and crystal healing. The herbs used are very common and are easily gathered in the wild or bought from a supplier, and detailed descriptions and drawings make herb and plant identification easy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A "must" for all cat fanciers, owners, and companions.
The Cat Herbal: Simple Green Remedies For Your Cat is a practical and comprehensive A to Z collection of safe and effective herbal remedies for more than one hundred feline disorders. From applying bandages andpoultices to administering the herbs, to the common herbs available fromthe garden, wild habitats, or herbal suppliers, the reader is provided withfull descriptions, with drawings. information is given on traditionalcharms to recite while administering treatment, along with spiritual andcrystal healing, and even how to seek help from angels. Of special value isthe chapter on Bach Flower Remedies especially beneficial to cats. Generaladvice on nutrition and healing and nursing the cat at home combine withdelightful illustrations of cats to make The Cat Herbal a "must"for all cat fanciers, owners, and companions. ... Read more

10. Naturally Healthy Dogs
by Carol Osborne
 Paperback: 112 Pages (2003-03-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$9.95
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Asin: 1577173414
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Your dog is an intelligent, social animal that will be a faithful companion if properly cared for. Although disorders and illnesses can affect its head, coat, digestion, and internal organs, many conditions can be effectively treated at home. This book takes a comprehensive look at what you can do to help your pet and clearly shows when you need to consult a vet. ... Read more

11. Natural Healing for Animals: A New Holistic Approach to Caring for Your Pets
by Clare Wilde
Paperback: 160 Pages (2001-03)
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Asin: 1856263606
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A safe, holistic guide to caring for pets using complementary healing techniques, featuring 90 color photos. ... Read more

12. Natural Dog Care (New Age Series)
by John Hoare
Hardcover: 96 Pages (2000-05-25)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$7.54
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Asin: 0754804801
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A comprehensive look at holistic care for good dog health and well-being. ... Read more

13. Natural Healthcare For Pets
by Richard Allport
Paperback: 192 Pages (2002-03-25)
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Asin: 0007130872
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This book points out the aspects of your pet's lifestyle that may contribute to poor physical or mental health.From aggression to infectious disease, each illness accompanies a safe, natural remedy to relieve symptoms and promote healing. ... Read more

14. Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine
by Stefanie Schwartz
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2005-07-21)
list price: US$84.99 -- used & new: US$63.76
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Asin: 0813822998
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The phenomenal growth of public interest in alternative treatments for human

The phenomenal growth of public interest in alternatives to Western treatments for human disease and dis-ease has spilled over into veterinary medicine. Many holistic veterinarians and pet owners are now interested in using alternative remedies to solve health problems with their pets. Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine is the first text on psychoactive herbal remedies for the treatment of behavior problems in small animals and provides:

Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine is an important guide for board-certified veterinary behaviorists, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students with a particular interest in behavior medicine. In addition, pet owners interested in alternative medicine for their misbehaving pets can use this well-rounded work to make informed decisions on the use of over-the-counter remedies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book for veterinarians
The book is well referenced and organized and, as such, is a great tool for veterinarians to have handy.Even if they're not prescribing herbs themselves, clients have often put their pets on herbal remedies and, at the least, the clinician needs to know our current state of knowledge about the effects of these herbs.The gaps in the book simply point out where we have little empirical knowledge at this point.Hopefully, continuing research will make it necessary for Dr. Schwartz to revise it in just a few years.

5-0 out of 5 stars AVMA 2007 Lecture Excellent
I went to her lectures today and the notes--which she said were directly from the book--were excellent. I really enjoyed the talk and found several ideas that I'd like to try in practice for behavioral issues. Who wouldn't want to try St John's Wort or some other herbal for storm phobias, separation anxiety, urine spraying in cats, etc, in conjunction with or instead of anipryl, reconcile, or some other drug? I plan on ordering her book based on her lectures. I think it will be a valuable resource for alternative sources for common behavioral problems. As long as you try listed doses and warn your owners it's untested, I think the likelihood of severe problems (such as death) very low. I was very happy with her lecture and think the book will be just as informative.

DR. BRENT MONAHAN ... Read more

15. Natural Pet Care: How to Improve Your Animal's Quality of Life
by Gary Null
Paperback: 320 Pages (2001-01-09)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$14.94
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Asin: 1583220747
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Gary Null has long been known for his work helping people improve their lives through nutrition and natural means. In Natural Pet Care, he turns his attention to animals, and not simply dogs and cats. This comprehensive guide covers birds, fish, snakes, and many other animals. Natural Pet Care presents the latest information on the much-misunderstood subject of how to best care for a pet. The author describes what’s wrong with commercial pet food, how to improve on it, what alternatives might work for individual animals, and why pets should eat a vegetarian diet. He shows how animals can overcome common ailments and behavior problems using tested, humane methods. Also included are both sides of such controversies as overvaccination and declawing of cats; sections on home cooking for animals; and an appendix with extensive information about resources and practitioners for those seeking holistic veterinary care. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I expected
Great book and loaded with good info as with all Gary Null's books. Despite delays with the mail service during the holidays, the sender made a fantastic effort to make sure the product was received in good form. I'm very pleased.

5-0 out of 5 stars sound advice
this book can help you feel better about making decisions about your pets' healthcare.

Gary Null has crafted the most beneficial pet care book available! Natural Pet Care is an invaluable resource for any and all pet lovers, regardless of what type of pet one has! This book provides exceptional guidance on what type of commercial pet food is healthy and safe for your beloved companion, how to detoxify your pet's body and environment, whether or not to vaccinate, common dog and cat ailments and how to heal them, and much, much more.

I particularly like the recipes on pages 27 - 38, such as "Holiday Breakfast", "Sunday Stew" and dog & cat "Mini Treats" and the appendix with a list holistic vets & practitioners by state, recommended reading, products for the natural pet, pet-friendly lodgings, pet food contact list and animal-friendly organizations.

Finally we have the tools to help our companion animals live the healthy, happy and disease-free lives they deserve! ... Read more

16. Head to Tail Wellness: Western Veterinary Medicine Meets Eastern Wisdom
by Stacy Fuchino
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-04-05)
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Asin: 0470506121
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Extend and enhance the quality of your pet's life

Be proactive about your pet's wellness and let Dr. Stacy show you how a reasonable combination of proven Western veterinary know-how and time-tested Eastern therapies can promote health and vitality for your furry companion.

Whether it's a matter of harnessing the healing properties of food, eliminating harmful elements from a pet's surroundings, restoring an animal's flow of energy, or treating bothersome symptoms, Dr. Stacy provides a revolutionary East-West approach, blending the best of both worlds to bring your pet's internal and external environments into perfect harmony.

  • Written by a leading veterinarian schooled in both Western veterinary medicine and traditional Eastern medicine
  • Packed with charts, quizzes, inspirational quotes, and more
  • An appendix lists alternative veterinary practitioners around the U.S.

Head to Tail Wellness will show you how to make positive changes in your pet's life that will reduce the need for drugs and invasive therapies and, most importantly, yield a happy, healthy pet. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dog-gone good!!
I loved this new approach to pet care.The book is easy to read, had so many good examples I could relate to, and shed light on some difficult issues we face as pet owners. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves their pets, is looking for one, or who just wants some interesting reading on how eastern philosophies can benefit ourselves and our pets. ... Read more

17. Heal Your Cat the Natural Way
by Richard Allport
 Paperback: 128 Pages (2000-06-08)
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Asin: 1840002980
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In recent years more and more people have been turning to alternative or complementary therapies, both for their own healthcare and for that of their pets. For many, natural remedies that work in harmony with the body's systems are the first choice to cure a range of ailments. Cats, just like people, suffer from the side effects that can result from the overuse of heavy synthetic drugs and invasive procedures. This book brings together all the natural remedies from a whole range of complementary therapies, explains how they work and shows you when and how these should be used for common health problems in your cat. Safe and effective treatments for almost 100 ailments are described in detail and real-life case studies show how they can and do work.Amazon.com Review
With more and more humans turning to alternative medicine, itwas only a matter of time before their pets followed suit. RichardAllport's Heal Your Cat the Natural Way is an informative guideto feline natural medicine. Therapies are concisely organized intotwo main groups: natural therapies, which include aromatherapy andacupuncture, and common diseases, which advises on the treatment ofailments, including those of the respiratory and urinary systems.Simple herbal ingredients and flowers are all that are required formany of these natural remedies, but one must be very cautious andshould always consult a vet or natural cat-care professional beforeusing any of the therapies discussed--your kitty isn't a walking pincushion, so don't even think about trying acupuncture on yourown. Heal Your Cat the Natural Way is both informal andinformational--a good guide for deciding which natural therapies maybe right for your cat. --Naomi Gesinger ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Peppermint And Strawberries For Your Cat!
This book is not only very informative, it's very interesting as well.Who would have thought that nasturtiums have a natural antibiotic effect? Or that peppermint is good for your cat's travel sickness and strawberrieshelp relieve your cat's dry cough.

The book covers Aromatherapy,Homoeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Bach Flowers and Acupuncture. First aid tipsand handling emergencies are included as well. The book describes commondiseases and how you and your veterinarian can treat them.It even showsyou how to administer the treatment. It's not a big book, only 128 pages,but I've found those pages have quite a bit of useful information even if Inever choose to administer some of the therapies discussed.I did get lostamong the abbreviations and latin terms used for homoeopathic therapies,however, there is so much more to this book and I learned so much from itthat I'm glad I have it on my bookshelf.I'm using this book to helpmaintain my cat's healthy life.

This book is definately an informativeand interesting resource for all cat owners to have. ... Read more

18. The Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine
by Edward H. Ruddock
Paperback: 149 Pages (2002-06-30)
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This title contains the symptoms, causes and treatment of the diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, swine and dogs with the general management of animals in health and disease. ... Read more

19. Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine
by Sage Holloway
Paperback: 222 Pages (2001-08-16)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$10.11
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Asin: 1577330781
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, fish, horses, dolphins and farm animals benefit from the gentle healing methods of vibrational medicine. Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine explains how to create remedies specifically for individual ailments ... with no harmful side effects!

Essences, or vibrational remedies, are elixirs of water inflused with the energy frequency of flowers, gems, minerals, elements, stars, or sacred earth spaces. These high-energy frequencies invite the individual's energetic field to resonate at the higher vibration, balancing and healing the energy system through the body.

Animal Healing is a resource and reference guide for over 1,000 energetic remedies. It provides a variety of ways to administer them to animals, and it takes the guesswork out of how they work. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Vibrational Healing Works!
The particular strength of this book is in the author's extensive experience with subtle healing remedies found in nature. Some people respond well to being pounded upon or consuming mass quantities of pharmaceuticals; others respond well to light touch or no touch therapy and a few drops of an herbal tincture in water. In my experience, animals fall more into the last category. This book is about "a few drops" (of essences) that can move mountains.

As a veterinary surgical technician many years ago, I experienced situations that could have responded to subtle vibrational healing --- if only we had known about it (such as acupuncture). Fortunately with the help of books like Sage Holloway's, this is changing. The author shows how working with subtle forms such as flower essences heals the whole self, not only the physical body. Moreover, she does not take things that work for humans and merely transpose them onto animals and call it a book).

"Westerners" might find some of the approaches in Sage's book hard to grasp if they have no experience working with subtle energies in nature, so it would be useful to readVibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies;Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life;Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual. Also there are some approaches missing from the section on Energy Healing Modalities that I would consider vibrational "medicine"(for example: Homeopathy, Reiki, Acupressure)but no problems, that's what the table of contents is for!

This book is clearly written, comes from the perspective of a great deal of knowledge, is practical yet detailed enough for the practitioner experienced with plant essences, and has a "Vibrational Remedies Cross Reference" Chapter tying things together. A great feature is that the author always directly links each remedy with specific uses for the animal. She also refers to cutting-edge approaches like healing with Elements and Inert Gasses, and Sound Healing --- and some wonderfully creative other ideas --- which are hardly ever heard about for humans much less animals! This is a wonderful book that fills in gaps not usually covered in other books. I'm glad I bought it and will keep as a valuable "desk reference" to energetic healing with elixers and essences for animals.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thankful
Through the use of this wonderful reference I have learned a great deal about healing animals and myself. It is beyond thorough and contains enough of everything so that any ailment may be eased. Sage does an incredible job here and I am as thankful as our animals! She goes over everything from aromatherapy to gem elixers and flower essences. She explains how to properly dowse and muscle check. She is a master and this work is a beautiful masterpiece itself.

3-0 out of 5 stars Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine
I had hoped to find more on helping my itchy and allergic bulldog but there is only one chapter on dogs.I needed more help than I got from this source.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I have been waiting for this book for many years. This is the best resource available for energetic healing for animals anywhere. I found it to be clear and concise, and easy to access very specific information from a wide and well researched database. Ms. Holloway's knowledge of the many areas of vibrational medicine is very thorough yet she presents this information in an easy to understand manner. I don't know what I would do without this book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Information but too much of it.
While I enjoyed reading this book, there was way too much information as to what each hydrosol, etc does.All the same information can be found on the websites recommended in the back of the book. ... Read more

20. Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care
by Chiclet T. Dog, Jan Rasmusen
Paperback: 272 Pages (2006-01-15)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$19.76
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Book For Maltese Owners
This must have book for Maltese owners provides great insights into the health and grooming of these wonderful animals.This text written from a dog's perspective was easy to read, humorous and most importantly insightful.The suggestion on feeding, grooming and the effects on their systems was fantastic.Most importantly the information about how vet practices including vaccinations are life saving.Our small Maltese was "overdosed" by a vet who did not check the blood of the animal to see if the shot was needed and we almost lost our precious pup.We use this book weekly and believe it will be of great benefit to anyone who reads it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!!!
Great book for people who are concerned about the well-being of their pets!Very entertaining to read from a dog's point of view too!I cannot believe that we have tried so hard to take care of our bodies but never stop to think about what is going into our pets....I am totally disgusted with myself!Thanks to the author for her quick responses to my inquiries about her book!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A book on dog care changed my dog's life and saved me a fortune in vet bills.
The book is Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care, a national award-winner endorsed by countless holistic veterinarians and organizations and written by Jan Rasmusen. This charming book, narrated by a highly-opinionated 4-pound Maltese named Chiclet, teaches readers everything they need to know about holistic dog care. It includes 90 full color photographs and covers the gamut from avoiding over-vaccination, feeding for health, medicating carefully and much, much more.

Jan's investigation into dog care began after her Maltese, Jiggy, contracted a life-threatening autoimmune liver disease. She learned that many of us are unknowingly damaging our dogs' health by unquestioningly following recommendations promulgated by major pet food and pharmaceutical industries. Her shocking discoveries prompted Jan to help others learn vital lessons about protecting and caring for our canine companions.

Prior to reading the book, I considered myself a responsible animal guardian. Although my financial circumstances changed dramatically following the latent onset of complications from a traumatic brain injury, I continued to place a high priority on providing quality nutrition and veterinary care for my animal companions. I fed them organic pet food free of grains, preservatives and additives and continued their annual veterinary check-ups and vaccinations.

I thought I was doing the right thing to ensure their health, but my reliance on conventional practices was placing my companions' lives at risk. This became evident when I adopted Spirit, a now 9-year old Shih Tzu rescued from a puppy mill. This sweet dog had never experienced the feel of the wind on her face, the grass underneath her feet or the beauty of the night sky. The last thing she needed was bad health interfering with her rehabilitation. However, in the months following her adoption, health issues sent us running to the veterinary clinic many times.

As the problems continued, I sought answers from friends and associates. One day a friend sent us a gift: a copy of Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care. Today, I'm convinced that this gift probably saved Spirit's life. It certainly opened new doors of knowledge, understanding and advocating for our animal companions.

After all the tried and failed treatments for Spirit's ongoing bouts of severe diarrhea, recurring ear infections, watering eyes and a host of other problems, we discovered some simple life saving solutions. Below are a few of our discoveries.

*Defrosting Spirit's raw food medallions in the microwave proved to be the cause of her chronic diarrhea and the resulting dehydration. Microwaving the food alters the fat composition, producing diarrhea and other digestive problems for some dogs.

*After the third round of antibiotics for a recurrent ear infection, we tried a safe topical medication that treats ear infections resulting from bacterial and yeast infections. Spirit experienced immediate relief and the problem appears to be resolved.

*When I inquired about Spirit's watering eyes and the resultant staining of her fur, veterinarians at 2 clinics informed me that it was common to the breed and no reason for concern. I was advised to use over the counter tear stain removal products to keep her eyes and fur clear of the matting. However, the problem continued to worsen, leading me to seek additional help. Utilizing Jan's book, web site and blog and their articles on holistic care, I discontinued the tear stain products and tried a holistic medication for allergies. The improvement is amazing. Spirit has since seen a new veterinarian. He, like Jan, advised against the use of tear stain removal products, stating that these products could worsen the condition because the real cause isn't addressed.

One of the reasons Spirit's health progress is so remarkable is her condition at the time of the rescue relative to her condition today. Spirit is now a certified service dog assisting me with the challenges of living with a traumatic brain injury. In addition to helping me, Spirit shares her story with children and adults in the community. On one occasion she discovered a fire hazard outside of her apartment complex preventing possible injury, property danger and worse. Her keen senses and courage earned her an appreciative following and lots of praise from management. She taught, and continues to teach us, that with proper nutrition, health care and tender loving care, dogs have a lot to offer us humans.

When sharing Spirit's story, I always include the role of Jan, Chiclet (her tiny "co-author) and their ongoing quest to make life better for canine companions like Spirit. On a side note, Spirit's feline siblings, Lucy and Jazz, are also benefiting from the health, nutrition, safety and other information contained in Scared [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Informed consent
As a dog owner, it is my responsibility to make the best informed choices for my precious puppies. This book was enlightening to the max and opened my eyes to the ways in which the lives of our beloved pets are shortened by profit based veterinary medicine and "nutritionally complete dog foods".
Though I've been aware of the dangers of commercially prepared dog foods for some time, I had no idea of the dangers of vaccinations...especially giving little dogs like mine the SAME DOSE that big dogs get...come on!!
IMHO, this book is required reading for every dog owner who wants their precious pup to be around for many years beyond the "usual lifetime". An alternative approach to standard dog care can and does lengthen their lives and makes their lives far more comfortable. Isn't that what we would want for our own family members - because our pets ARE our family members.
Ellie Stanford

5-0 out of 5 stars Small Dog owners must read this book
If you own a small dog, this is a MUST READ!!The author has done a tremendous amount of reseach and has such good information.You won't be disappointed! ... Read more

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