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A previously published bestselling guide to alternative medicine for both cats and dogs, this newly updated version focuses on felines alone and incorporates the most recent findings in holistic veterinary medicine. Drawing on the extensive experience of many American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association members, author Pat Lazarus offers invaluable information on herbology, acupressure, chiropractic care, vitamins, and diet--all treatments that should be discussed with one's vet before being administered--as well as a useful directory to holistic veterinarians across the United States. Informative sidebars, inspiring case histories, and Lazarus's straightforward approach make Keep Your Cat Healthy the Natural Way the perfect book for owners interested in caring for their cats naturally.
Drawing on the expertise of veterinarians with the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, this book focuses on holistic ways to prevent disorders, such as cancer, generally considered inevitable. Natural therapies differ from traditional drug and surgery treatments in three ways: they tend not to have the negative side effects of drugs, they rebuild the total health of the body, and they are often less expensive. The most important natural therapy is a preventive diet, and Lazarus (Keep Your Pet Healthy the Natural Way, 1986) presents steps for shifting from "fake" commercial foods to raw meat, eggs, grains, and vegetables. Elsewhere, he covers natural remedies and alternative therapies. A useful state-by-state list of holistic veterinarians is included. This work, together with Richard Pitcairn's Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (Rodale, 1995), makes a strong contribution to collections on holistic pet care.?Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Clarkston
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