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Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats: Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements [Paperback]

Shawn Messonnier D.V.M.
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May 31 2001 The Natural Vet
2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA)
When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer?
Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes:
·An A-Z guide to common health conditions
·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
·Proven complementary therapies for your pet
·And much, much more!
Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did.
Inside, natural treatments for:
·Kidney Disease
·Heart Disease
·Feline Leukemia
·Dental Disease
·Ear Infections
·And many more common conditions
"Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike." —L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals
"A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment." —Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
"This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets." —Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.

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Holistic and Complementary Therapies for Optimal Health

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The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats has been awarded the Better Health for Life Award by the Cat Writer's Association (CWA.) This award, presented by the CWA and, recognizes one book each year which best reflects and promotes a complementary or integrated approach to a cat's emotional or physical needs.

The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats was chosen from a large field of entries of pet health books published in 2001. According to the author, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, "I am honored that my book was chosen for this distinguished award. In my practice in Plano, Tx, each day I see many positive benefits of integrative medicine holds for my patients. I hope that as veterinarians and pet owners read The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, many more pet lives will be improved and saved by using the proven therapies I discuss in the book."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Messonier has written a comprehensive and concise guide to a number of animal ailments and choices for their treatment.
He does an admirable job of presenting current conventional and alternative treatments in a very attractive format.
The book also gives great information for making good choices on feeding dogs and cats, emphasizing the importance of nutrition in good health.
It is a good reference source for a veterinarian to have on her desk, and a useful, enjoyable read for animal owners to keep in their home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good for every dog lovers library Aug. 14 2003
very thorough. organized well. i found out a lot of things that i wish i had known earlier. i especially liked the section on diets. it details what types of diets are available out there for your dog, from everything from commercial to homecooked, to raw. gives honest answers and opinions that make sense pertaining to the diet section. other areas of the handbook are scientific and are organized very well. nice book to add to your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holistic Healthcare for Pets Oct. 10 2001
Dr. Messonnier's aproach to natural health for dogs and cats is neither too complicated for the average person to follow nor too far-out to work in conjunction with a traditional family vet's advice. Good, practical information is presented in "real person" language, making this book an excellent guide for anyone concerned about their dog or cat's health.
In addition to information that will help you keep your pet healthy, Dr. Messonnier introduces various types of complimentary and alternative therapies for sick or injured pets. He instructs readers on how to use these treatments alone, or in conjunction with traditional medicine, to ensure a holistic approach to pet health. Readers can choose the best path to their pet's wellness by using the more familiar route, or by combining techniques to meet their dog or cat's need.
This book is a must for any pet owner who thinks outside the box of traditional pet health care.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has it all! July 25 2001
I was very impressed with this book. It discusses many disease in dogs and cats and it provides natural as well as conventional therapies as well as diets for different medical conditions. It discusses the pros and cons of both therapies and suggests different herbs, again listing the pros and cons as well as scientific evidence and dosages. I found it a good overall book because it also discussed diets and instead of just saying certain brands are bad, it lists what different ingredients are used for and teaches you how to read labels. It also discusses Raw food diets and lists pros and cons of them as well as meal planning. Although I personally feed raw, he did a very good job explaining precautions and backed up his information with sound reasoning and scientific data. Very good easy to read reference book for the concerned pet owner. I plan to get this book as a gift for some of my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats Oct. 9 2002
One of the Most Comprehensive Books I have ever read, Its more than a BIBLE, for not only Veterinarians but Pet Owners as well. Its a Must Have! Dr. Messonnier's information is very extensive and obviously he must be rewarded for the knowledge that he is willing to share with the public. Besides medical advice he also gives one alternative suggestions for healing their pet.Writing in layman's terms its easy to understand and you don't have to have a medical degree or be a rocket scientist.
Besides ailments, & conditions he also give you a full compliment on herbs, vitamins and supplements Diets & therapies & alot more...Don't miss your opportunity to help your pet even if you have no problems...Learn to avoid some of the unfortunate problems that pet owners have with theirs...This book is more than a God Send! Thank you Dr. Messonnier for your knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Must Buy" for All Who Treasure Their Pets Jan. 26 2002
This book is a "must buy" for all pet lovers who demand the highest quality of care for their animals. Since I have been both a librarian and a proud owner of a large menagerie for over twenty years, I have evaluated and used hundreds of books dealing with the care of companion animals. Dr. Messonnier's work is certainly the most superior.
It is extremely comprehensive, unbiased in presentation and easily understood by a lay person. Each section is clearly written, deals with both alternative and traditional veterinary medicine and is cross-referenced for easy access.
I refer to my copy daily and find that I am constantly talking to friends, quoting information, and recommending that they purchase copies of their own.
As I stated earlier, this guide is a "must have" for all who treasure their animals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for any animal guardian Dec 31 2002
I loved this book. Even though it's written as an encylopedia, I read it from cover to cover. It's deals with a technical subject but it's written in an untechnical, albeit dry manner. It helps de-mythologize all of those sometimes ominous-sounding supplements out there that are touted as cures or treatments for various ailments. It's also an informative reference book for humans, because many of the supplements he talks about are available for human use also. Dr. Messonier presents conventional as well as "alternative" treatments and their pros and cons to give the reader a balanced view of available treatment protocols.
This book is an excellent resource. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic addition to my library
As an operational manager of an online retail site catering to pets using herbal remedies, this is an invaluable addition to my library for my staff. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lukeowt
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking substance
Save your money, this book will just give you the briefest of overviews. If you are interested in dog health or have a dog with an allergy problem, this is not the book to buy. Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars good for every dog lovers library
very thorough. organized well. i found out a lot of things that i wish i had known earlier. i especially liked the section on diets. Read more
Published on Aug. 14 2003 by meghan muir
5.0 out of 5 stars Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats
This book is a great, concise review of what is currently known about many natural remedies, and also of many of the currently used natural remedies for specific conditions. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2002 by Wendy Blount
5.0 out of 5 stars Natural health Bible for Dogs & Cats
This book is a must have book for all pet owners. I have owned pets all my life and could not believe the things I learned from this book. Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2002 by Marsha Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats- Your A-Z Guide.
Dr. Messonnier's Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats is truly an "A to Z" guide to healthy Natural Supplementation for not only pet owners, but veterinarians and... Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2002 by Mike Murphy- MVP Laboratories, Inc.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book!!
This book is invaluable to any pet owner. I have used it over and over to treat several ailments and conditions for my pets. Read more
Published on Dec 28 2001 by KJB
5.0 out of 5 stars Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats
This book is a must. I have never seen so much applicable information in one book. It is referenced in a way that makes sense, it is full of detailed, understandable, in-depth... Read more
Published on Oct. 15 2001 by Peter Degtjarewsky
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