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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (Dec 22 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0658009966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0658009969
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

CJ Puotinen is a natural health writer.

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FOR A STRESS-FREE LIFE with a happy, healthy companion animal, no single step is so important as finding the right companion in the first place. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Yeoh Siok Kee on June 8 2001
Format: Paperback
We are very new to the holistic care for pets ... and we were looking to find a good book that would introduce us to this more natural method of looking after our dogs ...
Ms. Puotinen's book is everything that we could have asked for ... her first few chapters takes the beginner gently through the methods, means, whys and wherefore of holistic care. Her writing is clear, concise and sure ...
The rest of the book is (to our mind) quite detailed, with lots of specifics ... and we suspect will cater even for the more experienced.
The book takes the reader from feeding raw food & supplements, to aromatherapy & homeopathy, and even guides the reader through the more esoteric art of flower therapy and massage for pets. There is a wonderful chapter on common ailments and possible natural remedies.
The author draws from numerous sources of information & reference (all carefully indexed and referenced) and she reproduces conversations & interviews with other practitioners of the art (including vets). To beginners such as us, this is quite essential ... and we found great comfort, to learn that holistic care is not only an ancient art but is still actively practised today (and gaining much ground), by even those with medical and professional qualifications.
Interesting reading ... offering much to those willing to learn. Well worth the time and cost ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Online Buyer on Oct. 24 2013
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I have used this book since the original came out in 1998 with four dogs and with no problems. I learned a great deal about herbs and essential oils as they relate to dogs from this book than I ever imagined and I had a background IN herbs and essential oils.

After using this book for a couple of years, I kept it always within reach. It now has over a dozen sticky notes in pages that I referred to over and over. The most amazing and helpful thing I remember using was Lavender essential oil to clear up chronic eye infections and lavender with garlic (in olive oil) for ear infections in my dogs.

The book is really organized well, gives you several options in different therapies and, if my memory serves, does caution you to test whatever you use before dosing your pet.

While I don't have dogs now (two lived to 15.5 & 13.5 years and the two younger ones are still alive, but with my ex), I remember looking up things by condition, symptoms, etc. as it has an excellent, detailed 20-page! index in the back. It also has a 30-page Appendix that includes a two-part questionnaire you can use to assess your dog's health and the other 27 pages are of resources and most importantly, REFERENCES broken down by book chapters. Rarely does any author go to this degree of dilligence. It shows she does not take her reader's pets lightly.

Ms. Puotinen even covers topics like selecting the right pet, training, and hard to accept things like saying goodbye and even euthanasia. Not only is she dilligent, this author clearly CARES.

The book even includes other pets like rabbits that I have never seen included in pet health books. Most focus solely on dogs and cats.

The author studied to be a vet in Italy and has a holistic practice with other vets today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carole T. Laidman on Jan. 17 2013
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This book is a must have for any pet owner. It is clear and concise with lots of alternative care for our beloved pets. Almost any topic you are in need of for your pet is covered in this very well written book. I would highly recommend it.
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By Snip on April 18 2014
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A book that all dog owners should read. Having been a breeder of Keeshonden for 30+ years, I found the book very interesting.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1 2001
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Because many natural remedies are ancestors to our modern pharmacopia, care must be taken with all drugs you give your pet. Please use these books carefully and under the supervision of your veterinarian. There is a reason why we are required to attend four years of post-undergraduate medical school in order to prescribe drugs and make medical decisions. All animals are complex organisms who vary widely among species and individuals. Drugs and herbal remedies that may be safe and effective in humans can kill cats and dogs. These species variations are not well understood, especially with regards to herbal medications. For example, onions can be deadly to cats, as can Tylenol (a drug that we feel is safe even for human children). Please don't leave your common sense at the (e)bookstore door. Saving money on veterinary care by using a book may cost you the life of your pet.
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