- Paperback: 504 pages
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (Oct. 20 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155643295X
- ISBN-13: 978-1556432958
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 794 g
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals Paperback – Oct 20 1999
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"This wonderful, compassionate book convinced me to use only veterinarians who use only homeopathy. Read it. You'll see. You will agree."
-Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson
"Dr. Hamilton offers a clear, comprehensive, solid foundation in veterinary homeopathy that allows it to be accessible to animal guardians. It is an extremely valuable contribution to the field of veterinary homeopathy."
-Allen Schoen, D.V.M., M.S.
About the Author
Don Hamilton, D.V.M., is a conventionally-trained veterinarian who has been practicing medicine for twenty years. He has been practicing veterinary homeopathy for thirteen years and as taught in the professional homeopathic veterinary course sponsored by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. Hamilton did his arly training in homeopathic veterinary care with Dr. Richard Pitcairn; he has studied with world-renowned homeopaths such as Francisco Eizayaga of Argentinam Rajan Sankaran of India, Alize Timmerman of the Netherlands, and Jungian homeopath Edward C. Whitmont of the U.S. He maintains a practice in New Mexico.
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Dr. Hamilton begins by explaining how as a veterinarian, he grew he grew increasingly frustrated with the limitations 'modern' veterinary care; of how he was often only able to provide temporary relief, with ailments returning time and time again. He tells of his exploration into alternative veterinary medicine and how by the mid/late 90's, he had become convinced of the benefits of natural/homeopathic sustenance, prevention & treatment.
The book is essentially divided into 2 sections:
a) The 1st Section contains a reasonably detailed summary of the history of homeopathic care & sustenance, its nature, philosophy and development. Dr. Hamilton carefully explains the theories and principles behind homeopathic care, of how it deals with the entire being (pet or human), seeking always to identify and treat root causes of ailments and diseases. He expresses his concerned that 'modern' medicine is too often symptom oriented, and drugs are prescribed to suppress symptoms without curing the ailment itself. With symptom suppressing medication, relief is temporary and over time, ailments often reappear in even more virulent forms.
Dr. Hamilton cautions the reader of common pitfalls faced by beginners and emphasises that proper homeopathic care requires much careful & systematic observation.
He tells how homeopathic care is deeply rooted in human civilisation and quickly dispels any notion that homeopathic remedies are 'quack' remedies based on old wives' tales.
(b) The 2nd Section consists of a series of chapters which carefully details common disorders and diseases afflicting our dogs and pets. From skin disorders to bloat, from cuts & scratches to death-causing diseases (and practically everything else in between). The author explores causes and effects, and suggests homeopathic preventive care and remedies. Potencies & dosages of homeopathic medicines are explained.
The chapter on vaccination is particularly interesting. This issue is dealt with in some detail and Dr. Hamilton is openly critical of the current vaccination practice.
An extensive list of further reading & references is provided.
This book requires careful reading & concentration. This is definitely not the book for a quick introduction on how to use aromatic scents & oils ... but, I suspect will be invaluable reference for anyone seriously wishing to learn homeopathic care, diagnosis and treatment.
I know I'm going to have to re-read this book several times ... The book leaves no illusion about me being ready to prescribe any but the most simple of homeopathic remedies ...
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