In addition to traditional veterinary treatments, a wide range of alternative approaches to are becoming more main stream. Natural Healing for Cats, Dogs, Horses and Other Animals will help pet owners and caretakers understand their options. The author provides valuable advice and shows how to select a practitioner and to determine whether more than one alternative therapy is appropriate. We all want to give our pets the happiest, healthiest life possible—here is a book that shows the way!
A primary concern of all horse owners and caregivers is that their animals receive the proper feed and in the correct amounts. In seeking information about these matters, it’s easy for owners and caregivers to be lured in—and often misled—by advertisements and endorsements for vitamins, alternative medicines, and other supplementary products. Noted equine nutritionist Lisa Preston offers solid and sensible guidance in these and other areas in her wide-reaching Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition. Among the topics she covers are: • Formulating a correct dietary routine for your horse, pony, or mule based on such considerations as breed, age, and size, as well as locale, climate, and the activities in which they take part • Understanding the horse’s digestive system and related organs and the effects of various feeds on them • Feed-related diseases and other ailments: their causes, prevention, and treatment • The use and misuse of vitamins and other supplements • Understanding your veterinarian’s diagnoses, tests, and treatments • And much more Thoroughly researched using the latest scientific data and featuring dozens of tables, charts, and illustrations, The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition belongs on the shelf of every horse owner.
The Terrific Second Book in the New Horseshoer Mystery Series, Featuring the Incorrigible Female Horse Shoer Rainy Dale A dead blow hammer leaves little to no mark on the surface it strikes. It’s not a shoer’s tool, but horseshoer Rainy Dale knows them and knows there are more questions than answers about how her new client became a widow. The old woman says there was hardly a bruise on her dead husband. Why was he driving his tractor so dangerously near the killer bull? How long did it take him to die after the machine rolled and pinned him? The whole town seems aware of the dead man’s wandering eye. Did the widow know? It all happened just before Rainy came to town, about the time that her fiancé, Guy, volunteered with his buddy to help search for a young woman who went missing from Cowdry, Oregon. Rainy is supposed to be making wedding plans and friends, but she can’t help being drawn into the town’s old intrigues. Once again, Rainy will have to dig deep and use all the tools in her box to both defend herself and the people she's just learning to love.
“I’ll give you half-a-million dollars for the rest of that bottle.” Every visit to my friend’s house was crazy with 3 dogs jumping, barking, and acting wild. “All I have to do is spray them with these Flower Essences and they will settle down” I said. She burst out laughing at me, the little bottle, and my big promise. “Wait 3 minutes.” I said while spraying. She checked her watch. In 2 ½ minutes, the German Shepherd and the Border Collie were lying down and the unruly Jack Russell-Chihuahua was quietly chewing on one of his toys. What would you pay for Peace and Quiet? There is no substitute for patience, positive training, and understanding but sometimes we simply need to pull the lamp closer to get a better look at the cause of their discontent, to illuminate, see from a different angle, helping your animal overcome problematic behaviors, attitudes, and emotions.”
Donna Kelleher is one of the growing numbers of holistic vets whose methods of care are changing the way we heal our pets. She is also a certified acupuncturist, chiropractor and herbalist. As a vet and an author, her mission is to break down the barriers that exist between conventional medicine and alternative medicine in order to show that harsh drugs and vaccines, with their debilitating side effects, are not the only approach. Her book offers a compassionate view of animal care and healing. Through stories of extraordinary animal healing, she explores and offers holistic solutions for most domestic animals, including dogs, cats, horses and birds, with diseases that are often considered to be non-curable in Western medicine. These include a canary with a foot infection cured by herbal soaks, an epileptic dog whose seizures stopped through the use of a natural diet and herbal treatment, a cat whose mouth sores are cured by acupuncture and a host of other animals with arthritis, and other conditions - all cured by holistic medicine.
Yogi, a small, scrappy Jack Russell terrier, has a pain in the neck, and after a month in the hospital, he still can't walk. Charlie, a charismatic rescued racing thoroughbred, has a bad back and can no longer stand the weight of a saddle. Mikey's posttraumatic stress syndrome transforms this wise feline into an anxious fellow who rips out clumps of belly hair. The mysterious tortoise Sheldon T. has disappeared, leaving only questions in his muddy wake, and Angel, an achingly beautiful, otherworldly cockatoo, has strange symptoms that defy every antibiotic known to science. Meet just a few of the compelling, complex characters in The Last Chance Dog, a twenty-first-century All Creatures Great and Small filled with entertaining, instructive, and moving true-life tales from the files of a pioneering holistic veterinarian. Dr. Donna Kelleher recounts her most intriguing cases as she takes us through the intuitive art of diagnosing animals and effecting miraculous cures with safe, natural treatments that succeed where conventional medicine has failed. Holistic medicine is their last chance, and over and over again, Kelleher heals with the gentle powers of acupuncture, animal nutrition, herbal treatments, and chiropractic. Her stories of unforgettable, ailing animals -- and the people who fight to save them -- are truly inspirational as she transforms the animals' health and the lives of those who love them. The Last Chance Dog includes advice on everything from vaccinations and commercial pet foods to step-by-step instructions for simple, safe remedies for a multitude of common conditions, including allergies, digestive problems, urinary tract infections, pain, hot spots, itchy skin, fear, and anxiety.
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.