Summary: "For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets. The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life"-- Amazon.com.Content Notes:
Introduction: A deeper look at "natural" and "holistic" -- Ch. 1. A tiny dog, a big shift -- Ch. 2. What's really in pet food -- Ch. 3. What's happening to all our food? -- Ch. 4. Loving the earth ... and all animals -- Ch. 5. Healthy, humane, and sustainable : new diets for a new era -- Ch. 6. Recipes for today -- Ch. 7. Making the switch -- Ch. 8. Special diets for special pets -- Ch. 9. Choosing a healthy animal -- Ch. 10. Creating a healthy home -- Ch. 11. Exercise, rest, grooming, and play -- Ch. 12. Living together : responsible pet management -- Ch. 13. Connections : emotions and your animal's health -- Ch. 14. Tips for special situations -- Ch. 15. Saying goodbye : coping with a pet's death -- Ch. 16. Vaccines : friend or foe? -- Ch. 17. Holistic and alternative therapies -- Ch. 18. How to care for a sick animal -- QUICK REFERENCE SECTION. How to use the Quick Reference Section -- Common pet ailments and their treatments -- Handling emergencies and giving first aid -- Schedule for herbal treatment -- Schedule for homeopathic treatment.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-481) and index.