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have been individually selected for it's quality and is
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Care and Herbal Healing
by Mary L. Wilff-Tilford, Gregory L. Tilford, Mary Wulff-Tilford
Paperback - 384 pages (November 15, 2001)
Tilfords' book introduces readers to hundreds of plant
medicines that can be used in the daily care of animals.
The authors, both herbalists, begin with a chapter on
the principles and practices of herbalism, explaining
the basics of herbal preparations and what they call
the "ethical use of herbs." They discuss the
connection between herbs and diet and give guidelines
for feeding dogs and cats. The bulk of the book is a
191-page guide to herbs for animals. Each entry includes
a description of the plant, its habitat and range, its
cycle and bloom season, preparation, common uses, availability,
and propagation and harvest techniques. Also included
are a warning of its side effects--if any--and a photograph
of the plant.
LOVE this book. I can't say that enough. It's full of
great information, wonderful photos and helpful recipes.
When I need to know something on treating animals with herbs, this is the
first book I reach for.
here can also be applied to humans
about using medicinal herbs, for you as well as
your pet, this book is a great place to start. This book
is a must have."
Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine
Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat
by Martin Goldstein D.V.M.
accomplished doctor of veterinary medicine,
Martin Goldstein is well respected for his 25 years worth
of experience in the field--experience he effectively utilizes
in conjunction with his expertise in holistic medicine in
his book, The Nature of Animal Healing. Goldstein begins with
a broad explanation of the origins of diseases in pets, then
moves on to taking action against those diseases, not only
offering thorough discussions of specific ailments--including
cancer, allergies, and arthritis--and the holistic medicines
available to help in the healing process, but also speaking
to the "dubious legacy of vaccines" as well as the
questionable quality of pet food. Finally, Goldstein turns
his attention to the spiritual realm, addressing both the
bonds that we have with our pets--and how those bonds aid
in preventing and fighting our pets' health problems--as well
as dealing with the death of a beloved pet. Goldstein's expert
advice, inclusion of inspiring real-life cases, and thorough
resource "compendium of holistic books, newsletters,
Web sites, veterinarians, and associations" make this
book a valuable addition to any pet owner's library.
great book on holistic animal care. Very informative and provides
a good explanation of what holistic care is and it's practice.
His section on vaccines is a must read."
Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
by Richard H. Pitcairn, Susan Hubble Pitcairn
natural pet-care book from two celebrated veterinary specialists
in chemical-free nutrition, treatment, and natural healing
for pets, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health
for Dogs & Cats offers valuable natural and holistic advice
on a host of pet topics, including, but not limited to, diet,
exercise, environment, coping with a pet's death, and how
to care for a sick animal. In addition to their thorough discussion
of the above, Richard Pitcairn, D.V.M., and his wife, Susan
Hubble Pitcairn, M.S., offer a comprehensive "quick reference"
section on animal illnesses, organized alphabetically and
including a brief description of each illness, preventative
measures that may be taken, and holistic and natural treatment
options for both dogs and cats--treatments that should always
be discussed with one's vet before being used. Occasional
line drawings, informative graphs, and the Pitcairn's intelligent
prose make this guide a must-have for pet owners interested
in a natural lifestyle for their pets.
originally bought this book over 20 years ago when it was
the only book on this subject to be found. It's stood the
test of time and is still right up there at the top of the
list of books dealing with natural care for pets."
Kidd's Guide to Herbal Cat Care
by Randy Kidd, Randy, DVM Kidd
Kidd, DVM, PhD, practiced traditional veterinary medicine
for more than 10 years before he began incorporating homeopathy
and herbal medicine into his practice. He served as president
of the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association and
is a consultant to several pet supplement companies. Kidd
maintains holistic veterinary practices in Kansas and in the
San Francisco Bay area. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kidd's Guide to Herbal Dog Care
by Randy Kidd, Randy, DVM Kidd
Kidd, a holistic veterinarian and herbalist, explains how
herbs can be used as a practical, safe, and efficacious part
of dogcare. This guide to complete herbal care for dogs includes
simple introductions to holistic dog care, how herbs work,
dosage and potency, and methods for delivering herbs into
a dog's system. Herbal Dog Care includes chapters on common
ailments and how to address each of them herbally. Kidd covers
preventive care, approaches for age-related problems, and
the treatment of chronic conditions - from calming a nervous
animal to getting rid of parasites, addressing urinary tract
Aromatherapy for Animals: A Comprehensive Guide to the Use
of Essential Oils and Hydrosols With Animals
by Kristen Leigh Bell
Paperback - 192 pages
Aromatherapy for Animals is a reliable and trustworthy holistic
aromatherapy sourcebook for pet owners, aromatherapy lovers
and all petcare-related professionals. This book fills a growing
need for effective aromatherapy information and treatments
that improve and maintain animal health, as well as prevent
common ailments in dogs, cats, horses and other animals. This
comprehensive guide will focus on safety and common uses of
essential oils, application methods, recipes for various ailments,
and in-depth information on the safest and simplest essential
oils to use for everyday aromatic animal care.
Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
by Juliette De Bairacli-Levy, Juliet De Bairacli Levy, Juliette
De Bairacli Levy
Paperback - 471 pages 4th edition (June 1991)
book is a valuable guide for farmers and the general public
concerned about the overuse of nonnatural medicine, herbicides,
and insecticides in farm management and animal husbandry.
The author, Juliette de Baïracli Levy, offers detailed
directions for treating all farm animals with natural methods,
while stating her evidence that "mechanized" farming
methods have led to the demise of domesticated animals' overall
health. She asserts that poor and inadequate natural habitat,
unnatural feeding practices, and a reliance on medicine to
fight individual symptoms of disease without addressing the
whole animal have weakened farm animals' innate disease-fighting
ability. Her argument for a return to reliance on the natural
and away from the synthetic and artificial rearing and feeding
methods of farm animals becomes more urgent and relevant given
the outbreaks of "mad cow disease" and other ailments
caused by these practices. This book, used in conjunction
with proper consultation with a veterinarian, can help animal
owners and farmers move back to natural and healthy farming
practices. --Julia King
got this book because it sounded "right up my alley".
I agree with her theories and enjoyed reading it for a while,
but lost interest as I found other sources to be more useful
(such as Herbs for Pets).