My Favorite Animal Health Books

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My favorite book on homeopathy for animals is by Don Hamilton. I especially encourage you to read the first chapters, even if you are not using homeopathy, because he clearly teaches you how your animal becomes ill and about the different ways we all respond to treatments – Cure, Palliation and Suppression. He clearly shows you the basic principles of homeopathy which apply to all healing techniques from surgery to acupuncture to drugs to herbs to homeopathy. This is a must read. The rest of the book covers specific problems and he clearly says that the few remedies he suggests for a specific condition may not be the ones your animal needs, as homeopathic remedies are prescribed for individuals, not diseases.

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs
Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs

General Health Care Guides

The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care by Anitra Frazier

The Natural Cat

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Anitra was one of the early writers on how to improve the health of our feline friends. I have lectured with her many times and feel she has probably been a cat for many previous incarnations for she even sounds like a cat. Her book has so many great chapters. One “miracle” treatment is her High Calcium Chicken broth.


Scared Poopless by Chicklet, the dog.  (typed by Jan Rasmussen)  This is such a fun and informative book, covering all the major issues – diet, vaccine problems, house training, surgeries, play and much more.

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Natural Health for Dogs and Cats – Richard Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn has been the bible for holistic care since the 1980s. This needs to be in every household as it covers diet (though I disagree with their current edition’s emphasis on high grain diets), vaccine problems, holistic and homeopathic paradigms, lots of practical suggestions for living successfully with your dog and cat companions, and a large section treating specific ailments. 

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Nutrition

Behavior and training
Leslie McDevitt  “Control Unleashed” – also a puppy version. Recommended by several trainers. 

Herbs

Flower Essences

Homeopathy

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Miscellaneous

Healthy Goats

Natural Goat Care, by Pat Coleby

Natural Goat Care

This book is comprehensive, very easy to read and full of references. Pat tells wonderful stories of goats healed with improved diet, herbs, homeopathy and more. Did you know that you need a stronger fence on the side that the wind blows the strongest? Goats move against the wind – she did not speculate why. One doe with a prolapsed uterus was healed with a few doses of a homeopathic remedy. If you have an interest in raising goats, this is a must.

“… when poor nutrition yielded poor animal health, Coleby was able to prescribe non-invasive, natural remedies that resulted in amazing, seemingly miraculous cures of animals whose cases conventional veterinary wisdom would abandon.”

Acres magazine

Natural Goat Care by Pat Coleby

Learn How To Have Your Animal Be Healthier

My favorite book on homeopathy for animals is by Don Hamilton. I especially encourage you to read the first chapters, even if you are not using homeopathy, because he clearly teaches you how your animal becomes ill and about the different ways we all respond to treatments – Cure, Palliation and Suppression. He clearly shows you the basic principles of homeopathy which apply to all healing techniques from surgery to acupuncture to drugs to herbs to homeopathy. This is a must read. The rest of the book covers specific problems and he clearly says that the few remedies he suggests for a specific condition may not be the ones your animal needs, as homeopathic remedies are prescribed for individuals, not diseases.

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs
Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs

Flea Control: A Holistic and Humorous Approach – Sex, Romance, Intrigue and Practical Ways to Kill Fleas

FLEAS FLEAS I WISH THEY WOULD FLEE – Are you struggling with fleas? We know that healthy animals do not get fleas, yet sometimes….well….we all see those buggers.

I just received and quickly read this incredible book and roared with laughter. It is anincredibly funny and informative book about flea prevention titled Flea Control: A Holistic And Humorous Approach. The first few chapters are about Frances and Freddie, the fleas who star in the book, their life and love affair. They tell us what fleas like (poor, weak, immuno suppressed blood to eat) and what made Freddie leave his host house (dog was, YUK, fed fresh food and supplements so his blood became too healthy to eat). You will want to give this book to all your friends for Christmas.

TO ORDER THIS BOOK: Visit www.holisticpetcenter.com or call 800.788.PETS (6387). Tell them that you received information from this site. Then email me to get your 8 page Flea Free Forever report for FREE ($8.75 value)

Sex, Romance, Intrigue and Practical Ways to Kill Fleas
Sex, Romance, Intrique and Practical Ways to Kill Fleas

The Pet Whisperer

Dr. Steve Blake has written The Pet Whisperer ™, which is a book about his friends the animals and their caregivers. The book is filled with true stories about cats to elephants, which he has treated over the past 30 years. You will laugh and you will cry but in the end you will come away with a feeling of HOPE. The stories reflect the feelings of the animals, their caregivers and Dr Blake. He has also included a resource section to help animal lovers find alternative veterinary care and natural products for keeping their pets healthy.

Many of you have read excerpts from Dr. Blake’s newsletters that I include in my Healthy Animal Updates. I have known Steve for years and respect who he is as a person. He is very strong on integrity, is so caring to animals and people and, most of all draws great cartoons. He has told me some of the most wonderful stories from his practice. You will be entertained and learn so much about helping your animal companions live a long, healthy and happy life from reading this book.

The Pet Whisperer
The Pet Whisperer

 

HEALTH FOR PEOPLE TOO
The better your emotional and physical health, the happier and healthier can your animals be. These books are ones I feel can really improve your health.

A new one from India – Acupressure for total wellness : A wealth of holistic techniques can be ordered on-line. Ketan V Shah says that this Wellness Manual’s purpose  is to guide users on the various problems of our body. It will tell you how we invite dis-eases into our system and help us treat ourselves, with the help of Acupressure and various other techniques. In this manual, the diseases of the body are in four chapters: – Basic problems – Specific problems – Womens’ problems – Children-related problems