Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

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Rodale, Sep 3, 2005 - Pets - 466 pages
Over 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been sold since its original publication more than 20 years ago

The book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now completely updated and revised--for the first time in 9 years. Writing with the warmth and compassion that have won them a national following, veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care.

They now cover environmental matters, including pollutants both inside the home and out, as well as recent hot-button topics, such as Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, and the West Nile virus. They've updated dozens of recipes for delicious and healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and an in-depth "Quick Reference" section, they give specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders-with special attention to homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional remedies.
 

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Contents

NATURAL HEALTH FOR PETS
1
We Need a New Approach to Pet Health Care
3
Whats Really in Pet Food
9
Try a Basic Natural Dietwith Supplements
29
EasytoMake Recipes for Pet Food
60
Special Diets for Special Pets
88
Helping Your Pet Make the Switch
109
Exercise Rest and Natural Grooming
119
How to Care for a Sick Animal
272
QUICK REFERENCE
285
How to Use the Common Pet Ailments and Their Quick Reference Section 287 Treatments
293
What You Can Expect 288 Addisons Disease
295
Signs of Progress 289 Allergies
296
Healing Discharges 291 Anal Gland Problems
300
Behavior Problems
306
Breast Tumors
316

Creating a Healthier Environment
135
Choosing a Healthy Animal
152
Emotional Connections and Your Pets Health
184
Neighborly Relations Responsible Pet Management
190
Lifestyles Tips for Special Situations
221
Saying GoodBye Coping with a Pets Death
233
Holistic and Alternative Therapies
242
Anemia
259
Appetite Problems
268
Cushings Disease
322
Distemper Chorea and Feline
332
Feline Infectious Peritonitis FIP
347
Hair Loss
353
Treatment
441
Normal Vital SignValues
452
Hip Dysplasia
460
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Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and Washington State University. Since establishing his private practice in homeopathic veterinary medicine, he opened a clinic offering only holistic animal care, in Eugene, Oregon.

Susan Hubble Pitcairn was the driving force for the completion of the first edition of this book.

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