The Holistic Dog: A Complete Guide to Natural Heath Care

The Holistic Dog: A Complete Guide to Natural Heath Care

by Holly Mash


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An eye-opening guide to the range of effective alternative therapies available for dog owners, including Bach flower essences and homeopathy

Whether a dog owner has used complementary treatments before or is just starting to look for a more natural way to care for their pet, this holistic health guide explains ways to consider the dog in relation to the dog's home, diet, and routine healthcare. Topics covered include introducing complementary therapies; preventative healthcare such as vaccinations, parasite control, worming, fleas, and neutering; taking a dog abroad; understanding supplements for health; the importance of nutrition and how to provide a balanced diet; understanding the canine mind; and how to care for an elderly dog and truly enhance his or her final years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847972675
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Holly Mash is a veterinary surgeon specializing in complementary medicine, the lead veterinary tutor in a homeopathic hospital's training course, and the holistic vet advisor to Your Cat and Your Dog magazines.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

1 Introducing Complementary Therapies 7

2 Choosing Your Dog 27

3 The Canine Mind 43

4 The Puppy 60

5 Preventive Health Care 77

6 Diet and Nutrition 93

7 Supplements for Health 106

8 The Elderly Dog 121

9 Holistic Treatments for Common Ailments 147

Useful Addresses 773

Further Reading 174

Acknowledgements 174

Index 175

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"[A] thoughtful, caring holistic dog care guide [with] wonderful photos."  —

"[An] informative and helpful manual...highly recommended."  —Library Journal

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