I have researched holistic canine care for some time and wanted to share with you an amazing book I found, The Complete Holistic Dog Book: home health care for our canine companions. I’ve purchased several holistic animal care books and I like this one the best. It is very easy to find what you are looking for and lots of illustrations. This book is written with compassion and a true understanding of an animal’s spirit.
Written by Jan Allegretti, holistic health care consultant and author of numerous articles on animal welfare and healing. She has respect and compassion for all living creatures. And Katy Sommers, D.V.M. and certified acupuncturist. She has a small animal hospital in Mendocino County, California, combining alternative therapies and conventional medicine with an emphasis on preventive care.
Some of the topics included are a holistic lifestyle, a wholesome diet, animal massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), flower essences, homeopathy, herbs, acupressure, energy medicine and a chapter for seniors and letting go of your pet. Chapter 9 is a list of injuries and illnesses describing nutritional support, homeopathy, herbs and acupressure treatment for each. Nutritional, homeopathic and herbal materia medicas are included in the back of the book.
Two reviews of the book:
“The Complete Holistic Dog Book is an excellent source for all dog lovers. It provides a wealth of information that will benefit all our Kindred Spirits. It is a wonderful contribution to the world of holistic animal healing.”
Allen M. Schoen, M.S. D.V.M. Director, Veterinary Institute of Therapeutic Alternatives and author of Kindred Spirits.
“In all the years of veterinary practice, never have I read a more sensitive, intelligent, and compassionate book, If you want the very best for your dog, you will read this lovingly written and accessible reference over and over again. All the information, advice, and guidance you will ever need to guarantee the healthiest and happiest life possible for both you and your companion fill these pages. If ever there was a book that says it all, this the one–a must read for veterinarians and their clients.”
Elliot Katz, D.V.M., President, In Defense of Animals