Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, 3rd Revised and Updated Edition
By Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, 3rd Revised and Updated Edition PDF. 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.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE: NATURAL HEALTH FOR PETS Chapter 1: We Need a New Approach to Pet Health Care Chapter 2: What’s Really in Pet Food Chapter 3: Try a Basic Natural Diet—with Supplements Chapter 4: Easy-to-Make Recipes for Pet Food Chapter 5: Special Diets for Special Pets Chapter 6: Helping Your Pet Make the Switch Chapter 7: Exercise, Rest, and Natural Grooming Chapter 8: Creating a Healthier Environment Chapter 9: Choosing a Healthy Animal Chapter 10: Emotional Connections and Your Pet’s Health Chapter 11: Neighborly Relations: Responsible Pet Management Chapter 12: Lifestyles: Tips for Special Situations Chapter 13: Saying Good-Bye: Coping with a Pet’s Death Chapter 14: Holistic and Alternative Therapies Chapter 15: How to Care for a Sick Animal
PART TWO: QUICK REFERENCE How to Use the Quick Reference Section How to Look Up a Particular Disease What You Can Expect Signs of Progress Healing Discharges Common Pet Ailments and Their Treatments Abscesses Addison’s Disease Allergies Anal Gland Problems Anemia Appetite Problems Arthritis Behavior Problems Bladder Problems Breast Tumors Cancer Constipation Cushing’s Disease Dental Problems Diabetes Diarrhea and Dysentery Distemper, Chorea, and Feline Panleukopenia Ear Problems Epilepsy Eye Problems Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Foxtails Hair Loss Heart Problems Heartworms Hip Dysplasia Jaundice Kidney Failure Liver Problems Lyme Disease Pancreatitis Paralysis Pregnancy, Birth, and Care of Newborns Rabies Radiation Toxicity Reproductive Organ Problems Skin Parasites Skin Problems Spaying and Neutering Thyroid Disorders Toxoplasmosis Upper Respiratory Infections (“Colds”) Vaccinations Vomiting Warts Weight Problems West Nile Virus Worms Handling Emergencies and Giving First Aid Schedule for Herbal Treatment Schedule for Homeopathic Treatment Additional Recipes—Snacks and Treats Normal Vital SignValues Parts of a Dog and Cat Endnotes Index Copyright