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Essential Holistic Veterinary Care Books

Are you interested in holistic veterinary care and natural remedies but aren’t sure where to begin? Take a look at these great books written by respected professional vets  that can help increase your understanding of holistic veterinary care and how it can lead to better health for your Tripawd.

The Nature of Animal Healing by Dr. Marty Goldstein

Long before many of us learned about the horrors of commercial pet foods, or the concept of holistic medicine for animals, Dr. Marty was advocating for home cooked diets, speaking out against over-vaccination, and treating his clients with acupuncture and homeopathic medicine. You might be familiar with “Dr. Marty,” because he’s the veterinarian for celebrities like Oprah and Martha Stewart.

Dr. Marty‘s book, “The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat,” is filled with practical advice about pet health and wellness. He takes readers through the basics of holistic medicine, and shares basic tips for applying these principles to your pet’s life. This guide should be a part of every pawrents resource library.

Dr. Marty is considered the world’s leading expert on holistic veterinary medicine. But he isn’t defined strictly by holistic medicine principles: he believes in the powerful curative effect of combining the best of both conventional and holistic medicine. As a result, he and his staff at Smith Ridge Veterinary Center follow the principles of “integrative medicine” where both types of therapies are combined to maintain health and guard against disease. Since 1984, he and his staff have become well-known for their extraordinary success at treating cancer and other serious illnesses.

Read our complete review of Dr. Marty’s book in our Tripawds News Blog Archive.

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, Revised Edition: Small Doses for Small Animals

After reading Dr. Marty’s book, should you decide to look further into homeopathic veterinary care, pick up a copy of  “Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, Revised Edition: Small Doses for Small Animals,” written by Dr. Don Hamilton, a well-respected homeopathic veterinarian from New Mexico.

In a recent Tripawds Nutrition Blog post, “Homeopathy and Pain Relief for Tripawds,” correspondent Gina Snow recommends adding this to your library. First published in 1999, the book shares an overview of the history and treatment principles of homeopathy, homeopathic disease theory, and simple methods for using homeopathic remedies. You’ll also learn about:

  • home care and diet
  • how to obtain the information needed to choose a homeopathic remedy
  • how to dose remedies
  • how to choose the potency
  • when to repeat remedies if necessary

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs lists organ systems by chapter, providing concise descriptions of symptoms, including how to evaluate patients’ illnesses and when to seek veterinary care. Remedy and supplement suggestions follow disease descriptions.  This updated edition contains a new chapter on the human-animal relationship and timely information on vaccines.

If you read either of these books, be sure to leave us a Comment below.

Please be aware that we are not veterinarians. The information presented here is not meant to be construed as medical advice or guidance, nor should it be substituted for professional veterinary assistance. Always discuss any remedies and treatments you wish to pursue with your veterinarian.

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