Thinking of exploring holistic medicine as an alternative way to manage your dog or cat’s health needs? If so, the book “Releasing Your Pet’s Hidden Health Potential is a great place to begin.
Written by the highly respected holistic veterinarian Dr. Richard Palmquist, this book is a comprehensive guide to utilizing the power of nutrition and holistic modalities such as acupuncture, muscle response testing, and stem cell therapy to help your pet live a long, healthy life.
Releasing Your Pet’s Hidden Health Potential presents a layperson’s introduction to a dog or cat’s body systems and how proactive nutrition management can help them get the most out of life at any age. You’ll learn about the keys to a healthy diet, and how to naturally recover from disease if it occurs. It is a comprehensive guide for any pet parent who wants to do all they can to avoid disease in their pets.
In the introduction, Dr. Palmquist tells us why he’s created this guide:
“For years I fought with cats and struggled with dogs as I tried to force the latest, greatest drug or surgery upon their constitutions. Don’t misunderstand me; I still do these things when they are needed. . . .Using the tools of conventional medicine, I have helped animals live longer, but so often I have found myself frustated and at a loss in helping many of my patients, especially those with chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, skin problems and cancer. . . . I knew there had to be more to healing than what I learned in school. . . “
We haven’t had an opportunity to check out this book ourselves but hope to read it cover to cover soon. If you read it, please let us know your thoughts!
About Dr. Palmquist
Dr. Palmquist is Chief of integrative health services at Centinela Animal Hospital in Inglewood, California. He is the founder of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, the only organization supporting education, research and scholarships in holistic veterinary medicine.
His passion for holistic veterinary medicine occurred early in his career when he studied the work of Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM, an early advocate for holistic veterinary care who converted Palmquist from a skeptic to a fan of alternative medicine. After his encounter with Dr. Goldstein, he began to experience the positive effects of natural treatments on clients for treating everything from allergies to cancer. Today his younger counterparts use his textbook, “Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice” as a foundation for their own treatment approaches.
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