Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

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Since its first publication more than 30 years ago, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has sold 500,000 copies and continues to be the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. Now, in the fourth publication of this groundbreaking text, new and old fans of Dr. Pitcairn will enjoy the latest information in natural pet care with 30 percent new material, including a deeper look at what's behind the disturbing rise in chronic illnesses, increased toxins, nutrient depletion, and excess vaccinations. Taking the benefits of fresh, home- prepared diets one step further, the book shares stories of health-conscious animal lovers who have pioneered far more humane, earth-friendly ways to feed dogs and cats, often with amazing boosts to health and longevity. New recipes feature simpler yet more varied ways to create nutritionally complete meals that pets will love and their people will feel good about feeding them. The Pitcairns, with their trademark compassion and conviction, have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care. Dr.
Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help people give their beloved animals the healthiest, happiest lives yet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 190 x 231 x 29mm | 907.18g
  • Emmaus, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • 430 black and white illustrations
  • 1623367557
  • 9781623367558
  • 17,051

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"Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats"
Second Edition

Now completely updated and revised, this is an expanded edition of the classic natural pet-care book by veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Pitcairn-- both renowned specialists in chemical-free nutrition, treatment and natural healing for pets. Written with the warmth and compassion that have won the Pitcairns a nationwide following, this guide will help you select the most compatible dog or cat for your own lifestyle-- and show you how to provide the very best in companionship, healing, nutrition and lifelong care. Since its publication more than a decade ago, the Pitcairns' book has become the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats.

A comprehensive, thorough reference, this pet-lover's companion will tell you:

* How to choose a healthy animal
* Dozens of recipes for delicious, economical, healthful pet food-- with completely updated tables, charts and nutritional guidelines
* How to give your pet a checkup
* What's really in pet foods-- and which ones to avoid to ensure your pet's best health
* Special diets for special pets
* A guide to handling emergencies that includes techniques for external heart massage, artificial respiration and control of bleeding

An in-depth, alphabetical "Quick Reference" section that gives specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of animal diseases and disorders-- from abscesses, allergies and behavior problems to vaccination risks, weight problems and worms. The Pitcairns' approach is drug-free and holistic-- with special attention to homeopathic and alternative remedies and treatments.
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The most comprehensive guide to natural health care for pets-- required reading for all animal lovers! "Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., Editor, Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine"" "The most comprehensive guide to natural health care for pets-- required reading for all animal lovers!"--Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., Editor, "Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine"
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About Susan Pitcairn

RICHARD H. PITCAIRN, DVM, PHD was a teacher and researcher in veterinary medicine at the University of Washington, worked at an SPCA clinic and had a holistic small animal practice for twenty years, focussing on nutrition and homeopathy. He has trained over 500 veterinarians, lectured widely and co-founded the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

SUSAN HUBBLE PITCAIRN, MS has had a lifelong interest in understanding and promoting natural, sustainable and conscious living and has teamed up with Dr. Pitcairn on this book since its first edition in 1981. She is also known for her inspirational poetry and artwork.
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