Written by a qualified veterinarian, this is a complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care, such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments. The first part of the book describes the main lifestyle choices every dog and cat owner makes, whether or not they are aware of them: settling in a new puppy or kitten, vaccination, neutering, diet, finding the right veterinarian, and caring for the ageing animal. The second part describes the main holistic modalities and their relevance when animals become sick. What they are, how they work, when they are useful, and how to find a practitioner. Also includes chapters on osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach's flower remedies, and herbal medicine. The third part of the book discusses a range of common health problems in dogs and cats, both from a conventional veterinary point of view and from an holistic perspective, and aims to help the owner understand the condition they are facing, as well as providing tips on how to supplement their veterinarian's advice and treatment.
Hubble&Hattie an Imprint of Veloce Publishing Ltd
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16 April 2019
Foreword Part one: A healthy life - the lifestyle choices every dog or cat owner will be making The beginning - the arrival of your puppy or kitten Diet - factory food, homecooking or raw food Choosing your vet - Your important ally, annual healthcheck Vaccination - a final farewell to routine boosters Parasite prevention - fleas, worms, ticks Neutering: spaying/castration The final stage - old age, natural death or euthanasia Part two: On health and disease An holistic view of health and what this can bring to the treatment of animals What is it to be holistic? The important holistic treatment methods: Homeopathy Acupuncture Manual techniques (osteopathy, chiropractics, cranio-sacral therapy, massage) Bach's flower remedies Herbal medicine Part three: Dealing with disease - How to help your sick animal. Common conditions in dogs and cats: Focus on allergy Skin (wounds, cat abcesses, allergic eczema, hotspots, ear infections, eosinofilic granuloma, overgrooming, tumors) Digestive system (dental hygiene, gingivitis, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, anal sacs) Airways (kennel cough, cat flu, asthma) Heart disease Thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism) Urinary organs (cystitis, urinary crystals-and stones, incontinence, kidney disease) Sexual organs (womb infections, cryptorchidism) Nervous system (epilepsy) Musculo-skeletal system (acute injuries, fractures, cruciate ligaments, dysplasia, osteoarthritis) Surgery Behavioural problems (aggression, fear, motion sickness, stress, overgrooming, inappropriate urination) Supplements Useful contacts (where to buy the products or find the practitioner you need) Further reading Index
Since graduating vet school in 1994, Lise Hansen DVM MRCVS CertIAVH PCH has spent the last 25 years working in small animal practice. Early in her veterinary career, Lise pursued post-graduate training in veterinary homeopathy and acupuncture. Today, Lise focuses on her homeopathic referral practice spread over three clinics: her own practice in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as a veterinary clinic just north of Copenhagen, and Hyde Park Veterinary Centre in central London. Lise is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences for the benefit of dogs and cats, and she teaches and lectures internationally to animal carers and veterinary colleagues alike.
Reviews for The Complete Book of Cat and Dog Health
This to me is an inspiring approach to animal treatment and indeed a book I will keep for future reference. Publisher Hubble and Hattie in their usual excellent manner have used superb photos, an easy to use and understand layout and an easy read and reference style. It is excellent in all aspects and a book no dog or cat lover should really be without. - Dog Training Weekly. [This book] is a great present choice for any pet owner this Christmas. Like all the books from specialist pet publishers Hubble and Hattie it's a stylish and attractive volume that looks good, as well as providing valuable advice and health information. - Driving with Dogs. A comprehensive book that is highly relevant (even indispensable) to every dog and cat carer. The one book that no dog or cat lover should be without! - Australian Cat Lover. A vibrant testament to the dedication of Dr. Lise Hansen who believes that the very act of seeing an animal requires an obligation to stay well informed ... An invaluable guide. - Geelong U3A Dog Handling Skills Class. I am delighted with the content, presentation, and style of this book. This is, at last, a care book that I can enthusiastically recommend to my clients. - Sarah Fox Chapman MS, DVM, MRCVS, VetMFHom.