9780609803738

The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Cats

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  • ISBN13:

    9780609803738

  • ISBN10:

    0609803735

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-01-25
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press

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Summary

You probably feel like you know everything about your cat and his needs, but chances are there's a lot you aren't aware of. For example, did you know that the food you feed him every day has nowhere near enough nutritional value, or that he may have chronic tooth decay? Have you ever been told that the essence of the flower holly can help him be less jealous, or that a massage can lessen his arthritis pains? The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Catsis an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural methods, treatments, and foods that are now available for cats. Veterinarians from around the country offer information and opinions to help you determine what's best for your cat. In addition to showing you how to develop a healthy diet for your pet, these doctors will tell you about alternative treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, and herbal medicine.

Author Biography

MARTIN ZUCKER has been writing about alternative medicine and health issues for twenty years. His expertise and the input of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians such as Norman Ralston combine to bring you the most comprehensive and insightful book on maximizing your cat's health through alternative medicine.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction xvii
How to Use This Book xxi
Part One --- Natural Healing for Healthier Cats
Why Alternative Veterinary Medicine?
3(5)
The Ill-Health Epidemic
8(3)
The Problem with Pet Food
11(5)
Shifting to a Better Diet
16(11)
Feeding Option #1---Adding Meat and Table Scraps to a Quality Commercial Food
27(9)
Feeding Option #2---The Deluxe Treatment: Easy-to-Make Homemade Meals
36(10)
Nutritional Supplements
46(5)
Herbs
51(4)
Homeopathic Remedies
55(7)
Flower Essences---Healing the Emotions
62(4)
Veterinary Acupuncture
66(4)
Veterinary Chiropractic
70(4)
Massage Techniques
74(3)
The Vaccination Question---How Often, How Much?
77(7)
What to Do When Nothing Seems to Work
84(6)
Litter Box Tips
90(181)
Part Two --- An A to Z of Feline Problems
Introduction to Part Two
95(1)
How to Give Your Cat Natural Remedies
95(2)
How to Give Natural Remedies to Very Fussy Cats
97(1)
Giving the Proper Dosage to Your Cat
97(1)
Adverse Reactions to Natural Remedies
98(1)
Abscesses
99(3)
Arthritis
102(4)
Asthma
106(4)
Bad Breath
110(2)
Behavorial Problems
112(4)
Cancer
116(13)
Dental Health
129(9)
Diabetes
138(3)
Digestive Disorders (including constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive enzyme deficiency, malabsorption, and gas)
141(12)
Ear Problems
153(3)
Epilepsy (Seizures)
156(4)
Eye Problems
160(3)
First Aid
163(2)
Fleas and Insect Bites
165(5)
Food Allergies
170(6)
Hairballs
176(3)
Heart Problems
179(5)
Infectious Illnesses (Viral and Upper-Respiratory Conditions)
184(12)
Kidney Failure
196(5)
Lack of Appetite
201(1)
Liver Disease
201(4)
Motion Sickness
205(1)
Obesity
206(6)
Old Age
212(2)
Parasites
214(7)
Poisoning, Drug Side Effects, and Toxicity
221(5)
Pregnancy, Nursing, and Beyond
226(4)
Skin Disorders and Allergies
230(18)
Stress
248(4)
Surgery
252(5)
Urinary Tract Problems
257(10)
Yeast Infections
267(4)
Appendixes 271(15)
A. List of Contributing Veterinarians
273(3)
B. Resources: Holistic veterinary organizations and natural pet product manufacturers/distributors
276(7)
C. Recommended Reading
283(3)
Index 286

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