The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century Reviews

The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century

“This book is an important contribution to improving the health, well-being and care of our closest animal companion, the dog . No one with a dog should be without this book.” –From the Foreword by Dr. Michael W. Fox

The Holistic Dog Book addresses your whole dog and all the ways you can bring a more natural approach to your dog’s care. Whether you’re interested in essential oils, homeopathy, natural diets, herbal remedies, acupuncture, massage or emotionally satisfying training, you’ll find what you need to make well-informed decisions about what’s right for the both of you.

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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent book that covers all areas of having a healthy dog!, February 4, 2006
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Denise Bonds (Bay Area California) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

I would consider this a very strong complimenting book to go with Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats.

This truly is a “Holistic” book, encompassing all areas of sharing your life with a dog. Denise Flaim delves into topics like nutrition, training, communication, vaccinations, allergies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cancer and “finding the perfect vet” (to name a few). This book is also crammed pack full of herbal remedies and essential oil healing therapies. And at the same time, I find her writing style to be friendly and encouraging–not judgemental of the reader for picking one thing over another. And at the same time, encouraging the reader to find the “right balance” for you and your canine companion.

I do not plan to practice healing through herbal and essential oil therapies on my own, but I do plan to seek out a holistic vet who will offer me these options for treating conditions and ailments of our canine friend.

After a long and courageous fight, our Chihuahua finally went to eternal rest one week ago today. During his 13 years, he was consistently put on drugs like cortisone, prednisone and antibiotics to relieve him of symptoms like skin allergies, anal gland problems, nasal congestion, etc. All of which finally manifested into Inflammatory Brain Disease. I am finally realizing that I probably could have prevented most if not all this by providing a more nutritious diet. I believe in the philosophy that symptoms are just what we see on the surface of a more fundamental problem and by using drugs like these to provide temporary comfort does not always address the root cause.

I borrowed this book from my library, but now after reading it cover-to-cover, I will purchase a copy to go along with Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Between these two books, and a partner relationship with a good holistic vet, I am better prepared to make decisions about our companion’s health and happiness.

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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Holistic Dog Book:Canine Care for the 21st Century, April 21, 2003
This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

Brilliantly done! Not since Dr. Pitcarin’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats has there been a more concise and comprehensive book on holistic health care for our companion animals. Page after page is written with enthusiasm and true understanding of what holistic health care is all about. Ms. Flaim’s book is very well researched and packed with valuable information from the nation’s leading experts. If you have never used holistic care or you have done so for years there is information in this book for you. The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century is a “must have” for your reference library.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
great book!, August 25, 2007
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nic (los angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century (Paperback)

this is a great book for someone who is interested in alternative medicine, but knows little about it (like me). before I purchased this book I had purchased another book about cat & dog homeopathy that while very comprehensive, was not very easy to understand. this book however, very clearly and concisely explains the “who, what, when, where, and how” of not only homeopathy, but also alternatives including (but not limited to): herbology, aromatherapy, chinese medicine, accupuncture, etc. The book takes the approach of trying to convince someone slightly skeptical (again, like myself) of the merit and value of these therapies, and it does a very good job! in addtion to those topics it also covers nutrition and general health (lightly), and tackles everything with a good dose of common sense. very informative, and well written. highly recommended!

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