How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them
by Cindy Engel
A timely treatise for a health-obsessed culture, this book takes the
idea of "natural remedies" quite literally. Engel, a lecturer in environmental
sciences at the U.K. Open University, has compiled a wealth of fascinating
laboratory studies and field observations on how animals treat and prevent
For millennia, humans have observed animals in the wild
eating plants and minerals and applying naturally occurring topical antitoxins
from the same sources to combat infectious wounds, parasites and internal
disorders. Herds of elephants risk injury and death in a perilous journey
to hidden salt caves where they supplement their sodium deficient diets.
Monkeys rub poisonous millipedes on their fur to repel biting, disease-carrying
insects. Birds line their nests with parasite-resistant herbs. Engel details
a world where nature is the pharmacy and every animal is its own practitioner.
Animals in the wild stay remarkably fit because
they stick to a diet for which they were adapted, while human beings are
ill-equipped to handle our current predilection for dairy, grains and processed
foods Messages from pharmaceutical-industry-led medicine have misled us
for too long. Who realized, before reading Cindy Engel's book, for example,
that having a temperature is the body's mechanism for combating harmful
infection? Or that secondary compounds in food, some 'toxic', can be deliberately
ingested by animals for their protective health effects? Or that, though
we know instinctively that lemon and pine are cleansing, we may not be
aware that the volatile oils in those plants interfere with bacterial respiration
and are commonly detrimental or repellent to arthropods and insects?
Cindy Engel explains that human beings are too much like animals in
captivity in the way we have limited our own health care strategies. Like
Native Americans, she advocates, we should observe animal behaviour as
the first step to achieving sustainable health care. Everyone should read
this book! It's truly revolutionary and fascinating. It will change the
way you think about animals and yourself. The things animals do to stay
healthy are mind-boggling, and Dr. Engel is always careful to say what
is scientifically proven and what isn't. I've always been suspicious ofAlternative
veterinary medicine, but it opened my eyes.There are incredible lessons
here for human health as well as animal health, and the book isn't heavy
lifting at all. In her book, Cindy Engles, Ph.D. documents:
How injured and sick animals retreat in an isolated place to rest and fast
Herds of elephants risk injury and death in a perilous journey to hidden
salt caves where they supplement their sodium deficient
- Why animals eat their own feces. "Eating feces (coprophagy)
is one way animals such as gorillas, elephants, rabbits, and hares add to
their supply of essential bacteria through adult life. It is therefore
an important aspect of their health care."
- Many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and even insects, in all parts
of the world, eat dirt or clay. Known as geophagy, this habit has long been assumed to be an attempt
to rectify mineral deficiencies in their diet.
More on Dr. Engel's research from
Valerie Curtis, a senior lecturer in hygiene promotion at the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, from Samra university
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Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Pets
by Martin Goldstein D.V.M.
The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring
for Your Dog and Cat
Dr. Goldstein--a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary
Medicine explains his approach to alternative treatment: what it is, how
it works, and why it's especially important that animals be treated holistically.
Holistic pet care essentially revolves around the notion that the best
way to cure an animal who is ill is to help the animal cure itself. We
are not the true healers of our pets--they are. By treating the root of
the problem instead of its symptoms, holistic medicine enables our pets
to regain and maintain their own health. In his practice, Dr. Goldstein
has had extraordinary success treating animal cancer and
leukemia. Dr. Marty Goldstein talks about making the healthiest food
and lifestyle choices for our furry friends.
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"I have been providing our
dogs with alternative health treatments since 1995. I was fed up with conventional
care--too many pills that merely masked underlying illnesses and no real
treatment. Our dogs have glowing health and everyone remarks on their vigor
and beautiful coats. Dr. Goldstein, because of his successes with cancer
and chronic illnesses, has conventional veterinarians quaking in their
boots. So much of medicine is run by the profit motive, totally denying
the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors and vets. Think of the marketing
of pet foods and vaccinations in the office of
the vet--two of the biggest money-makers in the industry. It is no wonder
those boots are quaking. I implore you to read this book for the sake of
your pets' health." An amazon.com reader from San Diego, California.
Danger of Annual Vaccinations
Dr. Jordan's book Mark
of the Beast: Hidden in Plain Sight is essential reading for pet owners, animal lovers and everyone
seeking to know the truth about vaccine issues. The book title, Mark of
the Beast, sums up the author's views on the medical practice of vaccination.
Dr Patricia Jordan is a highly qualified veterinary surgeon with more than
24 years experience. Her observations and conclusions are based upon scientific
evidence as opposed to the propaganda and junk science disseminated by
pharmaceutical companies in their ever increasing need to maximize profits.
Dr Jordan cites research studies showing that annual vaccinations are totally
unnecessary and especially in respect of rabies where over vaccination
is causing genetic changes and violent behaviour in animals including horses.
This annual regime financially benefits veterinary business practices and
pharmaceutical companies at the expense of pet owners and their suffering,
short lived companions.
Patricia Jordan has been a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary
Medical Association) for the past 25 years and a practicing veterinarian
for the past 23 years. Establishing four different veterinary facilities,
originating six new veterinary facilities, certified by the North Carolina
Veterinary Medical Board. Dr. Jordan has been on the front line of examining the
effects of the veterinary vaccine protocols in the United States; she
has been licensed in over a dozen states and has visited practices in over
13 states to observe first hand the effects of the current vaccine protocols.
BARF (Bones and Raw Foods)
Make the BARF (Bones and Raw Foods) Switch easy on you and your dog with
this B.A.R.F Diet ebook guideline and instructions. The dangers associated
with a commercial dog food diet is overwhelming – from immediate effects
like a dull coat and foul smelling dog’s breath, to longer term effects
like increasing the risk for canine cancers and a shorter life span. And
that’s the sad truth that the commercial pet food companies don’t want
you to know. The amount of processing and additives that go into the preparation
of the commercial dog food contain chemicals that are not optimal for your
dog and may even make them sickly and die early.
Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog - Raw feeding is
the hottest topic in dog care today. You may have heard about the "BARF"
diet - Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods. Learn why and how to feed your
dog this new (but really OLD) diet. "Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You
and Your Dog " explains in simple, friendly and understandable terms the
logic behind this approach. This fun and slightly irreverent book shows
you how feeding your dog a raw diet can be effective, economical, and easy
for you and healthy for your dog. Learn how to make it work for your dog
Raw Meaty Bones - Tom Lonsdale, a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College
in London, admits he was slow to recognize problems associated with feeding
canned and dry pet foods. 'The truth is rarely pure, and never simple'
said Oscar Wilde, but this book lets the truth speak for itself as it lifts
the lid on the pet food industry/veterinary profession alliance.
You owe it to your pet to read this book to find out what happens to
dogs and cats if their diet is inadequate. Some topics covered: Mouth rot
and dog breath - Raw vs cooked food - What's in the can? - The right diet
The bite on veterinary dentistry.
28, 07 The number of cases of kidney failure
among dogs and cats that ate poisoned pet food could total in the
tens of thousands says Dr. Paul Pion,
president of the Veterinary Information Network. More accounts of stricken
pets had been coming in since the numbers were tallied over the weekend.
He said the final number for pets suffering from kidney failure could be
in the tens of thousands. more on the recall
Treatment of Pet Kidney Disease
Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Pet Diet This book will help pet-lovers enable their dogs and cats to enjoy an ideal
quality of life though a species appropriate diet of raw, natural foods.
"My Golden Retriever has suffered from allergies most of her life.She has
been on the diet in this book for six months.
After a detox period (explained
in this book) which lasted 6-8 weeks, her overall health has improved tremendously.
My dog is off all of her previous medication(antibiotics and prednisone),
and her skin is clear, her coat is soft and thick, and her attitude is
I would definitely recommend this book. I would also recommend seeking
help from a homeopathic vet when switching to the diet." Pauli Reading
from Charlotte, NC, United States
- Dog Massage Secrets
has been proven by experts and dog lovers alike that dogs bark and make
noise more when they are restless, tense, hyperactive or aggressive. A
good massage therefore helps them relax and ultimately makes them quieter.
Just as humans feel a lot of relief to their aching muscles after a good
massage, the same happens to your dog. Extremely beneficial for athletic
dogs; even for pet dogs who workout of a regular basis as massages strengthen
your dog’s muscles. Gentle massage triggers the chemicals called cytokines.
These chemicals affect the dog’s hormonal system which brings down the
level of stress hormones that weaken the immune system. It stimulates blood
circulation which then increases the amount of oxygen that reaches tissue
and flushes out toxins and waste. Great on dogs suffering from obesity.
Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care
Jean Hofve, DVM - "This book aims to explode every common myth
and cover virtually every aspect of canine care; all in anentertaining
and painless fashion. The importance of regular check-ups, spaying and
neutering, dental care, home and travel safety, and pest control are emphasized.
Behavior, housing, surgery, adoption, rehoming, and even death get the
same even-pawed, thoughtful treatment. I was particularly glad to see a
discussion about providing for your pet if you die first. As a holistic
veterinarian, I wish all my clients would read this book.
Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care by Chiclet T. Dog and
Jan Rasmusen is a cleverly written manual/guide to rethinking canine health
and safety. Written in Chiclet's own voice, he tells how all the things
we do to our beloved pets feel from the dog's perspective. The wording
is enjoyable to read and packed with valuable information on every aspect
of dog care from buying or adopting your new pet to bathing, vacinating,
training and many more aspects.
Homeopathy for Animals: Library
A growing number of veterinarians are turning to homeopathic veterinary
medicine as a safe and effective alternative to conventional veterinary
I studied homeopathic books
at home and I learned to cure my dog Shasta with non-toxic
and effective homeopathic remedies. Shasta suffered a series of illnesses,
including a stroke with paralysis of the hind legs. I wasn't sure she was
going to live another month. Read my testimonial
how I saved her each time with homeopathy and herbs and how she fully recovered
without the assistance of veterinarians. Shirley
Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat
by Juliette De Bairacli
With information on cats as well as dogs, this guide covers rearing
of young, treating specific diseases with herbs, and a general discussion
on disease prevention. "Juliette de Bairacli Levy has experienced eight
decades of living a life dedicated to the "natural rearing" of her children
and animals. She speaks the wisdom we long for, the knowledge of good health
and a long happy life that is our right. Yet, somehow these details got
lost, buried or ignored by the "scientific" community. Juliette is a champion
of the health and loving treatment of cats, dogs, children, bees, and the
Her presence is a gently formidable figure in our modern world." Gail
Colombo "If Only I Had Had This Book Before Vaccines Killed
My Dog, . Yes - vaccines took my Newfoundland's life. She was only two
and they destroyed her immune system. But her death has led me down the
path to such vitally important people as Wendy Volhard (her clinically
tested diet is based on Juliette's work) and Juliette Levy. Juliette's
books have given me a deeper understanding of the true power of diet. Diet
IS powerful medicine - absolutely no doubt about that. That Juliette has
put these cures and ways of life into print is a blessing for all of us."
Elion, Northern California Coast, USA.
Learn more about
de Bairacli Levy A woman, quiet and loving in nature, who
learns the way of herbs and their curative powers to help animals, children
You Ever Wanted To Know About Herbs For Pets
Gregory L. Tilford and
Mary L. Wulff-Tilford
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets is an indispensable
resource. This attractive, easy-to-read, yet comprehensive guide offers
step-by-step instructions on how to find, prepare, and use herbs to treat
common pet ailments. It also provides detailed descriptions of each herb,
including a brief history and common alternate names; its appearance, growing
range, and harvesting methods; the methods; the medicinally potent parts
and current findings of this herb's use on animals.
This book covers North American herbs, including Western, Ayervedic
and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, concentrating on the more
familiar and widely dispersed native herbs. The Tilfords are recognized
experts of veterinary herbal medicine and are owners of Animal's Apawthecary,
low alcohol herbal tinctures formulas for dogs and cats
Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard and Kerry
Aimed at dog owners that are already fairly committed to non-allopathic
forms of health care for their pets, much of the book is based around author
Wendy Volhard's Natural Diet. The Natural Diet is fairly labor intensive,
as Volhard is the first to admit, but she provides page after page of testimonials
that credit the diet with improved temperaments, better activity levels,
and exemplary physical health.
Each ingredient in this diet is discussed in depth, so owners not ready
to take the step of providing a complete diet from scratch can still learn
about potentially valuable supplements, as well as what ingredients to
look for in a commercial diet. It will provide you with a new way to look
at canine health in general. Packed with information on diet, skin and ear symptoms, allergies,
health, supplements, vaccinations, homeopathy, and the five element theory.
A growing number of veterinarians and animal nutritionists say that many
of our pets' disease and suffering can be prevented or cured with nutrition.
Holistic veterinarians teach that processed pet food (meaning cooked
food) is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog
and cat. For a return to health, pets require a diet
which strengthens the immune system.
Animal Training and Communication
Like humans, animals can experience an assortment of emotional and physical
challenges which affect their health, well being and behavior. Unfortunately,
since they don’t use the same spoken language we do it’s often a guessing
game trying to discover the best way to help them when they are experiencing
emotional, mental or physical distress. They need to be heard, listened
to and respected. The
Animal Communication Home Study Course is designed to be an Introductory tool to
help you get started remembering the lost art of telepathic interspecies
to Dog Training
If you have a disobedient dog that causes you stress or embarrassment
then you've come to the absolute best place for finding out how to communicate
with and train your dog. With these techniques your dog will become that
well-behaved dog that makes other people envious. 'Secrets to Dog Training'
will help you to resolve all your dog's behavior problems quickly and for
good. These problems include aggression, biting, digging, barking, chewing,
jumping, house training, whining, bolting out the front door, separation
anxiety, pulling on the leash, and a lot more. These techniques have been
proven to work for 217,485 dog owners worldwide (and counting!) and on
this page you can read some of the hundreds of success stories that I have
received and continue to receive every day. I hope you become a member
of 'Secrets to Dog Training' so that I can hear your success story soon!
your cat peeing on your bed? On your carpet? On your clothes? Are you frustrated
with trying to figure out why your cat is doing it? Are you interested
in learning about how to fix your cat's inappropriate urination and getting
your feline friend back to being an acceptable member of the household?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, then this may very
well be the most exciting message you'll read all day. Here's why... You're
about to discover a proven system for stopping your cat's inappropriate
urination for good. This system works whether your cat has just started
peeing where he shouldn't or even if he's been doing it for years.
ranging in its scope, The
Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care offers caretakers of dogs, cats, bunnies
and birds an excellent look at behavior, exercise, nutrition and various
alternative/holistic therapies. Clear, concise and informative, this book
is full of practical information and recipes. Conversations with leading
veterinary healers provide insight into the philosophies & practices
of some of this country's most innovative healers. An A-Z of Ailments (dogs,
cats, birds & rabbits) gives readers a valuable quick look at the problem
and possible holistic treatments. Comprehensive index and a detailed appendix
with excellent sources for further information and reading. The Encylopedia
of Natural Pet Care is a wonderful book for anyone interested in holistic
M.L. Tyler M.D -"Drugs
do not cure, popular opinion notwithstanding. Cure must come from within;
or there is no cure"
1997 launch, the FDA has received reports of about 1,000 dogs that died
or were put to sleep and 7,000 more that had bad reactions after taking
the drug, records and official estimates indicate. The FDA says such events
are significantly underreported."
Chris Adams, Wall Street
Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs
Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Cancer is now the number one killer of most domestic animals. This
fact raises a fearsome specter for those who know how confusing and painful
it can be to endure the course of this disease in their pets. This is the
first book to examine the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle related
causes of cancer in pets and to access the full spectrum treatments - both
alternative and conventional. Cancer is the leading killer of cats and
dogs, but this book explains that it is often preventable. Readers will
discover the many environmental, dietetic, and vaccine-related culprits
that may cause cancer in pets, and they'll learn preventive measures that
can be taken to safeguard their pets' well-being.
Richard H. Pitcairn DVM
"For the dedicated pet owner who needs informtion about nutrition and
the real facts about commercial pet food. Along with The Holistic Guide
For A Healthy Dog, this is one of the best sources of information on nutrition
and how it affects your pets health. I have a 6 year old Rott/Shepard mix
who has hip dysplasia and is very overweight. The traditional vet I saw
recommended Science Diet low calorie food to take the weight off, but when
I read the ingredients(the FIRST ingredient is peanut shell hulls AND it
contains BHT and ethoxyquin both known to cause serious health problems
in dogs including cancer!!) I just couldn't subject my dog to the risk
of new health problems just to get him to lose weight. I found a weight
loss recipe in Dr. Pitcairns book which I make from scratch and the weight
is coming off and my dog has never been healthier. Make sure you question
methods your vet suggests, especially if it may compromise your dogs health
and arm yourself with this book which will prove to be an invaluable source
you will look to again and again." an amazon.com reviewer
Health Bible for Dogs and Cats : Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions,
Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements by Dr. Shawn Messonnier
When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best
health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not
the only answer, or even the best answer? Inside you'll learn from a respected
veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit
your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common
conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated
or improved with natural medicine.
An A-Z guide to common health conditions
Nutrition For Dogs 'n Cats
An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements
Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns
Proven complementary therapies for your pet
And much, much more!
By Nina Anderson and Dr. Howard Peiper
Healthy advice for dogs and cats. Pet owners tell their stories of recovery
from illness using natural remedies. Chapters outline nutritional support
of maintaining health, charts of supplement treatment for specific illness,
environmental hazards both indoor and outdoor along with diagnostic charts
for household "poisons" that can affect our pets.
Do manufacturers tell you what they put in their cans or boxes? Is it
a dead dog or cat? That may sound harsh, but for some manufacturers, it's
true. "4D" is a FDA classification denoting a dead, dying, diseased and
disabled meat source. Do they tell you what effect the preservatives and
additives may have on your pets health? Of course not! All you see is happy
healthy animals lapping up their "yummy" food.
Well Adjusted Dog
by Dr. Daniel Kamen
Dr. Daniel Kamen has been practicing chiropractic since 1981.
In The Well Adjusted Dog you'll learn canine chiropractic methods you can
do at home. With plenty of illustrations and easy-to-read chapters, you'll
learn the pain signals to watch our for and the proper method of treatment.
Listen to Dr. Jane Bicks DVM 12
minute online audio presentation to learn how inapropriate diet affects
our pet's health and how you can improve the well-being, longevity and
overall health of your animal. (Dr. Bicks' audio is at the bottom of the
Your Pups With Bones
by Dr. Ian Billinghurst
The second in the series dealing with feeding your dog for maximum health
(Dr. Billinghurst recommends reading Give Your Dog a Bone first if possible).
Grow Your Pups With Bones is written to show you how to raise healthy puppies
and breeding bitches using the Bones and Raw Food (BARF) diet. The first
part of the book introduces the BARF diet for feeding dogs. The second
part is about feeding for breeding and part three is growing puppies into
Pets Die for : Shocking Facts About Pet Food by Ann N. Martin
A MUST READ for all veterinarians, and for all pet owners! "We need
to pay attention to what we are feeding our animals. Not only as this book
says, with the food, but also we need to support their immune systems.
In Super Nutrition for Dogs n' Cats extra information is provided on all
the illness caused by malnutrition, mineral and enzyme deficiencies that
we normally don't think of. Ever wonder why there are so many vets?...too
many sick pets because of the food and lack of proper nutrients. Everyone
ought to pay attention!" An amazon.com reviewer.
Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs : Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments
and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians
by Martin Zucker
The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that
if Alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets,
too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths.
Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing
their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can
help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression
to a host of serious diseases.
A must have reference for every dog owner. Zucker compiles recommendations
from over 30 of the top holistic veterinarians from across the country
in this two part book. Part I covers the foundation of good health, diet
and nutrition. In addition the basics on alternative modalities, supplements
and remedies are discussed. Part II is organized in an A to Z list of common
problems -- from arthritis to yeast infections. Each section contains recommendations
and information from a number of holistic vets. This format gives you the
opportunity to learn about several different treatment options and decide
what's best for your dog's individual situation.
Essence/Bach Flowers for Animals. A behavior problem often becomes
a 'terminal disease'. Indeed euthanasia for behavior problems is the main
cause of death in young animals, and many people regard it as a treatment.
Correcting the behavior problem often saves an animal's life as effectively
as surgery or other medical procedures, and greatly reduces the suffering
of all concerned. This does not require expensive behavior therapy or extensive
behavior modification on the part of the owner. In our animal companions,
Flower Essences have their greatest benefit in the treatment of emotional
or behavioral problems, such as:
- Excessive vocalization
- Separation anxiety
- Elimination problems
- Recovery from injury, or surgery
- Excessive grooming, licking, chewing, or feather-picking
- Failure to adjust to environmental changes
- Jealousy and aggression
- Stress from boarding or confinement
- Grief from loss of human or animal companion
- Travel anxiety
- Training difficulties
- Dealing with chronic illness
- Performance (in show, working or racing animals)...and many others!
farming is an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely
as commodities to be exploited for profit. In animal agriculture, this
attitude has lead to institutionalized animal cruelty, massive environmental
destruction and resource depletion, and animal and human health risks.
of Factory Farming Photos and Videos Witness first-hand what farm animals
endure. (scroll down that page to view ALL videos)
the petition to help Enact the Protected Animal Law
"The most common side effects from NSAIDs include vomiting,
loss of appetite, depression, lethargy, and diarrhea. Serious side effects
include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, perforations, kidney damage,
and liver problems." Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director
of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM).
you have a question about holistic animal health or need assistance? contact
Shirley or call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372
Holistic Health - Natural Holistic Horse Care and Nutrition
Horses just like any other animal or human benefit from more natural care. The
best place to start is the diet, as this is the main foundation of any
natural health care system. Equine nutritional Therapy, Massage, Acupressure,
Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Therapy Homeopathy, Magnetic Therapy,
Massage, and more. Our soil, plants, and especially commercial foods are
woefully deficient in key nutrients. Scientists theorize that mineral deficiency
subjects us, and our animals, to more diseases, aging, sickness and
destruction of our physical well-being than any other factor in personal health.