Diet & Nutrition
Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog
This book was written by (veterinarian) Dr.
Martin Goldstein and published by Knopf in April 1999. This paperback version was
published in June 2000. If there is only one book that you ever buy for your cherished
canine companion, this is the one! It is a groundbreaking, inspirational guide that no pet
owner should be without. Dr. Goldstein actually shows you what and what not to do and the
whys behind these decisions. He details his success treating cancer and leukemia,
utilizing acupuncture and homeopathic medicine. His incredible "Alphabet of
Ailments" tackles common problems one by one in a clear and effective manner. Dr.
Goldstein also addresses the power of the mind-body connection when we think about what
provokes and how we cure disease. In his comforting way, that comes from being in
veterinary practice for 25 years, he offers his wisdom on dealing - both physically and
psychologically - with the death of our most cherished companions. Finally, there is a
comprehensive source guide which lists pet health-care centers, doctors, and products. In
that way, you will be able to act on the advice and recommendations in this
Dr. Greg's Dog Dish Diet: Sensible Nutrition for your Dog's Health (2010)
We love how Dr. Greg begins his book: “I’m Dr.
Greg Martinez and I feed my dogs people food, even though in veterinary school I
was taught to use only commercial dog food. In truth, feeding healthful people
food to dogs contradicts most everything I was taught.”
Committed to helping as many dogs as he can, the April 2007 pet food recall was
clearly his epiphany. Dr. Greg admits to previously being a kibble pusher, but
now knows each dog is an individual, and that: “Kibble + dog = Fat in 50% of
We used kibble once upon a time, even graduating to organic kibble, which
somehow meant we were doing even more for our kids. But, honestly, just pouring
dried, processed chunks into bowls—even if the ingredients were impeccable—was
not an accomplishment. Only laziness kept us from home-cooking. But, once the
commitment was made, it was amazing how efficient we became at making and
freezing meals in advance.
An easy and fun read, Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet is both personal and practical.
It is filled with oodles of easy-to-remember sound bytes of tasty information,
nutrition & ingredient charts, and conversion info on kilograms to ounces (to
determine calories). The secret recipe that Dr. Greg shares is a keeper. And, we
may never forget his spot on Dog Better Health Rule #6: “Treats are the crack cocaine of the
Dr. Greg believes changing your dog’s diet may help relieve weight gain, red and
painful ears, flaky and inflamed skin, hotspots, stomach upsets, and urinary
infections. In his book, you will learn about: food allergens; choosing
healthier dog treats from the refrigerator that will save you money; the
importance of adding needed healthful fats and oils; cutting calories without
leaving your dog hungry/unsatisfied; and, feeding your dog’s inner wolf by
simulating the ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats that sustained dogs
Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
By Richard & Susan
Pitcairn. Updated and expanded, 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, plus a
Quick Reference section that gives specific instructions for preventing,
diagnosing and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders.
Approach is drug-free and holistic with special attention to homeopathic
and alternative remedies and treatments.