Our animals are more than just pets; they’re valid and beloved members of our family. We care about their needs as much as any other family member. I have four cats, and I’m fussy about their diet, grooming, toys, furniture, exercise, and their emotional health. The biggest concern is their diet. Most of the pet food brands are loaded with disgusting and inferior meat sources and tons of chemicals. What we feed our pets, will affect their health. It’s not surprising then that more and more pets are getting cancer, auto-immune diseases, and arthritis. These prognoses do not necessarily mean doom for your pet. Many don’t know that there is holistic help for animals, and I found two books that lend support and offer practical solutions.
You Can Heal Your Pet
The Practical Guide to Holistic Health and Veterinary Care
Part I: Holistic & Practical Pet Care
Part II: Healing & Integrated Vet Care
Part III: Empowering the Pet Guardian
Part IV: Responsible Pet Guardianship
You Can Heal Your Pet was written by two holistic and integrative vets who want to empower us with the knowledge and skills to heal our pets. They’ve added a comprehensive A-Z directory of common health conditions with conventional and complementary treatment options.
Chapter 1 covers how imperative our pet’s diet is, how to discern food allergies and what foods are ideal for them. Chapter 2 covers delicious, wholesome recipes for meals, and snacks that will improve your pet’s health, and they’ll enjoy. Chapter 3 shares different herbs and herbal remedies that can be used for healing and included in your pet’s meals.
Part II goes into healing with energy work through visualization and acupressure. There are images so you can see where to apply pressure on your pet. Chapter 7 shares a complete guide to common conditions in cats and dogs along with treatment options. There’s also a special section for senior pets. There are several case studies that are great references and give you an idea of treatments. Throughout the book are Top Tips that I found valuable and enlightening. This book offers an abundance of information that will get us on the right track to assisting our pets to good health.
A Heart-to-Heart Guide to Connecting with and Caring for Your Animal Companion.
Ch 1: The Shift Toward Holism
Ch 2: Beyond Modern Medicine
Ch3: Understanding the Energetic Body
Ch 4: The Special Relationship Between Pets & Their People
Ch 5: A New Perspective on Healing, Curing, and Suffering
Ch 6: Finding the Right Veterinarian
Ch 7: Balancing Your Pet’s Body
Ch 8: Minding the Mind & Spirit
Ch 9: Complementary Modalities
Ch 10: Letting Go
Whole-Pet Healing is another remarkable book that’s written a vet who advanced his practice with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and became certified in veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. Dr. Thomas’s book is about taking an enlightened approach to healing with a different mindset and using different modalities. The author has taken to heart the mind/body/spirit connection to healing, yes even for pets. Of course, feeding our pets clean, wholesome foods is part of the formula, but you also need to understand the body’s energetic field. He talks about treating disease in lower dimensions, higher dimensions, and using complementary modalities such as Reiki, Biofeedback, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture. Some points are brought out on finding a good vet, but I confess they do not exist in our city.
Both books offer groundbreaking options to treating and healing our pets. I personally love these books and I’m willing to take the extra time to learn these methods and apply them to my pets. They are definitely worth it.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.