Natural Dog is the most comprehensive book on holistic dog care for the twenty-first century. Dr. Deva Khalsa is a pioneer in the field of holistic veterinary medicine in America and a dynamic international lecturer. Her years of experience with holistic therapies and energetic nutritionals diets have given her invaluable information necessary to teach everything owners want to know to maintain optimum health, quality of life, and longevity for their pets. Joanne Stefanatos, DVM, author Animal and Man: A State of Blessedness
Improving the daily nutrition and long-term care of our canine companions is more important today than ever before with contaminated dog food finding its way onto our grocery store shelves and harmful chemicals being released into the water and air. In Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog, pioneering veterinarian Deva Khalsa comes to the aid of animal owners by sharing her effective, integrative approach to natural health and healing for dogs. For a healthier, happier dog, this is the book to own! Dr. Marty Goldstein, author, The Nature of Animal Healing.
Dr. Khalsa's approach to canine nutrition by encouraging the feeding of fresh wholesome foods is a winning formula shared by a handful of other colleagues, like myself, and a select group of commercial pet food manufacturers. The Canine Cafe recipes are scrumptious! This book is a lively, informative read for all those devoted to their canine companions! W. Jean Dodds, DVM, president, Hemopet
Dr Khalsa has provided an invaluable book to help keep dogs well and enable them to recover from a variety of health problems. Her holistically integrative approach to health maintenance and treatment is a welcome contribution to the advancement of veterinary medicine and the good of dogs around the world. Dr. Michael W. Fox, veterinarian, syndicated columnist and author, Dog Body Dog Mind
What does the general public say?
Amazon.com review: Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs (Paperback The Holistic Bible for Dog Owners: Clear, concise advice and guidance, solidly researched, eloquently written, July 11, 2009 By Concerned Counsel "E" (Princeton, NJ United States)
This is the most comprehensive, informative, compassionately written and spiritually insightful book on dog health that I have ever read. Over the course of many years as a dog owner, I have read dozens of books on different aspects of canine health and well-being. I dub this book the 'holistic bible' for dog owners because it contains everything I have been looking for, all in one book:
- it sets forth specific recipes that maximize nutritional value for dogs;
- it provides logical, straightforward explanations and recommendations for holistic remedies and common health issues;
- it provides accurate, easily accessible information regarding the sources for purchasing the appropriate vitamins, supplements and remedies; and,
- it addresses the most painful of health challenges for dogs, along with fundamental advice as to how to either prevent or treat those concerns.
This is the first book regarding dog 'health' that I have found so lovely to read that I haven't wanted to put it down. Dr. Khalsa's overall style is erudite, elegant and delightful. Her writing is both eloquent and friendly, making this book a pure pleasure to read. I wish I had this book in my hands before I began my years of nurturing my canine companions. I highly recommend it to every dog owner and potential dog owner, and believe it should be the core of any dog owner's library regarding dog health and well-being. No dog owner should be without this book.
The accolades continue with a professional book reviewer who gave the book a 10 out of 10 rating with the following comments:
"I was very impressed with this title. Considering the comprehensive content, the price is very reasonable. Unlike some new-agey books on this subject, this one has the authority and confident voice of an experienced veterinarian and it handles the subject of holistic health in a grounded but also inspiring way. I am a fan of holistic care but often the writing I see on the subject is fluffy, too cautious, too general, too weird, and either dangerous or just not that helpful. This book, by contrast, has solid information that is very usable and sensible, not dangerous or fringe but also with a healthy sense of "don't get fooled by the mainstream". The recipes look easy and healthful and the author's confidence makes cooking for a dog seem totally do-able and even noble. Many of the other suggestions for supplements, grooming, and care also seem both realistic and enlightened. This is the best book on this subject I've seen".
About the Book and Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Deva Khalsa is a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine, earning her VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr Khalsa studied homeopathy for more than twenty-five years as well as other alternative therapies. Lecturing internationally her fresh and successful approach to veterinary medicine wins her praise. Her work stems from the conviction that animals are at their best and happiest only when they are in a healthy and natural state. She co-authored Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies.
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Dr. Khalsa has a detailed answer for every ailment and even gives an "A to Z" holistic guide on how to heal your dog. I love how well cited everything is too, and it's a truly enjoyable read. Dr. Khalsa gives plenty of facts to back up her views. There were areas in holistic health for my dog that confused me and now I really know my stuff for sure. This is a no nonsense way to get your pet in the best health - thank you Dr. Khalsa!
This book is truly excellent . Well written for the layman and easy to understand. I have 5 other dog health care books and this is by far my favorite. It has great holistic health care tips and I understand what I am doing for my dog and why I do it so much better after reading it. The A-Z fix it section has saved me a bundle in veterinary bills. I am so very glad I found this book !