Most people understand homeopathy as a treatment for people, but as this book shows, our four-legged friends can benefit from it as well. First published in 1999, Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs quickly became a bestseller and an important resource for anyone looking for a more organic approach to caring for their cats and dogs. Using accessible language, author Don Hamilton gives readers an authoritative overview of animal homeopathy, covering history, treatment principles, homeopathic disease theory, and simple methods for using homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs offers expert guidance on home care and diet, how to obtain the information needed to choose a homeopathic remedy, how to dose remedies, how to choose the potency, and when to repeat remedies if necessary. The book lists organ systems by chapter, providing concise descriptions of symptoms, including how to evaluate patients' illnesses and when to seek veterinary care. Remedy and supplement suggestions follow disease descriptions. Each section contains the principal remedies needed for treatment. The book ends with a materia medica, which gives more comprehensive remedy information for each medicine listed in the book. This updated edition contains a new chapter on the human-animal relationship, timely information on vaccines, as well as new remedy information in every chapter.
About the Author
"Dr. Don Hamilton is one of the most experienced, creative, and open-minded homeopaths for animals in this country. He brings his years of veterinary practice and perceptive understanding of homeopathy to this book to expand your knowledge and to help the animals in your life. We are fortunate that he is sharing his wisdom. This book should be added to any animal lover's bookshelf."
—Cheryl Schwartz, DVM, San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, and author of Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs
"Dr. Hamilton offers a clear, comprehensive, solid foundation in veterinary homeopathy that allows it to be accessible to animal guardians. It is an extremely valuable contribution to the field of veterinary homeopathy."
—Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, author of Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing and coauthor of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practice
"This wonderful, compassionate book convinced me to use only veterinarians who use only homeopathy. Read it."
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of Dogs Never Lie About Love and coauthor of When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
“Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals appears in a revised edition updating basic treatments and guidance for caring for pets, and comes from a vet who has practiced for over thirty years. Chapters provide overviews of different systems, from digestive to eyes, and discuss common ailments and their homeopathic options. General collections will find this a popular consumer pick.”
—Midwest Book Review
“For those of you who are not up-to-date on homeopathic care, you will find all kinds of wonderful things in this book… The information is qualitative and quantitative.”