Recommended Reading

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Natural Cat Care by Dr. Bruce Fogle. This is a very basic and very general introduction to holistic care techniques used to treat a variety of cat ailments.

Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health Care for Dogs and Cats by Dr. Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. This is generally considered one of the foundation texts on holistic health care for animals. It also contains vet- and animal-tested homemade food recipes for dogs and cats.

The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier. Another classic book on natural diets, behavior issues and alternative remedies.

Homeopathic First Aid for Animals by Kaetheryn Walker. This book, written in narrative format, shows a variety of case studies in which homeopathic remedies were used successfully to treat behavioral and health problems.

Complete Care for Your Aging Cat by Amy D. Shojai. This book will show you how you can make life easier for your senior cat and keep his or her health optimal. It also has a chapter on animal loss and making the decision about euthanasia.

My Fat Cat by Martha Garvey. This short and easy-to-read book provides a simple 10-step plan you can use to help your obese kitty lose weight. Available at bookstores or through Healthy Living Books.

Four Paws, Five Directions by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM. This book is about using Traditional Chinese Medicine to restore animals to health. Note: This is an advanced-level text and would probably overwhelm anyone without a good deal of knowledge about animal anatomy, acupressure points and Chinese medicine’s underlying philosophy.

Other Recommended Reading