Natural Remedies For Dogs and Cats
by C. J. Puotinen
In our age of modern medicine, when illnesses are treated in hightech hospitals with laser surgery and powerful prescription drugs, it is easy to forget that until the twentieth century, herbs and food were the medicines that kept people and their companion animals well. Most of the prescription drugs in use today are derived and synthesized from plants, and in most parts of the world, plants are still the primary healing agents.
The surgical techniques and pharmaceutical drugs that define Western medicine work well in acute or crisis conditions, but they are far less successful in the treatment of chronic illnesses. Western medicine, as practiced by physicians and veterinarians, is allopathic, which means that its focus is on the alleviation or suppression of physical symptoms, not on the treatment of the causes of these symptoms. Chronic conditions such as arthritis, skin and coat problems, gingivitis, ear infections, asthma, and allergies may improve temporarily when their symptoms are masked, but they usually recur and, over time, grow worse. For this reason, conventional or orthodox medicine considers these conditions irreversible and incurable. In addition, the drugs and surgery used to treat them carry adverse side effects that range from minor to fatal.
Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats offers a holistic approach to feeding and enhancing the health of your pet that can help your dog or cat live longer, heal faster, stay flexible, and enjoy good health through an active old age.