Veterinary Secrets Revealed


Veterinary Secrets Revealed Second Edition
Digital Manual



Table of Contents

 

Liability Limitation, Disclaimers and Copyright Notice................. i

A Message to the Reader................................................................... iii

About the Author............................................................................... iv

Introduction........................................................................................ xii

Section I................................................................................................. 1

1.    How to Use This Book.................................................................. 2

2.    Healing the Natural Way............................................................. 5

3.    Why Your Pet Gets Sick............................................................... 7

Diet.................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Stress................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

Exercise............................................................................................................................................................................ 8

4.    How to Care for a Sick Animal................................................. 10

Nursing Care............................................................................................................................................................... 11

Eating............................................................................................................................................................................. 11

Drinking / Dehydration............................................................................................................................................ 12

Bathing and Cleaning............................................................................................................................................... 13

5.    The At-Home Pet Health Exam................................................. 15

Vital Statistics: Pulse and Heart Rate................................................................................................................... 15

Checking the pulse.................................................................................................................................................... 16

Temperature................................................................................................................................................................ 16

The Eyes........................................................................................................................................................................ 16

The Ears........................................................................................................................................................................ 17

The Nose....................................................................................................................................................................... 18

The Mouth.................................................................................................................................................................... 18

The Neck....................................................................................................................................................................... 19

The Larynx and Thyroid gland............................................................................................................................. 19

The Skin........................................................................................................................................................................ 20

Evaluation of the Genital and Urinary system................................................................................................. 21

Musculoskeletal.......................................................................................................................................................... 22

Gastrointestinal.......................................................................................................................................................... 22

The Heart...................................................................................................................................................................... 23

The Lungs..................................................................................................................................................................... 23

The Airways................................................................................................................................................................ 24

Checking the pulse and evaluating blood pressure........................................................................................ 24

Mucous Membrane Color........................................................................................................................................ 25

6.    Pet Health Exam Guide and Worksheet.................................. 26

Heart Rate..................................................................................................................................................................... 26

Temperature................................................................................................................................................................ 27

Gum Color.................................................................................................................................................................... 27

Capillary Refill Time................................................................................................................................................. 28

Hydration..................................................................................................................................................................... 28

Weight........................................................................................................................................................................... 28

Assessing Responsiveness...................................................................................................................................... 29

7.    Essential First Aid: Pet CPR....................................................... 34

Step 1: Responsiveness............................................................................................................................................. 35

Step 2: Airway............................................................................................................................................................. 36

Step 3: Breathing......................................................................................................................................................... 38

Step 4: Circulation...................................................................................................................................................... 39

8.    Essential First Aid: Pet Medicine Chest................................... 40

 

Section II............................................................................................. 43

9.    Healing With Herbs.................................................................... 44

Herb Preparations...................................................................................................................................................... 46

Top 16 Herbs Used in Natural Healing.............................................................................................................. 47

Nutritive Tonics.......................................................................................................................................................... 64

Drug Interactions, Side-Effects, and Contraindications................................................................................. 64

Herb and Conventional Drug Interactions......................................................................................................... 66

How to Incorporate Herbs in Treating Your Dog or Cat................................................................................ 68

10.      Healing With Homeopathy.................................................... 71

History of Homeopathy........................................................................................................................................... 72

Theory of Homeopathy............................................................................................................................................ 73

Scientific Studies........................................................................................................................................................ 74

Preparation of remedies and Potency Scales..................................................................................................... 75

Homeopathy Applied............................................................................................................................................... 75

Case Analysis and Choosing a Remedy............................................................................................................. 76

Handling and Administering Remedies............................................................................................................ 77

Common Homeopathic Remedies....................................................................................................................... 78

11.      Healing With Acupressure...................................................... 83

Step By Step Pet Acupressure Treatment............................................................................................................ 84

Phases of Treatment.................................................................................................................................................. 85

Post Treatment............................................................................................................................................................ 86

Acupressure Points................................................................................................................................................... 86

Acupressure Treatments for Specific Conditions............................................................................................. 90

12.      Healing With Massage............................................................ 92

Types of Massage....................................................................................................................................................... 93

Step By Step Pet Massage Treatment.................................................................................................................... 94

Common Dog and Cat Conditions that benefit from Massage.................................................................... 96

 

Section III............................................................................................ 98

13.      Pet Food..................................................................................... 99

Dog and Cat Health Problems Related to Pet Food....................................................................................... 101

The Problem with Commercial Pet Foods........................................................................................................ 102

Reading Pet Food Labels....................................................................................................................................... 104

Toxic Pet Food Ingredients.................................................................................................................................... 107

Pet Food: Options for a Healthier Pet................................................................................................................. 109

Choosing a Commercial Pet Food...................................................................................................................... 109

Advised Commercial Pet Food List.................................................................................................................... 111

Home Diets................................................................................................................................................................ 112

Home Diets For Health Concerns....................................................................................................................... 118

Raw Food Diets........................................................................................................................................................ 121

Supplements............................................................................................................................................................. 126

14.      Pet Vaccinations..................................................................... 130

Conventional Approach........................................................................................................................................ 131

Side Effects................................................................................................................................................................. 132

Vaccine Alternatives............................................................................................................................................... 133

Strong Immune System.......................................................................................................................................... 134

Recommended Vaccine Regimen....................................................................................................................... 135

Homeopathic Treatments For After Vaccination........................................................................................... 136

15.      Cancer Prevention in Pets..................................................... 137

 

Section IV.......................................................................................... 141

ABSCESSES AND BITE WOUNDS.................................................................. 142

ACNE....................................................................................................................... 145

AGGRESSION....................................................................................................... 147

ALLERGIES............................................................................................................ 150

ALOPECIA X.......................................................................................................... 155

ANAL GLAND PROBLEMS............................................................................... 157

ANEMIA.................................................................................................................. 159

ANOREXIA............................................................................................................. 161

ARTHRITIS............................................................................................................ 163

ASTHMA................................................................................................................. 169

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.................................................................................. 172

BACK AND DISC PROBLEMS.......................................................................... 176

BARKING................................................................................................................ 179

BLADDER CONTROL PROBLEMS.................................................................. 182

BLADDER STONES............................................................................................. 184

BLOAT..................................................................................................................... 189

CANCER.................................................................................................................. 192

CANCER: HEMANGIOSARCOMA.................................................................. 197

CANCER: LYMPHOMA...................................................................................... 202

CANCER: MAST CELL TUMORS..................................................................... 207

CANCER: OSTEOSARCOMA............................................................................ 211

CAR SICKNESS..................................................................................................... 217

CAT FLU.................................................................................................................. 219

CATARACTS......................................................................................................... 222

CHEWING.............................................................................................................. 224

CHYLOTHORAX................................................................................................... 227

COLITIS.................................................................................................................. 229

CONSTIPATION................................................................................................... 232

COUGHING........................................................................................................... 234

DANDRUFF............................................................................................................ 237

DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY.................................................................... 240

DEHYDRATION.................................................................................................... 244

DENTAL PROBLEMS.......................................................................................... 246

DIABETES.............................................................................................................. 249

DIARRHEA............................................................................................................. 253

DIGGING................................................................................................................ 256

DRY EYE.................................................................................................................. 259

DUNG EATING..................................................................................................... 262

EAR INFECTIONS AND EAR MITES.............................................................. 264

EMBOLI  (STROKE)............................................................................................. 268

EPILEPSY................................................................................................................ 271

EXOCRINE PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY (EPI)...................................... 274

EYE DISORDERS.................................................................................................. 277

FELINE INFECTIOUS VIRUSES....................................................................... 280

FELINE TRIAD DISEASE.................................................................................... 283

FEVER...................................................................................................................... 288

FLATULENCE........................................................................................................ 291

FLEAS...................................................................................................................... 294

FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES..................................................... 297

FUR LOSS AND SHEDDING............................................................................. 302

HAIRBALLS........................................................................................................... 304

HEART PROBLEMS............................................................................................. 306

HIP DYSPLASIA................................................................................................... 310

HIVES...................................................................................................................... 314

HOT SPOTS........................................................................................................... 317

HYPERADRENOCORTICISM (CUSHING’S DISEASE).............................. 320

HYPERTHYROID.................................................................................................. 323

HYPOADRENOCORTICISM  (ADDISON’S DISEASE).............................. 325

HYPOTHYROID DISEASE................................................................................. 329

IDIOPATHIC CYSTITIS: FELINE LOWER URINARY TRACT

DISEASE (FLUTD)................................................................................................ 332

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD).................................................. 335

JUMPING UP.......................................................................................................... 339

KIDNEY DISEASE................................................................................................ 341

KNEE DISORDERS (ACL INJURY, PATELLAR LUXATION).................... 345

LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS.................................................................................. 350

LICE.......................................................................................................................... 353

LIVER PROBLEMS............................................................................................... 355

LUMPS AND BUMPS.......................................................................................... 359

MANGE................................................................................................................... 362

NOISE ANXIETY................................................................................................... 365

OILY COAT............................................................................................................ 368

OVERWEIGHT...................................................................................................... 370

PAD CRACKS AND PAW PROBLEMS........................................................... 373

PANCREATITIS.................................................................................................... 377

PANOSTEITIS....................................................................................................... 381

PAPILLOMAS........................................................................................................ 385

PARVOVIRUS........................................................................................................ 387

POISONING........................................................................................................... 390

RINGWORM.......................................................................................................... 393

SENILITY................................................................................................................ 395

SEPARATION ANXIETY..................................................................................... 398

SPRAYING.............................................................................................................. 401

TICKS...................................................................................................................... 404

TRACHEAL COLLAPSE...................................................................................... 406

TRITRICHOMONAS FETUS.............................................................................. 409

URINARY BLOCKAGE........................................................................................ 412

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS...................................................................... 415

VESTIBULAR DISEASE...................................................................................... 418

VOMITING............................................................................................................. 421

VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE (vWD)............................................................. 424

WORMS................................................................................................................... 427

WOUNDS AND LACERATIONS...................................................................... 429

 

Natural Pet Health Resource Listings........................................... 432

Index.................................................................................................. 434

 




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