In this essential companion for pet owners, holistic veterinarian and scientist Dr. Gary Richter helps navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. While examining traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, every treatment he recommends has the backing of scientific research and years of successful outcomes in his clinical practice. After explaining the treatment, he offers specific recommendations for an integrative approach to common diseases, including allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Includes how to choose the best commercial foods and supplements, and even includes both raw and cooked dog- and cat-food recipes for general diet as well as to treat specific needs. Paperback, 432 pages.