Written by a qualified veterinarian, this is a complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care, such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments. The first part of the book describes the main lifestyle choices every dog and cat owner makes, whether or not they are aware of them: settling in a new puppy or kitten, vaccination, neutering, diet, finding the right veterinarian, and caring for the ageing animal. The second part describes the main holistic modalities and their relevance when animals become sick. What they are, how they work, when they are useful, and how to find a practitioner. Also includes chapters on osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach's flower remedies, and herbal medicine. The third part of the book discusses a range of common health problems in dogs and cats, both from a conventional veterinary point of view and from an holistic perspective, and aims to help the owner understand the condition they are facing, as well as providing tips on how to supplement their veterinarian's advice and treatment.
Since graduating vet school in 1994, Lise Hansen DVM MRCVS CertIAVH PCH has spent the last 25 years working in small animal practice. Early in her veterinary career, Lise pursued post-graduate training in veterinary homeopathy and acupuncture.
Today, Lise focuses on her homeopathic referral practice spread over three clinics: her own practice in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as a veterinary clinic just north of Copenhagen, and Hyde Park Veterinary Centre in central London.
Lise is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences for the benefit of dogs and cats, and she teaches and lectures internationally to animal carers and veterinary colleagues alike.