Dog Health Book - The Top 2
& The Best Monthly Journal

The right dog health book could mean the difference between experiencing a routine situation and doing something (or not doing something) that could permanently harm your dog.

We do our best to provide you with up-to-date free dog health advice on the most common dog care topics, but the following books dive into more problems and solutions ranging from minor to severe.

For only $15 to $22, it’s a good idea to keep one on hand – you never know when you’ll need it…

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Dr. Pitcairn's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

This book is truly the holy grail of natural health books for dog’s and cats. We trust this book and have used it many times as a confirming reference for information on our site

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Dr. Pitcairn is one of the most highly regarded and well-educated holistic veterinarians practicing today, and he offers his over 40 years of experience and accumulated knowledge in this 466 page book.

Dr. Pitcairn's wife, Susan Hubble Pitcairn, M.S, helped to co-author this book and assisted with the completion of an excellent "quick reference" section on animal illnesses.

This “quick reference” section is organized alphabetically and includes a brief description of each illness, ways to prevent that illness from occurring and holistic and natural treatment options.

Just a few of the dog health topics covered in Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats include

  • Updated fresh food recipes
  • Special diets
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Natural care for common ailments
  • Alternative treatments with homeopathy, herbs and wholesome foods
  • First aid tips
  • How to select a healthy animal

If you are looking for an all-encompassing book on natural dog health, this is an excellent choice and our most highly recommended option.

The price of the book is $18.95.

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The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care

This book is an A-Z reference guide to natural treatments for common animal ailments. It is a great option if you are looking for a book to pick up and put down as you need it, rather than a continuous read.

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We really like the “reader-friendliness” of this book. If you sit down looking for information on a specific topic, you will find it almost immediately along with pictures and recommended natural treatment options.

A few of the topics covered in The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care for Dogs and Cats include:

  • How to choose a new puppy or kitten
  • Interviews with leading veterinary healers
  • Emergency first-aid strategies
  • The best diet for your pet
  • Overview of supplements and holistic remedies
  • A-Z guide to common ailments and common treatments

The price of this book is $21.95 and it is 524 pages in length.

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The Whole Dog Journal

Even the best dog health book starts to become obsolete as soon as it is printed, so this journal's a good way to stay on top of the most recent news and updates (in addition to our FREE Natural Dog Care Monthly newsletter, of course!).

The Whole Dog Journal is a magazine sent by mail monthly and is full of well-written articles on all types of dog care topics.

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This journal has a focus on natural and holistic alternatives but is not at all limited to information pertaining to a dog’s health. They are devoted to helping with to the health, happiness and longevity of your dog.

Plus, it’s all written in an entertaining style that will make you enjoy learning new things about dogs.

Here’s a list of a few article topics from one edition:

  • When your dog's urine marking becomes a problem
  • Canine health news and current events
  • The benefits of canine rehabilitation and conditioning
  • How to teach your dog to fetch
  • Helping your dog lose weight
  • Crate training made easy
  • How to care for an older dog

A subscription to The Whole Dog Journal costs $20 per year…a great investment!

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