General References

The Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine

Dr. R.H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD and S.H. Pitcairn. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. Rodale, 2005.

Barbara Fougère, BVSc. The Pet Lover's Guide to Natural Healing for Cats & DogsSt. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2006.

Levy, Juliette de Bairacli. The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1955-1992.

Topic-Specific References


"Acupuncture for Dogs Gaining Acceptance." Susan Thorpe-Vargas, PhD and John C. Cargill, MA, MBA, MS. 2006.


The Waltham Book of Dog and Cat Behavior from the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition. Pergamon press 1992 edited by C. Thorne

Prevent Dog Problems "Pure and Simple". Mark and Dru Katz VMD 1999

Manual of Canine Behavior by Valerie O'Farrell PhD. British Small Animal Veterinary Association 1992

Other behavior information learned in Veterinary School U of Florida, Dr. Michael Schaer, (Dept of Small Animal Medicine) and Dr. Cheryl Chrisman (Dept of Neurology).

Dr. Ian Dunbar,, Berkeley, California.

Western Veterinary Conference lectures on behavior by Dr. Gary Landsberg and Dr. Wayne Hunthausen.


"Aromatherapy for Pets." Liz Santher. 2005. Holistic Health News.


"Chiropractic Care for Dogs." Susan Dr. Julie Kaufman, DC, Dr. Donna Krueger, DVM and Dr. Lynne Dennis, DVM. 2006.

Choosing the Right Dog Organic Treat

David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN. "Interpreting Pet Food Labels – Special Use Foods." U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine. 1 Apr. 2008.

Dental Hygiene

"Home Dental Care" and "Identifying Problems" and "FAQs with Dr. Holstrom." 2008. Pets Need Dental Care, Too.


Time Trends and Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs: Analysis of Veterinary Medical Data Base Records (1970-1999). The Veterinary Journal
Available at:

Graham PA. Diabetes Mellitus. Canine Diabetes. May 1995. Available at:

Plotnick AN, Greco DS. Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Contrasts and comparisons.
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1995 May;25(3):563-70.

Dog Collars

"Leash Training Your Puppy." Animal

Dog Diarrhea

Probst, Sarah. "When Your Pet Has Diarrhea." Center for Veterinary Medicine. 1998. University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. May 12, 2008.

Dog Dietary Supplements

Shim, Joan. "Does Your Pet Need a Dietary Supplement?" LifeWire. Dec 11.2007. March 10, 2008.

Dog Ear Cleaning

"Cleaning Your Dog's Ears, How to" 2008. June 3, 2008.

"Grooming Basics 101 Article: Ear Care & Cleaning." 2008. June 3, 2008.

Dog Epilepsy

Wiersma-Aylward, Alicia. "Canine Epilepsy." 1995. May 12, 2008.

Dog Food Prescription Diet

T.J. Dunn, Jr. DVM. "An Overview and Explanation of Prescription Diets." Dog World Magazine. 2004. 19 March 2008.

Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. 24 March 2008.

Dog Health Vomit Problems

"Vomiting." College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Health Topics. Dec 19, 2007. Washington State University. June 27, 2008.

Dog Lice

Canine Lice. Dog Breed Info Center courtesy of Misty Trails Havanese. July 2008.

Dog Nail Trimming

"Grooming Basics 101." June 2, 2008.

"How to Trim Nails…" 2008. Pet Food Direct. June 2, 2008.

Dog Pink Eye

"Dog Pink Eye: Dog Conjunctivitis (Canine Pink Eye)." 2008. June 3, 2008.

Dog Skin Allergies

Canine Allergies and Symptoms. July 2008.

Dog Tick Removal

Piesman J, Mather TN, Sinsky RJ, Spielman A. Duration of tick attachment and Borrelia burgdorferi transmission. J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Mar;25(3):557-8.

Kahl O, Janetzki-Mittmann C, Gray JS, Jonas R, Stein J, de Boer R. Risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato for a host in relation to the duration of nymphal Ixodes ricinus feeding and the method of tick removal. Zentralbl Bakteriol. 1998 Jan;287(1-2):41-52.

Dog Warts

"Dog Warts and the Canine Papilloma Virus." 2008. 2008. June 26, 2008.

Dog Weight Loss

Keith, Christie. "Weight loss for dogs: Why most dog owners fail – and how you can succeed." 2008. San Francisco Chronicle. June 4, 2008.

Dog with Dog Food Allergy

Probst, Sarah. "Food Allergies: The Truth About Lamb and Rice Mixes." University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. 1998. 04/13/2008

White, Stephen. "Update on Food Allergy in the Dog and Cat." World Small Animal Veterinary Association. 2001. 04/13/2008

Dog with Rabies

Rabies. 2008. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May 7, 2008.

Rabies, Symptoms. Animal Health Channel, Your Animal Health Community. 2007. April 15, 2008.

Dog Health, Rabies. AnimalHospitals-USA. 2008. April 17, 2008.

"Rabies: Symptoms – Diagnosis – Treatment & Vaccination" Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc. April 30, 2008.

Dog Vaccination Schedule

"What You Should Know About Vaccinations for Your Pet." Pet Health / Vaccines. American Veterinary Medical Association. April 28, 2008.

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff. "Vaccination Schedule for Dogs." Articles. Doctors Foster and Smith. April 29, 2008.

"Dog and Puppy Vaccinations" Department of Animal Services, Riverside County Community Health Agency. April 29, 2008.

Flea Control

"Poisons on Pets, Health Hazards from Flea and Tick Products." Dr. David Wallinga, MD, MPA and Linda Greer, PhD. November 2000. National Resources Defense Council. 25 Jan 2008.

Herbal Medicine

"Howlistic Pet Care." Patricia Yollin. Nov 18, 2006. SFGate.

High Fiber Dog Food

"Functions of Fiber." Purina Dog Care Food and Nutrition. Nestle Purina Pet Care. 1 Apr. 2008.

"High Fiber Diets & Anal Gland Disease." Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith Inc. 1 Apr. 2008.


"How Does Homeopathy Differ from Conventional Medicine?" National Center for Homeopathy. 2002.

Multiple authors. "Research." National Center for Homeopathy. 2006.

How to Read a Dog Food Label

David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN. "Interpreting Pet Food Labels." Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Newbury, Umut. "Natural vs Organic Pet Foods." Mother Earth News. June 21, 2006. Best Friends Network. March 15, 2008.

How to Treat Dog Mange

Woolf, Norma Bennett. "Mange – The Mystery of Mange." Dog Owner's Guide. 2008. June 4, 2008.

Introducing a Natural Dog Food Diet

"Meatless Meals for Dogs and Cats." PeTA Media Center. March 1, 2008.

Kirkland, Mary. "Changing Your Dog's Diet." Studio One Networks. 2007. NBC 29. March 6, 2008.

Itchy Skin

Theresa A. Fuess, PhD. "Itchy Dogs." College of Veterinary Medicine. Dec 22, 1997. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. July 2, 2008.

Learn Dog Grooming Styles & Techniques

Perry, Tenna. "Dog Grooming Instructions, Techniques, Tips and How-To." eSSORTMENT.2002. 4/10/2008

Low Sodium Dog Food

O.L. Nelson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM. "Home Care of the Heart Failure Patient." College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Health Topics. 2007. Washington State University. 1 Apr. 2008.

"Sodium and Pet Food: How Much is Too Much?" Iams Dog Nutrition Library. 2003. The Iams Company. 1 Apr. 2008. qanswer.jhtml?li=en_AU&sc=D&bc=I&pti=PN&qi=3000377

Natural Organic Dog Food vs. Most Commercial Dog Food

Say No to GMOs! Home Page.

Sakko, Kerryn. "The Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods." 2002. American Institute of Biological Sciences.

"Food Safety: Natural Flavorings on Meat and Poultry Labels." United States Department of Agriculture. Feb. 14, 2006.

Newbury, Umut. "Natural vs Organic Pet Foods." VegEat – Compassionate Cooking. June 21, 2006.

"Safeguarding Animal Health to Protect Consumers." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Feb 2004.

Organic Dog Supplies

"Why Organic?" Organic Abode. 2008.

Green Living. By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine.London: Plume, 2005.

Organic Puppy Food

Frisch, Kirsten. "The Right Food for Your Dog." The Puppy Network. March 15, 2008.

Holly Nash, DVM, MS. "Food Standards by the AAFCO." Veterinary Services Department, Drs. Foster and Smith, Inc. Pet March 17, 2008.

Parvovirus in Dogs & Puppies

Canine Parvovirus. American Veterinary Medical Association. Dec 2009. Available at:

Parvo Treatment - Do I Have Time? Available at:

Physical Therapy

"Physical Rehab Helps Keep Pets Moving." Kim Campbell Thornton. April, 19 2006.

Raw Lamb Dog Food

"How to Buy Meat." Agricultural Marketing Service. 1995. March 17, 2008.

"Meat Preparation – Lamb from Farm to Table." Food Safety and Inspection Service. May 2007. March 17, 2008.

Recall of Dog Food

"FDA's Ongoing Pet Food Investigation." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. April 16, 2007. February 22, 2008.

Symptoms of Dog Worms

"Dog Worms Types." The Dog Health Guide. 2008. June 5, 2008.


Otis WL, et al. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs. Veterinary Clinical Pathology Clerkship Program. Class of 2004 (Otis) and Department of Pathology (Tarpley, Bain, Latimer, LeRoy), College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia. Available at:

Vegetarian Diet for Dogs February 15, 2008.

"Dogs – A Vegetarian Diet?" Vegetarian Society. March 8, 2008.

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