The Healthy Pet Manual

The Healthy Pet Manual

A Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

Foreword by: Gary Kowalski
Examines the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle-related causes of cancer in pets and how to safeguard their well-being

• Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals

• Includes health care information on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs

• The first consumer-oriented book to assess conventional and alternative treatment options

Keeping their pets healthy and happy is the number one priority of pet owners. Having lost four animal companions to cancer, author Deborah Straw became frustrated by the lack of information about what was causing the disease and wanted to know what she could do to treat and prevent it. This thorough and comprehensive guide is the result of her search for answers. It provides readers with the knowledge of how to ward off the unforeseen causes of cancer and protect the safety and health of their pets.

Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals. This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the environmental, dietary, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and the preventive measures that can be taken against this disease. Readers whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the full spectrum of both conventional and alternative treatments presented in this book--from chemotherapy and laser surgery to herbal therapy, acupuncture, and touch therapy. In addition, readers will find guidance about caring for a sick pet and grieving his or her loss should the pet die. Full of information, options, and support, this is an essential resource for protecting pets.
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  • Healing Arts Press | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594770579 | 
  • July 2005
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Chapter 5

Environmental Concerns
According to the National Cancer Institute, each type of cancer has its own known or suspected risk factors, and all cancers are almost always caused by a combination of factors that interact in ways “not yet fully understood.”

Obviously, some of these factors are environmental, and many come to us and our pets through what we ingest--our diet and our drinking water. These two topics will be covered in chapter 6, Drinking Water, and chapter 8, Nutrition. But there are also many other risks involved with daily life that affect and may cause disease--or even death--in both human... see more

About the Author

Deborah Straw

Deborah Straw is a longtime animal, health, and lifestyle writer based in Vermont. She is also the author of an ecotourism guide, Natural Wonders of the Florida Keys, and is a widely published essayist.

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