- Natural Dog Care, by Christopher Day. Published by Thunder Bay Press, $11.95.
PROMOTING a holistic approach to dog care, author Christopher Day guides you through a wide range of relevant topics.
His goal is to "encourage positive health and establish healthy routines, in order to improve the health and welfare of the family dog."
Day begins with an overview on dogs, puppies and basic training. He discusses dog massage and grooming before moving on to diet and supplements. Much of the first half of the book, if followed, will reduce or eliminate the need for a lot of the health concerns that are discussed next. Skin irritations, spaying and neutering, parasites, weight control, mobility problems and much more are presented.
This compact book offers an introduction to many health options available; it's not intended to replace proper veterinary care but instead provides a jumping-off point for your education on natural health care for your canine companion.