|This section will be on books pertaining to Pets and to Diabetes
or Related Subjects!
If you have read a book and can send a review and why you would
recommend it. Please do so!
If you want to add a review to any of the following books email Judy!
Dogs, Diet and Disease
An Owner's Guide to Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis,Cushings's Disease
by Caroline D. Levin
180 pages(large print making it easy to read)
Link to www.petcarebooks.com
|Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs
& Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M.,Ph.D. & Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Second Edition. Completely updated and revised, this is an expanded
edition of the classic natural pet-care book by veterinarian Richard Pitcairn
and his wife Susan Pitcairn. Written with the warmth and compassion that
have won the Pitcairns a nationwide following, this guide will help you
select the most compatible dog or cat for your own lifestyle - and show
you how to provide the very best in companionship, healing, nutrition and
lifelong care. A guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats.
Diabetes Diet for Dogs(from first edition book)
1 medium egg
1/2 cup lean or organ meat
2 3/4 cups cooked brown rice or other grain
1/4 cup grated or chopped vegetables
daily supplements as recommended(found elsewhere in book)
Combine all ingredients and serve.
Judy's Review: This book contains a section on diabetes in pets
with diabetic recipes for dogs and cats as well as recommendations
on herbs. Very good section on pancreatitis and many other health problems.
As well as an emergency section and a guide to herbs, bach flower remedies,
homeopathic remedies, etc. I highly recommend this book to anyone
interested in natural health remedies. Note: My copy of this book is the
first edition and I love it so am sure the second edition is even better.
I never go on trips without this book.
List Price: $16.95
Amazon Price: $13.56
|The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats : Over 1,000 Solutions
to Your Pet's Problems-From Top Vets, Trainers, Breeders and Other Animal.
by Matthew Hoffman (Editor) - 403 pages
Judy's Review: A very good reference book on do it yourself pet care
by the editors of prevention magazine.
List Price: $14.00
Amazon Price: $11.20
|Natural Pet Cures : Dog & Cat Care the Natural Way
by John Heinerman - 342 pages
Judy's Review: This book contains remedies for many ailments.
The diabetes section talks about what diabetes is, the causes and gives
dietary approach including a diabetic dog cookie recipe(Susan's Oatmeal
Cookies) by Susan Goldstein, an animal nutritionist who has been
featured on television.
There is also a section on nutritional supplements by Dr.Sodhi such
as gymnema slyvestre extract, chromium, manganese, lecithin granules, flaxseed-safflower
oil mixture, B vitamins, kelp, dandelion, Vitamin C and E....etc.
Susan's Oatmeal Cookies
3 cups oatmeal uncooked
1 cup cold filtered water
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon parlsley, chopped
2 egg yolks
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake
12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Place on a cooling rack. Store in refrigerator
for up to two months.
These books as are all reference books are based on research by AN
author. The opinions expressed in any book you read you have to
look at it that way...it is based on one person's view....no matter
how many case histories they might have or how many people they consult
will still be biased to their point of view....so please remember that
when reading any book on diabetes or viewing any webpage on such matter.....they
should not be a substitute for consultation by your veterinarian. Never
change your dog's insulin or diet based on what you read in a book. Noone
knows your pet better then your veterinarian or yourself. Diabetes is a
serious disease but treatable and knowledge is an asset so read and learn
all you can.
Amazon Price: $19.95
|The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care
by C. J. Puotinen - 524 Pages
Judy's Review: A book relating to many things such as natural
diet, supplements, herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, acupunture, massage,
flower essences, vaccination controversy, cancer, holistic first aid, and
many ailments. The diabetes section talks about a natural raw diet and
recommends brewer's yeast, vitamin C and E.
Aromatherapy recommendations are a blend of essential oils eucalyptus,
juniper and lemon.
Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets | the Healthful Alternative
by Donald R. Strombeck
Amazon Price: $37.95
|Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets | the Healthful Alternative
by Donald R. Strombeck
1999 ISBN 0-8138-2149-5
This book is 350 pages on nutrition, but only 3 full pages on diabetes,
plus another page with just 2 recipes for dogs, none for cats. However,
those 3 pages are a good guide for understanding the needs of a diabetic
animal. Also of special interest to diabetic pet caretakers is the chapter
on Diet and Pancreatic Disease. Additionally, there are chapters with good
overviews of other health concerns and special diet recipes: allergies
(gastrointestinal and skin problems), obesity, skeletal and joint, renal,
urinary tract, endocrine, heart, and hepatic (liver). There are many pages
of recipes (30) for normal diets made of foods for the most part readily
available at the neighborhood grocery. There are numerous charts and tables
on nutritional requirements for dogs and cats, and explanations of why
they are needed and how they are used. While I would have liked to see
a full chapter on diabetes and am disappointed in the lack of emphasis
on digestive enzymes and the use of cooked foods, there are many good recipes
here, and much food for thought.
High-Fiber, High-Carbohydrate, and Low-Fat Diet (for 12-13 lb dog)
1 1/4 cups oatmeal or rolled oats, cooked
3 1/2 oz (1/4 cup) kidney beans, canned
1 egg, large, hard-boiled
1 cup mixed vegetables, cooked and drained
1 1/2 calcium carbonate tablets (600 milligrams calcium)
1 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet
I think you have to use common sense when reading all the different
materials that are now available in your local bookstores and on the web...and
print out what you read and give a copy to your vet...I always do and Dr.
Bob always does the same back for me....some of the best articles I have
read have been courtesy of Queenie's vet. Such as the diabetes book for
vets by CanInsulin and another great article Dr Bob photocopied was
"Diabetes in Small Animals" by VMD(veterinary medical diets. This article
was written by Doreen M. Houston, D.V.M., D.V.Sc. Diplomate, A.C.V.I.M.(Internal
And don't ever overlook information for diabetes in humans and let's
face there are millions of articles out there as my own family physician
pointed out to me it is the same disease and that insulin was originally
tested on dogs long ago.