This section will be on books pertaining to Pets and to Diabetes or Related Subjects!
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If you want to add a review to any of the following books email Judy!
Cost: $29.95

Dogs, Diet and Disease 
An Owner's Guide to Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis,Cushings's Disease & More 
by Caroline D. Levin 

180 pages(large print making it easy to read) 

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Cost $16.95
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.

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
Shari's Review:
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
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 is based on one person's matter how many case histories they might have or how many people they consult it will still be biased to their point of 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.

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 Medicine)

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.


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