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The allergy solution for dogs : natural and conventional therapies to ease discomfort and enhance your dog's quality of life
Messonnier, Shawn.
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Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pets, [2000]

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xvi, 207 pages ; 22 cm.
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The Holistic Approach to Treating Your Dog's Allergies
When your dog is constantly scratching and uncomfortable, you need answers. If the problem is allergies, The Allergy Solution for Dogs can help you provide the best care possible for your beloved companion. Holistic veterinarian Dr. Shawn Messonnier focuses on the pros and cons of natural and conventional treatments. Inside, you'll discover:
·The benefits of nutritional supplements such as antioxidants and fatty acids
·How to reduce or eliminate the use of steroids and antihistamines
·The benefits of herbal therapy and acupuncture
·Diet and nutrition tips for dogs of all ages
·And more!
"More and more dogs have skin problems and Dr. Messonnier writes convincingly about over-vaccination and poor nutrition being major causes. With this book, you'll learn many ways to help your dog be more comfortable and how to work with holistic veterinarians to cure skin problems." -- Dr. Christina Chambreau, founding member and past chair of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
"Dr. Messonnier provides the answers to where to start and what to expect to improve your pet's health through alternative and traditional veterinary medicine." -- Marilyn S. Moore, D.V.M.

Author Notes

Dr. Shawn Messonnier is a well-known veterinarian, lecturer, consultant, and pet care advocate. After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, he opened Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Plano, Texas. At that time it was the first office in Plano to offer specialized services for exotic pets.
After seeing that the number of cats and dogs afflicted with chronic medical problems failed to improve over the years with conventional medicine, Dr. Messonnier turned to alternative therapies. Encouraged by positive results, he opened the Acupuncture & Holistic Animal Health Care Center as part of his ongoing practice.
In addition to authoring numerous papers and chapters of books on a range of topics, Dr. Mesonnier has written eighteen books for both pet owners and veterinarians. Currently he serves on the advisory board of the highly respected international veterinary journal, Veterinary Forum, and is creator and editor-in-chief of the leading publication for doctors treating exotic pets, Exotic Pet Practice.
He also lectures widely at veterinary conferences both inside and outside the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert J. Silver, D.V.M., M.S
1 Understanding Allergies
2 Not Allergies, But Something Else
3 What to Expect from Your Veterinarian
4 Conventional Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
5 Complementary Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis
6 Additional Complementary Therapies
7 Diet and Allergic Dermatitis
8 Avoiding Allergens
9 Tying It All together