Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Book Review: Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals from the Inside Out

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“A Pawsitively Fascinating Book Walking A Pet Parent Through the Methods of Veterinary Homeopathy”

My human has had an interest in holistic care for many years. When health issues arise, he likes to choose the holistic route before considering medications. Barkingly, it’s no surprise his interest in homeopathic care for me was peeked when we were asked to review the book, “Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companions from the Inside Out” by Wendy Thacher Jensen, D.V.M.

If you are a pet parent who would like to learn an alternative way to care for your pet, this is the book for you. An awesome easy read where a pet parent has an opportunity to learn from beginning to end the process of Homeopathic Veterinary care for their cat or dog versus allopathy Veterinarian medicine- trips to the local Veterinarian. For Dad, this is his first adventure into learning an alternative method to care for his treasured furry buddy.

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Barks! What is Veterinary Homeopathy? It is a belief that every being, humans and pets, have a self-healing force. Health problems develop when the force is hindered, injured, or interrupted. Homeopathy looks at the symptoms in a larger context of the individuals overall health and tries to stimulate the body's healing forces.

Absolutely the most enlightening and fascinating reference books I have ever read. The writer grabs your attention and doesn’t let go of it all the way to the end! Wendy Thacher Jensen, D.V.M., takes you through each step you would follow when taking your pet to a Homeopathic Veterinarian in language and terminology pet parents can understand. Barkingly, she seems to know what you are thinking as she takes you through this journey with comments reflecting what you pawssibly just thought!

One of the pawsome features of this book is the author’s interest in walking you through the entire homeopathic process while explaining why certain questions are asked or why the homeopath is doing the processes the way they are. Dr. Jensen notes the importance of clients answering questions which are not “yes” or “no” and shouldn’t be interrupted. The homeopath Veterinarian gathers information from the pet parent to prescribe treatment for the pet by the client's answers and then builds from there.

Dr. Wendy Thacher Jensen is not trying to persuade you or have you learn any treatments or processes and procedures so you can do this at home. The idea is to provide you understanding behind the “thinking” or “mindset” of the homeopath veterinarian as compared to the local veterinarian.

At the end of the book are some pawsome references for the pet parents to further their learning of this alternative care.

One of my takeaways from this book is it is important to notice changes in behaviors, appetite, stool, activity and share these to your dog’s Veterinarian. Doing so will result in better care.

Interested in obtaining a copy of this book, visit - Practical-Handbook-Veterinary-Homeopathy-Companion.

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About the Writer, Veterinarian:
Dr. Wendy Jensen has known since she was a child that she wanted to be an animal doctor. After growing up in three different countries, she went to college and graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She worked in a small animal practice, also seeing horses, sheep, and goats. Dr. Jensen enjoyed her work, but her patients kept coming back to her with relapsing complaints that the best medicine would only temporarily palliate. Dissatisfied, in 1990 she left practice and spent four years in the animal protection field. During this time, she attended a lecture on veterinary homeopathy and was captivated by this medicine's logical, straightforward and yet profoundly satisfying philosophy. She went in search of training, completing Dr. Richard Pitcairn's Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy before being certified by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) in 1994. At that time, she opened the Jensen Homeopathic Veterinary Practice. She edited the AVH's journal for its first 12 years in publication, and then in 2011, her New World Veterinary Repertory, co-authored with Dr. Pitcairn, came out as software, followed by the published textbook in 2013. She currently writes, lectures, plays violin, and continues to practice homeopathy from her home in New Hampshire.

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