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8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog

An Easy-to-Follow Program for the Life of Your Dog

by (author) Shawn Messonnier

Rodale Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
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Give your dog a long, healthy, happy life--in just 8 short weeks! Acclaimed holistic veterinarian Dr. Shawn Messonnier shows you how to combine the best preventive-care practices with the best that conventional and alternative medicine have to offer. The result? An amazing transformation in your dog's health, vitality, and well-being! Whether you've just bought a puppy or you have a dog who's definitely starting to show his age, you can put your pet on Dr. Shawn's 8-Week Program with confidence. All it takes is one easy change each week!

In8 Weeks to a Healthy Dogby Dr. Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., you'll discover:

How to find the best holistic veterinarian for your pet

How to tell if your dog is really healthy or if he's suffering from one of the "hidden" diseases that can rob you of years of his company The best ways to get rid of fleas and ticks

How to choose the most nutritious diet from the hundreds of dog foods on store shelves--or make a delicious diet at home that your dog will love!

The essential supplements every dog needs for maximum health and vitality

How to spot the major disease trigger that veterinarians often overlook--and how to prevent or reverse it

Exercises and fun games to keep your dog in great shape (you'll enjoy them, too!)

How to combat canine diseases with the latest and best conventional and natural remedies

Grooming tips and techniques that keep your dog looking good and feeling great

8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog is the best gift you can give your dog--and your family!

About the author

Contributor Notes

Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a nationally recognized authority on holistic pet care and integrative medicine and the author of the award-winningNatural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats. His column, "The Holistic Pet," is featured in newspapers throughout the United States and Canada, and he's also a pet expert for He owns Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Plano, Texas.

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