Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs


by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM

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Four Paws, Five Directions:  A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM

ISBN: 9780890877906

Publisher: Celestial Arts

Publication Year:  1996

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  406

From the back cover:

Welcome to the ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), now for cats and dogs! Used with great success on humans for thousands of years, acupressure, food, and herbal therapy are finally available to our four-legged friends. Starting with the head and working toward the toes, Four Paws, Five Directions addresses a host of problems that anyone living with an animal companion may encounter. For instance, a surprising number of behavioral problems are actually physiological in origin. Instead of costly remedial training, a change in diet or the addition of acupressure or herbs to the animal’s care may be the solution. Practical procedures are outlined in clear, comprehensible language, with assessment worksheets, diagnosis charts, and 70 photographs to assist you in making treatment decisions. With a little practice, these are procedures you can use for treating your car or dog at home. Used as either an adjunct to Western medicine or on is own, Four Paws, Five Directions helps you bring your animal friend’s body into balance through a treatment-and-prevention approach that saves both of you from undue distress.

“Cheryl Schwartz is a true pioneer in Chinese veterinary medicine for companion animals. This book is her special gift of wisdom to all animal lovers. Read it! It’s wonderful!” – Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS, author of Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable and useful book. Dr. Schwartz’s grasp of traditional Chinese medicine, and its applications to small animals, is a welcome contribution for both pet owners and veterinary physicians.” – Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, Lac., author of Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas

“Veterinarians and all who want to learn about healing animals cannot be without this landmark book. Dr. Schwartz is to be congratulated for providing new dimensions to the art and science of veterinary medicine and for deriving new meaning from ancient wisdom for the benefit of all sentient beings.” – Dr. Michael W. Fox, Veterinarian & Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States

About the Author:

Cheryl Schwartz, DVM, was the founder of the EastWest Animal Care Center in Oakland, California, one of the first holistic centres of its kind. She is a trained veterinarian who has been using TCM in her practice for 15 years.

Additional information

Weight .78 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 21.6 × 2.8 cm

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