Geared toward pet owners who prefer alternative health and healing strategies or wish to supplement traditional veterinary medicine, this valuable guide illustrates how Ayurveda - or the ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½science of lifeï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ - can improve dogsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ quality of life. More than just a medical treatment, the ancient Eastern practice focuses on maintaining a sense of equilibrium through a combination of diet, herbs, meditation, massage, and crystal therapy. From the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) to the power of the mind, each facet of Ayurvedic healing is discussed with an eye to increasing pet ownersï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ understanding of dogsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ natural balance and creating a stronger bond between canines and humans.
Diane Morgan is an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at Wilson College. She has twice been the recipient of the Maxwell Award for excellence in dog writing and the author of the award-winning The Dog Dictionary.