The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Shawn Messonnier, DVM


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Arthritis is common in dogs and increasingly prevalent in cats. In this comprehensive, up-to-date resource, a practicing vet equips pet owners with the knowledge they need to recognize and treat this debilitating condition. An expert on holistic pet care, Messonnier helps caregivers blend the most effective conventional and alternative therapies, including acupuncture for pain relief, nutritional supplements, diet, and exercise. Readers also learn how best to prevent arthritis and how to get the most out of vet visits. Throughout, Messonnier distinguishes the approaches appropriate for cats versus dogs and highlights age-specific strategies. The result is the most effective possible care for companion animals — and the humans who love them.


Shawn Messonnier, DVM:
A graduate of Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and the author of several books, Dr. Messonnier is a regular holistic pet columnist for the Dallas Morning News. His popular column is distributed across North America by Knight Ridder News Service. Dr. Messonnier has shared his thoughts on integrative pet care with millions of pet owners as a contributor to various pet publications including Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Cats, Veterinary Product News, Whole Dog Journal, Animal Wellness, Veterinary Forum, Whole Cat Journal, AKC Gazette, Vegas Dog, Dog Nose News, Body & Soul, Natural Horse, and Pet Business magazines.