Book Review: The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care by Celester Yarnall, Ph.D. and Jean Hofve, DVM

Holistic Cat Care

The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care is a comprehensive resource for the cat parent interested in natural alternatives for feline health.  Co-authored by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D, the author of Natural Cat Care and Natural Dog Care, and Jean Hofve, DVM, a holistic veterinarian with extensive training in homeopathy and homotoxicology, the book covers topics such as nutrition, natural remedies, and hands-on healing in an easy to understand way without being light on the factual information.  The book places particular emphasis on nutrition as preventive medicine.  Yarnall, a breeder of Tonkinese championship show cats, bred and raised eleven generations of cats on the basic holistic principles outlined in her books.  The foundation of her breeding program is a raw food diet.  The chapter on Nutrtition as Preventative Medicine provides a complete and thorough overview of everything a cat owner might want to know about feeding raw the right way.

Other aspects of holistic cat care addressed in the book include natural remedies such as herbs, homeopathy and flower essences, hand-on healing modalities including chiropractic, acupuncture and Reiki, as well as some more esoteric therapies such as Applied Kinesiology, crystal, color and sound healing, and magnetic therapy.  All of these modalities are introduced and explained in an easily accessible, yet comprehensive manner.  In conclusion, Yarnall offers her outlook on the ever-expanding field of anti-aging health care and how it might impact our cats.

In addition to being chock full of well-researched and well-presented information on holistic cat care, the book is beautifully laid out and  illustrated with stunning cat photographs.  This guide is a valuable resource for every cat owner interested in holistic health and a beautiful addition to your cat care library.

For more information about Celeste Yarnall and natural nutrition and health care for cats and dogs, please visit Celeste’s website at http://www.celestialpets.com.

7 Comments on Book Review: The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care by Celester Yarnall, Ph.D. and Jean Hofve, DVM

  1. Ingrid
    October 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Margot, this book is definitely a wonderful resource.

    Elizabeth, even though we can’t stop the aging process, not for our cats or for ourselves, there’s still much that can be done with various holistic modalities.

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  2. Elizabeth Spann Craig
    October 23, 2009 at 10:23 am (11 years ago)

    It sounds like Celeste and Jean have a ton of experience. I love the idea of holistic cat care and am definitely interested in finding out how to make aging cats more comfortable. Thanks!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  3. Margot Kinberg
    October 23, 2009 at 7:47 am (11 years ago)

    Ingrid – Thanks for this review. It’s always nice to have a resource out there for people who are interested in holistic pet care and aren’t sure how to sift the wise advice from the snake oil.

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