Dr. Marty Goldstein is a holistic veterinarian who has spent 45 years in general practice and who is one of the leading voices in integrative veterinary medicine. In The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-being, Dr. Goldstein provides readers with comprehensive information to keep their pets healthy and prevent disease instead of just treating them when they get sick.

Topics covered include:

  • Nutrition and supplements
  • Integrative remedies and harmful treatments
  • Cutting edge therapies
  • The truth about vaccinations
  • The latest in cancer treatments
  • The spiritual nature of animals

This book will change how you view health and disease by offering a paradigm that may not be familiar to you if you haven’t been exposed to an integrative and holistic approach to health. Interspersed with case studies from his years in practice and contributions from other voices in the integrative pet health world, this book is not a simple “how to,” but rather, an educational journey about health, healing and wellness.  Dr. Goldstein presents the information in an easily accessible manner and offers comprehensive references to source materials, something I always appreciate in a book of this nature.

I found the sections on animals’ spiritual nature and how that plays into their health and well-being especially interesting, since this is an aspect of healing that is often neglected in conventional veterinary medicine.

This book will almost certainly challenge and possibly overturn long held beliefs about health and illness, and make you a  more informed advocate for your cat’s health

The Spirit of Animal Healing is available from Amazon.


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5 Comments on Review: The Spirit of Animal Healing

  1. I read his first book “the nature of animal healing” and look forward to more indepth info here. He tell stories of his treatments: how he treated a dog and then told the owner what the problem was and the medicine he had given. To which the owner said “I have exactly the same problem and my medication is similar”

    Pets being so sensitive , our physical and emotional states are contagious to them. I can tell when my distress upsets the cats, and so stop to calm myself so they are not absorbing my energy..

  2. Sounds like a great book. Timmy had a lump from his vaccination last year. It did not arise right away but took some time and I was really upset. (of course with Covid I was not in the room telling them to vax in the back leg so in case of something going wrong…) We went to the vet and a “New” vet said, on a cell phone of course “I cant find it where did you say?” UGH.

    • How frustrating! A prime example why “curbside service” is not sustainable. We don’t expect parents to drop their kids off at the curb at the pediatrician!

      • Is that ever true! I don’t see the need for it. I go to my doctor and take the required precautions so why can’t I go into my vet’s office and be there for my cat. That makes no sense to me.

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