The Spirit of Animal Healing, a review by Tanya

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The Spirit of Animal Healing

An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-being

By Martin Goldstein

Pages 384
Published Feb 2nd, 2021 by St. Martin’s Essentials
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Being a dog owner, I’d like to think that my Vet has the correct answer for everything. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my vet! But I also know there are many different ways to solve problems and no one way is the right way.

As the owner of 3 dogs, one 11-year old Shih-tzu, one 3-year old Golden Retriever and one 3-year old rescued German Shepard mix, it’s easy to see that all dogs have their own varied health requirements and what works for one dog almost never works for all 3! <<SIGH>>

I loved that the focus of this book is on healing and that much of that has to do with love, overall wellness, love, nutrition, love and supplements. Oh yeah, and love. That’s the best place to start, isn’t it? While the title references spirit, I didn’t directly find that in the writing. However, I was often reminded of how important it is for the body to work together, to find it’s balance, and to me that is the spiritual reference Dr. Goldstein may be referencing without placing the human elements of spiritualty into a dog’s universe.

The part I didn’t love was the huge focus on Big Pharma being the Big Bad Wolf. I agree that there is a problem with cancer being on the rise for our beloved pets. I have a Golden and I know that cancer rates have been on the rise with that breed for years now and that’s really scary. But I don’t think that all comes from vaccinations or medicines. So some parts of the book I did have to take with a grain of salt.

Overall, this is a very interesting and important read for dog owners and I highly recommend it.

Thank you to #NetGalley for providing this book. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy and all views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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