Dr. Marty Goldstein is a renowned animal health expert and the author of The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat. This book is a wonderful gift for anyone with a pet, especially if they are interested in learning more about health, feeding, and disease. While the book is aimed at treating health holistically, it also discusses conventional veterinary medicine as well. In the words of Dr. Marty,
Since its release in 1999, my aim with this book has been more of an immediate one: to demonstrate the ways in which our pets are being ill served by us, by their environments, and, yes, by some aspects of conventional veterinary medicine. I hope to be, in effect, a voice for these pets, because they cannot talk. I want to show that with the right care, they can still lead healthy lives. And I intend to make clear that we are not the true healers of our pets; they are. The best we can do is to help them grow as strong as they can, both physically and emotionally, so that they can best tackle the hard work they must do to regain and maintain their own health.
Dr. Marty has gained national recognition by appearing on the Oprah Show, as well as having his own slot on Martha Stewart’s Sirius/XM station. His segment is called “Ask Martha’s Vet”, and airs on Mondays at 8pm EST. Not only is this book full of information about pet health, it is a great start toward encouraging someone to start building a solid pet information reference library.