Holistic Care for Birds: A Manual of Wellness and Healing (Hardcover)
Birds are ideal subjects for holistic care. They are especially sensitive to emotional and physical stresses. Based on what we have learned from wild birds and studies completed in the last 10-20 years, this book will help you provide your bird with a longer, healthier life. Each beautifully illustrated chapter is written from two viewpoints, one from the leading holistic avian veterinarian and the other from a bird owner's viewpoint. Holistic care is defined and the value of this type of care in relation to conventional western medicine is discussed. Other interesting topics include the physical bird, the emotional bird, nutrition and special holistic therapies.
DAVID MCCLUGGAGE, DVM, is a nationally recognized expert in avian medicine. He is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, a past columnist for Natural Pet Magazine, is on the Board of Directors of the Natural Pet Products Association and has lectured widely in the United States, Canada and Europe on the topics of avian medicine and holistic avian medicine. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, as well as Chairman of their publications committee and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the AHVMA. He runs a holistic veterinary practice in Colorado.PAMELA HIGDON is a freelance author and editor with a special interest in birds. She is the author of three Happy Healthy Pet books for Howell Book House on Lovebirds, Quaker Parrots and Bird Care and Training. Higdon taught elementary school in Saudi Arabia, where she developed and maintained a hands-on science room and an outdoor animal refuge for the elementary school. Her focus was to educate young people and their families about the care of animals. Higdon enjoys bird watching and caring for her birds at home.