Dogs, Diet, & Disease: An Owner's Guide to Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis, Cushing's Disease, & More

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"Dogs, Diet, and Disease" delves into some of today's most troubling canine illnesses, including diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis, Cushing disease, hypothyroidism, liver disease, and kidney degeneration. Levin takes an indepth look at the factors that cause canine illness, examines options for treatment, and provides detailed instructions on how to feed and care for chronically ill dogs.

Topics include:
· Normal canine metabolism and digestion
· Easy-to-understand explanations of the disease processes
· Concepts of autoimmune disease
· Commercial diets, home-cooked diets, and fresh food diets
· Digestive enzymes and other nutritional aides
· How to care for Cushinoid dogs
· Giving insulin injections and home blood glucose testing
· Related ophthalmic diseases and treatment
· Urinary tract disease, infection and incontinence
· Liver, thyroid, and dental issues
· Emotional support for owners

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About the Author:

With a unique combination of personal and professional experiences, Caroline Levin has created an important resource book for dog owners. "Dogs, Diet, and Disease" examines some of the most serious digestive, metabolic, and autoimmune diseases diagnosed in dogs today.

Levin's experience in healthcare began as an ophthalmic registered nurse. After a decade of nursing, Levin left this field to manage an ophthalmic veterinary clinic. It was here that she realized the desperate need blind-dog owners had for educational material. Since then, she has written the first two works on this topic: "Living With Blind Dogs" and "Blind Dog Stories."

Periodically, Levin's readers contacted her with questions about canine diabetes. She realized that there was a need for educational material on this topic, too. Simultaneously, Levin lost her show-ring obedience dog to an autoimmune disease. These events compelled her to search for answers. She scrutinized the current literature and talked with dozens of dog owners, diabetes educators, and canine nutritionists. Levin drew on her own nursing background, as well. The result is this, Levin's third, and perhaps most important, book.

Caroline Levin is also an award-winning dog trainer. She has an in-depth understanding of canine behavior and the methods used to successfully train dogs. She shows her dogs in AKC obedience trials and the new sport of musical canine freestyle. Levin is frequently requested as a guest speaker and has written for a variety of publications.

Review:

Awarded: "Best Healthcare Book of 2001" -- Dog Writers Association of America

I love your book. Thanks for keeping it simple, and easy to understand. Worth every penny. -- Sue Placer, Lansing, Michigan, 2001

It is such a wonderful resource for anyone who has a pet with an illness. It explains everything! -- Debbie Jarrell West, SE Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, 2001

The evidence Levin offers is compelling, thought-provoking, and worth exploring. Our dogs are worth it. -- Dachshund Club of America newsetter, September, 2002

...a wealth of practical ideas: how and what to feed dogs as well as sound advice on traditional treatments... -- Albert J. Simpson DVM, February 2001

...in my experience, the only documented resource available to lay-persons in regards to dog nutrition and auto-immune diseases. -- Dee & the K9 Crew, Los Angeles, California, 2001

...thorough, clear, and well researched...an indispensable guide for anyone with a Cushinoid or diabetic dog. My vets are impressed! -- Elizabeth Knight, Cushinoid-dog owner, Portland, Oregon, 2001

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