Those soulful eyes that look up at you at the end of a rough day. The soft paws that knead into your lap and tell you with that you are “theirs.” Much more than a companion, more beloved than our nearest and dearest human family. Our pets.
Sixty-three percent of all US households have them. Owners spend untold amounts of money on food, toys, even Christmas presents for their pets. And they don’t stint when it comes to their pet’s health.
Dr. Shawn Messonnier has been a veterinarian for more than fifteen years. Once a conventional practictioner, he's embarked on a crusade to help pet owners keep their treasured furry friends healthy and happy, treating each patient not as a disease but as a unique living entity. Dr. Messonnier brings the reader into his waiting room and introduces them to some remarkable animals…and the courageous owners who never gave up on their pets. Using case studies and higlighting diseases that commonly afflict our pets, Dr. Messonnier shows us the integrative methods he has developed to help these creatures not only survive the maladies they were originally diagnosed with but in many cases go on to live long and healthy lives. Unexpected Miracles will change the way you think about your pet’s healthcare forever.
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How It All Started:
A Holistic Journey on the Road to Healing
Ask anyone who practices integrative medicine how it all started, and you'll get a variety of interesting answers.
Selecting a type of health care is very much a personal choice. For those of us who have chosen an integrative approach, defined as combining the best of conventional medicine with the best of natural therapies, the road began with a search for "something more" that conventional medicine was not able to offer.
Part of the journey for me involved a search to offer better care for my patients,
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Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a nationally recognized authority on holistic pet care and integrative medicine and is the author of the award-winning Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats. He is the host of the award-winning weekly radio show, "Dr. Shawn-The Natural Vet," on Martha Stewart Radio and his column, "The Holistic Pet," is featured in newspapers throughout the United States and Canada. He's also a pet expert for iVillage.com. Dr. Messonnier owns Paws and Claws Animal Hospital in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Shawn Messonnier