Wednesday 17 January 2018

All Hands on Pet! #BookReview

Disclaimer: We received a free copy of the book to give our honest opinion. All words and thoughts are our own.  Some Amazon affiliate links are included.

All Hands on Pet Book Review

Today we are reviewing All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets by Susan E. Davis, PT

From the publisher:

Susan E. Davis has been dubbed “Doctor Dolittle of the PT World,” by Northwestern Medicine Magazine, a publication of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 
All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets offers safe and effective actions pet owners can apply through the animal’s entire life spectrum. Information provided applies to multiple species: canine, feline, avian, exotics and farm animals (non-equine).•Includes 38 photos with directional arrows, plus informative explanations in an approachable style•Fills the gap where the demand for physical therapy services for pets outweighs the availability of qualified providers•Cross-references to Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals: A Guide for the Consumer•Prudent tips, techniques, and advice typical of that given to author’s own clients•Real stories of courage from the author's actual patient caseload
All Hands on Pet! is a must-read for pet owners everywhere!

All Hands on Pet! by Susan E. Davis, PT is an amazing resource for those interested in pet health and for those of us who care about providing the best possible care for our beloved pets. The book is aimed at pet parents/guardians as a guide to helping them take care of their pets through all stages of their lives. From kittenhood and puppyhood, right through to old age.

With her years of experience and obvious love of animals, Susan guides you to implement preventative measures with your pet at home in a clear, informative manner with easy-to-follow instructions coupled with clear illustrations. The reader will not find the language and techniques described overwhelming.

As pet parents, we all want the best for our fur-children and so it is important to arm ourselves with as much knowledge on how to care for them as possible. Of course, nothing can replace professional veterinary care and this is disclosed at the very beginning of the book. Any alternative therapy administered at home should be given simultaneously with your vet.

As an animal Reiki healer myself and with a diploma in Cat Behaviour and Care I really enjoyed learning the techniques in this book. As a cat mum and animal lover, I am interested in all aspects of animal care. I also found the resources at the end of the book really useful.

In conclusion, this is a must-read for any animal lover and pet parent and it is a book that will definitely join my other animal care books on the shelf where I can pick it up for easy reference.

Before I go, I have to add that I love that the cover of this book is green. Not only does it match our blog colour/theme and Athena's beautiful eyes, but green is also the colour of healing (we all know how calming it can be to be surrounded by the lush greenery of nature). It is also the colour I visualize when using Reiki on animals.

About the author

Dubbed as "Doctor Dolittle of the PT World" by Northwestern Medicine Magazine, Susan is a licensed physical therapist with over 40 years of experience including both human and animal physical therapy. She is the author of a previous book called "Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals...A Guide for the Consumer."

All Hands on Pet!: Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets by Susan E. Davis, PT is available from Amazon.

Other Pet Care Books that may be of interest 



Summer said...

This sounds like a REALLY useful book!

Sheltie Times said...

We've been proponents of natural care for a while. We've always done chiro and when Bailey was aging we added massage and kept it up for all the current dogs.

Valentine said...

The green is beautiful and I think that you were the purr-fect reviewer for the book! I need to get a copy of it for my Auntie.

The Swiss Cats said...

That sounds like a great book, and very useful ! Purrs

pilch92 said...

It is a great book, but definitely more dog oriented.

Robin said...

You can never learn enough about caring for the pets in your life! This sounds like it is stuffed full of great advice. I didn't know that you were a Reiki healer. That seems to be gaining popularity in the pet world.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Yes, I am but I don't do it as a career. Cats, being really sensitive creatures, are drawn to it.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Yeah, I know. But it's great to have on the shelf anyway and makes an interesting read.

My Swamp Dog Love said...

Have to get a copy! This sounds amazing!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I love the subject! And it's a resource for information that few people have access to (I don't know of anyone around that tackles PT for cats). I get a sense that you and I are very similar - and to be honest, if given the chance, I'd go into cat psychology. Last time I checked, there weren't any programs - but those are my two favorite subjects!

Noodle Cat said...

Thanks for the review.
The book sounds interesting.
Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew

Three Chatty Cats said...

Great review - definitely sounds like a must-read!