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Extend and enhance the quality of your pet's life. Be proactive about your pet's wellness and let Dr. Stacy show you how a reasonable combination of proven Western veterinary know-how and time-tested Eastern therapies can promote health and vitality for your furry companion. Whether it's a matter of harnessing the healing properties of food, eliminating harmful elements from a pet's surroundings, restoring an animal's flow of energy, or treating bothersome symptoms, Dr. Stacy provides a revolutionary East-West approach, blending the best of both worlds to bring your pet's internal and external environments into perfect harmony. Written by a leading veterinarian schooled in both Western veterinary medicine and traditional Eastern medicine, this title is packed with charts, quizzes, inspirational quotes, and more. There is an appendix that lists alternative veterinary practitioners around the U.S. "Head to Tail Wellness" will show you how to make positive changes in your pet's life that will reduce the need for drugs and invasive therapies and, most importantly, yield a happy, healthy pet.
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Introduction. Chapter 1: The Yin and Yang of Pet Care. The Power of Chi: Case Studies from My Practice. Chi Is All Around You ... but What Is It? Maximizing Chi Flow. Feng Shui. Chapter 2: Evaluating Pet Wellness through Purposeful Petting. A Checklist as a Starting Point. Noticing Energy and Change. The Wellness Checklist. Acting on Signs of Imbalance. The Art of Balance. Key Points to Remember. Chapter 3: The Five Temperaments. An Integrated Way of Looking at Wellness. Which Is the Dominant Element? Determining Your Pet's Dominant Element. Invoking the Elements. Temperaments Can Mix and Match. Noticing and Harmonizing the Cycles. Chapter 4: You and Your Pet Affect Each Other's Energy. Ronnie. A Powerful Connection to Your Pet. No Quick Fixes. Ways to Support Mutual Chi. Chapter 5: Identifying and Eliminating Negative Energy (Sha) from Your Home. Mattie's Problems with Sha. Initial Skepticism about the Existence of Sha. Initial Confusion about How to Correct Sha. Sha Is Real! Ways to Recognize Sha in Your Environment. Chapter 6: Food: The Root of All Health. What Is the Difference between Whole and Processed Foods? Would You Eat the Way You Ask Your Pet to Eat? Food and the Five Elements. The Compromise: Feeding Whole Foods Several Days a Week. Beyond the Pet Food Aisle. The Base Diet for Dogs. The Base Diet for Cats. Some Final Thoughts. Chapter 7: Wholeness and Early Intervention. Bergeron. Cadbury. Samantha. Beyond Late Diagnosis and Early Euthanasia. Chapter 8: Your Fire Pet. Characteristics of a Fire Pet. You Probably Have a Fire-Temperament Dog If ... You Probably Have a Fire-Temperament Cat If ... Wanda. More Traits of Fire Pets. Chapter 9: Your Earth Pet. Characteristics of an Earth Pet. You Probably Have an Earth-Temperament Dog If ... You Probably Have an Earth-Temperament Cat If ... Spoony. Carlton. More Traits of Earth Pets. Chapter 10: Your Metal Pet. Characteristics of a Metal Pet. You Probably Have a Metal-Temperament Dog If ... You Probably Have a Metal-Temperament Cat If ... Twinkie. Kuma. More Traits of Metal Pets. Chapter 11: Your Water Pet. Characteristics of a Water Pet. You Probably Have a Water-Temperament Dog If ... You Probably Have a Water-Temperament Cat If ... Honeypie. Jeremy. More Traits of Water Pets. Chapter 12: Your Wood Pet. Characteristics of a Wood Pet. You Probably Have a Wood-Temperament Dog If ... You Probably Have a Wood-Temperament Cat If ... Fancy. Dante. More Traits of Wood Pets. Chapter 13: Managing Common Life Transitions. Polly. Mickey and Minnie. Selma and the New Puppy. Animals Face Big Transitions of Their Own. Change Happens. The Journey Together. Chapter 14: Frequently Asked Questions. Epilogue. Appendix: Alternative Veterinary Practitioners. Websites of Interest. Index.

About the Author

Stacy Fuchino , VMD, has impeccable credentials in the veterinary field as well as a breadth of experience in Eastern treatments. An Asian American of Japanese ancestry, Dr. Stacy received his veterinary degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, then completed an externship at New York City's renowned 24-Hour Animal Medical Center. After a year of intense studies under acclaimed veterinarian Stephen Ettinger, he went into private practice in Los Angeles, augmenting his training by pursuing studies in traditional Eastern medicine at the Chi Institute for Animals and in feng shui at the American Feng Shui Institute. At his state-of-the-art Palos Verdes Pet Hospital in Redondo Beach, California, Dr. Stacy has treated animals suffering from nearly every ailment that can befall a pet. He blends a wide array of traditional veterinary services, including surgery, X-rays, and blood tests, with acupuncture and herbal remedies. He has made numerous TV appearances, including TBS' Animal ER and A&E's America's Top Dog.

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