We strongly suggest reading books, watching videos and doing the research necessary to learn how to feed and care for yourself, your family and your companion animals to achieve an optimum level of wellness. Please source local, pastured and organic products. Consulting with a veterinarian with knowledge and acceptance of natural care is beyond valuable to your journey.


Recommended reads include some newer books as well as older ones that may have dated material but are still most relevant in guidance.

  • Raising Cats Naturally by Michelle T. Bernard
  • The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier
  • Four Paws, Five Directions by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
  • Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Care for Dogs and Cats
  • Herbs for Pets by Mary L. Wulff-Tilford and Gregory L. Tilford
  • Reigning Cats and Dogs by Pat McKay
  • The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
  • The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable by Juliette de Bairacli Levy
  • Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats by Diane Stein
  • What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines by Catherine M. O’Driscoll
  • The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard and Kerry Brown, D.V.M.
  • The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten
  • Foods Pets Die For by Ann N. Martin
  • Natural Cat Care and
  • Natural Dog Care by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D and Jean Hofve, DVM
  • The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care by CJ. Puotinen
  • Diet For a New America by John Robbins
  • Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson Haas, M.D.
  • Life Over Cancer by Keith Block, M.D.
  • Food For Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.
  • 101 Exercises for the Soul and others by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel
  • Vaccines; Are They Really Safe and Effective by Neil Z. Miller
  • The New Holistic Herbal by David Hoffmann
  • Family Herbal by Rosemary Gladstar
  • Everyday Miracles by Linda Johnston, M.D., D.Ht.
  • When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff masson and Susan McCarthy
  • A Reason For Hope by Jane Goodall


Web sites are an invaluable resource. We also suggest joining a co-op or online group to help guide the decisions you make.

Dr. Lisa Pesch