Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat - my revew
After a couple of universities degrees and in her final year of veterinary school she decided that conventional medicine had none of the answers she sought, and she embarked on a lifetime of travel and study with nomadic people, first in England, then around the world.
In her own words -
“I realized that if I wanted to learn the traditional ways of healing and caring for animals, I had to be where people still lived close to the land and close to their flocks,” she says. “From Berbers, Bedouins, nomads, peasants, and gypsies in England, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, and Austria, I learned herbal knowledge and the simple laws of health and happiness. I never tired of traveling with my Afghan Hounds, always living with and learning from those around me.”
In 1955, she combined her knowledge in The Complete Herbal Book for the Dog. The book had numerous editions and called The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat, this is the book that brought Levy’s natural rearing methods to breeders and dog owners throughout the world.
Every dog or cat owner who reads her book, suddenly realises exactly how properly to look after their pets - her logic regarding natural rearing combined with her clinical experience really impressive. Personally, after reading her book I immediately switched my dogs to raw food and never looked back.
Levy’s advice has stood the test of time. She tells that these methods are not ‘her’ diet and herbal inventions but rather foods and medicinal plants as they have been used for generations and centuries.