The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health ConnectionWelcomeThe New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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"I really like the concept of looking at the whole animal from both a medical and an emotional standpoint. The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats offers a practical approach using mainstream and non-mainstream methods, along with valuable advice about how we can make our pets’ everyday lives less stressful.”

Temple Grandin
Author of Animals Make us Human and Animals in Translation

Orange Tabby

 
 
The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats
   
 

Stress and your pet’s health

Chances are, you already know that stress affects your health. Have you ever thought about the ways it affects your cat’s or dog’s health?

For 50 years, Dr. Paul McCutcheon has been helping the animals who come to his holistic veterinary clinic recover from the stress in their lives and the problems it causes them. Helping his clients understand what stresses out their pets and what they can do about it are two special benefits of his approach. Now, you can get access to his wisdom through the book The New Holistic Way for Dogs and Cats: The Stress-Health Connection. You’ll learn more about The New Holistic Way on this website. You’ll also find information about natural health care concepts and practices, relatively new to the Western world, that have greatly benefited Dr. McCutcheon’s patients.

Read excerpts from The New Holistic Way for Dogs and Cats

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A holistic approach to cats and dogs’ health problems

We often think about stress in terms of how we feel when we have too many responsibilities or when we’re faced with an emotional challenge. But stress is much more than emotional tension, and it affects animals as well as people. Stress affects every aspect of the health of dogs and cats. It underlies every health problem that can befall a pet — from the allergies, cancer, and auto-immune conditions so rampant in dogs and cats today to the viral and bacterial diseases they can catch. The New Holistic Way will help you identify the eight kinds of stress that may affect your pet’s health. It will show you how stress relates not only to your dog or cat’s illness but also to her wellness. It will explain the importance of unwellness, which is the subtle state of being not-quite-well, that lies between optimal health and illness. The New Holistic Way will show you how to identify unwellness in your pet and advise you on how you can help her before her unwellness leads her down the road to becoming seriously ill. And if she does become ill, it will give you the tools you need to navigate through both the mainstream and natural options available in veterinary care today so that she can have the best possible outcome.

 

“Before the word holistic became integral to veterinary medicine and practice, Dr. McCutcheon was already there.”

- Dr. Michael W. Fox, veterinarian,
animal behaviorist, and author of
The Healing Touch for Cats
and Dog Body, Dog Mind

   

New concepts that support dogs and cats’ wellness

Dr. McCutcheon has found through years of experience that once a dog or cat has become unwell or ill, the most effective way to support her return to wellness is by employing a combination of stress-reducing lifestyle adjustments, a more suitable diet, and by favouring remedies that work with, rather than against, the body’s natural processes so that it may heal. Deeply rooted in his practice, he continues to develop his comprehensive and integrated approach to his patients’ health care. In the New Concepts section of the site, Dr. McCutcheon discusses the therapies, lifestyles, and diet he recommends for his patients.