Recently, I was contacted by Liz Hardy who is the author of "The Chemo-Free Cat". It's a book about natural treatment options for cats with cancer and her own journey of fighting feline cancer with her cat, Moofy. Liz is a doctor, but she is not veterinarian. She's compiled her research and experience with the fight against feline cancer in her book.
Liz's story was something I could relate to with my own cat, so I decided to give The Chemo-Free Cat a read. For some "cat guardians" as Liz likes to refer to cat parents, traditional veterinary medicine may not be the desired or right path. Whatever the reason behind this, The Chemo-Free Cat has some very interesting ideas for treating feline cancer with natural methods.
|Dr. Liz and Moofy.|
Of course, I believe that any sort of treatment should be discussed with your veterinarian first. The ideas in this book are nice to have if you want to look at all of your options. And they can be done in addition to most traditional feline cancer treatments.
I was intrigued with the chapters in the book that talked about long-distance Reiki healing, animal communication, and Bioptron Light Therapy. I don't know a lot about these forms of healing, and was happy to learn more about them. Of course, these methods of feline cancer treatment do invite skepticism for most people. But it's nice to read someone's experiences with them.
I also learned about Animal Naturopaths which I confess I have never heard of before. To me, they seem like a sort of Holistic Veterinarian.
Throughout the book, I do sense a bit of discontent with Liz's overall thoughts on traditional veterinary medicine and treatment methods for feline cancer as well as a repeated dismal opinion of dry cat foods. The book also promotes a raw or home-cooked diet, although there is no mention of dietary supplements or actual recipes that will meet all requirements for a cat's needs. The Chemo-Free Cat does express the importance of a natural diet to help fight feline cancer.
|Kitty Kitty Meow Meow|
If you have a cat with cancer and are looking for some alternative treatment options, I think The Chemo-Free Cat is worth a read. It supplies readers with good advice on shopping for supplemental products, talks about treatment methods you may have never heard of before, and if nothing else it's nice to be able to relate to someone facing a similar problem to yours. Support is very important when dealing with such a horrible diagnosis.
For more information about The Chemo-Free Cat, you can visit the Meow Cancer Clinic. You can purchase this book HERE. You can also follow Dr. Liz Hardy's blog.
I'm also happy to announce that Dr. Liz Hardy is offering one of our readers a free copy of The Chemo-Free Cat. Since the book is an e-book, our friends from all over the world are welcome to join this giveaway! The giveaway ends on May 22nd at midnight CST. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below with as many options as you like. Good luck!
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We received a copy of The Chemo-Free Cat at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. We also received compensation for our time reading and reviewing the book. All thoughts expressed here are our own and truthful.