Donna Kelleher is one of the growing numbers of holistic vets whose methods of care are changing the way we heal our pets. She is also a certified acupunoturist, chiropractor and herbalist. As a vet and an author, her mission is to break down the barriers that exist between conventional medicine and alternative medicine in order to show that harsh drugs and vaccines, with their frequent debilitating side effects, are no longer the only approach. Her book offers a compassionate way to view animal care and healing. Through stories of extraordinary animal healing, she explores and offers holistic solutions for most domestic animals, including dogs, cats, horses and birds, with diseases that are often considered to be non-curable in Western medicine. These include a canary with a foot infection cured by herbal soaks, an epileptic dog whose seizures stopped through the use of a natural diet and herbal treatment, a cat whose mouth sores are cured by acupuncture and a host of other animals with arthritis, and other conditions - all cured by holistic medicine.