A new edition, specially written for an American audience, this combines several books that have been popular in England and Europe, and advocates natural care and rearing for dogs (and cats). There is a discussion of the properties and benefits of following nature's way in taking care of needs, in diet, breeding -- and grooming. There is a section on whelping and puppies followed by the use of herbs in common ailments and herbal medicine with individual diseases and troubles, arranged alphabetically (anal gland disorders to worms), with their treatment indicated; disease prevention by natural care versus vaccination, inoculations and serums is also discussed. There is an appendix of herbs, common and wild, garden raised, and those that can be purchased. With a background of testing and proving on her own Afghans, her claims of banishing all diseases from dogs by natural care will come as an eye-opener to many, although she indicates that her methods are not unknown over here; their success abroad is provocative.