The Animals Never Lie book by Barbara Fox, DVM


“Why does my dog still itch so badly after he goes off of prednisone and antibiotics?”

“Doctor, I’m so afraid to have my dog through surgery at her age.”

“I can’t bear the thought of putting my horse down because of an injured tendon. Please help me.”

“I don’t want to put my cat through chemotherapy. I’m so scared of the side effects.”

These statements are a tiny sampling of what I hear from my well-intentioned veterinary clients on a daily basis. Many are concerned about side effects from drugs or medical procedures that are invasive. Others are tired of trying to treat a condition with pharmaceuticals that just don’t work. More commonly, costly diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are out of range of most household budgets.

The Animals Never Lie is a sampling of successful case reports from my practice where alternative treatments have been incorporated, someones alone and other times along with conventional medication. The title was chosen because animals cannot fake a response nor do we worry about a placebo effect with them. They simply accept natural therapies and innately “know” what is good for them or not. Unlike humans, the animals don’t question the natural approach to healing. Therefore, they can’t “lie” when a positive change in their condition occurs.