No Way to Treat a Friend is an informative and readable exposé of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM). Written in an accessible style and illustrated with stories and cases from veterinary practice about real animals, this book is a counterweight to the mass of ‘pro’ literature in existence which uncritically promotes CAVM without consideration of whether or not it works or could even be harmful to our animal companions. The book takes a close look at how thinking can go wrong and how animals can appear to respond to treatment even when it is ineffective. Individual alternative practices are examined including homeopathy, acupuncture, raw diets and the anti-vaccination lobby and we find out if their claims stand up to scrutiny. 397 p.
- Niall Taylor. DVM, BVMS, GPCert (SAM), MRCVS. Specialized in complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, Founder member of the Campaign for Rational Veterinary Medicine and runs the rationalvetmed.net website. Works in rural Somerset (England).
- Alex Gough. MA, VetMB, CertSAM, CertVC, PGCert, MRCVS. Head of Medicine Referrals at Bath Veterinary Referrals, Veterinary Hospital, Wellsway (UK).
- Publisher: 5m Publishing
- Publication date (print): 2017-12
- ISBN (print): 978-1-910455-91-3