Morgan looks at extending the human based practices of Ayurveda principles to your dogs health. She is a noted writer, owner of dogs, and based at Wilson College in Pennsylvania where she holds a position in Religion and Philosophy.
Ayurveda principles concentrate on the whole concept of body, mind, and soul or spirit; and offers more value in lifestyle then in treating specific ailments. Developed in India, not a nation famous for its dogs, and stemming from a vegetarian principle, Morgan does advocate a cooked meat based diet for the canine.
You need to make up your own mind as to the usefulness of the Ayurveda techniques for you and your dog. I found many repeating inconsistencies in thoughts and alleged breed attributes, but you are warned an individual (so a breed) can have more than one dosha.
Ayurveda principles cover a range of systems to complete and balance the whole: food, herbs, light, fragrance, sound, touch, exercise, yoga, breathing, and meditation (these last are for you, but if you are relaxed and calm your dog will appreciate that state). And colours suited to your dog’s dosha, crystals, and metals to complement are also covered.
Morgan finishes the book with a look at specific ailments and treatments, but the section is a little disappointing for the options offered.
The book is a comprehensive overview of the practices and principles and easy to read, but there are is a lot of vocabulary to get into.