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Is Your Pet Secretly Living in a World of Pain?

Is Your Dog Secretly Living in Pain

When you read the title, you probably thought I’d give you a list of ways to tell that your dog is in pain, since they seem to keep these things close to the chest.

  • Rodrigo licks his elbow – where he has arthritis
  • Sydney limps
  • Sometimes they get cranky
  • Some dogs seek quiet places

I don’t know all of the signs that I should be looking for, so I was excited when I was approached to review an ebook with this title.  Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for  my time reading the book and writing my honest review.

Is Your Dog Secretly Living in a World of Pain

What really peaked my interest was the heads up that there was a section sharing Dr. Lichtenberg’s thoughts on the raw food diet.  “Oh, and it includes Dr. Deb’s views on raw diets, which I think you’ll find interesting (and I’m going to guess go against your own views).”

Whether a veterinarian is pro or against, I’m always interested in their thoughts, because there is always something to learn.

Spoiler Alert: I was beyond disappointed in this book.

After having read it, I’m not enlightened about how to tell if one of our pets is in pain.  This book is simply an introduction to pet ownership that you might receive in your adoption packet when you take your new puppy or dog home or at your first vet visit.

It isn’t all bad.  I think the following topics were covered well…

  • vaccinations
  • spay/neuter surgeries
  • why we need to clean our pets’ teeth
  • how to choose a vet
  • how not to annoy your vet

What most disappointed me about the ebook…

  • I feel that the title is misleading; it’ll encourage people to sign up for a newsletter and they when they get the ebook, they’ll realize that it’s more of a general pet health information ebook for new pet owners
  • There is no section (or opinion) on raw dog food.  There is a link that I can follow to take me to a site where the author shares her thoughts.  I only agreed to the review, because I thought this book addressed raw; it doesn’t.

This book was written to build a mailing list.  You can get a free copy by signing up here.  I’m certain that Pets Adviser provides great information to subscribers, but if you’re interested in homemade dog food and natural dog care, I recommend Dogs Naturally Magazine – I look forward to and devour every single newsletter.  It is full of amazing information from vaccination protocols, the use of essential oils, holistic treatments, and homemade and raw diets.

I believe that Is Your Pet Secretly Living in a World of Pain? is great for new pet owners with the warning that the title doesn’t relay what the book is about.

Color me disappointed.


  1. It’s unfortunate that you were mislead about the contents of this book. I appreciate your honesty in your reviews.

    • Thanks!

  2. As a writer myself, I receive criticism and negative reviews at times. While it’s hard to take criticism, the information can be motivation for me to do better. Hopefully in this case, your honesty will be well received and the authors will make the next version of the book more useful and not so misleading.

    I congratulate you on an honest review. That’s how reviews should always be.

  3. Thank you for your honest review, Kimberly! As an animal massage practitioner I’m always interested to read and learn more, and this title would definitely entice me, luckily I read your review first :-) Really appreciate it!

    • Glad I posted it. I struggled with it, but I was so disappointed. I kind of felt duped.

  4. I read it to, but I think our opinions vary about it. While I think most seasoned pet owners may already know a lot of things in there, you’d be surprised at the amount of pet owners who don’t. I hope those are the ones signing up to read the book. Especially the spay section. A lot of people want to save money by going to low cost spay/neuter clinics, which is totally cool if that’s what you can afford. But you have to remember that you get what you pay for sometimes.

    • Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. I’m sorry that I wasn’t more clear in my review and I hope that I didn’t mislead anyone. My issue isn’t with the content, it’s with the title. I find that the title is misleading and I was also mislead about a raw food section that doesn’t exist.

      • I see what you’re saying Kimberly. The title really only has to do with the teeth section.

  5. yeah its true, cool feedback!


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