“Holistic Healing Home
for your animal companions"
Dr. Jeff
About Homevet
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:36


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Your space to chat with other pet owners about everything pet health. Join our online pet community for instant access to a wealth of pet care topics, advice, and real-life experiences.

Feel free to browse our wide range of posts in pet training, diet and nutrition, vaccination issue, homeopathic treatments and more.

Or click on Create an account to register and join in the chat, or make a post yourself.

Unlike other pet forums, we don't divide the forum into a Dog Forum and a Cat Forum, Instead, just choose the folder that covers your area of interest (e.g. New Pets and Training) and you'll find fascinating and informative posts about training cats, dogs, puppies and kittens.

Dr Jeff is very active in this forum, and if you post, he'll often be one of the replies you'll see. However, if your pet has an urgent problem, you should consult your own vet as soon as possible and not wait for an online reply. See our page on new clients to join Dr Jeff's personal veterinary practice for non-urgent inquiries.


I am very happy to announce my upcoming 3 hour workshop on August 19, 2012. Join me in Great Barrington, MA nestled in the beautiful Berkshire mountains.

This program, "Homeopathy and Optimal Pet Care" will be part of the Pet Wellness series sponsored by BensDotter's holistically-oriented pet store. 

Topics will include why species-appropriate diet and minimizing vaccination is just the beginning of great pet care, holistic vet care, the history of homeopathy, energetic medicine, how to work through symptoms homeopathically while integrating modern medical diagnostics, case examples, Q & A and much, much more!

I urge you to visit our host Tina Dow's store. She specializes in educating pet owners about natural and holistic pet care and selling the best pet products, raw diets, etc. Not only is Tina hosting this event, but she is also serving a brunch catered by the MarketPlace Cafe in Sheffield.

The location is 940 Main Street (Rt. 7), Great Barrington MA 01230. This event starts at 11am and is free of charge.

Call Tina at 413-528-4940. Seating is very limited. I hope to see you there!

Working with your pet's body rather than against it is very exciting and rewarding. It can also be a challenge for pet parents who are just starting out.

Please consult the information about becoming a new client (which includes links to much more info.) to learn more about this safe, gentle, and effective form of treatment. In addition, you can find much more about me and my treatment method on the other pages of this site.

I look forward to working together.--Dr. Jeff


ON March 24, 2012 AT 11AM

In celebration of the first weekend of Spring, Dr. Jeff Feinman, CVH will

 discuss with everyone: “How To Care For Your Healthy Pet, Holistically”

Topics will include:

    •What Is Holistic Vet Med?

    •Is Your Pet Truly Healthy?

    •How To Improve Your Pet’s Diet

    •How Often To Vaccinate Your Pet

    •The True Secret To The Healthy Pet (and why these factors are not enough)


Q & A To Follow The Talk

This talk is open to all pet owners and will be held at:

Your Healthy Pet store

224 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

Reviewing these articles before the talk will help you get the most out of it:

Raising A Pet Holistically

Common vs. Normal

How Can Homeopathy Help My Pet

Vaccine Discussion

Diet Library



February 21, 2012



Homevet.com, building an online holistic pet care community since 1996, invites pet owners to visit its new site to learn more about natural and holistic care for their pets. Homeopathic veterinarian Dr. Jeff Feinman helps you discover the best ways to maintain the health of your dogs, cats and other pets.

Weston, CT – Whether you’re a new pet owner or a longtime lover of dogs and cats, you want what’s best for your pets. Since 1996, Homevet.com has been helping concerned animal lovers learn about natural and effective ways to maintain their pets’ health and help them when they’re sick. Now, with the launch of its new, improved site, Homevet.com is a true online community for holistic pet care—a place where you can ask questions, share your ideas, and learn from one of the most respected practitioners in the field.

Homevet.com is the online home of Dr. Jeff Feinman, one of the small number of certified homeopathic vets in the nation. Since 1985, Dr. Jeff has worked diligently to integrate modern veterinary medicine with alternative healing methods, offering clients the best of both worlds.

 “It’s extremely gratifying to resolve – and more importantly prevent – serious health problems for my pet patients and their owners,” says Dr. Jeff. "The new site will allow me to reach many more people and share the knowledge that I’ve accumulated during almost 30 years of practice.”

In addition to the new interactive features, Homevet.com continues to offer an extensive pet-care library, an online store, information about homeopathy and holistic medicine, and references to other reputable sources.

To join the conversation and to learn about specific steps you can take to enhance your pet’s health and well-being, come visit us at homevet.com.

For more information about Dr. Jeff and his integrative practice, visit www.homevet.com, call 203-222-7979 or e-mail drjeff@homevet.com.
Dr. Jeff graduated with dual degrees in molecular biology and veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. He is currently Chairman of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) Education Committee, and is a past president of the AVH (theavh.org). He practices and resides in Weston, Connecticut with his wife Amy, a Standard Poodle and two Rex cats named Mia and Chi.

NB:I am honored to be able to help pets and their owners. My goal is to help fully inform veterinary consumers to help them make the best choice when caring for their beloved animal companions.--Dr. Jeff


Dear Dr. Feinman,
Well you’ve done it again!!
Both Tom and I have noticed a marked improvement in Clydie’s energy level, alertness and interest in being part of whatever activity is going on around him. This change became noticeable around the third week after starting him on the Rx Essentials and Pet G.O.
At first, I thought it was wishful thinking on my part, but once Tom and I compared notes, we realized that we were seeing the same changes.
You have taken such good care of Clydie for the past 14 years, and I have no doubt that he’s made it to 15 with a wonderful quality of life – in no small part – because of your skill, knowledge and humanity. Tom and I will be forever grateful.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:32

How To Ask Dr. Jeff a Question About Your Pet

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The best way to ask Dr. Jeff a holistic medical question about your pet is during a patient consultation. Of course, you first need to be a client of Dr. Jeff's to use this method.

Users of this site have 3 additional options:

  • The preferred method is to connect with Dr. Feinman on Facebook. Please enter your pet question or problem along with the information requested below.
  • The second method is to use the #askdrjeff hashtag on Twitter. Please ask your general question and Dr. Feinman will request other details as needed.
  • The third method is to visit the appropriate folder on the Pet Chat forum here on homevet.com. Dr. Feinman as well as other posters on the board will see your query and respond when possible.

If you are posting on Facebook or the forum please provide the following details: Your pet's problem (or your general question), pet name, species and breed, sex and whether spayed or neutered, vaccinations, diet, and other problems and diagnoses.

Dr. Jeff will try to get back to you as quickly as possible. Please refer any urgent questions to your local veterinarian for immediate attention.


Please note: The information provided on this site and through "Ask Dr. Jeff" queries is intended to supplement the recommendations of your veterinarian. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment based on information on this site. Nothing can replace a complete history and physical examination performed by your veterinarian. -Dr. Jeff

Friday, 09 December 2011 13:01

I Am Very Grateful for the Help of Many People

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This 2011 redesign of Homevet.com has been over 15 years in the making.


My initial goal for it at the end of 1994 was to help spread the word about integrative and natural therapies for pets. Effective holistic veterinary care. Not an "alternative" to modern vet care. This is still my goal.


Many, many people have helped towards this end over the years.  

My initial online conversations with Drs. Duncan Ferguson and Paul Pion were instrumental in helping me see the potential power of this new form of communication (they went on to develop the Veterinary Information Network).


Don Moffitt and his hand-coded HTML then helped me start this site.  Since that time, fantastic tools for online community-building have been developed. Tony Scott of Akira studios has worked magic in seamlessly and beautifully integrating them into this new site.


I never would have had the pleasure of working with Tony if it weren't for Andrew Holden of Cartanova.  I hit many bumps in the road on the way to this redesign, but Andrew's fantastic business ethic smoothed them out for me.


My parents and many teachers have helped me learn to observe fully and scientifically. Without their help I would never have embarked on the holistic and homeopathic path. 


My joy in discovery and critical thinking began in the excellent Jericho, NY school system and was then fostered by my mentors in the University Scholars program at Univ. of Penn. Penn researchers were generous enough to allow me to work in their laboratories and helped me write my first scientific publications.


I also owe special thank yous to Penn profs Drs. Mark Adams, Kallenbach, Manjusri Das and Peter Jezyk (among many others).  Dr. Mark Peterson at the AMC in NY helped me understand the full breadth of both clinical and research-oriented endocrinology, Drs. Keith Richter, Rhea Morgan, Allen Sisson, James Carpenter and Neil Harpster and my fellow internmates at Angell Meml in Boston all helped me survive and develop.


Most instrumental in nurturing my homeopathic scientific medical thinking have been my teachers of homeopathy.  Drs. Richard Pitcairn, Paul Herscu, Andre´ Saine and David Little.  


Thanks as well to my incredible friends and clients. I draw support and learn from them every day. I owe a special thank you to my fantastic friend Steve Gogel for many invaluable brainstorming sessions.


Most of all, I want to thank my ever-supportive wife Amy. Our love just continues to grow stronger.  2011 marks the year when our life partnership has taken a new turn along with the new site. Amy has become both my practice as well as the homevet.com web store manager.


As a small token of my appreciation to everyone in my life, I'd like to share this poem by Minx Boren. Thank you Maxine for first sharing it with me in one of your wonderful yoga classes, and thank you Minx for allowing me to share it here:


while we as humans have collectively
scaled the highest peaks and soared

way into the heavens
reached far into the depths
of oceans and delved into the magnificent
complexities of our own bodies
and minds not one of us
could have done any such thing
on our own
and so it is that we must truly be
forever and always beholden
beyond measure to those
upon whose shoulders we stand
those who came before and those
who journey with us now
and what is ours to do in this
and every moment
with great humility
and even greater awe
is quite simply to remember
and give thanks
from the heart, mind, and pen of Minx

©2011 Minx Boren.  All rights reserved.

This website exists to help educate pet owners. Both conventional veterinary information as well as the holistic and homeopathic perspective of health are represented here. I believe it is very important to be fully informed when making decisions about your pet's health.

This website is not intended to replace professional consultation, diagnosis, or treatment by a licensed veterinarian. If you require any veterinary related advice, contact your veterinarian promptly. Information at www.homevet.com is exclusively of a general reference nature. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment as a result of accessing information at this site.

You will therefore see this statement on many pages at this site. Please heed it:


"Please note: The information provided here is meant to supplement that provided by your veterinarian. Nothing can replace a complete history and physical examination performed by your veterinarian. - Dr. Jeff"

Why does it matter whether symptoms are considered common or normal in dogs and cats?

“Harmony in life and living, homeopathy for health and healing”sm

In order to maintain our animal companions in optimal health, it is extremely important to understand the distinction between "common" and "normal".

When the body is in a state of optimal health, all systems are in equilibrium and no external manifestations of disequilibrium (i.e., symptoms) are apparent.

Many of the subtle changes we observe in our pets are early warning signs that there is imbalance deep within the body. These are not “diseases” per se, but rather commonly observed deviations from this state of equilibrium.

Recognizing and treating these common, but abnormal, early warning signs is critical to preventing more serious problems in the future.

Some of these symptoms are as follows:

  • runny or red eyes
  • intermittent loose stools
  • ”sensitive" stomach with vomiting, diarrhea and/or other gastrointestinal symptoms
  • straining to defecate
  • excess thirst
  • runny nose
  • red eyes
  • red ears
  • excess ear wax
  • picky or excessive appetite
  • fearfulness
  • thin coat/excess shedding
  • intermittent vomiting
  • •eating stool/dirt/plastic
  • gassiness
  • gum redness
  • frequent or difficult urination
  • loss of pigment
  • rough, dry nose or pads
  • stiffness
  • ear “infections”
  • anxiety
  • anal sac problems

If your pet has shown any of these symptoms and you would like to discuss treatment options, please submit the new patient or client questionnaire and then call me at 203.222.7979 to set up a consultation. You can also read the introduction to my practice by clicking here: