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Dr. Jeff Feinman

Dr. Jeff Feinman

Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, holds both molecular biology and veterinary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998 he further advanced his training and became the first Certified Veterinary Homeopath in the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Jeff is devoted to teaching both pet owners and other veterinarians about homeopathy and optimal pet care. He and his wonderful wife (and practice manager) Amy live with Chi and Tigger their adopted Rex cats and Vanya their rescued Standard Poodle.

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Here's yet another respected and well-educated human doctor telling us to "stop with the vaccines".

These techniques include Dr. Jeff's medical record abbreviations (in parenthesis) to help you send succinct updates.

All of the homeopathic remedies prescribed by Dr. Jeff should be first mixed with 8 oz. of bottled, filtered, distilled, or reverse osmosis water.

All remedies should be succussed (whacked against the palm of your hand, a soft book, or a padded counter) prior to administration (see LM preparation handout).

Succuss the brown or blue bottle (typically you should start with 10 succussions).

If you are obtaining the remedy yourself please tap out 1 large pellet from the vial. If it is a remedy from one of the emergency kits obtained from Dr. Feinman, please tap out a few of the poppy seed-sized pillules into the remedy bottle cap. Add these to the cup of water.

Dr. Jeff prescribes homeopathic medicines in brown or blue dropper bottles. Homeopathic remedies prepared in brown bottles are usually "LM" remedies whereas those in blue bottles are typically "c" remedies

From the cup of water that you just made, please administer the prescribed dose. You can either use a neutralized* syringe or fresh teaspoon.

Certain patients are very sensitive to  the homeopathic remedy. We therefore further reduce the dose by diluting the dilution that you just made up in the cup.

All of these double dilution (dd) methods start with the solution that you prepared as described above.

  1. A "regular" double dilution is made by transferring 1 teaspoon from the first cup (into which you added the homeopathic remedy) to a second cup of water. The dose is given to your pet from this second cup.
  2. Double dilution using the cup method (ddc): Add the remedy (from the brown or blue bottle) to the cup of water. Then empty out this cup (I personally give it to a plant). Into this "empty" cup please then add 8 oz. of water. Give the solution a stir using a fresh spoon (not the one that you used initially to make the first cup). Administer the dose from this cup.
  3. Double dilution using the spoon method (dds):This method of double diluting can be used when making remedies from pellets. It allows preserving the original cup of solution that you make (please always save the solution when you make it from pellets). Stir the solution with a teaspoon. Lift the spoon out of the solution so that everything empties back into the cup. Then please stir the spoon into a second cup of plain (no remedy added yet) water. Dose from this second cup.
  4. To prepare a dose for olfaction ("whiffing") prepare the remedy as a typical single dilution (in 8 oz. of water). Using a wide-mouthed cup/container is preferable. Hold the solution that you prepared under your pets' nostrils. When you see them flare a little, s/he has gotten the dose. It is sometimes helpful to lightly pinch the nostrils together as this usually facilitates whiffing.

These methods will facilitate gentle, gradual improvement in your pet's dis-eases.

Please read my article about the importance of the size of the dose if you want to learn more about homeopathic remedy dosing.

*Neutralize syringes, teaspoons and cups using boiling water or by running them through the dishwasher (which typically uses water above 120 degrees). Remove syringe plungers prior to neutralizing.

As always, please contact Dr. Jeff if you have any questions.



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


While working in a molecular biology lab almost twenty-eight years ago I learned how sensitive animal cells are to dose.

We all want our pets to maintain their health and recover quickly when sick.  Towards that end, clear communication is critical.  This is true for excellent healthcare of any kind.  Communication is especially important for high quality homeopathic healthcare.

Timely replies to e-mails received by Dr. Feinman can therefore be very important.  E-mail messages may not be received and may be inadvertently missed. To prevent the resultant problems and to facilitate communication, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Call 203-222-7979 and leave a quick message whenever you send an update (please use my client-specific address at certifiedvethomeopath).  This is critical as email messages frequently get delayed, e.g. in spam filters or lost in cyberspace. Please email Amy if you need the full address (which is not here in full to minimize spam).
  • Include the word “update” in all messages you send (even if they are not full updates).
  • Please avoid sending frequent short e-mails (vs. full updates) as this can slow treatment evaluation for your pet. If your pet is under active homeopathic treatment, always include the last used remedy name, dose and date(s) of administration, e.g. “Sul 0/1 10/1-1cc daily (last 12/2)”.
  • Use the pre-appointment update format (name, date and exact dose of the homeopathic remedy; immediate response to the dose; and overall changes since the dose).  Please see the update format document for more detailed information.

This format will allow faster reading and reply.  Whenever e-mail communication requires more than a few minutes to read and analyze, a case analysis charge may apply.  Case analysis is discussed in the Introduction to Dr. Feinman’s practice.

If you have an urgent situation, please do not rely solely on an e-mail message.  Instead, you should act as though e-mailing Dr. Feinman is not available. If time allows, write down the details of the problem and then call Dr. Feinman or seek emergency care.

E-mail messages and updates will often become part of your pet’s medical records.  They therefore may be read by other veterinarians, insurance providers, etc.

E-mail treatment recommendations and other information are individualized for you and your pet. This personalized information is not meant to be shared with others, on the web, e-mail lists, etc.  Doing so will be considered a breach of confidentiality and will thereby terminate this agreement.


Please consider the environment before printing out e-mails.

I have read this document and agree with its’ terms.  I would like to be able to communicate with Dr. Feinman by e-mail: _________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 02:32

How To Ask Dr. Jeff a Question About Your Pet

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

If dog owners consistently act in a manner that from the 'dogs point of view' appears to show subservience, submission, fear or subordinance, then over time, the dog will begin to think that he is in fact superior to you.

Aren’t puppies just the cutest? Its hard not to laugh when they’re bouncing around with some stolen prize like a dirty sock (if you’re lucky).  It is amazing how quickly things that seem so cute and innocent at 8 weeks are obnoxious and even dangerous a few short months later.

Animals that have been hit by a car, or kicked by a horse, or fallen from a height, will often respond beautifully to the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana. If your animal is ever injured you can give a dose of Arnica 30c by mouth and see the rapid improvement that follows.

Saturday, 21 January 2012 20:53

Tell Me More About the Pet Food Industry

Are the ingredients in commercial pet food healthful? What about the many pet food recalls?

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