Dr. Jeff Feinman
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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A true pet food allergy is defined as an actual immune system or inflammatory response, that‘s triggered by eating certain foods.
A lot of people today are confused about what homeopathy is (and isn't), and this situation is not helped by the skeptics of homeopathy who go to incredible extents to exaggerate and misconstrue what homeopathic medicine is and who commonly provide misinformation about it.
I love this question! I wish I had learned more about this wonderfully-effective method of healing at the beginning of my scientific career.
Integrative and alternative veterinary practitioners come together in an 18 minute documentary about the need for quality veterinary health care.
You have many choices for pet care. Unfortunately trained veterinary homeopaths are not (yet) very common.
The loss of an animal companion, whether due to death, being lost or stolen, or placement in a new home, may be one of the most devastating and painful experiences we ever face. For many, such a loss is as traumatic as losing a family member or a dear friend and can trigger an intense grieving process. The Delta Society provides many wonderful resources to pet owners. They have created this easy-to-use directory of resources to aid you throughout your grieving process.
Mast cell tumors (MCT) in dogs are very common, accounting for approximately 20% of all skin tumors in dogs. For most dogs, the underlying cause promoting the development of the tumor is not known.
Modern veterinary medicine has made tremendous strides in protecting and repairing the health of family companions, and pets are living longer than ever before. This happy state of affairs has led to interest in a relatively new aspect of canine well-being -- care of the aging dog.
Like people, pets go through life stages of growth, maturity, and aging. The passage from one stage to another is often blurred, and owners must be on guard to recognize the signs that Princess is getting old.
Observant families know that Sassy has slowed down in the past year or that Ranger is stiff each morning. They see that Muffin is no longer an eager eater and that she sleeps more deeply than usual. They may notice a fatty tumor under the skin when grooming their pet or notice that he is more easily startled by loud noises. Aging in pets is a gradual process. Organs begin to deteriorate, senses begin to decline, and energy begins to flag. But Muffin, Sassy, and Ranger can be kept comfortable and happy in their last years with a few precautions and accommodations.
NB: I advise ~quarterly consultations with your veterinary homeopath about your aging pet. Being proactive is the best way to be preserve good health.--Dr. Jeff
Your veterinary medical "team" should be made up of you, the general practice veterinarian the AVH Board certified veterinary homeopath (CVH), and a specialist when needed.
Difficult surgical cases may be best managed by a specialist. When a referral is indicated, your veterinary homeopath will discuss this process you.
The ACVS's (surgical Board) five questions to ask your vet before your pet has a surgical procedure:
- "How often does your vet perform this surgery?
- Does the surgery require special equipment and is it readily available?
- Does my pet's surgery require a specialist?
- What should I expect the outcome of the surgery to be?
- What follow-up care is necessary?"
And I would add a sixth and seventh questions:
- Which anesthetic protocol will be used?
- Will my pet be monitored closely by trained personnel (other than the surgeon) both during and after surgical anesthesia?