www.naturalfeeding.co.uk updated

I have updated the website www.naturalfeeding.co.uk to incorporate the eBooks on feeding dogs, feeding horses and ponies and feeding cats.

All my eBooks written so far are to be found at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/chrisdayvet

The www.naturalfeeding.co.uk website offers an introduction to natural feeding for the family that has little or no experience of the subject.



Free eBook! – Christmas Safety for Pets

With Christmas time just around the corner, I thought it may be worthwhile to draw attention to some of the hazards that can face our pets during this festive season. The cautions are drawn from and based upon real-life experiences and events.

This eBook is offered free of charge, to promote pet welfare and safety.


This is in ePub format – Adobe Digital Editions will read it on a laptop or desktop computer. This software serves in a similar way to Adobe Acrobat Reader and is a quick and easy free download.


Free ebook!

This ‘Alternative Veterinary Medicine’ ebook explains how natural medicine is relevant for our animals and offers an introduction to common therapies that fit under that banner.

It is in EPub format so it is readable on most machines (including your computer if you use Adobe ADE free download).



Feed Your Cat the Natural Way

My feeding cats booklet is now available as an ebook!

It offers practical advice on how to feed a cat using fresh and wholesome ingredients.

It is in epub format, which can be read on a computer, using free download: Adobe ADE.



Acupuncture Cat Video

Here’s a video (link below) of a cat receiving an acupuncture treatment. He is not in any way restrained, although his harness and lead, on which he walked in, can be seen still attached.

While he’s no vet lover, he accepts his acupuncture very well, as do most cats. He hates the camera, though!

If a cat objects to needle acupuncture, we have to assume we are either doing it incorrectly or that needles don’t suit. In such rare cases, we would use acupuncture-by-LASER, which is painless and soothing. We DO NOT SEDATE animals for acupuncture.

Every patient is given a chiropractic check and offered correction by manipulation of any problem found.

VIDEO: www.dailymotion.com/video/xsbten_cat-acupuncture-feline-acupuncture-avmc-uk_animals

Our main website is at www.alternativevet.org (over 600 pages of information and opinion on alternative medicine and animal welfare).

See also: www.alternativevet.org/acupuncture.htm -

www.veterinary-acupuncture.co.uk/ -

www.acupuncture-animals.co.uk/ -

www.equineacupuncturevet.co.uk/ -

www.alternativevet.org/homeopathy.htm -

www.alternativevet.org/herbs.htm -

www.alternativevet.org/laser.htm -

www.alternativevet.org/chiropractic.htm -

www.alternativevet.org/aromatherapy.htm -

www.alternativevet.org/tissue_salts.htm -



Summer time (we can possibly mention that concept now) is the favourite time for cats to come home smothered in fleas!

Putting brewers yeast in the cat’s food and combing essential oils though the coat can act as a great flea deterrent.

Regular daily or even twice daily flea-combing is important, so long as you dispose of your ‘catch’ effectively. Electric flea combs may help.

Intensive vacuum-cleaning with a powerful vacuum cleaner, in areas frequented by your cat(s), is also important.

If you are not vigilant and diligent, a flea infestation of your home can follow, which can be a real nightmare. Fleas can multiply at a prodigious rate.

Chemical applications on the animal or in the home can be a risky business and we advise clients to avoid these if at all possible. The toxins can affect humans (esp. toddlers and children) and can be residual in your home environment.

Our main website (over 600 pages of information and opinion on animals, animal welfare and alternative medicine) is at: www.alternativevet.org

www.alternativevet.org/cats.htm and www.alternativevet.org/aromatherapy.htm

You may also be interested in: www.naturalfeeding.co.ukwww.holisticvetmed.co.ukwww.veterinary-holistic.co.ukwww.holistic-vet.co.uk


Vaccines – Herd Immunity

Have you ever been made to feel guilty because your dog, horse, cat or child is not vaccinated, thus making ‘herd immunity’ more difficult to attain and putting other folks and animals at risk? Be heartened by this myth-exploding item, which makes important reading.



Main website (over 600 pages of information and opinion): www.alternativevet.org/index.html

Lungworm in dogs and cats

We are told to be fearful of lungworm in dogs, through eating slugs and snails. The weather this summer has brought on a plague of these creatures so should we worry?

At the AVMC, to our knowledge, we have met just one dog with this disease, which means it is NOT prevalent. However, we cannot say there is no risk.

If you are concerned about your dog, faeces and serum samples should be sent to a bona fide veterinary laboratory for testing for Angiostrongylus vasorum.

In cats, the disease is a little different. The parasite is Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, which is usually picked up by cats from mice, voles, frogs, lizards and other small creatures, which act as ‘paratenic’ hosts. Cats are much less likely to eat slugs and snails.

Links for more information: www.alternativevet.org/dog_diseases.htm#lungworm or www.alternativevet.org/cat_diseases.htm#lungworm

Main website: www.alternativevet.org