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 Dog the Natural Way

At last, I have republished my book on feeding dogs, this time as an ebook. It offers advice on dog feeding in a practical way for the busy modern household, using fresh and wholesome ingredients.

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



Facebook Facelift

I’ve updated my Facebook page to the new ‘timeline’ format.

Here’s the pic.(above).

Here’s my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/christopher.day.336333

Here’s the AVMC’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK

Here are some pages relating to various species, from our main website – www.alternativevet.org









Hot Dogs

Cars turn into ovens in no time at all. It doesn’t even need full sunlight to be dangerous for dogs in cars. The windows down may not be sufficient.

Park in the shade and be aware of when the shade might move round to expose your car to sunlight.

Never pop away from the car unless you know how long you will be.

Don’t take your dog with you if you can’t be sure it will be safe to do so.

Tying dogs to cars to avoid the sun problem has also resulted in devastating accidents, when folk have forgotten they’ve done so and driven off.



The sun is great but . . .

Please remember how quickly a car can become an oven, when parked even in filtered sunlight. Please leave the dog at home on a hot day, if you cannot guarantee shady parking. A window left slightly open may not be sufficient to keep the dog’s environment safe.

Air conditioning is great for dogs in cars that are on the move but it can lull us into a false sense of security.

There have even been tragedies with children!

Images: two dogs safely enjoying their cars.

With over 600 pages of information and opinion, our main website is at: www.alternativevet.org/index.html

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

Grass seeds!

We are coming to the time of year when grass seeds can cause pain and suffering to our dogs. It is particularly spaniel types that suffer badly from this problem, whether in the feet, in the ears or elsewhere in the body, but any dog can fall prey to the problem.

The two main species of grass of which to be wary are:

Bromus sterilis:









Hordeum marinum:









Happily, we have never had to operate (perform surgery) to remove grass seeds from dogs, when they have become embedded in the tissues; we use homeopathic medicines, with success to date. The body rejects them without the damage caused by surgery.

Particular danger arises when the seed heads ripen and become dry, if they are mown and lie on the ground and dry or if the grass is sprayed and dies, causing the seed heads to dry.

Main website: www.alternativevet.org