Graham Hines Veterinary Surgeon
While I have subdivided the modalities I use below, generally in fact I will use or recommend a combination of many or all of these.
The typical consultation will last for an hour or so and may involve a change of diet, addition of supplements as well as the use of herbs and / or homeopathic medicines as we feel most appropriate. I also use and can prescribe conventional drugs when we together feel this is appropriate.
I can advise on the use of home prepared diets raw or cooked foods which on its own can make a huge difference to any illnesses.
Some guardians will also prefer some treatments for their pets are performed at home, euthanasia is one such service I can offer.
Older patients with reduced mobility and anxiety problems can benefit greatly from acupuncture, herbs and homeopathy. Such a consultation will not be rushed and can last up to an hour.
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Please note I do not provide conventional services such as X-Rays, surgery, emergency care you need to retain a regular vet for these services.
Thyroid Testing - Blood tests for under-active thyroids sent to hemolabs
Visit Fees will depend on the distance/time involved
You can ask for a referral from your Veterinary Surgeon for acupuncture treatments or self refer. I will ask for history from you normal vet and report back to them.
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I can see patients either in the Consultation Room of the Dogs Diner in Moreton Wirral, or in your own home.
I will also, at the first consultation in most cases unless you request otherwise conduct a full clinical examination and history and may suggest other changes to your animal's diet and perhaps prescribe supplements and/or herbs. You will usually need a course of 3 to 4 half hour treatments for most conditions.
Veterinary Herbal Medicine
I have studied the basics of Western Veterinary Herbal medicine with the College of Integrated Veterinary Therapies and use herbs either on there own or more usually in conjunction with diet and homeopathy to achieve gentle natural healing in many condions
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Read more about the sorts of conditions is can be very useful for on the Medicine section of the site
Natural Pet Nutrition Advice
I can assist you with ensure you do this safely for both you and your pet.
Sometimes however cooked and special diets are better in some conditions - again please ask for advice.
There is a lot more information on the Nutrition Section of this site
Titre Testing & Vaccination
Vaccicheck is a brand of Titre Test I use to check antibody levels to
Dogs Distemper, Parvovirus and Adenovirus (Hepatitis)
Cats: Panleucopenia and Feline Leukaemia
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Vaccicheck - more detail
See the blog page or facebook for announcements of the next date.
We do not need referral or to inform your normal vet but will give you the results to keep them informed.
Read elsewhere about the risks and benefits of this approach