tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-77620541756604232032021-05-08T01:37:12.931-07:00Holistic Vet: Graham HinesHolistic Veterinary Surgeon: Graham Hines' Blog New about services Natural Medicine, Homeopathy for Pets and Natural Feeding. Based in North Wales and Cheshire <br>You can also read my blog and website at <a href="https://naturalpetcare.co.uk">naturalpetcare.co.uk</a>Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.comBlogger33125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-9623320576822082392021-05-08T01:36:00.000-07:002021-05-08T01:36:10.552-07:00Vaccicheck and Canine Parvovirus (CPV) There has been an increase in the number of cases of this nasty disease in the UK recently it is reported (see below) Should we believe these scare stories are they just a way to get dog owners in for more boosters co-ordinated by the largest corporate practice owner in the UK? Should you rush in and get your pets revaccinated or this there a better approach? I will tell you my approach ThisGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-23278474546485545812021-04-10T07:36:00.001-07:002021-04-10T07:38:34.956-07:00Vaccicheck Clinic Starting again 5th May Well as lockdown eases we feel we can start Vaccicheck Clinics at the Dogs Diner again in MaySubject to the guidelines as much as we can - Please wear a facemask, wait outside until we call you in, extra hygiene between clients etc and bear with us a little slower than normalFirst session 10am Wednesday 5th May 10amRing the Diner onThe Dog's Diner LtdTarran Way North, Moreton Wirral CH46 4UB0151Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-35311934357673591012021-01-24T03:39:00.009-08:002021-01-24T08:35:23.586-08:00Evidence for the value and benefits of raw feeding increases... I would like to share with you some recent research which I was privileged to hear about on webinars and reading over the past month or so.Should dogs and cats be fed a high carbohydrate diet?1. Comparing Wolves and Dogs natural starch consumptionDogs genomes are different to wolves in a number of aspects including the fact they have genes which allow them to produce amylase (the enzymes which Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-39527085879132272032020-11-29T09:37:00.003-08:002020-11-29T09:37:24.306-08:00Coconut Oil - Is it good for your Dog? Coconut oil is a fashionable addition to the diets of both people and there pets. Is it good for your dog? NO stick to an species appropriate dietNot according to these researcher. Unless your pets microbiome is used to these forms of oil it can cause more problems than it helps.Have a listen to this youtube interview:You can really upset the delicate balance of your pets gut flora and cause Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-57182951675509780032020-11-29T06:31:00.002-08:002020-11-29T06:31:33.472-08:00Last Vaccicheck Clinic of the year 12/12/20 Our next vaccicheck clinic has been arranged for Saturday 12th December at the usual place.The Dog's Diner LtdTarran Way North, Moreton Wirral CH46 4UB0151 678 2588Give them a ring to make an appointmentWhat is this?We will take a small blood sample from you dog and measure the antibody levels (titre) to Distemper, Hepatitis and ParvovirusIf there are as in most dogs adequate levels there is no Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-15862322221545333792020-11-19T10:27:00.000-08:002020-11-19T10:27:29.601-08:00Raw Feeding Research an Update This weekend I attended a seminar on raw feeding from  RAW FEEDING VETERINARY SOCIETYI would like to share some of the results with youRaw Feeding and AllergiesVets who advocate Raw Feeding will confirm that they see a reduction in the severity of skin allergy (atopic dermatitis) and IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases) when they change a dog onto a raw diet.This has been confirmed in research Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-34235338989424447772020-11-17T10:56:00.002-08:002020-11-17T10:56:56.723-08:00Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find  Discovery is ‘extremely concerning’ for water insects, and fish and birds that depend on themThis is a headline in todays Guardian Newspaper For more about this increasing problem read my website as wellWhy should you avoid the overuse of modern anti-parasitic drugs?There are newer 'chewable" alternative flea/tick treatments but there is increasing evidence of neurological problems with these Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-8947824759711625102020-10-02T10:07:00.000-07:002020-10-02T10:07:11.418-07:00Veterinary Herbal Medicine Week 12 October 2020Exciting news! Veterinary herbal medicine week (12th-18th October) is fast approaching! Please join us here every weekday at 7pm! The Veterinary Herbal Medicine Week 2020 is nearly upon usEvery week day at 7pm you can join us for a facebook talk to learn more about how herbs can help you or your companions.Join us hereGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-90201449675271050162020-09-30T06:10:00.001-07:002020-09-30T06:10:41.407-07:00October Halloween Vaccicheck Clinic We have arranged our next clinic to be Halloween MORNING from 10am at the Dogs Diner in Moreton WirralGive them a ring on 0151 678 2588Cost £30 per dogWhat is Vaccicheck?We take a small blood sample from you pet and than use this to measure antibodies to Adenovirus, Distemper and Parvovirus in the blood. For this we can tell if he has been vaccinated successfully or had a natural infection to Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-43503135275933722922020-09-13T05:24:00.002-07:002020-09-13T05:24:37.138-07:00Next Vaccicheck Clinic Saturday 19th September 2020Ring the Diner for an appointment 0151 678 2588 Cost £30.00Read more about what Vaccicheck Antibody testing is hereGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-89520704223796359072020-09-03T04:17:00.000-07:002020-09-03T04:17:03.430-07:00Should you Neuter, When should you neuter -  There has long been discussion around the most appropriate age for dogs to be neutered. Certain dog breeds have been shown to have an elevated risk of developing cancers and/or joint disorders when neutered at an early age. However, that risk had only been assessed across a very limited number of breeds. A new study published by researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University ofGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-14405442686195835332020-08-17T04:21:00.004-07:002020-08-17T21:57:48.099-07:00Vaccicheck Clinic We will be re-starting our Vaccicheck clinic very soon at the Dog's Diner on the WirralSaturday 29th August from 10am - ring the Dog's Diner for an appointmentGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-44825488435594551152020-07-09T10:27:00.001-07:002020-07-09T10:27:51.578-07:00Should you neuter your pet? New study shows how complex the decision is.Neutering (including spaying) of male and female dogs in the first year after birth has become routine in the U.S. and much of Europe, but recent research reveals that for some dog breeds, neutering may be associated with increased risks of debilitating joint disorders and some cancers, complicating pet owners' decisions on neutering.  The joint disorders include hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-50205270191982273032020-07-08T10:45:00.004-07:002020-07-08T10:54:12.437-07:00Raw Feeding Dr Nick Thompson's WebinarNeed more information then you could do worse than purchase this webinar by NickNick Thompson BSc.(Hons) Path.Sci., BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS has been a vet for 27 years.In the mid 90’s it suddenly struck him how ridiculous it was to expect health for life from dogs when feeding uniform processed kibble – remember the old adage about hospital nutrition, and that vaguely resembles real food!In this Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-62947653723950116492020-07-08T10:44:00.000-07:002020-07-08T10:44:17.857-07:00Raw Hide Chews, Dentastix and other treatsRaw Hide Chews - Perhaps the Most Dangerous Chew on the PlanetThis diagram shows how they are made - they are really processed leatherHow can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask?I mean, most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever.Well if you understood what it took to make this Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-42441178078362916412020-07-08T10:42:00.002-07:002020-07-08T10:42:47.315-07:00Raw Feeding Veterinary Society: Benefit, Bugs, Balance and BonesMany and varied are the arguments presented against Biologically Appropriate Raw Diets for Pets.It is worth looking behind those arguments for vested interest. The RFVS has produced a brilliant rebuttal of those criticisms which you can find by following the link here.As a veterinary surgeon I have been advising Raw Feeding for over 15 years, to the benefit of of our patients, and would never go Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-18019068216363757542020-07-08T10:41:00.000-07:002020-07-08T10:41:05.716-07:00Complete Cat and Dog HealthLise HansenLise is a Danish Veterinary Surgeon with whom I trained in Veterinary Homeopathy many years ago in the Oxford HPTGShe has worked as an holistic vet in the UK and her native country.This book is highly recommended for those pet guardians who want to learn more about caring for their pets in a natural wayBuy Now from Amazon price £15.99 at time of publishingGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-88988587660618925072020-07-08T10:37:00.000-07:002020-07-08T10:37:03.759-07:00How to make Golden PasteThis is the basic recipe to make golden paste for yourself or your petBasically we have the herb Tumeric, with some black pepper which helps it to be absorbed from the intestine and some healthy oils. Use for arthritis in particular and to boost the immune system perhaps if cancer is a problem in your companion.INGREDIENTS:125 ml / 60g turmeric powder250 ml plus extra water in reserve, if needed(Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-52666419797764701162018-11-07T04:49:00.002-08:002020-07-08T10:27:05.351-07:00Our Vets website addresses for 2020My website addresses are naturalpetcare.net advice about holistic treatments for petsnaturalpetcare.co.uk - shop for holistic products for petsGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-50792355404677454672018-11-07T04:24:00.001-08:002018-11-07T04:38:48.138-08:00Web Adress not working The naturalpetcare.co.uk site is not working currently we are working on the problem the .net version tis working finenaturalpetcare.netGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-73351140426499116512018-09-13T09:01:00.000-07:002018-09-13T09:01:29.694-07:00K-9 Immunity stockK9 immunity was out of stock at Aloha last time I checked but I will have some in next week.Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-14643009723188012802018-07-25T10:58:00.002-07:002018-09-06T04:44:51.028-07:00Availabilty on the WirralI am no longer available at the Heswall address but any looking into seeing clients elsewhere in AugustI found that working with Medivet did not work for me. If you want a home visit or to come to me at my office at home we can arrange this. Please use the contact form or email me with a history.ApologiesGrahamGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-91051962366129347942018-03-14T10:23:00.000-07:002018-03-14T10:27:22.360-07:00CAM 4 AnimalsThe RCVS Royal Collage of Veterinary Surgeons have made it a lot harder for pets to be treated using not only Homeopathy but other Complementary Modalities. The BAHVS are campaigning against this reduction of choice.I use both complementary and conventional medicines depending on the case and client preference If you can support us please do socam4animals.co.ukGraham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-41794187152267985492018-02-15T12:03:00.000-08:002018-02-15T12:10:14.461-08:00Changes to the ShopWe have now teamed up with ECWID to produce a new shopping experience for customers which I hope you will find more user friendly.As yet there are no new products on there but I hope you will like it.You can read all about the product we sell on the product listing or just search through the shop if you know what you want.We use Stripe to process card payments securely and the whole site is on a Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7762054175660423203.post-40679819615071161522018-01-15T09:47:00.001-08:002018-02-15T12:12:51.140-08:00Raw Feeding - How safe is it??You may have seen articles in the press recently questioning the Evidence for the benefits of Raw Feeding PetsThe Safety of Raw Feeding both to the pet and the ownerSee this article in the Veterinary Record I listen to the seminar or webinar given by Mike Davies MRCVS a vet with much experience of pet nutrition, having worked for Hills He pints of the risks of raw feeding to beBones - getting Graham Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13877399688572201263noreply@blogger.com0