The 1 Worst Thing You Can Do For Your Pet

A Very Bad Habit

My client looked shocked and dismayed. As if she had just gotten some horrible test or biopsy result. But she didn’t. This was a routine wellness exam. What did I say?

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“Huh”?

I made the egregious error of suggesting that vet checkups every three years did not constitute optimal wellness care. She had scheduled a consultation solely because her pup needed a rabies vaccination before he could be licensed.

This client only goes to the vet if her pup has a problem or when he “needs” a vaccine.  Sadly, this has become the routine that most animal guardians and vets have gotten used to. Please don’t fall into that trap.

It’s time to break this bad habit!

My client thought that she was doing everything right. She was feeding a fresh meat-based diet, avoiding vaccines and drugs, maximizing exercise and mental stimulation. She lived healthfully herself and never went to the doctor. Why should her dog?

Healthy lifestyle is very important for your pet, but it is often NOT enough.


Health maintenance. Many talk about it but few truly practice it. Now is the time to start a true wellness program. Before health disasters.

We’ve all heard about people who ate well, exercised, lived healthy lives but then were struck down in the prime of life. Don’t let this happen to your pet.

Today I’m sharing one way to greatly reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected dis-ease.  It’s what my health-conscious client was missing.

Health is best maintained by fine-tuning the internal balance of the body at least every six months. If not more often.healthy pu from Dr. Jeff Feinman certified vet homeopath

The dis-eased body is like the musical instrument that is badly out of tune. Frequent small tunings are preferred by musicians who value their instruments. As we value our beloved companions.

Pets with severe seizures, behavior problems, organ dysfunctions, etc. are badly mistuned. Certified vet homeopaths have been trained to help restore internal balance. Periodic appointments with your vet homeopath are critical until the problems are resolved. During crises I often consult with clients daily.

Most of us recognize that preserving wellness is best. Proactive preventative care often eliminates the need for expensive diagnostics and treatments.

Routine checkups are not so routine. Even if everything seems fine. Wellness is best maintained by appointments with you veterinary homeopath every three to six months.

In future posts I’ll show you some of the ways that we recognize the early stages of imbalance and how to prevent it. Before there is a problem. You can also jump right over to my free online wellness library to learn more right away.

In the meantime I’d love to discuss what health maintenance means to you. We can do that here, on the homevet.com forum or social media.

Stay well-tuned and be well.

Dr. Jeff

4 Comments
  1. For most pet owners I would agree; however, we have 5 German Shepherds, all raw fed, 3 vaccine free, 2 have not been vaccinated since age 2 and 6 months. The 11 yr old female has not had a vaccination and has been raw fed since we got her at age 2; the male is 10 yrs old, raw fed since 9 weeks of age, not vaccinated since 6 months of age, neither have been to a vet for a health check; neither have had an incident or flare up etc. that required a vet check. Perfectly healthy.

    The two 8 yr olds are vaccine free, weaned to raw, same thing. No reason to see a vet.

    The two yr old is vaccine free weaned to raw, and will see a vet within the year for hip/elbow xrays; the others have had hip/elbow xrays but no vet check. I do plan on doing blood panels on all of them and titers at some point just for the record and people want to know.

    Tina Berry

  2. Fantastic news Tina! There is no greater joy than pets with vigorous good health.

    Continue doing exactly whatever you’re doing to nurture such healthy pups.

    Iit is an excellent idea to run the baseline tests that you mention.

    Serial wellness blood profiles performed over the course of years helps us detect early negative trends. For example, subtle changes in creatinine and hematocrit can forewarn early kidney and hematologist problems.

    I’m also a huge advocate, especially where Lyme nephritis can be a problem (like here in CT) of semi-annual urinalysis (with a test for protein in the urine). Simple a affordable.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dr. Jeff

  3. I certainly agree! My pups see their homeopathic vet, in person or check in by email, periodically. As part of a preventive care plan, they also receive a chiropractic adjustment every eight weeks. I do the same for myself!

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