the advice and information given here
is based upon my extensive experience as a Veterinary Surgeon
treating a wide range of common
problems that affect our companion pets, such as skin
and digestive problems, arthritis,
teeth and gum disease,
diabetes, and an understanding
of how diet and lifestyle can affect pet health.
"There are many, many different chemical
and physical reactions taking place in the body at all times.
Although we can influence one or two of these by drugs, most
of these reactions are being carried out by the body itself
which is always working to be at its best - to absorb the
nutrients it needs, to build and rebuild itself, to resist
infection, to eliminate waste products and so on.
"A puppy or kitten instinctively knows
more than the most skilled physician how to maintain normal
health, when something has gone wrong, how to correct that
and how to heal itself. This all happens in a subconscious,
instinctive way as a result of billions of years of evolution
from simple cells to complex mammals.This is the basis of
the Principles of Natural
"The most important and simplest way
of promoting that process is through the choice of food. Needless
to say, we humans have to make that choice on behalf of our
"For a number of years I recommended
my veterinary practice clients to avoid feeding proprietary
pet foods but instead to feed a home-made diet of brown rice,
vegetables and chicken, fish or meat sold for human consumption.
I hope that you find these pages useful"
BVMS Lic.Ac. MRCVS