Care for your pet like Vince the Vet

Here you will find cutting edge articles written by Dr Vince MacNally BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS, a veterinary surgeon with more than 35 years clinical expertise, who has successfully helped many thousands of pets to live the healthiest and happiest life possible, using the power of nutrients supplied by Nature,

Feeding Kibble Complicates Helping Itchy Dogs - Why?

Feeding Kibble Complicates Helping Itchy Dogs - Why?

It's all a question of numbersMany dogs with food sensitivities have an itchy skin.This is caused by the immune system reacting to parts of the diet (allergens).The greater the number of ingredients present in a food therefore, the more likely it is that it will trigger inflammation in the body…
Steroids As A Stepping Stone To Better Days?

Steroids As A Stepping Stone To Better Days?

Steroids often get bad press.And in most cases for good reason.Their side-effects can be severe - especially when given at high does for long periods of time.And they are often prescribed far too readily, before kinder alternatives have been fully explored, and the underlying cause addressed.For itchy dogs however, when…
Apoquel and Steroids - Why is it so hard to help itchy dogs without drugs?

Apoquel and Steroids - Why is it so hard to help itchy dogs without drugs?

Itchy dogs have been top of the list of health problems for as long as we've been helping pets - and that's 38 years now.Once fleas, ticks, lice and mites have been completely ruled out (not always as easy as it sounds), a sensitivity to various substances (allergens) in food…

Pablo's Vet Visits Have Dropped By 90%

Pablo's Vet Visits Have Dropped By 90%

"We cannot express our gratitude for all your help and commitment, plus the effects of your functional approach to veterinary care. After moving to a new country, Pablo encountered numerous health related issues including skin problems, various infections and digestive system problems. We had been visiting veterinary clinics a few times every…

Apoquel - Has Your Vet Told You This?

Apoquel - Has Your Vet Told You This?

We review medical records all the time, so that we can advise on which supplements, remedies and food will best help to support well-being and quality of life in pets suffering from a wide-range of conditions.This gives us a unique insight into the prescribing practices of a large number of…

Is Your Single Protein Raw... Really Single Protein?

Is Your Single Protein Raw... Really Single Protein?

Feeding a high quality single protein raw food, is often the best way to begin creating the ideal diet for any dog.For those with food sensitivities however, which trigger digestive upsets and skin problems, it is a vital step in establishing what an affected pet can or cannot safely eat…

A Simple, Safe and Effective Way To Help Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy

A Simple, Safe and Effective Way To Help Teeth and Gums Stay Healthy

Poor oral hygiene, quickly results in a build up of plaque and the development of periodontal disease in dogs and cats.And once pockets of infection begin to develop around teeth, the risk of pathogenic bacteria entering the bloodstream during mealtimes and recreational chewing increases dramatically. The longer this continues, the greater…

The Truth About Tripe

The Truth About Tripe

Tripe is a popular component of many pet foods, loved by many dogs despite the nose wrinkling smell! Why then don't we add it to any of our raw recipes, given that it is a much cheaper alternative to the lean meat used?The answer, is that compared to muscle meat, tripe…

My Pet Is Being Vaccinated - How Can I Make It as Safe As Possible?

My Pet Is Being Vaccinated - How Can I Make It as Safe As Possible?

When a vaccine is given to a pet there is always a risk of unwanted side-effects.And in sensitive dogs and cats, these can be serious or life-threatening.For more on this subject, see this blog.The following steps can help to ensure that this procedure is as safe as it can be for…

Many Pet's Diet's Aren't Complete - This Is Why

Many Pet's Diet's Aren't Complete - This Is Why

This may sound like a big claim to make, but let's explain why it's the case.... and how you can put it to the test for yourself.Most commercial dog and cat foods are described as 'complete.' This implies they provide all the nutrients necessary to maintain good health in the…

When Your Pet's Food Is The Enemy - What Do You do?

When Your Pet's Food Is The Enemy - What Do You do?

It's strange to think that food intended to nourish the body and maintain health, is for many dogs and cats the cause of much discomfort and distress.Why is this?Almost everywhere these days, we see stories of people suffering from skin problems, emotional issues, IBD and gut microbiome disturbances, where diet…

Help! My Dog Has Just Eaten A Snail - What Do I Do?

Help! My Dog Has Just Eaten A Snail - What Do I Do?

Lots of dogs like to munch on slugs and snails.And even if they don't, they can still be exposed to lungworm larvae in the slime these creatures leave on grass, toys left in the garden, and puddles or ponds.The first thing to do if you catch your dog snacking on…

Billy and Mick Coughing for 7 months, Aden having Fits - Hold Off Worming Again Until You Read This

Billy and Mick Coughing for 7 months, Aden having Fits - Hold Off Worming Again Until You Read This

Aden is a 4 year old Labrador, who had been an assistance dog for 2 years. In November 2020 he had a severe Grand Mal Seizure, which lasted more than 8 minutes. Luckily Aden came through this without any evident brain damage. Over the next 10 days however, he had 12…

My Puppy Needs Vaccinating - What Do I Do?

My Puppy Needs Vaccinating - What Do I Do?

Although puppies are vaccinated routinely to provide protection against the major infectious diseases (Parvovirus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Distemper Virus and Leptospirosis), it is important to be aware that inoculations are not completely risk free.Vaccine Adverse Reactions - AAHAWhile many puppies appear to tolerate the administration of vaccines well, a…

Mabel - unwell for over a year, £6000 spent, 4 different vets, all to no avail - and then...

Mabel - unwell for over a year, £6000 spent, 4 different vets, all to no avail - and then...

Summary of Mabel's regimeThe steps below were taken at intervals of several weeks.Gong slowly, and making one change at a time is important when any health problems are present, but especially so when a pet has or may have food sensitivities.This helps to avoid overloading the body, and also confirms…

Not Long Ago Rosie Was Unable To Walk To Toilet Unassisted...

Not Long Ago Rosie Was Unable To Walk To Toilet Unassisted...

"A few months ago following extensive spinal surgery to her neck Rosie was unable to walk to go to the toilet unassisted, and now she is running on the beach! She is doing great on her Vince the Vet Joints supplement, Recuperation remedy and Vitality, and is even seizing up a…

Bella - no more lip smacking, acid reflux or upset bowels...

Bella - no more lip smacking, acid reflux or upset bowels...

Bella - no more lip smacking, acid reflux or upset bowels... from Vince the Vet on Vimeo. "Hi Vince the Vet,All going very well with Bella’s now calmed down inflamed  bowels.Full raw diet started 24/4/21, after several weeks building up to feeding 100% raw.Bella is enjoying her food, has…

Lexi - 3 Months To Live, Now Too Fast To Film! What’s going on?

Lexi - 3 Months To Live, Now Too Fast To Film! What’s going on?

If Vince the Vet Veterinary Formula supplements can do this for very poorly dogs like Lexi, imagine what they can do for your pet's health and well-being.Start with Health Promote Max today."At the beginning of March this year we got the devastating news that our 3 year old pointer Lexi…

My Dog Has A Heart Murmur - What Can I Do?

My Dog Has A Heart Murmur - What Can I Do?

Valve disease is common in dogs, particularly as they get older, and is the commonest cause of heart murmurs. In some breeds, such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for example, 50% of dogs over 5 years of age have a detectable murmur, and this rises to almost 100% in those…