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Recommendation - Holistic Vet - Phone Consultations
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19 May 2017 - 6:21 am
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Does anyone have recommendations for holistic vets that take consultations over the phone?  I'd prefer the vet to have experience with cancer. 

Thanks to all!

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19 May 2017 - 9:19 am
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Hello and welcome, thanks for joining. Your future posts won't need approval so post away.

You don't mention what country you are in. If you are in the U.S., you can try Dr. Charles Loops in South Carolina. We've written about Dr. Loops many times and members here who have worked with him reported great results and communication with him.

Best wishes to you and your Tripawd. Do let us know how things go in another topic. We look forward to following along on your journey.

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23 May 2017 - 11:09 pm
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If you are in the U.K. , Nick Thompson does telephone consultations, though he does insist on meeting the animal in person at least once. He is based in Bath

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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Hi. I spoke with Dr. Loops on Tuesday. We had a 30 minute consult.

He was so nice and asked many questions. He has UPS'd off a letter and the homeopathic drops for our Remy.

It is due to be delivered today, but it is 8 pm in Pennsylvania and they haven't arrived yet. I have been tracking them and they are close by. Can't wait to read all the information he is sending to us.

He seems very knowledgeable. He has a website. I believe it is but not sure. If you google Dr. Loops in North Carolina, you will find him. If you want to send me a personal message I would be happy to let you know his charges for the consult and the meds he is sending. It is worth it to me. There is so much information on dogs with cancer and how to treat it, and what to feed them. I did not know where to start. 

His method seems simple and gives options on feeding Remy a raw diet, a cooked diet, or one that is mixed with cooked food and kibble.

He explained to me is to limit his carbs and no root vegetables. So I am anxious to have this all in writing.

I hope that helps,



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Thanks Lynn.  Glad you had a good conversation and felt comfortable  with his suggestions.

Hurry up UPS!!!


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sounds good ie  limiting carbs.. some think that carb feed cancer.. hence low carb or more drastic.. keto diet. which I dont do.. I do very low carb,, I use ketona kibble with about  1/2 lb lightly cooked meat  80/20.. 1/2 can sardines.  or some wild caught salmon   1/4 lb chicken livers.. and some riced broc/cauliflower combo..  and the ocassional raw egg..   i find it easy.. I cook 3 lbs beef 2 containers chkn livers.. 2 bags riced caulif/broc and add the sardines/ salmon and make 6 servings.. I  serve 1 that  day.. 2 in the fridge. and 3 in the freezer   

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Thank you Lynn! It's good to know that Dr. Loops is as pawesome as ever. Keep us posted in another topic about how your amazing Remy is doing with the new protocol, we hope he continues to kick butt!

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