Saturday 19th September 2020

Raw Feeding Seminar


The Pretty Pointer is hosting a Raw Feeding Seminar with The President of the Raw Feeding Society, Dr. Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS.

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned raw feeder or a newbie looking to find out more. This really is a must for anybody who cares for their dogs health and wellbeing!

During this full day seminar Nick will talk in detail on 3 main topics:

  1. Raw Feeding for Beginners
  2. Raw Feeding for Veteran Raw Feeding
  3. Vaccinations, Nosodes and Immunity

There will be a general Q&A at the end too if time allows.

The seminar is being hosted by PrettyPointer at Beefeater Ladybridge, Bonehill Road, Tamworth, B78 3HQ.
This is a full day seminar starting at 10am and finishing at 4:30pm. Please arrive half an hour early to ensure a prompt start.

The price per person is £85.

Lunch will be provided and there will be tea, coffee and cake throughout the day too.
Please let me know at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

For those traveling from a far. There is a Premier Inn Hotel actually on site from £30 per night!

If you have any questions please contact James via email at james@prettypointer.com

Saturday 17th October 2020

How Raw Feeding Dogs Changed My Life


Natural Treats Bristol is hosting an afternoon with Nick Thompson, who will be talking about the magnificent benefits of raw feeding and how it can change your life.

Whether you’re already feeding raw, or have never done it before, this will be an engaging and informative couple of hours where you have the chance to pick Nick’s brains.

Martin, who runs Natural Treats, also has a marvellous selection of premium quality frozen foods and dried treats, so you can do a bit of shopping while you’re there!

Contact naturaltreatsbristol@gmail.com to book.

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Some of the nice things people are saying:

    “For anyone involved in the World of pet care that wants to understand more about looking after your pets naturally, yet, sometimes struggle for solid answers from your veterinarian and the university of Google, then we could not recommend Dr Nick Thompson highly enough. Fun informative talks from a refreshingly alternative and naturally healthy point of view. Nick always puts your pets health first.”

    – Piers Smart, Managing Director, Scampers Natural Pet Store

    “Well what can I say about the absolutely brilliant day you gave us on Saturday. THANK YOU so very much for coming to Cornwall and imparting your knowledge to a very interested crowd of dog guardians! I take my hat off to you – all that detailed talk – all day on just a few cups of Earl Grey tea. Really fabulous – thank you.

    Emails have come from nearly everyone today saying how much they enjoyed it and how inspired they feel! Thank you so much.”

    – Barbara Storey, Cornwall CHC

    “I found it absolutely fascinating and helpful both in terms of my work and in terms of my own dog ownership.”

    – Rachel Waterhouse, Senior Lecturer at Newton Rigg College, Cumbria.

    “Having recently attended the Canine Nutrition, Hypothyroidism and Vaccination Seminar presented by Nick Thompson I cannot recommend attending enough – Nick’s approach is relaxed and friendly – the content is informative and easy to digest. As a pet care professional I came home feeling enriched and motivated after the event.”

    – Carrie H

    “I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a fantastic and interesting day, your knowledge and the evidence to back everything up was superbly presented, the day went very quickly (this coming from someone who can’t sit down for more than an hour usually). My day has already proved invaluable; I have got three of my clients onto the raw diet already and my parents’ dog is going for thyroid testing due to fur changes, anxiety and seizures, with the vet not really having been able to diagnose anything up until now.”
    “The course was very well structured whilst still being flexible to the interests/needs of the delegates – very well delivered. It allayed my major concerns about beginning a raw diet, and gave me the confidence to proceed.”

    – Claire U

    “I recently attended one of Nick’s Nutrition Seminars and found the day extremely informative and packed full of common sense advice. As a Behaviourist and Dog Trainer I am always looking to do the best I can for both of my own dogs and those who I offer advice to, so finding a vet with Nick’s experience extolling the virtues on raw feeding and vaccinations following the WSAVA guidelines was a breath of fresh air.”

    – Jill T

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar, very thought provoking. I came with an open mind, with no experience of raw food diet having fed a kibble diet to my greyhounds for many years, always apprehensive of booster jabs, the apparent suggested regular application/use of flea/worming treatment. I came away more empowered with the knowledge that perhaps “I’m not such a bad owner”. I feel now more able to make informed decisions as regards my hounds health, veterinary care and nutrition, making small, logical changes to their diet. This is a thoroughly worthwhile event, one that I would hope to repeat.”

    – Sharon M

    “This was the second seminar I have attended of Nicks and I love that I am always learning new things! He is a great speaker, entertaining and knowledgable, and has given me the confidence to make up my own raw food and enhance both my dogs well being.”

    – Laura P

    “Just wanted to add my own thank you for such a fabulous weekend, feed back has been excellent. It really was a pleasure and I hope you will return.”

    – Wendy Lunn, Owner of Hotdogs Training and Member of APDT.

    “A huge thank you from both my daughter and me for the workshop on Saturday. We had such a good day with you and learned so much. You spoke so well and made the day so enjoyable.”

    – Caroline Brighton, Wokingham.

    “Thanks for the perfect lecture yesterday!”

    – Vanja Knez, Verterinary Surgeon

    “Really enjoyable and informative day… Even after feeding raw food for 22 years, I have a renewed enthusiasm to tweak what I feed and when… a big thank you to Hannah for organising such an interesting and informative day and to Snowlandia Kennels for hosting. Even after raw feeding for 22 years, Nick gave a thought provoking presentation and has given me a restored enthusiasm to tweaking here and there what I feed my dogs – 10/10, a thoroughly enjoyable day even with the adverse weather conditions that would have RC quaking in their boots – thank you to all.

    … I still find raw feeding a fascinating and interesting thing to do. It’s amazing how many people still think this is a ‘new’ diet for dogs. I am also listening to the Gary Taubes ‘Sugar’ book, so hopefully, I may be taking better care of my own diet in the not too distant future – thank you Nick.

    I’m also a trustee of a UK Charity who rescues dogs from Romania and so my interest in how diet can affect behaviour is paramount at the moment. I watched your webinar on Wednesday with interest – its a huge subject that will no doubt need revisiting many times.”

    – Colleen Stead