Canine Case Study

Suka the Alaskan Malamute

“Our Alaskan Malamute, Suka, has always had an unforgiving tummy. Having been on dry food since we picked him up at 8 weeks old, not a month went by without having to put him back onto chicken and rice because he would be sick, have severe attacks of runny tummys or just no appetite. We were always told he had picked up some kind of tummy bug. It was always a worry, and we hated seeing him like that but he seemed to bounce back.

Then in February 2009 at 18 months old he was so very ill and was diagnosed with Pancreatitis. After a few weeks when we thought we may lose him, he seemed to make small steps in the right direction and was given prescription canned food from the vets and medication for the rest of his life. That’s when we decided that he can’t spend the rest of his life on this food, he was losing weight every day, not to mention being concerned by the nutritional value of it. I had heard about natural feeding, but didn’t know how or where to start, so I looked on the internet for a holistic vet that could help get our little man back on track and living a normal happy life.

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We went to see Nick Thompson in Bath, and instantly I had a great feeling about him, for once a qualified vet listened to my concerns and didn’t instantly dismiss natural feeding, in fact he encouraged it. Suka has been treated by Nick since February 2009, he has been on a raw natural diet with a couple of natural medicines as a support net for the first couple of weeks, and he is a different dog. Suka has never been so healthy, his tummy is 100% perfect for the first time in his life, his appetite is fantastic and he has gained 4kgs already.

He gets a great variety of food, and the changes in him are ten fold, his coat, his energy, the list is endless. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick Thompson, he is always there to help no matter what time of day, and he never makes you feel like your worries are insignificant no matter how small they are. Suka is on a fantastic road to recovery and we have Nick Thompson to thank for that.

Thank you Nick for making our baby well again!”

Storm Rodger and Tom Wheeler.

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Dr. Nick Thompson
BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS.

The Veterinary Practice
The Bungalow
SN14 8RH
United Kingdom

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