PetMeds® Expert Corner Biographies
Dr. Michael Dym, VMD, Veterinarian
"I believe in providing our pets with as close to an evolutionary diet as possible. Many of the processed commercial pet foods today are made with lower quality ingredients, too many refined carbohydrates, as well as sometimes unhealthy additives and preservatives. A proper and balanced homemade diet is ideal; however, when looking for a natural commercial diet, I try to find one that has good quality meat ingredients in two out of the first three ingredients listed on the label, preferably not meat by-products. For my feline guardians, I am a strong believer in wet food or meat-based diets, as many dry food only feline diets may lead to an increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, and/or feline urologic syndrome, especially in those cats who graze on dry food throughout the day.
Veterinarians receive minimal formal training on nutrition in veterinary school. As a result, some veterinarians often make pet food recommendations based on what sales representatives tell them. Fortunately, in recent years, there has been a great expansion of wonderful quality and natural brand commercial pet foods."
Dr. Michael Dym is a small animal veterinarian who is holistically oriented and believes in providing natural treatments including homeopathy, vaccine alternatives, and nutritional and dietary therapy, if possible, before using strong conventional drugs. Dr. Dym has over 26 years of experience and is dedicated to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.
Dr. Dym is a Presidential Scholar graduate of Cornell University. At Cornell, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1986. His veterinary degree came from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania where he was a top graduate. Dr. Dym has been treating pets since 1991. Dr. Dym is one of 250 veterinarians in the United States trained in classical veterinary homeopathy by Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD. He is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He also offers progressive integrative conventional veterinary medicine.
Currently, Dr. Dym works as a conventional small animal veterinarian in Wellington, Florida practicing small animal medicine and surgery. He also has a holistic veterinary practice, where he sees clients locally, as well as offering phone consultations nationwide.
For more information on Dr. Dym, visit his web site at www.DoctorDym.com.