Your cat is an opportunity to transform your life
And my commitment.
Felvet is the result of my own journey and transformation with cats.
Heart Cat and Soul is a 3-month program to create a beautiful bond with your cat, offering you holistic health, nutrition and behavioral support beyond what conventional medicine can offer.
Cats who have completed the program improve significantly, both physically and emotionally.
My name is Amaya Espíndola and I’m here to help you and your cat thrive
When our beloved cats are suffering and we are doing our best with veterinarians but we still see our cats in pain, without any appetite, withering, this is when we want to make it better for them.
Our mission with Felvet is to allow you to do this with your ill cat.
There are many ways to address an illness and every cat has it own individual needs. There is no one size fits them all, and having a vet at your side can bring the support you need at every time.
By booking a free consultation you can have my second opinion based on the cat’s clinical history and lab reports.
Bonding with your cat(s)
Do you know how to relate to your cat? Do you feel you have an unbreakable bond with your cat?
Sometimes changes can show us how we really communicate with our cats. Adopting new older ones or kittens, having children, new partners, moving from house to house can challenge you and your cat/s.
No one knows your cat better than you do but, as in any relationship, communication can fail.
By creating a good and healthy communication with your cat you will be able to help and support them at every moment of their lifes.
Nutrition related with Behaviour and Health
As strict carnivores, cats do not need carbohydrates to survive.
They need a specific diet for whatever problem they are facing or to simply keep themselves healthy.
However, even if you make an effort to offer real food, your cat may not want to eat it. Food is not only fuel, it also nourishes the emotional side of our cats.
Maybe, you discover a natural diet is very complicated and you don’t have the time.
Good nutrition can help with anxiety, aggressive behaviour, allergies, and much more. After all, food can be medicine if it’s adapted to what each cat really needs.
Hello! I’m Amaya and I created Felvet in 2013
Veterinarian Certified in Feline Medicine and Veterinary Nutrition, and Junior Vice President of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society
Despite being a feline veterinarian with many years of experience, I didn’t actually like cats when I was young! However, I found out that I was my truest self around animals and that’s why I chose to work with them. Through my years of practice, I realized that veterinary medicine is also an art and that we need to learn to listen to our cats, so I started to look into the “art” in the “science”. My approach to feline health and well-being reflects this and is a unique and integrative approach that goes beyond conventional medicine.
Heart, Cat & Soul Method
This unique method is an individual and tailored ongoing program designed to last a minimum of 3 months:
- To bring your cat to the path to emotional and physical health
- To strengthen the family bond with your cat/s
- To bring nature to your side to improve health and nutrition
"After trying the HCS method more focused on behavioral therapy by natural means, with patience and dedication from all of us for 3 months, we have not only solved the family problem: we have all gained in health and quality of life. And that is priceless."
Valentina, Louis and Frida
"What I liked the most about Amaya, apart from her infinite knowledge about cats and the feline world, is that she is a very approachable person, who speaks to you without technicalities (as a veterinarian) and with examples so that you can see from your cat's eyes. In our case, the background work is ours, but her help was very useful. My cats are still in the process but they are calmer, there are no more attacks and both have freedom."
"Having three cats with such a difference in age (15.9 and 1.5 years) and getting along with each other is not easy. Since my older cat was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, I have turned to Amaya to help me make the transition to BARF for all three of them and get rid of the kibble once and for all. With the little one there was no problem, but with the other two it was a bit more complex. The help of an expert nutritionist is very useful".
"My experience with Amaya has been great, my cat Shippo was very reactive, which made him very difficult to handle. I felt lost and didn't know how to approach or manage the situation. Amaya taught me to understand and understand that his aggressiveness came from a disorder; hyperesthesia, and thanks to her guidelines, therapies and recommendations, my cat does not need conventional medication. Now Shippo is much calmer, more affectionate, he is tolerating visitors at home and he is very handsome!
"After the experiences with my cats and Amaya, I can only say thank you a thousand times, for your great professionalism and empathy as a person. She accompanied and advised us during several difficult moments, such as Moka's aggressiveness when she came home, Julian's illness, even when we didn't have the desired end she was by our side, and advising us in the subsequent adoption of Mowgly."
"I have three cats, Amaya has treated them through her therapies and they have improved remarkably. In particular one of them, Carey, suffers from chronic asthma and thanks to her method I have reduced the use of drugs to treat her. Recently we have introduced an adult cat -Dixie-, with behavioral problems, and little by little we are seeing improvement in her attitude towards the rest of the cats, no doubt that it works. Thank you very much Amaya for the time, love and professionalism with which you treat cats and humans."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Heart Cat & Soul program last for?
The length of the program varies a lot from cat to cat, but the program is designed to be delivered over a minimum period of three months.
Can I focus only in nutrition?
Most of the time, the key to succeed on transitioning food types is taking care of behavior at the same time we are dealing with nutrition. But, if you need just nutritional support I’ve design a 1 month program just for this.
How does the free consultation works?
Once you’ve contacted me, I will schedule a 30 minute phone call to discuss your case and how to proceed. It is recommended to send all lab results before the call.
Can I do a single consultation, or do you only run your program?
If we can sort the problem of your cat in one consultation, then we do one consultation instead of the whole program!
What diseases do you treat?
I work both with healthy and sick cats. The majority of cats with illnesses that I work with have renal disease, hyperthyroidism, bowel disease, lymphoma, or several of those diseases combined.
Do you do home visits?
No, I do not do home visits or home consultations.