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Canine Nutrition Consulting

Peace of mind for you. Optimum health for your dog.

You pour your heart and soul into your dog. Your dog is your family, and you want to do everything you can to help your best friend live a long life filled with vibrant health. That is why I offer individualized canine nutrition consulting and recipe formulation services to address your dog’s specific needs.

It’s frustrating and even scary when you seem to be doing everything right, yet your dog suffers from one or more chronic illnesses. Feeling powerless as you witness your best friend decline is terrifying.

My beloved dog, Chase, who suffered from constant skin & GI issues (read My Story), drove me to embark on a journey of more than a decade that has resulted in years of scientific research, a groundbreaking book and a Masters in Animal Science.

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What I discovered along the way is nothing short of revolutionary – nutrigenomics, the emerging science of how food communicates with our cells to promote optimum health at the cellular level.

My Canine Nutrition Consulting services will help your dog attain optimum health.

  • Do you believe your dog can live a healthier, more vibrant life than he or she is currently experiencing?
  • Would you like to reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medications that can create negative side effects in your dog?
  • Does your dog suffer from one or more chronic health conditions that you can’t seem to rectify?
  • Could your dog benefit from “shedding” a few pounds?
  • Do you want to start your puppy off on the right nutritional foot and set the stage for a healthy adulthood?

If so, then let’s talk. Together, we can do it.

I formulate canine recipes for individual and commercial clients around the world. I work with dogs suffering from a myriad of health conditions, including severe food intolerances, gastrointestinal issues, chronic kidney and liver disease, cancer, diabetes and more. Through the power of optimum nutrition, my canine clients often experience startling improvement.

How My Canine Nutrition Consulting Services Can Help Your Dog:

  • One-on-one, individualized canine nutrition consulting and recipe formulation to help your dog achieve optimum health based on his or her specific dietary needs and goals.
  • Custom-formulated, balanced meals based on fresh, wholesome ingredients that heal your canine companion at the cellular level.
  • Communication with your veterinarian when appropriate to create a holistic healing team.

I specialize in providing canine nutrition consulting and recipe formulation for particularly difficult health cases, including:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Food intolerances
  • Gastrointestinal issues (IBD, IBS, acid reflux, etc.)
  • Loss of mental clarity
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Uroliths (struvite, calcicum oxalate, calcium phosphate, cystine stones)

How I Work

I offer three canine nutrition consulting options to best suit you and your dog’s needs. Please contact me for pricing details:

The tasty bite*

  • One-hour phone consultation
Choose this service if:
  • You would like general direction as to your dog’s diet
  • You have a few specific questions you would like answered
  • You’re looking to “test the waters” to see if you want to change your dog’s diet

*This service does not include a custom-formulated recipe or email follow-up. E-mail time will be billed at my hourly rate.

The Adult Nutrition Package

This all-inclusive nutritional wellness package comprises:
  • Detailed pre-formulation questionnaire
  • 60-minute telephone review of your dog’s health and nutrition history
  • One custom-formulated, complete and balanced meal to meet your dog’s specific needs
  • Consultation or emails with veterinarian (if warranted)
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Recipe notes and instructions
  • One month of email follow-up
This package is best for you if:
  • Your dog suffers from one or more chronic health conditions
  • You want to create home-prepared meals for your dog
  • Your dog needs to lose weight
  • Your dog could benefit from a nutritional overhaul
This package enables you to add:
  • Additional custom-formulated meals
  • Additional 30-minute follow-up consultations
  • Additional email time beyond the included month

The Puppy Nutrition Package

Puppy’s have special nutritional needs. If you prepare your pup’s food, it’s vital to ensure you are delivering the proper level and proportion of key nutrients to get your pup started off right.

This package comprises:
  • 60-minute telephone review of your puppy’s health and nutrition history
  • One custom-formulated, complete and balanced meal appropriate to your puppy’s life stage
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Recipe notes and instructions
  • One month of email follow-up
  • Feeding level modifications as necessary to take your puppy from his current age to one year
This package is best for you if:
  • You want your puppy to receive a fresh, wholesome, balanced diet to help him flourish during this critical developmental phase.
This package enables you to add:
  • Additional 30-minute follow-up consultations
  • Additional custom-formulated meals
  • Additional email time beyond the included month

My Credentials and Training

Don’t trust the health of your beloved dog to just anyone.

Someone who just “sets up shop” and deems themselves a “pet healthcare provider,” “pet nutritionist” or “pet food expert” is not someone who should provide dietary advice for your best friend. Although I’m sure most of these people mean well, their advice can end up harming the animals they claim to help.

In case you haven’t yet read My Story, I have spent many years of education, training, academic research and writing, as well as collaboration with top holistic veterinarians, to gain the knowledge and expertise that enables me to provide nutritional counseling and diet formulation geared towards obtaining optimum health for each client.

Here is a list of my credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Tufts University, Medford, MA, magna cum laude.
  • Master of Animal Science, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
  • Canine health writer, Dog Fancy, Natural Dog, Whole Dog Journal, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, DogChannel.com and more (6 + years).
  • Dog health columnist, Dog Fancy (4 years).
  • Dog nutrition columnist, Dogster (current).
  • Co-author of the award-winning book, The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog (Dogwise Publishing, 2011). Received the Best Care/Health Book of 2011 from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Eukanuba Canine Health Award.
  • Co-author of the Amazon.com #1 Pet Food book, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health (Dogwise Publishing, 2015).
  • Creator and writer of  The Happy Dog Spot, an award-winning Web site that provides free information to help dog parents take better care of their canine companions.
  • Extensive experience formulating nutritious, balanced diets for dogs suffering from a wide range of health issues.

Contact Me

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