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I specialize in making sound holistic dietary, nutritional & Lifestyle recommendations for dogs and cats with medical conditions—or those responsible guardians wanting to improve the wellness routine, vitality and longevity of their best (furry) friend.

 

 

PET NUTRITION
& Wellness

 

Individual Therapeutic and Holistic Wellness Consultations from diets for a healthy pet to special diets for special conditions and illnesses.
 Customized, curated + personalized ongoing support packages available; à la carte services to follow.

 
 

From overall health support, to diet plans and proactive meal / menu ideas, personal and non-personalized recipes, and nutraceutical, herbal and homeopathic remedies, I custom design nutrition plans and lifestyle protocol specific for your pets' one or more medical problems and optimal health and balanced wellness at heart. Each consultation is completed by me, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with a specialty in companion animal and vegan domestic pet nutrition. Please read the following information carefully to the bottom of the page. Select "Book Service" at any time to contact me with questions and when are ready to initiate a consultation. 

Some of the requests and reasons for seeking a personalized pet nutrition + wellness consultation are:

  • Your pet may be sick and not eating the recommended diet well.
  • Your pet may have more than one medical condition for which there is no single best commercial pet food.
  • Your pet has been diagnosed with a medical condition by your veterinarian and you wish to pursue a holistic means of wellness support in tandem with your medical recommendations.
  • Your pet is healthy with no medical conditions; you wish to learn more about how you can enhance your pets' wellness routine, vitality and longevity.
  • Your feel your knowledge as to how to best care for your current or new pet is limited or outdated.
  • You feel inundated by all the socially recommended and popular information available and are unsure of what is best and healthiest for the animal(s) in your care.
  • You have recently adopted or are thinking of adopting a rescue animal(s) and wish to learn how to best care him/her.
  • Your wish to strategically learn more about plant-based diets for pets, and/or how to successfully transition your current pet to a vegan lifestyle.
  • Your pet is currently on a vegan diet, and experiencing some health concerns and you wish to learn how to rebalance their routine. 

I make recommendations and formulate nutritional support & protocol based on current principles of dietary management and the pets' food and lifestyle preferences. I offer choices based on the known current scientific literature, both conventional (medical) and those specific to health and wellness for plant-based pets, coupled with more than 10 years of professional experience as well as what is fundamentally in the pets' best interest. I also make homemade diet recommendations and formulate recipes for growing dogs and cats (see 'Recipes' below).

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: My support is not to override the medical recommendations and protocol your veterinarian has made. Your primary care veterinarian is an indirect yet vital partner in the care of your pet. I work as a specialty consultant in tandem with your veterinarian. My recommendations will compliment any medical results, tests and information you provide to me, sent directly to you for review and implementation. You will able to use our holistic healthcare recommendations alongside those your veterinarian makes. You will be responsible for sharing my provided protocol with your veterinarian, unless the scope of our consultation is otherwise directed to include direct partnership with your pets' current healthcare team.

 
 

Accurate, Easy-to-understand Information and Recipe Instructions

I consider client education a vital and important part of our mission, service and partnership for your pets' optimal health. I will provide you with the most current information to your pets’ condition(s), written in language that pet guardians can understand. Most pets only need one nutritional formulation (1 recipe) which is included in the initial consultation; food substitutions are offered when appropriate, and additional recipes are available through my Nutrition Consultation Service.

 

Dietary requests for individual pet-clients are what I do best. Specific to each consultation or program selected, new dietary recommendations are included. The types of nutritional recommendations I typically include and provide are:

  1. You may only want a list of commercial product recommendations for the pet. My recommendations will include a list of specific named product(s), sorted by the most important dietary features for your pet's condition(s) and my reason(s) for suggesting those products. This list will be the best possible commercial products available based on your pet's conditions therefore, products in the list may not meet of all your personal (lifestyle) criteria or current understanding of pet foods.
  2. You may only want a homemade diet formulated specifically for a pet or you are currently feeding a homemade diet and want to know if it is complete and balanced, and appropriate for the pet's condition. My recommendations will include a recipe on the amount of food to feed the pet per day. The recommendations also include specific and easily obtained nutritional supplement(s). I also provide information on the preparation and storage of the food, monitoring of the pet and any other relevant instructions. All diet recipes are guaranteed to be nutritionally complete and balanced according to current scientific information and my professional experience.
  3. You may want both types of recommendations, i.e., a list of commercial options and a homemade diet formulation.
     

You will have the opportunity in the consult request form to let me know which option you are seeking; should these not meet your need, a tailored request is also possible. 

Individualized
 Dietary Requests

 

In addition to being a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) who's been advocating for a clean diet and lean lifestyle for over a decade, I'm also a vegan activist with a serious love of dogs of all sizes, shapes and scruffiness. In fact, I love all animals... cows, pigs, chickens, you name it—I don't discriminate. That’s why I offer the services and products I do, that are cruelty-free for all us animals (human and on) and don’t do bad things to our planet.

My first commitment is to the health of domestic pets (and their guardians) and I've certainly done my research. Dogs in particular are omnivores and thrive on a nutritionally balanced, whole and fresh plant-based diet, just like us. My second commitment is to minimize environmental degradation. With over 80 million dogs in the United States alone, a vegan dog, like a vegan human, leaves a much smaller paw print on our planet—which makes a seriously compassionate impact for all of us.

CRUELTY-FREE & PLANT-BASED
Pet PROToCOL

 

 

Therapeutic
Pet nutrition, Diet Plan & Health Support Consultation

The investment for an initial Therapeutic Pet Consultation is $390.00 per animal, including an initial phone or video call (30 minutes), assessment, recommendations + report of findings call (45 minutes) and email support throughout.

Post-consultation follow-up support is $125.00; packages and programs for ongoing support available.

There is a 20% discount available for multiple pets in the same household, as well as activists, shelters or organizations with numerous rescue animals.


For more information, to discuss anything related to this or any service, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

rates based on one (1) localized session + level of engagement
customized, curated + personalized ongoing support packages available
all rates exclusive of taxes and are in US funds

 

This is therapeutic consultation formulated to manage a range of health conditions. The consulting investment covers research, review of medical and supporting information, a basic diet formulation (1 recipe) and lifestyle protocol. It also covers ALL questions you may have about my recommendations. Food substitutions are always offered if appropriate. Once you book, I will issue you the Intake form, and confirm your date. My waiting list runs from 3 to 5 weeks, although I can usually make room quickly for urgent cases.

This is an online consultation for dogs who are facing health challenges.

It begins with a thorough assessment of your dog through completing my detailed Intake form, which covers veterinary (medical), nutrition and behavioural history. The next step is a process of nutrient calculation; all requirements relative to your dog’s breed, bodyweight, age and activity level will be precisely covered. Finally, I develop the dietary, recipe / nutraceutical, herbal and homeopathic recommendations and lifestyle protocol with clear instructions as to preparation and supportive education to smoothly and successfully transition. I may need some extra information, often involving photos of your dog, and related physically affected areas (if applicable).

With this consultation, you receive:

  • A minimum of one (1) therapeutic plant-based (vegan) recipe, tailored to your pet's nutrient requirements, as determined by current scientific literature and geared to the specific needs of the pet's condition(s) you are seeking help with. If your pet is able to tolerate a variety of foods, I endeavour to provide two (2) variations on the initial recipe; this is usually possible but may not work for food intolerance and allergy, at least not in the early stages of dietary support.
  • I will formulate a weekly batch recipe to be prepared ahead of time, or a smaller recipe as an option for those who prefer to cook 1-2 days at a time (please indicate preference on Intake form). Note: adhering to whole, fresh + plant-based nutrition standards, I use raw, cooked or a combination of food preparation methods, taking into consideration your preferences and lifestyle flexibility as the guardian, also as determined on a case-by-case basis, whichever is most optimal for the health of your pet.
  • A full, personalized protocol to support your pet's general wellbeing and address health challenges as indicated.
  • General Dietary Guidelines containing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and pointers on everything from cooking techniques, substitutions, individual foods and their nutrient profiles, managing the dietary transition, converting commonly used measurements, food storage and safety and much more.

I generally complete recommendations well within 10 business days (2 weeks) of receiving all completed documentation, the holistic intake forms, photos, medical and supporting information from you. You can check with me at any time by emailing to see if I have received the completed package after you have filled them out and sent along the supporting information. I cannot ask your veterinarian for your medical records, so please provide all relevant documents (photos, test results, medication lists, etc.) that pertain to your pet's health and reasons for wanting a consultation, anything that helps to paint a full picture of your pets' current health status including current routine (including your home and any specific lifestyle details).

Note: Should you wish to coordinate our support, I'm happy to directly consult with your veterinarian after my assessment is complete for an additional cost.

 

 

This is non-therapeutic consultation formulated to foster an increased knowledge base (guardian) and wellness profile (pet), a service suitable for all pet consultations that aren't necessary for medical concerns. The consulting investment covers research, review of requests and supporting information, a basic diet formulation (1 recipe) and lifestyle protocol. It also covers ALL questions you may have about my recommendations, as well as an education session. Food substitutions are always offered if appropriate.

This is an online consultation for pets who are NOT facing health challenges.

It begins with a thorough assessment of  your dog through completing my detailed Intake form, which covers veterinary, nutrition and behavioural history; all requirements relative to your dog’s breed, bodyweight, age and activity level will be precisely covered. Finally, I develop the dietary, recipe and lifestyle protocol with clear instructions as to preparation and supportive education to smoothly and successfully transition and balance.

With this consultation, you receive:

  • A minimum of one (1) holistic plant-based (vegan) recipe, tailored to your pet's wellness requirements, as determined by current scientific literature and geared to the specific needs you are seeking help with. If your pet's is able to tolerate a variety of foods, I endeavour to provide two (2) variations on the initial recipe.
  • A full, personalized protocol to support your pet's general wellbeing and educational tools, tips and information to support you in managing your pets' upgraded wellness routine.
  • General Dietary Guidelines containing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and pointers on everything from cooking techniques, substitutions, individual foods and their nutrient profiles, managing the dietary transition, converting commonly used measurements, food storage and safety and much more.

I generally complete recommendations well within 10 business days (2 weeks) of receiving all completed documentation, the holistic intake forms and supporting information from you. You can check with me at any time by emailing to see if I have received the completed package after you have filled them out and sent along the supporting information. Please provide all relevant documents that pertain to your pet's health, lifestyle needs and current routine (including your home and any specific lifestyle details) and reasons for wanting a consultation, anything that helps to paint a full picture of your pets' current wellness regime and status, as well as your current understanding of how to manage your pets' health without professional support, and all that you have done in the past to care for your pet that is applicable.

 

Natural Pet
wellness management  Consultation

The investment for an initial Holistic Wellness Management Pet Consultation is $350.00 per animal, including an initial phone or video call (30 minutes), assessment, recommendations + education session call (45 minutes) and email support throughout.

Post-consultation follow-up support is $125.00; packages and programs for ongoing support available.

There is a 20% discount available for multiple pets in the same household, as well as activists, shelters or organizations with numerous rescue animals.

As noted, each consultation includes a basic diet formulation with one (1) recipe. Additional recipes to compliment your pets' personalized therapeutic consultation recommendations and non-personalized holistic recipes for additional pets can be added at anytime; options below. Please understand there is an additional charge of $125.00 to reformulate another diet if you should later request a specific change in ingredients, foods or supplements that were not previously specified or if the pet should develop another medical condition based on the initial recommendations.


For more information, to discuss anything related to this or any service, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

rates based on one (1) localized session + level of engagement
customized, curated + personalized ongoing support packages available
all rates exclusive of taxes and are in US funds

 

 

If a quicker turnaround is needed, I will begin and complete the consultation within 48 hrs of receiving the intake forms, medical records and supporting information for an additional $200.00 "stat" fee. Please be sure to 'check' the "Rush Consultation" box in the intake forms and send me the requested and necessary information ASAP.

urgent
consultations

 

recipe reformulations

Please understand there is an additional charge of $125.00 to reformulate another diet if you should later request a specific change in ingredients, foods or supplements that were not previously specified or if the pet should develop another medical condition based on the initial recommendations. 

 

If you have more than one (1) pet in the same household, the consult investment is $50.00 to recalculate daily intakes for that second pet IF the same recipe is appropriate. The investment for a second (2nd) pet in the same household needing a different recipe is $250.00, and may need an entirely separate consult (evaluated on a case-by-case basis for professionalism and effectiveness). Most of the time and especially with the wellness management consultation protocol, I can design one (1) recipe for one (1) dog or cat that accommodates another / more than one (1) dog or cat in the household, but if there are specific medical and therapeutic conditions to which I am tailoring my recommendations, a separate recipe and / or consult would need to be undertaken for the additional animal(s).  As noted, each consultation includes a basic diet formulation with one (1) recipe. Additional recipes to compliment your pets' personalized therapeutic consultation recommendations and non-personalized holistic recipes for additional pets can be added at anytime; options below. 

Reduced Investment for Additional Pets

 
 

Ready to Get Started?

 

Select "Book Service" at any time to contact me with questions and to initiate a consultation. 

  • New clients: If this is your first time consulting with me, please click above with your selection. In your booking request, please confirm any/all additional investment needs (additional animals, recipes, etc.) and provide your contact information to receive and fill out a new online intake form. You will be additionally responsible to submit supporting documents detailing your pets health, veterinarian information and medical records.
  • Returning clients:  If you have been a client before, please click above to request the returning client intake forms.
  • Veterinarians:  Please click above and make sure to request the consultation process for veterinarians.
 

 

Add-On offerings

 

Holistic Consultation

 

If you are happy with your pet's current diet & lifestyle routine, but want to investigate the healing and preventive power of fresh, whole plant-based foods, herbs and natural supplements, I offer a Holistic Consultation Service explicitly dealing with your pet's needs.

As with either of the full consultations (above), you will need to fill in an Intake form and provide me with supporting documents as needed. I will make recommendations for using diet, herbs and supplements to target any specific non-life threatening ("therapeutic") health concerns, support body systems, bolster overall well being and enhance quality of life. For all breeds, life stages and experience (rescue / trauma, non); recipes are not included but may be purchased separately at the additional rate.

 

Rates starting at $125.00
special rate offered toward Healthy & Homemade Recipe if purchased at the same time

 

Follow-Up Support Session

 

Pets with nutritionally-related health issues or those introduced to new diet & lifestyle changes often require longer periods of testing and adjusting diets, after the initial consultation. Follow-up support is a service available to any client who has booked a full Therapeutic or Wellness Consultation (assessment, recipe, diet / supplements and lifestyle protocol) or the Holistic Consultation (assessment and supplementation only) and requires a check in, recipe adjustment, second recipe or adjustment to the supplementation protocol. This enables us to work as a team to develop and fine-tune meal plans that suit your pet's unique needs, and can monitor response to dietary & lifestyle changes and make adjustments as needed.

Main conditions that often require follow up include: allergies + food intolerances, cancer, kidney or liver disease, Addison’s or Cushing’s disease, diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis, and some types of urolith. Note that additional fees may apply to extremely labour-intensive cases, such as those that involve multiple conditions or require daily contact. If so, it will be discussed and agreed beforehand. Discounted packages are available for ongoing support.

 

Rates starting at $125.00 per session
daily and monthly / ongoing support packages available

 
 

Nutrients & Nutrition

This Communiation-based Consultation Service offers you the opportunity to pick my brains on anything at all related to canine nutrition and your dog, via phone, email or online video chat service, for an equivalent period of 45 minutes*.

I do my best to answer questions, especially those that can be handled easily in a few lines. But often, more is needed: more time, more detail and more personal attention.  Some people want to know which commercial kibble might be ideal for their dog, or how to add fresh foods wisely, with maximum health benefit. Others are starting an herb garden and want to know which herbs to grow, have a new baby coming and need natural pet soothing tricks, or how to stock up a home apothecary, or which herbs & homeopathics can be used to help support health in a healthy pet. Many have home cooking questions, about temperature, storage, food safety and more.

The point of this service is to offer my clients my undivided attention for as many questions as I can answer in 45* minutes of exchange. It allows me to focus and provide answers to a range of questions, and I can generally schedule this type of booking much more quickly than a Therapeutic consult (~3-5 weeks wait list).

 

Phone, Email or Video Chat-based Consultation | *Rates starting at $90.00 per 45 minute block of time

 
 

healthy & homemade pet Recipes

Looking to add vegan / plant-based options and other allergy-conscious recipes to your roster? Need help tweaking an existing recipe? Want to add an additional recipe or two to your wellness or holistic consultation service? Overhauling time-honoured family recipes or creating new, dangerously delicious, disruptive + game-changing plant-based household favourites is my specialty. This basic holistic recipe service is for a healthy pet with no medical concerns or issues. You receive:

  • One large-batch wholesome plant-based recipe using readily accessible ingredients and of course, foods your pet loves to eat.
  • Everything you need to get started, with instructions for precise measurement, preparation, cooking, storage, complimentary menu items and transition information (if applicable).
  • If any, specific supplementation instructions (links to brands and doses) as well as General Dietary Guidelines and fact sheets about foods included (if applicable).

Follow up is not included in this service; a Nutrients & Nutrition consultation is offered at 15% off (if purchased at the same) for additional support.
Additional recipes (large or small batch) may be added at a discount per recipe, if purchased at the same time.
Please note this offering does not include any tailoring of the diet to support age, weight, breed, health issues or problems.  For Therapeutic recipes, see offering below.

Rates starting at $65.00 per recipe | $50.00 per additional recipe
daily and monthly / ongoing meal + menu packages available

 
 

Therapeutic Pet Recipes

 

This service is identical to the above offering except it is for a pet with health issues and is complimentary to a Therapeutic Consultation*. You receive:

  • One large-batch recipe, personally tailored to your pet's age, weight, activity level and breed if relevant.
  • The recipe will use readily accessible ingredients and of course, foods your pet loves to eat.
  • Specific supplementation instructions (links to brands and doses) as well as General Dietary Guidelines and fact sheets about foods included (if applicable).
  • Everything you need to get you started, with instructions for precise measurement, preparation, cooking, storage, complimentary menu items and transition information (if applicable).

One (1) 15-minute phone follow-up is included for additional support.
Additional recipes (large or small batch) may be added at a discount per recipe if purchased at the same time.
Please note this offering is for a pet in need of therapeutic support, and includes tailoring to support age, breed, health concerns. A completed Intake form will be required.

 

Rates starting at $125.00 per Therapeutic recipe | $50.00 discount if paired with Therapeutic Consultation
daily and monthly / ongoing meal + menu packages available

 

all rates based on length of + level of engagement
all rates exclusive of taxes and are in US funds


Thank you for responsibly, compassionately caring about the health and wellness of your animal companion. tending to their care is also our self-care.



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