Healthy Nutrition Makes for a Balanced Dog
Healthful Nutrition for Dogs
Just as with our own health, dogs show malnutrition through skin conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic ailments. They also express it through such behavioral issues as growling, biting, chewing on themselves, nervous barking, aggression (linked to certain thyroid issues, for example) and more. Behaviors such as these can alert me to what nutrients you may wish to add to your dog's current diet.
There is no magic, no miracles…simply nutrition. It's providing the nutrients for a body’s organ systems that will create the internal conditions to help them navigate stress of the human environment.
Consider how good it feels when you are eating as close to most healthy as you can. It digests well, for example, doesn’t put more pressure on any organ system than necessary, nourishes your adrenals so you react well to stress, and keeps your blood sugar level rather than spiking. Imagine how difficult it is for your dog to concentrate on even the smallest details, if she isn’t feeling well or her system is struggling in any way.
My nutritional consult begins with filling out a functional systems form, which can highlight struggles your dog's system is experiencing.
A visit to your veterinarian is important in the process to provide the most comprehensive, informative recommendations for any change.
I offer a menu of nutritional assistance for you to choose from:
Full Meal Deal
In-home consultation with prepared meal, complete written follow up, plus 2-week phone support check-in
à la Carte
Nutrition information provided as portion of a training/behavior session
Phone and video consultation appointments
Offsite gatherings, such as workshops and seminars
Recipes & Nutrition Tips
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