It's time to get off the starchy kibble all together to combat the weight & the skin!
Animal Nutrition Blog
A corral of information for the health of your pet.
With a clearer headed Bailey, I can now get real measurements.Read More
December 31, 2019
With a great sponsor in Instinct, a willing family, and raw food on the way,Read More
lets get going on Bailey's routine!
This series of blog articles will summarize the ups & downs of helping a dog named Bailey heal over a period of months.Read More
The task is not small in anyway: time, space, cost, hopes.
I need some help providing the right healing foods for this big Cane Corso cross,
and in return I will share with the world all the goodness a potential sponsor's foods can do!...if I can find a willing participant!
December 17, 2019
This is the 3rd installation in this series of blog articles that summarizes the ups & downs of helping a dog named Bailey heal over a period of months.
I like to write about these types of journeys in step-by-step detail so that those going through similar issues with pets can see that they're not alone and that there are options.
Also, I like to demonstrate just how much time, patience and effort a turn-around in health takes. I don't want to sugar coat anything. As always, I don't believe there is a on-size-fits-all answer to any malady. Sorry, no magic bullet (or pill) here folks.
So begins the journey with Bailey and her family to help her feel better and live longer.
In this blog series I will recount the path to recovery for a 150 lb Lab/Cane Corso mix that is over-weight, has insomnia, and constantly itching.
I must first point out that I am not a licensed veterinarian. I am not a licensed anything. I am a certified companion animal dietician, clinical veterinary nutritionist - which is different that being a AVA licensed nutritionist, and a health coach for people (but not practicing.) I believe in functional medicine, and that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. I believe that food can be medicine, and it can be poison. I believe in looking at what species an animal is by first its teeth, then its bowels, then its individual characteristics.
Well, now that that's out of the way, let's move on!