Qualified and Experienced Animal Nutritionist
Suppawtive Health Solutions are qualified in dog and cat nutrition, Bowen Therapy, myofunctional massage, natural therapies and conditioning and fitness. We are passionate about your pets physical and emotional wellbeing. We help you by providing customised advice, exercises and treatments based on your pets specific needs. This includes nutritional advice, fresh food recipes formulated to the National Research Council's nutrient guidelines, conditioning exercises and holistic treatment plans based on natural therapies that enable the body to function properly, prevent disease, decrease pain and inflammation, treat illness, improve range of motion, and optimise health and wellbeing.
Currently closed as on maternity leave
Nutritional Consult & Recipe Audit
Nutrition influences the health and wellbeing of animals, with nutritional deficiencies giving rise to emotional, physical, behavioural and nervous disorders.
We provide customised fresh food recipes balanced to the NRC guidelines so you can feed your pet natural, species appropriate, healthy food every day that suit your pet's individual needs. We also formulate recipes for commercial companies and cafes.
Our audit service analyses your own recipe creations for nutritional completeness, identifying any nutrient excesses or deficiencies.
Bowen Therapy, Massage & Laser
Bowen Therapy and Myofunctional massage are two gentle and relaxing treatments that provide fast and lasting relief from pain and discomfort, improved movement and relief from musculoskeletal and related neurological complaints, including acute sports injuries, arthritis and chronic pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is used to treat post-operative and musculoskeletal pain, reduce inflammation and improves the way tissue repairs. Laser therapy provides a drug-free, non-invasive way to alleviate discomfort, improve the healing process and restore quality of life.
Fitness & Conditioning Exercises
Fitness and conditioning incorporates specific exercises tailored to your dog's individual physical needs. Conditioning helps to build a stable, strong and supple dog with improved muscle mass, coordination, balance and body awareness which decreases the risk of injury during physical activities.
Recommended for all dogs of any age, physical condition or fitness level strengthening exercises promote physiological improvements including increased range of motion, core stability and improved posture. Also supports the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Natural therapies, which include herbal remedies and flower essences support self-healing from ailments that frequent our pets and assist the body return to full health. It involves the therapeutic use of plants to create remedies to treat illnesses including immune related illnesses, chronic illness, diarrhoea, fungal infections and skin problems. Natural therapies stimulate the body's own natural responses so they have a more gradual healing effect than orthodox medicines.
Nutritional and natural therapies work together to restore your pet's health holistically, promoting a long and healthy life for your pet.
Stretch and Massaging your Dog on the Gold Coast by Amanda Robbemond, Gold Coast Bulletin, August 24, 2018
It is not only humans that need massages and stretching — you pet pooch does too.
Catherine Gabbott, of Suppawtive Health Solutions, will be hosting three classes through Gold Coast City Council over the coming months, teaching locals how to massage and stretch their dogs safely. And while it might seem like a luxury, Ms Gabbott said keeping your pup supple meant fewer vet bills as they aged. It could even help manage arthritis.
“They are prone to the same health conditions … and sprains like us,” she said. “Safely stretching can reduce animal injuries, especially in active dogs. “We wouldn’t do a marathon without conditioning ourselves, warming up the muscles is similar in animals.”
But massaging or stretching your pet is not just healthy for them, Ms Gabbott said, claiming bonding like this with your dog was also healthy for humans. Read the full article here