“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition” – Thomas Edison
A healthy body requires a vast array of nutrients necessary for all organs and systems to perform optimally. The food an animal eats should provide all of its nutritional needs for all organs and systems of the body to be healthy, work together and function properly. Food has a threefold purpose: its nourishes, induces growth and gives health protection. A properly functioning body prevents disease, enables growth, heals itself, metabolises food and gives us the ability to interact with the world through the five senses. It is important that the body receives complete nutrition to maintain all these functions otherwise health conditions and weaknesses become apparent.
Nutritional deficiencies can give rise to emotional, physical, behavioural and nervous disorders. When an animal is ill a thorough assessment of its diet, environment and medical history is the first step in identifying the underlying cause of the disorder. Many disorders can be treated and resolved by a change in diet and supplementing with essential fatty acids (EFA's), vitamins and minerals. A natural, species appropriate diet has a very large and effective influence on disease prevention in animals.
An animals overall health is vastly improved by modifying its diet and when diagnosed with a specific health condition, modifying your pets diet can actually restore it to full health and wellbeing. We will discuss how you can supplement your pets current diet for optimum health or assist you in transitioning your pet from a commercial pet food onto a natural, species appropriate diet.
A nutritional consult with our qualified nutritionist includes:
A one-on-one consultation in your own home
Assessment of your pets current diet
A discussion on what your pet should be eating for optimum health at their stage of life e.g. puppy, adult, senior, pregnant or nursing mom
Quantities to feed your pet, as these change from puppy to senior and when pregnant
An individual, customised food plan unique to your pet
How to supplement your pets current diet and how to transition to a species appropriate raw diet if desired
Follow-up online assessment to monitor your pet's progress on its new diet and adjustments where required