Nutrition

With all the controversy surrounding the pet food industry today, many people find themselves in a quandary.  “What do I feed my pet?”  For years we relied on the pet food companies to provide the nutrients our pets needed to be healthy without really looking into What’s Really In Pet Food.  (click link to the left to read API's Get the Facts: What's Really in Pet Food. Currently, many guardians feel helpless.  The following information is meant to be an opportunity for each of you become more involved in the selection of your pet’s diet.  Understand that the greatest effect you can have on your pet’s life is to become informed and make better decisions about food!

For everyone, good nutrition is the foundation of health.  Each cell within the body requires specific nutrients for optimal function.  If each cell is supported nutritionally the body’s innate recuperative ability or vital force is strong, and imbalances that arise within the body are resolved quickly.  If there are deficiencies in the diet, then cellular function is compromised leading to a weak vital force and subsequent disease formation.  The food that pets’ consume is almost totally controlled by the care-giver.  So it is within this realm that the care-giver truly has the greatest opportunity to impact the health of their pet. Take a moment to fully understand the sheer power of nutrition….it can set the stage for brilliant health or continuous health issues.

There is no single diet that meets the individual needs of every single pet.  Each pet is unique and a diet that is useful for one may not be useful for another.  The biggest question many guardians have is: “How do I determine what is right for my pet?”  This requires you to depend on more than just clever marketing. You need to have a basic understanding of nutrition and with the assistance of your holistic practitioner; you can then determine what is best for your individual pet.

The information below is meant to provide a basic nutritional understanding. There are 3 general types of feeding for pets; (click links 1,2 & 3 below for further information)

  1. Commercial processed diets
  2. Raw food diets
  3. Home-cooked diets

Within each general category, many variations exist which can help you tailor the diet to your pet’s individual needs.  With a clear understanding of each category along with your veterinarian’s guidance you can make the best choices for your furry friends that can also meet the demands of your lifestyle.


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The information provided at this site has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any diseases.

Dr. Pam has been caring for my fur babies for over 6 years and is quite unique in her field. She is the most wholistically knowledgeable holistic practitioner I've had the pleasure to work with over the years. She develops customized treatment plans for each of your pets and optimizes when required so your pets are as healthy as they can be at each stage of their lives. She is also an educator at heart and willingly imparts that knowledge to any client who is willing to learn. As with yourself or other family members, the health of your pets is an investment of your time and effort - you must participate - but it's well worth witnessing the transformation to healthy, happy and well-balanced pets. I love how she helped Buster overcome his morbid obesity and lose more than half his body weight; or how she's helped Bullet overcome his deficiencies and grow his hair back; or how she's made Runner not so crazy and how Zoe is now a grounded, lovely girl! Thanks Dr. Pam - we all love you!!

- LeeAnn H.