Consultations & Services

​Hippocrates' famous quote:  "All disease begins in the gut" to me means that good health also begins in the gut. It all comes back to food. 

Collaboration and education are the foundation of my canine nutrition services (I used to be a classroom teacher), and a telephone call is an important part of my process. I learn a lot about your dog during this phone call and it's an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to discuss targeted nutrition for your dog.

Once you have chosen a service, please complete my Contact Form (or email yvonne@yourgreendog.com) and include a few details about your dog and his food. I will respond within a few days to get some more information, if needed. 

 

From there we schedule a time for our telephone call and I will email you my Intake Questionnaire. The intake questionnaire gives me a snapshot of your dog's current diet, food preferences, eating style, and state of health.

I am not a veterinarian cannot diagnose, treat or offer medical advice for your dog. Consultations are focused on nutrition and education.

 Telephone Consultation - $50 

Telephone consultations are ideal for pet parents who want knowledgeable, friendly guidance on diet and nutrition for their dog. 

While this service does not include a recipe or diet audit, you can look forward to a clear, information-packed session that will help you make diet, nutrition, and wellness related decisions for your dog.

If you have more than one dog, please book separate consultations. 45 minutes goes by surprisingly quickly!

In Canada, consults are by telephone. Calls outside of Canada are via audio only Zoom.

Included in this Service:

  • Evaluation of your dog's intake questionnaire

  • 45 minute telephone call

 

Need to have a follow-up call?  We can book up a 30 minute call for $25. Must be for the same dog, within 3 months of original consultation.

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 Diet Review & Recommendations - $110 

This service is for pet parents whose dog is doing well on their current food, whether kibble or raw, and would like recommendations for fresh food additions and supplements. 

 

This is a proactive plan for generally healthy adult dogs. Dogs must have good stools overall and no undiagnosed or suspected food intolerances or environmental allergies. I look at your dog as an individual and provide recommendations that take into account breed, age, activity level, weight, health status and owner preference.

Here's how I can help!

Kibble Diets: Level Up the quality of your dog's kibble diet with thoughtfully chosen fresh food additions. With this service I'll evaluate your dog's current kibble and then replace a small portion of daily caloric requirements with fresh food and recommended supplements.  

Dogs must be eating within the kibble manufacturer's feeding guidelines. Reach out if you have any questions about this.

Commercial Raw Diets: I've targeted this service towards pet parents who have chosen to feed commercial raw food and and may follow a "ratio" or "prey model" type of diet. With this service I'll provide feedback on your dog's current raw diet and guidance on filling in known nutritional gaps using fresh food additions and recommended supplements.

This does not include a recipe or meal plan, but will assist raw feeders in improving the nutritional quality of the diet. Due to the nature of this style of feeding it is not possible to guarantee the diet will be balanced to NRC standards.

Important to know about commercial raw diets: I place a high priority on using nutritional science when creating diets and providing guidance. I also recognize that some pet parents like the convenience of commercial raw food. In Canada (and other countries) the current raw dog food market does not require products to meet nutritional requirements and this has left many dogs at risk of deficiencies. My goal with this service is to improve the diet as much as possible. Nutrition is a process and where pet parents are today, may not be where they are in the months or years to come. 

Included in each Diet Review & Recommendations: 

  • Evaluation of your dog's intake questionnaire

  • Diet review and adjustments

  • 30 minute telephone call to discuss my recommendations

  • Follow-up email summary of the main points of our conversation, recommendations of fresh food and supplement additions, links to products or resources. I typically have the email summary ready within 5 business days of our phone call

If you have any questions about this service or to see if it is a fit for you and your dog please email me.

 

 Meal Plan Makeover - $145 

A Meal Plan Makeover is perfect for pet parents who would like to bring their dog's current commercial raw diet as close to NRC standards as possible and are comfortable following a detailed meal plan. 

This is a proactive plan for generally healthy adult dogs who are doing well on their current diet. They must have good stools, no undiagnosed or suspected food intolerances or environmental allergies.

With this service I'll create a one week meal plan using two commercial raw products. Pet parents must be willing to add fish, eggs, meat, vegetables, organs, and supplements to the diet as needed. 

 

Meal Plan Makeovers are only available for certain commercial raw products and is dependent on the nutritional information provided by the manufacturer. If there is minimal to no nutritional information we cannot book this service. Get in touch if you're unsure if your dog's raw food is a match for this service.

 

Due to the nature of commercial raw products it's not possible to guarantee that the diet will be completely balanced to NRC standards since much depends on nutrient analysis provided by the manufacturer

Included in this service: 

  • Evaluation of your dog's intake questionnaire

  • Diet audit and significant adjustments

  • 30 minute telephone call to discuss my recommendations

  • Follow-up email summary of the main points of our conversation, recommendations of fresh food and supplement additions, one week meal plan, links to products or resources. I typically have the email summary ready within 5 business days of our phone call

Add a second meal plan using two additional raw products -  $75

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 Custom Formulated Recipe - $70 

Add a complete and balanced custom formulated recipe to an already purchased service.

With this service I will formulate a personalized raw or cooked diet for your dog, guided by his breed, age, and lifestyle. This service is for healthy adult dogs.

Included in this service:

 

  • Recipe - can be either a one day recipe or a weekly balanced plan

  • Nutritional Profile including calories, macronutrient distribution, nutritional analysis

  • Preparation instructions & tips

  • Transition tips

  • Follow up support via email

 

Recipes are formulated to NRC Recommended Allowances.

 Dog Nutrition Seminars 

On Hold...

I have enjoyed being the guest speaker at dog nutrition seminars and dog-focused events throughout the GTA. I am excited to resume nutrition workshops and events once gatherings are allowed.