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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 I will email you my Intake Questionnaire and book our phone call. 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.
Please note there may be a 2-3 week wait for services. Services and fees will be changing Spring 2023.
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 an in-depth diet review, 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 a 30 minute call for $25. Must be for the same dog, within 3 months of original consultation.
Custom Formulated Recipe - $150
Add a custom formulated recipe to an already purchased service.
The gold standard of optimal nutrition is a customized diet that meets all of your dog's nutritional requirements at proper caloric amounts. With this service I will formulate a personalized complete and balanced raw or cooked recipe for your dog, guided by his breed, age, and lifestyle.
This service is for adult dogs without health challenges and not in need of a therapeutic diet to manage or support their health condition.
Dogs must have good stools and no undiagnosed allergies or food intolerances. Seniors with typical age-related health concerns are welcome.
At this time, formulation services are only available after the purchase of either a Telephone Consultation or Diet Review & Recommendations.
Included in this service:
Quick call to discuss the formulation
Complete and balanced recipe including the nutritional analysis, preparation instructions and transition tips, and links to all required supplements
1 month of follow up support via email (Monday to Thursday)
Recipes are formulated to NRC Recommended Allowances
Add a second recipe after the first has been introduced - $75
Need to have a follow-up call? We can book a 30 minute call for $25. Must be for the same dog, within 2 months of recipe delivery and no changes in health of your dog.
Dog Nutrition Seminars
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 in the near future.