Diet Plan & Health Support Consultation- $250.00

This is an online, nutrition and herbal consultation for dogs who are facing health challenges. It begins with a thorough assessment of  your dog via a detailed Intake form, which covers veterinary, nutrition and behavioural history. The next step is a  process of nutrient calculation,  so all requirements relative to your dog’s bodyweight, age and activity level  will be precisely covered- and finally, I  develop the recipe/herbal recommendations and write them up for you with clear instructions as to preparation and transition. For the herbal aspect, I may need some extra information, often involving photos of your dog. I will usually require some information from your vet, such as bloodwork results, and am always happy to speak directly with him or her, via email or phone, regarding my protocol and herbal selection.

I can formulate weekly batches for you to prepare ahead of time, or smaller recipes are available as an option for those who prefer to cook 1-2 days at a time; I use raw or cooked as each case suggests is optimal. Once you have booked, I will issue you the Intake form,  and confirm your date. My waiting list runs from 3 to 5 weeks, although I can usually make room  quickly for urgent cases.
For more information, to discuss anything related to this service, please don’t hesitate to contact me using the Contact link on the man page. It’s my pleasure to help!

A minimum of one therapeutic recipe, tailored to your dog’s nutrient requirements, as determined by the National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Dogs (2006) but also geared to the specific needs of the condition(s) you are seeking help with. If your dog is able to tolerate a variety of foods, I endeavour to provide two recipes; this is usually possible but may not work for food intolerance and allergy, at least not in the early stages of dietary support.

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A full, personalized herbal protocol to support your dog’s general wellbeing and address health challenges as indicated

General Dietary Guidelines containing  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and pointers on everything from cooking techniques, substitutions, individual foods and their nutrient profiles, managing the dietary transition, converting commonly used measurements, food storage and safety and much more


Single Therapeutic Recipe- $125.00

This is an online nutrition consultation for dogs who are facing health challenges. It is suited to those who would like to work with therapeutic nutrition but do not require a great deal of email interaction or herbal support. The service covers two and a half hours of my time, and begins with a thorough assessment of  your dog via a detailed Intake form, which covers veterinary, nutrition and behavioural history. The next step is a  process of nutrient calculation, so all requirements relative to your dog’s bodyweight, age and activity level  will be precisely covered- and finally, I  develop the recipe and write it up for you with clear instructions as to preparation and transition.

One therapeutic recipe, tailored to your dog’s nutrient requirements, as determined by the National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Dogs (2006) but also geared to the specific needs of the condition(s) you are seeking help with.

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General Dietary Guidelines containing  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and pointers on everything from cooking techniques, substitutions, individual foods and their nutrient profiles, managing the dietary transition, converting commonly used measurements, food storage and safety and much more

Additional time beyond my formulation process may be used for questions as indicated

Proactive Recipe- $125.00

Basic Recipes for a Healthy Dog

This consultation is for a dog with no health issues.

You receive:

One large-batch recipe, personally tailored to your dog’s age, weight, activity level and breed if relevant. The diet will use readily accessible ingredients and of course, foods your dog loves to eat.

The plan includes very specific supplementation instructions (links to the brands and doses) as well as my General Dietary Guidelines and new Supplementation Guidelines fact sheets. Everything you need to get you started on the healthiest diet for your dog, with instructions for precise measurement of the foods, cooking, storage and transitioning.

Follow up is not included in this service, but a phone consultation is offered at 10% off (if purchased at the same) for any additional support is required.

If you want more than one recipe, I offer additional recipes (large or small batch) for $50.00 each, if purchased at the same time.

Please note this Diet Plan is for a healthy dog, and does not include any tailoring of the diet to support health issues or problems.  That requires a Health Consultation.

Canine Herbal Consultation- $125.00

If you are happy with your current diet, but want to investigate the healing and preventive power of herbs and natural supplements, I offer a Herbal Consultation explicitly dealing with your dog’s needs.

As with the dietary consultations, you will need to fill in a detailed questionnaire and provide me with photographs as needed. I will make recommendations for using herbs and supplements to target any specific health conditions, support body systems, bolster overall well being and enhance quality of life for all dogs, all life stages, all health conditions.

Feline Herbal Consultation- $125.00

If you are happy with your cat’s current diet, but want to investigate the healing and preventive power of herbs and natural supplements, I offer a Herbal Consultation explicitly dealing with your cat’s unique and individual needs.

As with the dietary consultations, you will need to fill in a detailed questionnaire and provide me with photographs as needed. I will make recommendations for using herbs and supplements to target any specific health conditions, support body systems, bolster overall well being and enhance quality of life for all cats, all life stages, all health conditions.

Full Service Follow-Up Service- $125.00

Dogs with nutritionally-related health issues often require longer periods of testing and adjusting diets, after the initial consultation. Follow-up support is a service available to any client who has booked the Full Service (assessment, recipe and herbs) and requires a check in,recipe adjustment, second recipe or adjustment to the herbal protocol.  This enables us to work as a team to develop and fine-tune meal plans that suit your dog’s unique needs. It means I can monitor response to dietary changes and make adjustments as indicated.

Conditions that often require follow up include: allergies, food intolerance, cancer, kidney or liver disease, Addison’s or Cushing’s disease,  diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis, and some types of urolith.

Note that additional fees may apply to extremely labour-intensive cases, such as those that involve multiple conditions or require daily contact.  If so, it will be discussed and agreed beforehand.

Follow-Up (Herbal) Service- $75.00

After the initial work-up (canine or feline) and herbal protocol has been developed, I like to see clients back in another 8 – 16 week period for a check up, review, adjustment to protocol. This is also done online, like the initial consult,  although phone time may be included if desired. The fee for a follow up is $75.00.

Additional Services

Phone Consultation
Short- $50 | 30 Minutes

A phone consultation on any related subject.

Phone Consultation
Extended- $85 |  60 Minutes

A phone consultation on any related subject.

E-mail Consultation for Herbs and Nutrition- $75.00

This new Consultation Service offers you the opportunity to pick my brains on anything at all related to canine nutrition and herbs for dogs, via email, for a period of 90 minutes.

On my groups and here at the blog, I do my best to answer questions, especially those that can be handled easily in a few lines. But often, more is needed – more time, more detail and more personal attention.  Some people want to know which commercial diet might be ideal for their dog, or how to “top up” kibble wisely, with maximum health benefit. Others are starting a herb garden and want to know which herbs to grow, or how to stock up a home apothecary, or which herbs can be used to help support health in a healthy dog. Many have home cooking questions, about temperature, storage, food safety and more. The point of this Service is to offer my clients my undivided attention for as many questions as I can answer in 90 minutes of exchange. It allows me to focus, and provide answers to a range of questions,  and I can generally schedule a booking much more quickly than I can book a Health consult (which is running at 5 weeks waiting time as of now).

I look forward to “chatting” with you, and helping you find answers to your most pressing questions on canine nutrition and herbs for your dog!

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