Food Therapy for Dogs
If you’ve found your way here then it means your dog is dealing with something that you are looking for help with managing nutritionally. I know it can be stressful to have an unwell animal. We will work together to help improve your dog’s quality of life.
I use the Eastern food therapy + whole-body support protocol approach and I formulate and plan for a few conditions that can be corrected or managed via diet.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)
Many dog owners don’t realize that symptoms their dog is exhibiting are signs that the dog’s out of balance and not being fed in a way that is correct for their energetics. Selecting and preparing very specific foods in conjunction with whole-body support allows for disharmony to rebalance into a fluid state of harmony. This fluid state of harmony is known as Yin-Yang.
Yin-Yang is considered to be the conceptual framework of the universe, theorizing that everything is composed of two opposing but complementary pairs of opposites. The production of various functional activities (Yang) will consume a necessary amount of nutrient substances (Yin). The consumption of Yin leads to the gaining of Yang.
When Yin-Yang is out of balance, excesses and deficiencies occur which creates imbalance in a dog’s body which can lead to disorder and disease.
Because they are not static, Yin and Yang can transform into each other as part of their fluidity. As an example, long-term excess heat (Yang) can overly consume fluids and damage the Qi, leading to cold signs (Yin.)
When There is Balance, There is Health and Homeostasis
Three pairs of forces affect harmony within a dog:
• The balance between a dog and the universe.
• The balance between a dog and other animals in its environment (This includes humans).
• The balance between the organs within a dog.
When there is disharmony, there is illness and disease that manifest from mild to debilitating.
Food Therapy Welcome Package
A welcome package outlining what to expect during the formulation project.
I create a client portal where all of your documents are housed & tracked for delivery and opening. Types of things found in the client portal include: All client forms, custom packages, copies of emails, any medical records, laboratory analysis reports, medication information, etc. Careful documentation and reporting are needed to effectively track your dog’s nutritional health so any changes are uploaded there for future reference.
A package is created which details the project scope and project start & completion dates.
Canine Food Therapy Clinical Assessment
This is an in-depth questionnaire that allows me to identify potential vitamin and/or mineral imbalances and organ distress.
The Five Element Theory (Canine Personality Assessment)
A personality assessment allows me to determine which of the five elements your dog belongs to and helps me determine your dog’s energetics.
Getting Started Package
The getting started package is specific to your country and lists items/supplies you will need and suggested additional items/supplies. This is sent out after the project is scheduled so you can begin making purchases you need before your food therapy plan is delivered. *Not all items needed will be included in the getting started package because there isn’t a way to know in advance what is going to be used until I am actually formulating and planning.
Eastern Food Therapy Feeding System: Two Restorative Recipes + Nutrition Reports
Two recipes are formulated based on what I find through the assessments and what we discuss is best for your dog. Sometimes this is two cooked recipes, sometimes this is two raw recipes, it can be one of each, it can include bone or may not include bone, etc. What the restorative recipes are is fully based on your dog’s needs. The recipes in this feeding system can be adjusted in the system for per meal feeding or batch prepping.
A Guided Protocol to Support your Dog’s Condition(s)
What this includes is based on your dog’s needs. Information about the respective components will be included with action steps.
A full ingredients list is provided so you can take it to the store and/or use it for online shopping to buy the amounts of ingredients you need for recipes and support protocols. Some things may not be easily accessible in person that your dog needs so it is important to know that and be prepared to order online.
Custom Masterclass Video
A recorded instructional class about how to use your food therapy system and make customizations to it.
Four Weeks of Support
I provide four weeks of support to my therapeutic clients so I can answer any questions you might have and we can make any adjustments we may need to make. If you desire or need additional support time, it can be added for a consult fee.
Client Offboarding Package
A wrap-up of your project and information regarding extended support options and discount offer towards future services.