The two dogs I have now are also great teachers. My Chelsea was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor when she was about 4 years old. The specialist wanted to do radiation and amputate her tail. I decided not to put her through all that because I felt it would put a lot of stress on such a little body. I decided holistic treatment options would be the best way to treat Chelsea. Again, nutrition was always a first priority. Next I built a great team to help keep her immune system strong and help detox her body. I am extremely grateful and honored to say that she is 13 years old and so extremely happy she is part of our family. Actually, during one of her advance agility classes I was told that she is not only the oldest one in class, but also the fastest one in class. Very proud of her!!!
We adopted our other dog Darby a little over two years ago. I still remember when we decided it was time to bring another dog into our family. I decided to look online and there was this amazing dog that was just posted that day. I quickly sent my husband a picture of him to see what his thoughts were and he was on board with getting more information. We quickly learned that one thing we needed to do was learn about heartworm. Unfortunately, Darby was heartworm positive, but something was telling me that we needed to meet him. I’m very grateful that we decided to do so. He is an amazing dog and I decided to treat him with an appropriate diet and herbs. He is now heartworm negative and he is very healthy. I truly believe he also came into our lives to teach me about the power of nutrition and how the body really wants to heal itself when given the right tools and care.
With my personal experience and interest in nutrition, I wanted to help educate other pet parents so their animals can live healthier lives. I studied and completed training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and received a Pet Food Nutrition Specialist certificate and a Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist certificate through DNM university. I am continuing my education to obtain additional credentials in dog health.