Natural Nutrition for Dogs

Feed your dog a species appropriate diet whether cooked or raw. Food is the basis of all life and if your dog has any unbalances you may be able to help with a custom diet tailored to your dog’s specific needs. 

Canine Massage & Bodywork

There are so many benefits when it comes to canine massage therapy. Whether you are seeking proactive therapy for your dog, needing maintenance care or sports massage for an adult dog, or palliative care for an aging dog – the advantages of this therapy are extensive.

Essential Oils for Dogs & Horses

There are so many factors to consider when using aromatherapy with animals and working with a certified aromatherapist means your dog or horse is receiving the maximum therapeutic benefits of essential oils. 

One on One Coaching for Pet Parents

Your dog is your mirror but we as humans often don’t recognize what is happening within us also affects our dogs. Coaching sessions focus on individual life coaching as it relates to your dog and the life you want to build together. 

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Giving passionate pet parents the resources and services they need to provide their dog with a healthy and happy life through nutrition, aromatherapy and herbal support, massage therapy, and holistic pet parent coaching.


Specializing in helping diabetic and adult + senior dogs!


Welcome, I’m Alicia!

I help pet parents feed and take care of their dogs holistically, ultimately growing their bond, reducing stress, and giving pet parent and dog a happy and healthy life together. I’m passionate about helping dog parents navigate life with their dog from a holistic, food as a foundation, heart-centered place!

I provide nutrition services for dogs and specialize in diabetic dog diets and proactive adult and senior dog diets. I also provide support through therapeutic aromatherapy and herbal protocols while also utilizing massage therapy and bodywork to aid dogs as well. Services are available from anywhere in the world and in person in the Chicagoland area.

I also run a blog and podcast on this website and advocate for a holistic, healthy life on social media. How did I get started? I started working with animals professionally over 10 years ago in the dog rescue world learning hands-on from veterinarians, trainers, consultants and more. 

Then, about seven years ago, a traditional veterinarian almost killed my diabetic dog, Mylah. That’s when I stopped everything and decided to take my dog’s health and dis-ease into my own hands. That’s how I became the do-it-yourself dog mom and started a little blog on the internet that has turned into a full-service business to help pet parents.

“My foster dog had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. I didn’t have tons of experience on this condition and was redirected to Alicia for advice and support. She talked me through everything and provided me a great amount of knowledge and help with his diet! I am very grateful for her coaching me through this and I feel my foster’s health has benefited greatly. In fact, now that his diabetes is under control we are adopting him laughing” 

-Krissy & Popeye

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Ep 007: Using Essential Oils Safely with Dogs

As a certified Animal Aromatherapist, I am dedicated to using essential oils safely with animals. Some would be shocked to know that is actually unpopular with a lot of the mainstream essential oil users. I approach using essential oils with animals from a place of...

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For the DIY pet parent looking for free tips, tricks & articles about holistic pet care!

My Diabetic Dog is Skinny – 6 Things to Consider

As dog mom to Mylah who was diagnosed with diabetes at 10 months old, I’ve seen her go through many stages of ups and downs throughout her life dealing with this disease. Now that she is 8 years old, she’s actually doing the best other than when she was between the ages of 2-4 years old. Mylah’s life with diabetes has been challenging from many aspects but one area I want to talk about in particular is when she was so skinny. Some days, she looked emaciated.

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7 Facts You Should Know About CBD for Dogs Before Making a Purchase

When it comes to CBD, there is a lot of misinformation floating around the web and social media. Many promote CBD as a cure-all for dogs without acknowledging the actual scientific proof we have about how CBD works within the bodies of dogs. For example, there is no scientific study that exists right now to prove that CBD works effectively to reduce anxiety in dogs. There is a lot of anecdotal information about this but that evidence only proves that sometimes it works to lower anxiety in dogs and sometimes it doesn’t.

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