Natural Nutrition for dogs

raw food diets and home cooked recipes formulated for your individual dog’s needs

Just as nutrition plays a massive role in the lives of humans, the same goes for our dogs. Natural nutrition means feeding a diet that is species appropriate and ensures your dog is receiving all the nutrients a canine requires. Feeding a diet of fresh foods changes dog and owner alike. Preparing a nutritionally balanced and complete meal for your dog strengthens your bond and brings you closer. You learn more about your dog’s needs when it comes to food and nutritional wellness.
There are three options for you to choose from:

Premade Raw or Cooked Food Consultation: If you want the convenience of a premade raw food or precooked but have no clue which brand to choose or what to look for, this is for you. I will help you calculate how much you need to be feeding your dog(s) based on weight and activity level, which premade or precooked food to choose and why. Please note precooked does not mean kibble, it means a fresh food diet that is cooked and delivered. The cost for this consultation is $50 for one dog, $35 for each additional dog.

One Cooked Recipe or Raw Food Recipe:  The cost for this consultation is $80 for one dog. If you have another dog and would like me to formulate the same recipe for the second dog (or third dog), I can do that for an additional fee. I do need to know a few things about all your dogs before proceeding so please purchase the listing for one dog and then we will discuss your other dogs afterward. This includes one recipe (either based on raw or cooked foods) and cooking instructions or how to put the recipe together. This also includes any supplements needed to balance the diet or for added wellness benefits. Please note that raw meals will likely include vegetables, fruits, essential fatty acids (oils), and possibly carbs to ensure your dog is getting all the nutrients needed. Recipes are formulated based on the Nutrient Requirements for Dogs & Cats (NRC), not prey model, BARF or ratio models.

Three Cooked Recipes or Three Raw Food Recipes (or mix and match): The cost for this consultation is $220. If you have another dog and would like me to formulate the same recipe for the second dog (or third dog), I can do that for an additional fee. I do need to know a few things about all your dogs before proceeding so please purchase the listing for one dog and then we will discuss your other dogs afterward. This includes three recipes (either based on raw or cooked foods, you can mix and match) and cooking instructions or how to put the recipe together. This also includes any supplements needed to balance the diet or for added wellness benefits. Please note that raw meals will likely include vegetables, fruits, essential fatty acids (oils), and possibly carbs to ensure your dog is getting all the nutrients needed. Recipes are formulated based on the Nutrient Requirements for Dogs & Cats (NRC), not prey model, BARF or ratio models.

“My dog was having random stomach issues and constant anxiety problems, I figured out it all had to do with what I was feeding her. She wouldn’t eat her kibble (the highest end kind) unless it was added with bone broth or other food motivators. She would rather go days without eating than eat kibble. That was causing her the anxiety, the stomach issues… her kibble didn’t make her feel good. With Alicia’s guidance to identify the right raw foods for my dog, a feeding schedule, how to feed, etc. I now have a dog who looks forward to every meal. Feeding her raw has evened out her weight and she is MUCH less anxious. We are both less anxious now because I no longer worry about her food. She loves her raw diet, she is healthier because of it and when you feed your dog raw it all makes sense that this is how dogs are supposed to eat.” Meg & Raina

My Philosophy & What to Expect 

Every dog is different and should be fed as an individual who requires specific nutrients for their species, age, life stage, health, activity level and more. I have learned from experience raising four dogs, feeding raw, feeding home cooked, feeding raw fad diets and working with hundreds of rescued animals that the science of nutrition cannot be argued with. I have experienced firsthand what a complete and balanced fresh food diet does for my own dogs and seen what an incomplete diet does and how it is harmful. I have also seen what commercial kibble and ‘wet’ food diets do to dogs and how those diets are harmful. I have also taken hours upon hours to study canine nutrition for my own dog’s sake, and those that I work with in rescue. The science does not lie – dogs need specific nutrients on a daily basis and dogs need fresh foods incorporated in their diets on a daily basis for optimal health.

Transitioning to a Fresh Foods Diet: Transitioning your dog to a fresh foods diet can take time, patience AND dedication. You will receive information on how to transition your dog to avoid GI upset, but as with any new food, this might occur. If you have been feeding kibble, vaccinating yearly and/or giving antibiotics for your dog’s entire life, your dog’s gut pH balance will be off and will need time to adjust and heal. What if my dog has special needs or can’t handle raw food, or I don’t want to feed raw food? You don’t have to feed your dog anything you are uncomfortable with. Ultimately, you know your dog best and need to be their advocate. If your dog has special medical or dietary needs we will discuss this at length via the detailed intake form I send or over the phone. I want to gain as much information as I can about your dog so I can create the best recipe for him or her. If that takes an extra phone call, then that is what we will do!

Free Email Course

The five lessons include:

  1. Leafy green goodness for our dogs
  2. Glorious golden paste and its importance
  3. Importance of prebiotics
  4. Probiotics and why they’re life-altering for our dogs
  5. The Raw Diet!

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