About Holistic Vet

I have been a practicing veterinarian coming up on 30 years and as soon as I knew there was something I could be when I grew up, I knew it was veterinarian for me.  I attended Cornell University and proceeded to the University of Florida for my veterinary degree and internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.  After practicing traditional medicine for ten years I found many cases were not responding to traditional medications and diet options were few.   As veterinarians we had depended heavily on the large food companies to provide for the nutritional needs of our patients.  I knew more could be done with nutrition and holistic care and I started on a path to learn more. 

My certifications in holistic care include acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and veterinary physical rehabilitation (physical therapy in animals).  My patients have thrived with the addition of holistic modalities and nutrition. 

During the pet food recall in 2007 pet owners turned to cooking at home as they were concerned about the ingredients in their pet’s food being safe.  We trusted that the pet food they manufactured was all our pet needed to stay healthy, and we paid a premium for these foods.  How did we let the pet food companies convince us that feeding highly processed food for life is best? 

I began looking in to ways to balance the diet with more of what is essential and leave it to the consumer to choose quality proteins and vegetables, as they would for themselves.   I have been passionately working on this premix for my patients for years.  I hope you enjoy cooking for your loved ones and that your furry family will thrive as a result. 

Why Holistic Vet Blend?

I’m going to give you tips to making home cooking for your pets easy! 

  1. Take the guesswork out of making dog food. Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances can lead to disease over time.
  2. You are in control of choosing quality ingredients whether its organic, home grown or what’s on sale at the market. You have control of what goes in to your pet’s food!
  3. The premix contains just what is needed. No dehydrated fruits and vegetables. The dehydration process is an unnecessary use of energy and why take fresh fruits and vegetables and subject them to a process that will ultimately degrade their nutritional value over time? 
  4. The digestive tract is the number one interface with the world. Feeding a healthy diet encourages a healthy microbiome. A healthy microbiome is increasingly being acknowledged as a critical component of health. Just as we need healthy building blocks of nutrition, the microbiome thrives on a healthy diet.
  5. You don’t have to be a stickler or purist for organic and raw whole food nutrition. The objective is more to improve on what you have now. Adding home cooked to your pet’s processed diet will improve their health. 
  6. There is no one diet for all dogs. This cookbook has many options for choosing protein and energy sources. Find one that works best for your dog.  Who would ever trust a pediatrician that sent you home with a purple bag and said “this is all that your pet will ever need.” You’d definitely be looking for a new doctor. 

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