Achieve optimal health for your dog through diet and nutrition
I am chuffed you’ve found my website, it probably means you're already aware of the importance of a balanced nutrient rich diet aids wellbeing for your dog and this is where I can help.
If you are unsure which consultation you need, call or send me an email and I will be happy to advise
Discuss wet, dry (kibble), raw, cooked, pre-prepared and homemade food. What nutrients dogs require, what dogs can and should avoid at all cost. How much food to feed at mealtimes, meal frequency and treats.
I offer advice on maintaining a healthy weight. Overweight dogs can be prone to bone, ligament and joint damage, as well as diabetes, respiratory and heart conditions.
Specialist dietary advise following a vets diagnosis of illness, including sensitive stomachs, Pancreatitis, intolerances and allergies.
Consuming the right food and regular exercise, helps towards achieving optimal long-term health and behaviour. A good diet promotes a strong digestive, immune system and weight management, thus reducing the likelihood of future illness and protects against common degenerative disease.
Canine nutrition and diet needs vary depending on the age - puppy to ageing dog, size - small to giant breed, lifestyle - sedentary to active working dog, and health status – fit and well to unfit and unwell.
After evaluating your dogs needs, I will recommend a diet plan that can be achieved via the very best quality shop bought and other commercially prepared food, homemade and raw, and maybe a combination of all types of dog food.
Today’s dog food choices are vast, from raw, biologically appropriate, grain-free, cold pressed, ketogenic, breed specific, tailored, hypoallergenic, therapeutic and prescriptions food, means making the right choice can be overwhelming.
Dog food manufactures advertising can be misleading and what’s written on the front isn’t necessarily what’s written on the back or what’s inside the food packet. A food can be advertised as made with beef, chicken or fish dish as long as it comprises of 4% of that animal protein, even if it is meat meal (meat meal being part meat, what meat? Who knows!)
Pet food makers are not required to list the exact contents of their food. This allows many companies to change their recipe depending on what protein or grain is most abundant or cheapest at the time of manufacturing.
I can help you to select a dog food whose makers are responsible, that do care about what's in their food – there are a handful of these, or help you create a homemade meal plan best for your fur baby.
My name is Ian Smith and I am a qualified Canine Nutritionist.
Dogs are my passion and from a very young age I have grown up surrounded by and looked after other people’s dogs, most of which can be seen on my gallery page.
I now combine my passion, education and experience to offer personalised consultations for helping dog owners to make the best diet decisions for their dogs, canine friend and fur baby.
Ian Smith CNMDip. BCCSDip. NthNut qualified.