Nutritional Counseling

Oceanside Veterinary | Oceanside Nutrition Counseling | CA | Oceanside Veterinary Hospital |

"You are what you eat" is a popular expression regarding diet. This applies to our pets as well. There is so much mis-information out there, it is hard to decipher the good from the bad. Some examples of the latest trends include: grain free diets, BARF diets, high fiber diets, all natural diets, raw diets, rotational protein diets, etc. etc.

We can help you navigate through all this confusion and provide a nutritional program for your pet. Whether you are a holistic owner interested in home preparing your pet's food or a traditional pet owner who just wants to provide a high quality commercial diet, we can offer professional expertise.

Another big problem with our pets is "excess baggage". Being overweight and trying to stay in shape is not only a problem for people, our pets have it too! It is estimated that 30 to 40% of pets are overweight. We can help your pet achieve optimum weight with a specific diet and nutrition program.

By keeping your pet on a proper diet and workout plan, an increase in their life span by up to 2-3 years can be the benefit. In addition to the extended life expectancy, you will also see a happier pet with fewer stomach issues, less sensitive skin and a nicer coat.

We are excited about offering pet owners the best food possible, and to that end we have partnered with Chi Dog.  Chi Dog diets are cooked in a human grade USDA inspected commercial kitchen with ingredients that are intended for human consumption. Chi Dog meals are laboratory tested to ensure that they are free of any potentially harmful bacterialcontaminants.

The recipes were formulated, by Dr. Susan Bohrer, based an Traditional Eastern Medicine concept of clean eating to prevent disease. She worked with Dr. Edward Moser, an experienced veterinary nutritionist, to balance the diets to meet and exceedAAFCO’s standards for all life stages, including the growth of large breed puppies. This means Chi Dog can be fed to all dogs, even growing puppies who will reach a mature weight of over 70 pounds.

As a Holistic Veterinarian with an emphasis on Natural Healing,  I believe we should all eat clean foods. This means unprocessed high quality real food. A Whole Food Diet of human grade quality is far more healthy than kibble (hard dog food) or canned food. A Whole Food Eastern Medicine based diet goes farther to increase health and prevent disease. All living beings are unique and prone to specific problems. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine’s Five Elements theorycategorizes the personality traits and disease tendencies of us and our pets. Think of your Element as your Eastern Medicine genetic profile. Eating based on our Element helps to support us as individuals and keep us balanced (less prone to disease).

I feed Chi Dog to my own dogs and whole heartedly recommend it for all of my pet parents to feed their dogs.

I am hopeful that you may want to try Chi Dog for your own pet.

Lastly.... don’t forget, Chi Dog offers a 50% discount on your first order when using the following url.

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