It became clear to me in the early 1990s that there was something not good about what we were feeding our dogs and cats; they were and still are having a lot of health problems causing suffering and pain and an early death.
My journey into animal nutrition came out of my studies at Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition a certified program during the early 1990s in Santa Cruz, California. While living in Santa Cruz we had two cats and one dog and one of our cats had a compromised immune system which made me look into holistic dog and cat care. I read as many books as I could find written by veterinarians and others who were feeding a raw food diet and prepared meals, making food for my cats and dog. In 2001 I met a breeder of Weimaraner and talked to him for over an hour about why he began a raw pet food line and feeds his dogs’ raw food, this was at raw pet food store in Vancouver, BC. I read books on herbs for pets and took herbals classes which included herbs for dogs and cats and I learned massage and acupressure and applied it to my dogs and cats. When my husband and I founded Simple Remedies Herbal Solutions a dispensary and clinic in Victoria, BC, Canada for humans and animal friends I dedicated my time volunteering by seeing 1000s of people with health concerns regarding their animal friend/s (2003-2012). I still volunteer my time assisting those who want to feed their animal friend a species appropriate diet and use herbal remedies.