Balanced & Complete Cooked or Raw Custom Recipes for Dogs

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Specializing in diabetic dog diets and healthy proactive dog diets

  • A custom recipe formulated to your individual dog takes into consideration many factors including life stage, metabolic weight, exercise regimen, history, and more
  • Recipes are formulated using NRC Nutrient Requirements for Dogs. If you’d like a recipe that is formulated to meet AAFCO or FEDIAF standards, I am happy to do so
  • This is precision nutrition work meaning recipes are detailed and thorough in order to give your dog the best in nutrition

Each Recipe Includes

Nutritional Analysis

This analysis includes the recipe’s distribution of calories for macronutrients, dry matter basis breakdown, calories, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and proper balance of Ca:P, Zn:Cu ratio breakdowns. 

Batch Preparation Instructions

You will receive a 1 day recipe with amounts to create a batch of the recipe and portion it for 14 days or 28 days. Many people prefer to make a batch of the recipe, portion it, and freeze the portions for easy daily feeding.

Cooking Instructions (unless raw)

You will receive instructions on how to cook the recipe ingredients for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption. 

Shopping List

The recipe will include direct links to buy any supplements needed to balance the diet or for added wellness benefits. Supplements typically are found on Amazon.com, Chewy.com, or Nutrapro International. If you prefer I use iHerb.com for your shopping list please let me know and I am happy to accommodate! I will also include information on where to purchase meat and certain cuts of meat from online retailers. Many farms also carry specific cuts of meat as well. Sometimes I cannot guarantee access to certain ingredients though I try my hardest and supplements are usually widely available.

Transition Plan

This document will walk you through my recommendations for a smooth transition to your dog’s new diet including how and when to add in supplements to avoid digestive upset, at-home remedies to avoid tummy troubles, and an easy to follow transitional feeding plan. For therapeutic diets such as for a diabetic, the transition plan will vary and be customized to the individual dog. 

Safe Handling Guide

This guide discusses safety in the kitchen when handling raw meat, storing your dog’s food, myths surrounding washing raw meat, and more. 

Follow Up Support

Each service listing comes with follow-up support. For healthy dog recipe listings you receive two (2) email correspondences AFTER the document containing all final recipe information is received via email. Additional emails or a phone call can be purchased for $30 per 30 minutes of time. For therapeutic recipes your follow-up comes with two (2) hours of support time, 1 hour can be used on a phone call before or after you receive the final recipe information.

Example of a Recipe’s Nutritional Analysis 

Recipe wait time is currently 5-7 business days after you've submitted the questionnaire.

Healthy Adult Dog Recipe Formulation, $50

This is a recipe for a healthy adult dog that is either cooked, raw, or can be a combination diet. Adults must be finished growing in order to have an adult dog recipe formulated. The dog should also be free of any major health issues or concerns. Once you purchase the service you’ll be contacted so I can learn more about your dog via a detailed online questionnaire. I will review the questionnaire and reach out to you with any additional questions I have so I can formulate the best recipe for your dog!

Healthy Senior Dog Recipe Formulation, $70

This is a recipe for a healthy senior dog who require a more thoughtful diet with considerations of ample protein, an ideal protein/fat/carb ratio, and abundant sources of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, selenium, and magnesium. A custom recipe for your senior dog can enhance their longevity and nourishes their aging body with supportive foods. Once you purchase the recipe service you’ll be contacted so I can learn more about your dog via a detailed online questionnaire. I will review the questionnaire and reach out to you with any additional questions I have so I can formulate the best recipe for your dog!

Therapeutic Recipe for a Diabetic Dog, $120

This service listing is for diabetic dogs and includes a recipe formulated to fit the specialized needs of a diabetic. Diabetic dogs are often complex cases and food can make all the difference in blood sugar regulation. I take into consideration the many factors and complications of a diabetic dog in order to create the best diet so your dog can thrive despite his/her health challenges. Once you purchase the service you’ll be contacted so I can learn more about your dog via a detailed online questionnaire. I will review the questionnaire and reach out to you with any additional questions I have so I can formulate the best recipe for your dog!

Therapeutic Recipe for an Allergy Dog, $140

This service listing is for allergy dogs who require a limited ingredient diet based on an elimination diet or allergy scan. Once you purchase the service you’ll be contacted so I can learn more about your dog via a detailed online questionnaire. For this recipe formulation it is important to know or be willing to figure out the specific foods that cause your dog to ‘flare’. If you do not know what foods might be triggering I can guide you in an elimination diet or refer you to the scan I feel is most appropriate for your dog. I will review the questionnaire and reach out to you with any additional questions I have so I can formulate the best recipe for your dog!

Other Therapeutic Conditions Recipe Formulation, $120

This is for dogs with certain conditions who require a homemade diet in order to control their current diagnosis. Conditions I will work with currently are:

  • Pancreatitis
  • IBD or IBS
  • Some cancer conditions

Please inquire about other conditions your dog might have that are not listed by emailing me at hello@holisticpetwellness.co. I have a list of nutrition colleagues who I can refer you to if I cannot take on your case. Once you purchase the service you’ll be contacted so I can learn more about your dog via a detailed online questionnaire. I will review the questionnaire and reach out to you with any additional questions I have so I can formulate the best recipe for your dog!

Nutrition Consult Call, $35-$50

Unsure about what might be the best route to take for your dog’s nutritional needs? Or maybe you have specific questions about your dog’s current diet and how to improve it. Choose from a quick 25 minute consult or a more in-depth 45 minute consult. Consults allow you can ask questions, receive recommendations, and learn more about canine nutrition for your dog. This does not include a recipe but often comes with many recommendations and a better understanding of what your dog might need for optimal health through nutrition. You will receive a questionnaire to fill out via email so I can learn about your dog prior to our session.

Phoebe is thriving on her new diet! She loves the food and waits patiently for me to prep her meals every day. I initially reached out to Alicia when our vet was concerned with Phoebe’s weight. For an active dog (3+ miles a day), I wasn’t sure how we would achieve what they were asking for. Turns out a healthy diet was all she needed! Phoebe just had her annual vet visit and they were so pleased with her current health/weight. Her coat is looking better and shedding has lessened a bit. Shes one happy dog!
Julie & Phoebe

“I stumbled upon Alicia’s website in search of a diet for my 10-year-old blind, diabetic pug.  I had literally tried every high-end food product for dogs out there from Orijen dry kibble to Small Batch raw turkey sliders. He was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago and it had literally been a huge struggle trying to regulate his sugar. The veterinarian insisted that changing the food is not necessary and I should stick to a prescription vet diet even though it does not work.  I honestly felt that it didn’t make any sense and decided to do some research on the internet to see what others with similar issues were feeding their dogs.  That’s how I came across Alicia’s site.  Alicia was so wonderful and put together an easy to follow diet recipe, with clear instructions on where to find the ingredients and how to transition Nero.  It has been a few months now and Nero is doing very well! His sugar is stable and he absolutely loves his food. He never has any bowel issues and his stool is always perfect!! We can’t thank Alicia enough for being so caring and thorough with her services. Thank you so much!! You literally saved Nero’s life!”
Olivia & Nero

“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

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is a custom recipe really that good for a dog? Every dog is an individual and should be fed according to their specific needs. The benefits that precise individualized nutrition can have on a dog are often life-changing. I’ve worked with clients who were desperate for their dog to start feeling better again and proper individualized nutrition was the game-changer

Raw or cooked food, which is better? There are pros and cons to both. Some dogs do not tolerate a raw diet and sometimes owners are not comfortable feeding raw food to their dog. Cooking can take up more time than preparing raw and cooking might require more of an investment in cooking utensils and supplies. If you are unsure if raw or cooked is better for your dog send me an email and I am happy to help figure this out with you hello@holisticpetwellness.co. One myth that I want to address is that cooking destroys the nutrients of food. That is simply not true. Cooking changes the nutrients of food but definitely does not destroy them. 

Does complete and balanced really matter? The short answer is yes. Aside from avoiding nutrient deficiencies, complete and balanced means that your dog’s body is able to absorb all the nutrients from their diet gaining optimal health from the diet. Some nutrients interact, one example is zinc and copper. These two key nutrients are often fighting for absorption in your dog’s body so it’s important to have them balanced. Additionally, iron is also a competitor for absorption with zinc and copper so ensuring that those three are getting along well within a dog’s recipe means that your dog is receiving the benefits of all three nutrients and one is not deficient or lacking.

I have two dogs, if one gets a custom recipe can I just use the recipe for my other dog? It depends on a few factors and we can discuss this in-depth. Similar age, activity level, and health status play a role in determining this. This does not mean you would receive two recipes for the price of one. There may be a chance overlap is possible with a second dog but it might not be a perfect fit. Email me in advance to ask if this could be appropriate. hello@holisticpetwellness.co

Can you formulate similar recipes for 2-3 dogs living in the same house? This is something we can work out and is pretty doable but it does depend on a few factors. Email me in advance to ask if this could work for your pack. hello@holisticpetwellness.co

 

Have more questions? Email me!

 

“My foster dog had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. I didn’t have tons of experience on this condition and was redirected to Alicia for advice and support. She talked me through everything and provided me a great amount of knowledge! I am very grateful for her coaching me through this and I feel my foster’s health has benefited greatly. In fact, now that his diabetes is under control we are adopting him laughing” 

Krissy & Popeye

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