The Possible Canine - Services

By: The Possible Canine  09-12-2011
Keywords: Dogs, Diet

At the current time the following services are available:

1. Basic Recipes for Healthy Dogs – $75.00 and up

You receive: For the basic fee I will formulate one large-batch recipe, personally tailored to your dog’s age, weight, activity level and breed if relevant – using readily accessible ingredients and of course, foods he or she loves to eat. Each additional recipe (large or small batch) is $25.00 . This includes very specific supplementation instructions (links to the brands and doses) as well as my general Dietary guidelines and new Supplementation guidelines factsheets. Everything you need to get you started on the healthiest diet for your dog, with instructions for precise measurement of the foods, cooking, storage and transitioning. Follow up is NOT included in this service, but a phone call may be booked at 10% off, if additional support is required.

2. Diet Plan – Health Issues - $250.00
You receive:   2 - 4 large batch (7 day) recipes for making ahead and freezing, tailored specifically to your dog's unique needs; personalized information on supplements from the essential to the helpful;  General Dietary Guidelines containing  FAQs and pointers on everything from cooking techniques, substitutions, individual foods and their nutrient profiles, managing the dietary transition, converting commonly used measurements, food storage and safety and much more; 2 weeks follow up support as you transition your dog. Short recipes are available as an option for those who prefer to cook 1-2 days at a time; I use raw or cooked as each case suggests is optimal.
NOTE: I will do special ingredient recipes or formulate more than the four, but this will entail an extra fee of $25.00 per recipe.

3. Additional time for health issues- $100.00 per month
Dogs with health issues often require longer periods of testing and adjusting diets, after the initial consultation. Follow-up support means you have access to me for an extended period of time, within a specific email framework. This relationship enables us to work as a team to develop and finetune meal plans that suit your dog’s unique needs. Conditions that often require follow up include allergy, food intolerance, cancer, kidney or liver disease, Addison’s or Cushing’s,  diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis, and some types of urolith.
NOTE: Additional may fees apply to extremely labour intensive cases, such as those that involve multiple conditions or require daily contact.

 4.Herbal and Supplement Consultation – $100.00
If you are happy with your current diet, but want to investigate the healing and preventive power of herbs and natural supplements, I am pleased to now offer a Herbal Consultation explicitly dealing with your dog’s needs. As with the dietary consultations, you will need to fill in a detailed questionnaire and provide me with photographs as needed. I will make recommendations for using herbs and supplements to target specific health conditions, support body systems, bolster overall wellbeing and enhance quality of life for all dogs, all life stages, all health conditions.

5. Emergency Care
In cases of emergency where extensive input is required, and the dog needs to be seen on short notice or on the weekend, I will evaluate individually and discuss the fee with regard to the hours I need to put in. Generally speaking this service requires ongoing care, so the standard fee is 250.00 plus a 50.00 surcharge if I need to work on short notice, on weekends or evenings.

6. Dietary analysis
If you don't want the whole programme but would simply like a check in, an analysis of your own diet to check nutrient composition and supplementation, and recommendations - this will be $50.00.

7. Puppy Diet
This intensive service runs for the whole first year of life, and entails regular adjustment of energy and nutrients, as well as supplementation as required. $450.00 for the full year; reductions if we start at a later age; additional fees may apply if health conditions arise and complicate the process. For a full outline of the service, please contact me at . A shorter puppy service may also be negotiable in cases where the owner requires minimal support.

8. Multi-Dog Households
I am happy to help those of you who are struggling with home made diet for two or more dogs. Because the amount of time it takes me to handle these cases will vary greatly (are there 2 dogs to feed or 10? Any seniors? Pups? Health conditions? performance dogs?) the fee cannot reasonably be decided until I discuss it with the owner. I endeavour in these cases to devise batch recipes common ingredients for all members of the household. Fees will be set according to the estimated work hours I will need to put in.

9. Phone Consultation
on any related subject, $50.00 one hour.

10. Bach Flower Essence Consultation
Assessment and Recommendations: This service involves an email correspondence whereby you fill in a questionnaire regarding your dog's personality and behaviour, and I send you suggestions for a personal Bach Flower Essence blend, as well as recommendations for individual remedies that may be helpful in specific situations. My fee for a nutrition client is $40.00 and for those who want only the Bach consultation, $60.00. At this time we accept PayPal or personal cheques only, and all fees are in US funds.

The information presented here is in no way intended to provide a substitute for veterinary care. Please present this link to your veterinarian and regard anything offered here as complementary to traditional healthcare for your dog.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Diet, Dogs

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