Pet Outfitters offers nutritional counseling for pets experiencing a variety of food related issues.
Pet Outfitters owner Carol Gravestock has been writing and speaking for years on the topic of pet nutrition and pet food. She has professional experience working for both Canada’s largest raw pet food company, and for one of the world’s largest ‘traditional’ pet food manufacturers. She has lectured and counselled thousands of pet parents, and helped them to address issues their pets are facing which can be controlled through diet.
Some of the issues we can help you to address in your pet include:
- food allergies
- itching, scratching, scaly coat
- irritable bowel syndrome
- leaky gut syndrome
- gluten sensitivity and intolerance
- crystals and bladder infections
- liver and kidney disease
- chronic diarrhea and soft stools
- dental issues
- kidney issues
- diabetes in cats
- low appetite
- over or underweight pets
- senior pets
- weaning puppies
- transitioning pets to new foods
- natural parasite control
For pets experiencing severe or prolonged symptoms of food allergies, we strongly suggest you submit a Jean Dodds Nutriscan Allergy and Sensitivity Test before receiving nutritional counseling.
Allergy Testing for Dogs
If you’re dealing with an itchy dog, you probably suspect food allergies – and you’re probably right. But how do we know exactly what food ingredient it is that’s bothering our pet, and just how allergic are they? Dogs can react to anything from common proteins, like beef or fish, to less common ingredients like egg protein – and don’t forget the dreaded grain sensitivities! Using trial and error when feeding an itchy, allergic dog isn’t just time consuming, it’s uncomfortable for your dog, and can even make them more reactive to ingredients they are allergic to.
Until recently, the only option to get an accurate idea of what your dog was allergic to was via expensive allergy testing panels, generally done through canine specialists or at Veterinary Specialty Clinics. Such tests could commonly cost up to $600 – or more, by the time you pay appointment fees and lab costs.
Now, Dr. Jean Dodds, leading researcher into canine immune function, has made her groundbreaking NutriScan – Canine Food Sensitivity & Intolerance Test available to the general public. Pet owners can finally find out first hand what’s making their dog an itchy mess, and get a better idea of what dietary changes they can make to get their pet’s allergies under control.
The test is ordered directly via Dr. Dodds, and costs $275.99 USD, plus tax and shipping – a fraction of in clinic testing costs.
If you’re not sure how to administer your test, come see us at Pet Outfitters, and we’ll walk you through taking your cheek swabs and preparing your sample for delivery.
Once your results arrive, bring us your Nutriscan results, and we’ll create a custom diet plan for your pet that accomodates their personalized allergy profile.
Together, we can finally alleviate the suffering of your itchy dog!
To request a personal nutritional counselling session for your pet, please contact us.