This consultation is for healthy puppies and provides a one-on-one working relationship with Monica Segal until the dog is 12 months old. Communication is via email. Formulations of both raw and cooked diets are based on owner preference, and the pup's tolerance of that choice.
Dietary changes may be expected every time the puppy gains a few pounds of weight, or, for tiny breeds, even a few ounces of weight.
An adult maintenance diet based on calories, breed and lifestyle is provided when the pup is one year old.
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- Before & After
A puppy consultation is an ideal proactive approach for pup owners aiming to have an adult dog with the necessary vitamin and mineral reserves. The formulation of your puppy's diet is individual and unique to him, or her. Consideration is given to breed health predispositions, lifestyle (Future agility champ? Easy going family dog? Weekend warrior on camping trips? Show dog prospect?)
Puppies have a very high demand for vitamins and minerals. Their changing needs during the critical first year of life translates to a variety of changing diet plans. Consultations for puppies provide a working relationship with Monica Segal until the dog is 12 months old. Dietary changes may be expected every time the puppy gains a few pounds of weight, or, for tiny breeds, even a few ounces of weight. The final formulation when the pup is one year of age is the adult diet that the client can continue feeding.
The time frame for our waiting list changes weekly. Current waiting list is 2 weeks. You will receive a form via email within 48 hours of placing an order. Please complete this form and return it to us within 1 week. The first diet will be formulated within 1 week of receiving a completed intake form that provides all the information requested.
Clients who choose to cancel a consultation prior to receiving a diet plan will incur a $50 administration fee. Cancellation of consultations after the first diet formulation has begun incur a $175 charge. Cancellation of consultations after the first reformulation for growth has been completed will not be refunded.
RecommendationsFor people who want to feed a cooked or raw home-prepared diet to their pup: you raise a dog by teaching them manners and appropriate behavior during work and play, but you only have one chance to grow them right with appropriate nutrition.
Prior to my consultation with Monica, my Great Dane puppy's legs started getting crooked around six months old.I want to thank you for working with us. I know how busy you are but you never made me feel that I was bothering you with all my questions :)I'm sure I have the best and healthiest Mini Schnauzer now that his diet is perfect for his breed and especially for him.Ollie and I will be back every year to keep his diet up to date and adjust anything necessary. You're such a gift, Monica.
I consulted with many people and tried to manage it by adding supplements to his premium commercial kibble and even changing the kibble. Nothing helped.
I consulted an orthopedic surgeon who told me the only option was a dramatic salvage operation when he was done growing.
Luckily, Monica was recommended to me and within a few weeks of feeding her recommended homemade diet, his legs started to straighten. He now has straight legs, a shiny coat and firm stool! Eliza RutherfordCharlotte, VT From the moment we were certain a puppy would be joining the family I knew I wanted a puppy diet from Monica. I wanted his body to grow with an eye towards the future and build up the proper nutritional reserves right from the start. Journey has grown into a strong, vibrant, handsome young man. Better than I could have ever hoped. There is no doubt in my mind his very own special grow up plan made a huge difference. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping to grow 'our puppy' into the amazing dog he is today! JackieBrasen, USA Chloe's turned out just beautiful. She's so strong and healthy and we can't believe how much fun we've had working with you. She's built way better than her sisters and I know that her diet is what made all the difference. Thanks so much Joan KettlingUSA Thank you for helping us grow our boy. Finicky eater at first and a whole lot of GI trouble from the day we brought him home, but you changed all that. He's all grown up now and looks amazing. I'll send pics as soon as he sits still long enough. Sam KnowlesUK
Before & After
Growing JourneyOwners raise their puppies, but we grow them together in the way we would tend a new garden so it becomes strong and beautiful. Journey was one of "my" puppies and he's accomplished (so many titles!) to say the least, but more than that, he's got the kind of charisma that you can't possibly miss.