If you are looking to work with Dr. Shepherd to formulate a nutrition plan for your companion animal, then a veterinary referral is needed.
Dr. Shepherd's nutrition services focus on dogs. Services for horses and pigs are also available. Services are available for companion animal owners/caregivers in the United States.
What type of cases does Dr. Shepherd see?
If you are looking for nutrition services for cats, contact Dr. Shepherd's more feline-oriented nutrition colleagues:
The progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be delayed by limiting dietary phosphorus, enhancing omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding a high protien diet. Meeting these key nutritional targets should be met in the context of the patient's food preferences.
Chronic gastrointestinal disease encompasses a variety of conditions, including fiber-responsive diarrhea, food allergies, pancreatitis and other conditions where diet is associated with diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc.. A full evaluation of the patient's medical history and diet history is important in determining the next best step with dietary management.
Ideally, overweight condition would be prevented, but it can be easy for our beloved pets to become overweight. The weight loss plan should be tailored to the patient, the caregiver and the patient's environment to minimize barriers to success.
Some dogs do best on a commercial dog food, some do best on a homemade diet/recipe; every patient is unique in their needs. If a dog is fed a homemade diet that is not formulated by a veterinary nutritionist, then consider working with Dr. Shepherd.
Managing urinary stones.
Help with commercial dog food selection.
Balancing horse rations.
Ensuring companion pigs are meeting essential nutrient requirements.
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