The importance of a natural diet for our dogs and cats.
Unfortunately, a growing number of well-meaning pet owners are confusing balanced, species-appropriate nutrition with feeding hunks of raw muscle meat to their dog or cat.
Although fresh meat is a good source of protein and some minerals, it doesn’t represent a balanced diet.
At Healthy Pets Naturally, Patty’s focus in on feeding a species-appropriate raw food diet where possible. Other healthy foods are available for fussy eaters.
Problems in our pets from an inappropriate diet.
In her practice, Pattys is seeing an increasing number of pets with skeletal problems, organ failure and endocrine abnormalities caused by dietary deficiencies of essential nutrients.
Wild canines and felines eat nearly all the parts of their prey, including small bones, internal organs, blood, brain, eyes, tongue and other tasty treats.
Many of these parts of prey animals provide important nutrients for dogs and cats.
This is how carnivores in the wild nutritionally balance their diets.
The importance of a balanced diet in domestic dogs and cats.
When your dog or cat is fed only muscle meat, they missing out on a variety of essential nutrients and sooner or later, they’ll develop serious health problems as a result.
Some conditions brought on by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected through diet, others cannot.
And don’t make the mistake of thinking all you need to do is throw a few fresh veggies in the bowl to make up the difference. Balancing your pet’s food to provide optimal nutrition is a bit more complex.
Pet Naturopath Australia. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.
Healthy Pets Naturally, located on the NSW South Coast, was established by Patty Walcott in 2010. Patty, a pet naturopath, specialises in treating cats and dogs with natural remedies and is a recognised practitioner in NSW of the Small Animal and Equine Natural Therapy Association.
Patty’s unique background in the pharmaceutical industry, coupled with her qualifications as a biochemist, Reconnective healer and small animal naturopath, means that pet owners can receive the care of their vet for acute conditions along with Patty’s guidance regarding alternative pet remedies to achieve a healthy, balanced natural diet, herbs and homeopathy for all conditions. Natural pet treatments also cover physical therapies for rehabilitative care such as cat and dog massage (Equissage & CMT), underwater dog treadmill, Photonic Therapy (acupuncture), and animal reconnective healing.
In 2021, Patty closed her clinic on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and moved to the Sapphire Coast (South Coast, NSW).
Update: At the end of 2022, Patty closed her books and is not offering consultations with new clients. This may change in the future and we apologise for any inconvenience. Patty is still working with existing clients.