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Learn about my passion for dog nutrition, the dog who started it all & some of the great benefits of working with me.

"The Dog Diet Lady"

My Story.

My name is Tara and I am a qualified canine nutritionist. I found my passion for dog nutrition when my German Shepherd, Bear, suffered continual digestive issues. Having seen the amazing effects a change in diet had on my beloved boy, I set out on a mission to encourage more owners to think about the effect nutrition has on the health of their dogs.

Having had 20 years in the corporate world, I retrained and I now get to talk to wonderful dog owners all day long about their faithful friend’s food. And nothing makes me happier! For me, learning never ends. One course leads to another, which leads to another book, white paper or conference and I am still learning something new every day!

I am always happy to speak with you on the phone or answer your emails- so don’t be shy. If you are struggling with your pet, be it allergies or medical conditions which require perhaps a different dietary approach, I would love to hear from you.

You can be assured of a warm friendly welcome and my advice will be tailored specifically to you and your beloved faithful friend.
If you have hit a brick wall and need some help, why not book a FREE 15 minute consultation. No pressure selling, just a friendly voice to offer you honest, straightforward advice.

Meet Bear.

Meet Bear. Gorgeous isn’t he? He is the reason I am here doing what I do, and I have absolute gratitude to him! For the first 18 months of his life, he put me through the wringer!

Being my first dog, my initial headache was figuring out what to feed him. Taking a breeders advice is a fair place to start, but it didn’t resonate with me as the only way. There were so many different brands of dog food on the market, how would I know what was best for him?

Everyone had an opinion, and I was the moth who chased the light – this way – that way! When I finally thought I had figured it out, he told me otherwise by turning his nose up at it.

Combine this with Campylobacter, which he contracted almost immediately, I had a dog who was a fussy eater and had such a sensitive digestive system that managing his stress and gut bacteria was a full-time job.

What has stress got to do with it? Everything! He was also reactive and so a nice walk in the park could set off stress to his gut, which in turn set off his campylobacter. We were back to square one, he became unwell again, his digestive system took a battering and he went off his food.

I really struggled to find help and Bear and I worked through it as a team, one day at a time. I knew there must be so many other people out there who were struggling like me, so I began to formally study canine nutrition and I haven’t stopped since. Now, I not only have a healthy and happy dog but I am helping other dog owners and doing something I simply love.

Bear

How do I work?

I am about empowering you to make the right choices for your dog.

I am not a vet, and I do not give medical advice but I will help you to take back control of your dogs health so they can lead the healthy and happy life they deserve. Diet can make a huge difference to health and behaviour.

I follow up on all my 30 & 60-minute consultations.

If you book a 30 or 60-minute consultation you can be assured that you will receive a follow up report that summarises everything we have discussed.

I am traditional.

I like to talk to my clients on the phone, not just communicate by email.  What I have learnt is this: If you want to chat about your dog and their food, a phone call is the best way to connect and get to know each other. It is old fashioned and it’s free!

I like to be prepared so that we all get the most out of the session.

At the time of booking, there are several questions to answer, that way we can get to the point – fast!

Teamwork is important to me.

Vets are essential in treating injury and disease and my service is not to replace this.  I offer a complimentary service and, when it comes to specific dietary advice, I am here to help.

But, most importantly, I am passionate about what I do. It's not just a job it’s my life’s obsession and I want to share it with you!

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