‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’
– Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C.
Nutrition has long been used to treat and prevent disease. A healthy body condition as well as ideal weight is paramount to overall heath and longevity of life, not just for ourselves, but for our animals. Through collaboration with a board-certified veterinary nutritionist, Dr. Pope is able to help each client navigate the abundance of choices available to owners when choosing what is best to feed their pet. She combines her western training in cancer and chronic disease, as well as experience and education in food therapy to choose the best ingredients to balance and support the body systems. When creating complete and balanced diets or dealing with certain disease that requires specific nutritional requirements (young animals, kidney disease, liver disease, cancer), a veterinary nutritionist is consulted for the safest and most appropriate diet recommendations created specifically for your pet. Through your consult with Dr. Pope, we will be able to help create a complete and balanced homemade plan created just for your pet with a veterinary nutritionist as well as Dr. Pope. Homemade, commercially available and various other diet options will be discussed to determine the best option for your pet and family.