I just wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts more formally about Sabine and her nutritional consultations at BetterDogCare.Com . I have seen her name tossed out in threads and I think her service is deserving of her own thread.
I want to start by saying I have no connection with her other than being a client and having a great deal of success. I am sharing this opinion as I would about a shampoo or any other thing I found useful for my boys.
I went to her with my problem with Cash's weight and his poop eating, which I think were connected. Because I was already feeding a commercial raw product and not kibble I had to purchase the middle level consultation-- $44.
I filled out a thorough questionnaire about Cash, which included diet, exercise, health, habits, and vaccine history. I got back 18 pages of information. Some were specific to Cash, some were general information that I am sure she gives to everyone.
Although her first diet suggestion was a disaster for Cash (based on some misinformation from me) she worked with me (at no additional cost)to come up with a menu that works for him, and is easy for me. Cash has lost a lb, is no longer interested in eating his poop, no longer ravenous, and seems to have a lot more energy. Best $44 I ever spent.
I have compared notes with others...and everyone seems to get different suggestions for foods as well as supplements. Each consultation seems to be individualized. She really works with you to come up with something that works for your dog, your budget and your life style. It seems like her key supplement suggestions are Fish Oil, Probiotics, & Vitamin B. But again, product and amount varies from pet to pet. She also shares with you what products are simply hype.
I have been using Cash's diet and supplement recommendations for Jasper as well and he has never done better. Sabine very generously offered me some advice for Jasper's Anal Gland problem too. Too soon to tell if it is working. But even though Jas is doing great I decided to get him his own consultation because of his own unique personality. I will come back and let you know how that goes.
But I just wanted to share this because, I think Sabine is the genuine article...she knows her stuff, is very generous with her advice and knowledge, does not promise miracles, but offers sound nutritional and wellness advice. Although much of this info can be found on the web it is great to have someone with her experience process it and apply it to your specific needs...
Not everyone needs a consultation...as I always say "if it aint broke don't fix it." But she offers a great service to keep in your arsenal should a need arise.
she also moderates a forum and often answers questions.
That's my 2 cents... Would those of you that have consults as well like to share anything?