Hey humans, I don’t know about you, but I can tell you the mom is almost fanatical when it comes to what she feeds us. She wants us to eat only the highest quality foods. That’s because she knows how important good nutrition is for us and our health. The mom wants to keep us around for a long time. So when the mom was recently contacted by The Pet Beastro asking if she would like a nutrition consult for us in exchange for an honest review, the mom jumped at the chance.
Before I tell you all about the nutrition consult we had…let me tell you a little bit about The Pet Beastro.
The Pet Beastro was founded to help people learn why alternative pet food options are better for us cats and dogs. They feel it’s important that pet owners understand what you’re feeding your pet and the nutritional support it provides to maintain health and longevity. The Pet Beastro store is located in the Detroit, Michigan area…where we live…and offers the biggest selection of raw pet food in the area as well as other holistic food options.
But The Pet Beastro sells more than just healthy pet foods and treats…they have holistic supplements and essential oils, too. They offer classes on holistic foods and supplements, and services like holistic health assessments…including the nutrition consult that we had…pet chiropractic care and much more. Orders for food and some of the services can be done by phone or on-line.
If you would like more information about The Pet Beastro and what they offer, visit the website by clicking HERE.
What’s a Nutrition Consult?
A nutrition consult is a 30 minute session where you discuss with a Pet Beastro holistic nutrition expert your pet’s current diet and any health concerns your pet may have. The nutrition expert reviews alternative food options with you, and comes up with a nutrition plan that will help your pet reach and maintain optimal wellness. The consult can be done in purrson at The Pet Beastro store, but don’t worry if you don’t live near The Pet Beastro. Consults can be done by Skype or Google+ or over the phone, too…whatever’s most convenient for you. A day or so after the session, you’ll receive a comprehensive report with a suggested and customized menu of healthy options to feed your pet based on his or her needs. The cost of a consult is $39.
Our Nutrition Consult
Since we live about 45 minutes from The Pet Beastro, the mom decided to meet with our nutrition expert, Miss Erica, in purrson. And y’know what? I got to go, too!
The mom and I met with Miss Erica who is not a veterinarian but has lots of experience and training in pet nutrition. Miss Erica asked about the foods the mom feeds us and any health issues we have. For the most part, we eat pretty good…grain free wet foods with some freeze-dried raw. But we do eat some dry food…’specially Zoey who has megacolon and eats a high fiber prescription diet dry food. Miss Erica wasn’t thrilled with the prescription diet food and gave the mom suggestions on some other healthier dry foods that are high in fiber to try. She even gave us samples to try…lots of samples!
Miss Erica also suggested that the mom add goat’s milk to our food because it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and is very beneficial to overall health. And she recommended a probiotic for us, and a supplement for Zoey to help with her constipation issues. We haven’t taken to the goat’s milk, but we liked the food samples that Miss Erica gave us. The mom started us on the probiotic, too.
So what did the mom and I think about the nutrition consult? We thought it was well worth it. Miss Erica was so helpful. She took her time, was very thorough in her assessment and answered all of the mom’s questions. She explained why some foods weren’t healthy options for us. When the mom later emailed her about issues we were having with the goat’s milk, Miss Erica responded quickly with some suggestions and sent us more samples of food for us to try.
If you’re thinking about having a consult, we say go for it. You definitely will learn about healthier options to feed your pet.
A Nutrition Consult Giveaway
Would you like to win a nutrition consult for your pet? The Pet Beastro has generously offered to give one of our readers a 30 minute nutrition consult to be done either in purrson, or by Skype, Google+ or phone. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You have until September 2, 2015 to enter. Good luck!
Disclosure: We received The Pet Beastro nutrition consult for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all. The Island Cats will always provide a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.