Welcome to the dog nutritionist online, the online home of Gerald Pepin, The Canine Nutritionist. Based in the South West of England, I’m one of very few specialist dog nutritionists in the whole of the UK and I’m here to help with your pet’s nutrition.
I'm here to help your pet
If you want my opinion on a matter relating to your dog's health or dietary requirements, please complete the form to the right or see below for a full list of consultation packages.
There’s a reason why dog nutritionists are rarer than hen’s teeth. Actually, there are a number of reasons you may not have come across a dog nutritionist online before.
Most people make the mistake of entrusting their dog’s nutrition to their vet. Their vet who in the vast majority of cases, is not trained in canine nutrition.
Then again, the vast majority of people feed their dog commercial dog food. They make the mistake of trusting that commercial pet food companies have their best friend’s best interests at heart. Which of course they don’t!
It’s a sad fact that in the vast majority of cases, people only question the role that highly processed dog food played in making their dog sick when their dog develops a health problem. That’s unfortunate. Because in the view of dog nutritionists like myself, there are two types of dog fed commercial dog food. Those who are sick and showing symptoms, and those who are sick and who will display their symptoms at some point in the future!
While the independent dog nutritionist like myself might be rare at the moment, I predict there will be many more of us in years to come. More and more people are questioning the role of nutrition in their dog’s life. Pet parents are becoming increasingly aware that dogs need variety in their diet. That the one-size-fits-all approach of commercial pet food companies is simply not working for our dogs today. That, actually, dogs were healthier in the days before commercial dog food than they are today.
Because that’s a fact. In the days before commercial dog food had such a stranglehold, dogs lived longer, healthier lives when fed fresh homemade food. When they essentially ate the same food as the rest of their family
I would urge anyone still feeding their dog dry dog food to think about one thing. When it has been established that the healthiest food for human beings is fresh food, why on earth would junk food be the healthiest diet for a dog? It doesn’t make sense. Your dog’s digestive system is not so dissimilar to yours and mine. Science has established that ever since man and dog became an item, prior to the advent of commercial dog food, they ate exactly the same diet.
Yes, for somewhere between 12 and 15,000 years, human beings and man’s best friend shared the same food. That’s one of the cornerstones of our relationship with the domestic dog. Our ability to each enjoy and benefit from the same food. That only changed 150 years ago when commercial dog food came on the scene. And it changed for the worse as far as the dog is concerned.
As a dog nutritionist online, I would urge you to change your dog’s diet. Please book a consultation and we’ll work together to improve your dog’s diet and health with the kind of food your best friend deserves. Don’t wait until your dog becomes ill. Contact me today!