Pet food is a serious business. For the past several years consumers have become more and more savvy of the potential dangers lying in their pets’ foods. Holistic nutrition has come center stage as many pet owners have begun to turn away from larger pet food companies that put profits before the well-being of their customers’ pets.
The Pet Beastro
Seeing the difference that nutrition can make in a pet’s life is what prompted the creation of the Pet Beastro. Jill, the owner of the Pet Beastro, once had a 10 1/2 year old dog that was diagnosed with cancer. Due to the dog’s age and other factors, the dog couldn’t be treated with the traditional chemo and radiation. At the recommendation of her veterinarian, Jill switched the dog’s diet from kibble to raw food. The results were amazing! The dog’s health improved so much that it lived for the next 3 1/2 years!
Later, Jill had another kibble-fed pet that began having health problems. The pet was eventually diagnosed with colitis. None of the treatments that the veterinarian provided for the pet seemed to be making any difference. This led Jill to lean back on what she had learned in the previous story and she changed the pet over to a raw diet. Within 36 hours the problem was resolved! Jill knew that she had to share this knowledge with other pet owners.
The Pet Beastro opened the doors to it’s brick and mortor store in October of 2007. They might have the largest selection of raw pet food in Metro Detroit, but it is more than just an alternative pet food store. It is a place for learning about holistic health and nutrition for your pets! They offer classes on holistic foods and supplements, holistic health assessments, pet chiropractic care, and more. Orders for dog or cat food can be made online (and shipped anywhere in the world) using the Pet Beastro’s online branch, Fido Dog Treats.
Want to contact the Pet Beastro? Here’s where you can find them:
- Phone: (248) 548 – 3448
- The Pet Beastro on Facebook
- @ThePetBeastro on Twitter
- The Pet Beastro on Pinterest
- The Pet Beastro on Google+
What is a Holistic Nutrition Consult?
Nutrition is the foundation of any holistic health program. What you put in is what you get out! However, holistic nutrition does not have a “one size fits all” kind of approach. Every cat and every dog has their own specific nutritional needs.
With a nutrition consult, the holistic nutrition experts at the Pet Beastro can help you to come up with a nutrition plan that will help your cat or dog heal, maintain wellness, or reach optimal wellness. They have seen many different cats and dogs come in with medical conditions and see great improvement when they stuck to the plan. Just a few of the medical conditions they have seen improve through holistic nutrition are:
- Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)
- Hot Spots
- Kennel Cough
- Dental Disease
The holistic nutrition consultation takes only 30 minutes and can be done in person, via Skype, Google Hangouts, or over the phone. You will be asked about your cat or dog’s current food(s), what medical concerns you have, what goals you have for your pet’s health, and what your pet food budget is. With that information, you will be provided with a plan that includes holistic pet foods, supplements, and any other suggestions for meeting your goals. You are not obligated to purchase any suggested items from the Pet Beastro and you might even get some samples to try out at no extra charge.
My Experience with the Pet Beastro’s Nutrition Consults
I had my first holistic nutrition consultation at the Pet Beastro for Cinco and Manna about 2 weeks ago. Since I don’t live too far from the store, I chose to do the consultation in person. Even though it wasn’t required for her to attend, I brought Manna along so she could met everyone (I’ve been in the store before bragging about her). Manna isn’t fond of car rides, but once she was inside the Pet Beastro, she was her normal goofy self. She made sure to ham it up! Erica, our holisitic nutrition consultant, found Manna to be very sweet and amusing.
My cats have always been very healthy so we didn’t have a whole lot of problems to report. However, I do have a goal of optimizing my cats’ health so that they can live long, full lives. I don’t want them just to still be breathing, I want them to thrive well into old age. If I can prevent them from coming down with any serious illnesses in the first place, that is what I want. I believe that my kitties deserve the best that I can give them.
Erica was able to answer all of my questions and wasn’t judgmental at all. She recommended that I begin adding goat’s milk to my cats’ food as a supplement and the cats have loved it! Other things that she recommended included rotating the proteins in my cats’ diet and moving to frozen raw cat food. All of these recommendations came with free samples! Of course, these 2 suggestions are coming along a lot more slowly. I love the idea of moving my cats to raw and in Erica’s analysis it turned out be the cheapest way to go.
Personally, I love the Pet Beastro. Their mission fits very well with my personal views about health and nutrition. I plan to continue working with them to keep my cats on their plan to optimize wellness. There are several different classes I want to take there as well about different holistic supplements and oils.
The Holistic Nutrition Consult Worldwide Giveaway
The Pet Beastro would like to offer you an opportunity to win a FREE holistic nutrition consultation (valued at $39). Since it can be done by Skype or Google +, this opportunity is open to anyone anywhere in the world! The holistic nutrition consultation can be for 1 pet, either a cat or a dog.
Entries can be received from Monday March 9, 2015 at 8 AM EST until Monday March 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners must be at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their country. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified by email and announced on this post within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours of receiving the email, a new winner will be drawn. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!