Have you ever wondered if what and how you’re feeding your pet is the “right” way? Do you get confused or even nervous when choosing foods for your pet? If so, you are not alone. In fact, a lot of pet owners we talk to have nutrition questions, including “what is the best food to feed?”
If you have read my column before, you may remember the topic from March 2017 called “Spicing Up Your Pet’s Kibble: Why it’s important to add more than what’s in the bag.” I spoke with many pet owners that read this who then gained knowledge and confidence to begin adding fresh food to their pet’s diet. Many of those pet owners are still doing this and their pet’s are happier and healthier. Isn’t this what we all want?
Last October I wrote a column called “Are Grain Free Foods Harming Our Pets?” This was written in response to information the FDA came out claiming that some grain-free diets may be causing a heart condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). Another column was written about how to read a label on pet food. As you can see, pet nutrition, food rotation, and being aware of labels is extremely important to me. I have made it my mission to help pet owners have the tools, including information, that they need to make good decisions for their pets.
To help you, we are very excited to welcome guest speaker, veterinarian Dr. Nell Ostermeier, to our store on Tuesday, August 13th from 6:30-8:30pm for a presentation called: Formulation and Rotation: Tips for Providing a Broad and Safe Nutrition Plan for your Pet. Dr. Nell will provide a brief overview of how Traditional Chinese Medicine can add to your pet’s nutrition plan, along with tips on broadening the nutrients available to your pet. Common fears and misunderstandings will be addressed, and you will learn how you can give your pets their best chance at a well-rounded, healthy diet. In addition, Dr. Nell will provide a recipe for a basic but nutritious and easy-to-prepare home-cooked recipe that can be added as a topping for your pet.
More about Dr. Nell Ostermeier, DVM:
Dr. Nell received her doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and began practicing in the suburbs of southern California. She then founded a neighborhood small animal practice with her husband in Portland, Oregon in 2007. She continues to practice at Lombard Animal Hospital, where she leads the integrative medicine program, while also lecturing and teaching nationally and internationally on the various aspects of veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, including food therapy. Earlier this year, Dr. Nell became a fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, being one of just 27 individuals to obtain this distinguished certification. Her mission is to promote integrative medicine, the combination of modern Western medicine with complimentary alternative treatments, as the standard of care for pets at the global level.
Please join us!
Formulation and Rotation: Tips for Providing a Broad and Safe Nutrition Plan for your Pet
When: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Where: The Filling Station Pet Supplies
10115 SW Nimbus Ave., Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97223