Nutrition is the foundation of good (or poor) health for our animal companions.
This is a 3-hour interactive power point seminar. Bring your current pet food and treat labels, all your questions, and something to take notes on.
In this seminar you will learn:
- How to read and understand the pet food label and the pet food industry.
- Macronutrients and Micronutrients and what they mean for the health of our pets.
- Formulas for calculating carbohydrates because they are not listed on the label.
- How to calculate on a Dry Matter basis so you can compare “apples to apples and oranges to oranges”.
- Understand how some ingredients in pet food can actually cause chronic health issues and behavior problems in our pets.
- How to put all the information together so you can feed an optimal diet that doesn’t break the bank.
Learn which ingredients to look for, which ones to avoid, and how to determine if the food will support the optimal health of your pet. Feed your pets to thrive not just survive.
This seminar is presented by Melanie Hampton of Serenity Pet Massage. Melanie started her career of working with animals as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She spent over 30 years working in various animal hospital settings; large/small animal combined, small animal, feline only, and a veterinary surgical practice. She began her interest in helping animals live healthier lives by getting her certification in Canine Massage Therapy in 2013. Since then she has become a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Canine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner, Healing Touch for Animals® – Advanced Proficiency Practitioner, Pet Tech® Instructor, and a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to overall health and well-being for both humans and animals. Through massage and energy work, she is able to help animals with both physical and emotional issues. She teaches Pet CPR, First Aid, and Care classes at All Dogs Allowed. Along with the PetSaver classes, she also offers a Pet Nutrition seminar, helping pet parents understand the ingredient label and how they can affect their animal’s health, well-being, and even their behavior. She also offers individual nutrition coaching sessions. She is always looking for new ways to help animal’s and their people.
In her spare time, she volunteers at Wake County Animal Center and with Vets to Vets United. She shares her home with her husband, her three dogs “Willow, Dixie, and Gypsy”, and her three cats “Sammie, Mork, and Marley”. She enjoys kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking when there is time in her busy schedule to sneak it in!