Where am I coming from?
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
I think a bit of background would help you to understand my reasons for choosing to create this website and fill the blog pages with what I hope to be useful information.... I have been feeding my dogs a raw diet for 20 years now - that means I was one of those folks who was given a very strange look and expected to pull the broomstick out of the closet to get from A to B. It was definitely not mainstream or accepted to feed anything except processed cereal back in 1998! I have had the gift of sharing my life with 11 canine companions so far. Each and every one has taught me so much about life, love and alternative modalities. 3 of my dogs have passed, I currently have 8. A few of these 8 have come with a miriad of health challenges and poor immunity. As a result, I am continually learning and my knowledge base is growing - whether I want it to or not LOL.
In 2012, I founded the Bone and Biscuit location in Cloverdale BC. Together with my business partner, Jennifer, we were able to establish a "safe place" for new and seasoned pet owners to come to get advice and to hear what has worked with our own animals over the years. Then, in 2015 I co-founded The Adored Beast Apothecary. That passion arose from the lack of viable tools I saw in the marketplace for pet owners who didn't want to always fall back on conventional and often toxic drug choices that are encouraged by a large percentage of veterinarians. My belief is that if pet parents can diversify their "tool box" to include natural, safe and effective options, all of our pets would live longer, healthier lives. So, what do I mean when I say natural options?? I have utilized nutrition (a BALANCED raw and fresh food diet), homeopathy and supplementation (whole foods, herbs and microbiome support) in order to bring balance and wellness to my pack and those of my clients. I am also a HUGE advocate of providing stimulation and environment to nurture the emotional wellbeing of our animals. They are here to teach us lessons, often ones that are hard to learn, about our own life and how we are living it. It is often in finding the courage to make the change that we need to make in our own lives that brings the best health to our animals.
Until next time!