Nutrition (Applied Science) Ad Dip, BSC Hons,
Animal nutrition PD Cert
Alison has been a canine and feline nutritionist for over 12 years helping clients and their pets all over the globe. Alison trained inSydney, Australia with some of the very best and started off in human applied science, training in functional medicine and developing food supplements for the health sector upon complication of her degree in 2007.
It was whilst volunteering for a wonderful dog’s home in Sydney that the penny dropped with feeding fresh and natural supplements for our pet’s health. Seeing un-well dogs and fostering them, gave Alison the chance to experiment and research in raw nutrition and to see the wonderful benefits they had on a number of health issues.
Her passion of natural sciences soon spilled over into pets after training as a small animal companion nutritionist and completing her studies in Australia in 2008. Alison not only works with clients and their pet’s but also works for a number of pet food companies in innovation and new product development.
Alison’s area of interest in epigenetics and nutrigenomics takes her consultancy to another level focusing on some very specific issues that seem to arise in genetics for a lot of unwell pets and particular breeds.
It’s the combination of working with healing foods and scientific research that formulates a winning combination for Alison’s clinical practice.
It’s a no brainer when it comes to food, the more natural and the less processed it is, the better it is for your cat or dog. A raw or lightly cooked unadulterated diet, provides enzymes and antioxidants that are essential to life.
My Pet Nutritionist works with several behaviourists, dog trainers, cattery’s and renowned holistic veterinarians and other experts worldwide.
We develop a bespoke plan for your beloved friend to offer the very best in nutrition and healthcare based on a very comprehensive process.
Not only do we consider the baseline necessity of nutrition but work closely with the gut microbiota and immune balance when helping your cat or dog. We have a particular interest in nutrigenomics, how food, good or bad, can switch genes (oncogenes) on and off.
“Alison is a knowledgeable innovator in the world of nutrition. I have worked with her for years and her enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge and professionalism is a joy.”
“In the work that I do as a trainer and behaviourist, nutrition is key to me and I work with Alison a great deal.
I love her approach as its honest, approachable and realistic. As a canine nutritionist she is ace, as a person she is fab too. That is a hard thing to find.”
“When I first made contact with Alison, my Yorkshire Terrier, Darcey, had been diagnosed with three serious, complex, long-term health conditions.
By working with Alison to work through some tailored recipes and ideas, she came up with a plan and from that point on we haven't looked back! Darcey’s weight is now the best it has ever been in her six years of life!”
“I had been to see 3 professional vets/consultants before seeing Alison for my Miss Chloe. She had several issues including high cholesterol, low functioning thyroid, joint issues and a lack lustre.
I am still working with Alison but I am pleased to say her thyroid function seems back to normal range, limping has gone away and she’s running around like a puppy again. Alison saved my dogs life.”
“Our dog Mabel had badly cut her paw which had then got infected. Visits to the vets seemed futile as the wound got worse. Alison put together a plan for me and offered immediate things for us to do that we could easily follow.
Within just one week following her advice the wound had healed over and she was back to eating her new food. I can’t thank Alison enough, she is a miracle worker. One happy dog (and owner).”
"Alison gave me amazing advice when my 3 month puppy was diagnosed with suspected megaesophagus whilst vomiting several times a day.
Alison was really knowledgable about the condition medically and what steps the vet would most likely take. Alison devised a natural diet and supplement plan to support my puppy’s digestive system and a plan of action to help her gain weight.
I’m pleased to say my puppy’s health is improving every day.”