Nutrition (Applied Science) Ad Dip, BSC Hons, Animal nutrition PD Cert
Our Co-Founder Alison, has specialised in canine and feline nutrition for over 13 years, helping owners and their pets all over the world.
Alison trained in Sydney, Australia with some of the very best, starting off with a degree in human applied science, leading into naturopathic nutrition and then specialising in functional medicine with a focus on new product development in the health sector for practitioners, and experts in the field.
Alison’s passion for natural sciences soon spilt over into pets after training as a small animal companion nutritionist and completing her studies in Australia in 2008. Keeping a foot in both camps of human and pet nutrition, Alison has honed her skills within the health sector, using her extensive experience in nutrigenomics and epigenetics, applying this knowledge to disease in canines, and having great success.
It’s the combination of working with healing foods, naturopathic principles and scientific research that formulates a winning combination for Alison’s clinical practice.
VN Dip Naturopath BSc ANutR - Animal Nutritionist
BVSc MRCVS - Holistic Veterinary Surgeon
PD Cert Canine Nutrition - Canine Nutritionist Specialist
BA (Hons), PGCE, PGDip, MA, MBPs - Writer and Researcher
A former Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Lisa is psychology graduate. Realising the close link between what we eat and how we feel and behave, Lisa undertook additional study, a Post-Grad Certificate in Biochemistry and an MSc in Human Nutrition. Most recently adding a certificate in Integrative Nutrition to the mix as well.
Swapping humans for pets, Lisa retrained as a pet groomer, setting up her own business along with a cattery. Whilst the cattery functions as a business, Lisa allocates rooms for local rescues during off-peak months to rehabilitate cats ready to find new homes. The majority of these cats suffer with digestive issues, so Lisa’s nutrition experience comes in particularly handy.
Lisa consults on and develops canine and feline nutrition education in the industry and has a regular feature with Edition Dog and the former Edition Cat Magazine. She has also been featured in the Gundog Journal. Alongside this, Lisa keeps a hand in the human arena, having a regular feature in On the Couch Magazine and as a Science Writer for the Centre of Nutritional Psychology in the US.
We offer in-depth and extensive consultation services for those pets that need support during illness, often when nothing else has worked.
Before you book your session, you fill out a 12-page questionnaire that covers, history, presenting symptoms/disease, current diet and an 8 systems body sequencing to establish possible deficiencies, other issues, under-functioning organs and other pathophysiology’s that may present as a problem.
Post consultation, we devise an easy to follow, bespoke plan, based on your pet’s needs, your ideals, whether it be raw, cooked, home-prepared, alongside supplementation and comprehensive lifestyle suggestions. Offering holism at its best.
We can help solve any problem, big or small. Our main areas of specialism lie within itchy dogs, cancer support, IBS/IBD (Inflammatory issues and disease of the bowel), pancreatitis, kidney and liver disease, urinary issues, anxiety, arthritis and endocrine issues such as hypothyroidism.
We use our years of experience and extensive research in disease and genetic polymorphisms to best tailor a successful nutritional plan for your cat or dog.
“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.”