About Paw Health
Paw Health is about promoting the health and well-being of both dogs and cats with a raw food diet. Based in Melbourne and helping pet owners Australia wide!
Do any of the following relate to you?
✔ You want to get your pet off a highly addictive and processed commercial pet food diet
✔ You don’t know a great deal about a raw food diet, but you are aware of its life-changing health benefits
✔ You are aware of the benefits of a raw food diet including the foods your pet requires, but need a little help to put it all together
✔ You are already a raw feeder and want to ensure your pet is receiving the correct balance of protein, calcium and nutrients in their diet
✔ You want to feed a raw food diet, but have been apprehensive because of the negatives on the internet or your vet does not support it
✔ Your pet suffers with health issues – sensitive stomach, food and skin allergies, irritable bowel disease, pancreatitis, anal gland blockage, struvite stones and crystals, obesity
✔ You have a puppy or a kitten and you want to give them the best start in life to support growth, health and longevity
✔ You don’t have the time or energy to prepare a myriad of different raw meals daily
As a Qualified & Accredited Nutritionist for Dogs & Cats, I can identify the nutritional needs of your pet. My aim is to supply you with the best dietary solution that fulfils the needs of your pet, with guidance and support along the way.
Check out my Meal Packages and choose one that suits the needs of your pet!
I create nutritious customised (not generic) raw meal plans that are both convenient and easy to follow and take the guess work out of raw feeding.
‘You can take the animal out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of the animal’. Evolution may have changed many things, but the basic workings or physiology of your cat and dog is almost identical to their wild ancestors…read more
“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to” Alfred A. Montapert. Your pet is probably a huge part of your family, sharing the sofa, sleeping on your bed…read more
I’m not going to tell you any fibs! Introducing and transitioning a pet to a raw food diet that has only ever known the taste of commercial pet food can sometimes be a tricky process, especially with the fussy eaters such as cats and smaller breed dogs…read more
Benefits of Raw
When you make the decision to switch your pet from a highly processed commercial food diet to a natural raw food diet, you will definitely see improvements in your pet’s health as well as a reduction and even a prevention of a myriad of long-term health issues we see too often in our modern day pets. It is always beneficial to introduce a puppy or kitten to a raw food diet from the moment they are weaned from their mother’s milk, but it is never too late to transition!
You will definitely see some positive health changes in pets of all ages.
❥ a healthy and shiny coat without dandruff
❥ a reduction in doggy odour – less baths
❥ lighter and harder stools in appearance without the smell
❥ brighter, happier and more energetic
❥ loss of body fat and an increase in muscle mass
❥ better dental health – less tartar build-up and fresher breath
❥ healthy skin – a reduction in skin allergies, hot spots and itchiness
❥ healthy ears, less itching and infections
❥ avoid painful anal gland blockage
❥ better digestion – less flatulence, and a decrease in food allergies and IBD (irritable bowel disease)
❥ an improvement in mobility
❥ better hydration
❥ avoid the formation of crystals and dangerous UTI’s (urinary tract infection)
❥ a resistance to fleas and intestinal parasites
❥ avoid diabetes
❥ an improvement in behaviour issues
❥ avoid autoimmune disease and many cancers
❥ an improvement in immune function
❥ an increase in life expectancy
❥ less vet appointments
My meal packages are based on the BARF diet (biological appropriate raw food diet or bones and raw food) and consist of raw meaty bones, muscle meat, fruit and vegetables, offal and a range of other natural ingredients and food supplements. I understand that all pets are unique and that is why I will customise the meal package specifically for the needs of your pet.
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
Prior to booking/purchasing a Customised Raw Meal Package please ensure you read the Consultation Conditions
When you invest in one of my Customised Raw Meal Packages (online excluded), 15% of the purchase price will be donated to Pets of The Homeless (POTH) to help animals in need in Australia.
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Welcome all pet lovers, I’m Annie!
Animals are very special to me and I have always been lucky enough to share my life with a beautiful dog or cat companion by my side.
Paw Health Pet Nutrition was born from my own personal journey with health issues. I was employed in a stressful corporate role working long hours and I didn’t have the time to focus on a nutritious diet. As a result, my health and well-being suffered greatly, and I knew that a change was needed if I wanted to be healthy again.
As the ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, I went back to basics and applied this philosophy into my own healing journey.
My pets were also suffering with health-related issues from what I now know to be a direct result of poor nutrition. Expensive vet treatment for painful dental disease had three of my cats lose most of their precious teeth, they were overweight and suffered from many allergies. I was just as determined to get my pets health in order as I had been with my own, but with an overload of information on Google, I didn’t know where to begin.
I made the decision to change my career path and studied nutrition and herbs with the National College of Traditional Medicine (NCTM). I have a Certificate in both Nutrition and Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets and am a member of the Small Animal Naturopathic Association (SAENA). I am based in Melbourne but help all pet owners Australia wide!
Before I launched my career, I successfully transitioned my own pets to a biological appropriate raw food diet (commonly known as BARF) and haven’t looked back. I have now helped many pet owners do the same and the positive results have been incredible!
I want to help your companion live a healthy and happy life too. I truly believe that all pets deserve to reap the wonderful rewards a raw food diet has to offer.