Dogs age faster than humans. Why does that matter?
Small dogs add 4 years for every human, calendar year while large dogs add 8 years for the same time period. This accelerated aging means problems can develop faster, seemingly overnight, and progress faster than the same problems in humans. Chronic kidney, liver, or heart disease can start younger and progress faster. Cancer can develop, grow and spread much faster than our own.
There is good news. Like in human medicine, scientific advances are providing better treatments so dogs can have a high quality of life with diseases once thought to be a “death sentence.” Even certain cancers, when diagnosed early, can now be managed as chronic diseases.
The key to improving the quality of life is early diagnosis. Early diagnosis allows more flexibility for treatment. Holistic and natural approaches are more likely to help when started early.
A plan for health monitoring for reduced vet bills later and better quality of life for your dog(s) now and throughout their lives:
Taking your dog to the vet only when it is scheduled for vaccinations, generally, every 3 years, may delay the diagnosis and treatment. This decreases the success of the medical intervention. Prevention and early detection are always cheaper than treating advanced problems.
As we seek a better quality of life for ourselves, we naturally want to do the same for our dogs. Coming in more frequently is an excellent start.
If you are too far away to see Dr. Tudor in person, but still wish to make your own balanced dog food at home using Dr. Tudor's exclusive nutrient powder, omega 3 oil and recipes, we now offer two options for you:Healthier Homemade for Dogs
When you need or want custom recipes that are personalized for your fur family, our sister site Healthier Homemade can help you out. Because this service is remote, we are unable to give medical advice or diagnosis, so we work with your veterinarian to make sure your fur family is well cared for.
At Healthier Homemade, we offer Medical Recipe Programs for 14 different conditions. See them in detail here.
There are an assortment of recipe formulations for dogs with diagnosed Food Allergies. They include, High Protein, Instant, and Economy options.
If you have all Normal Adult Dogs in your fur family and wish to have more control over the formulations of your recipes, we offer Economy, Instant, High Protein, and Ultra-High Protein (including a few all meat options).
With all of our custom recipes you may include up to 4 dogs (with the same health profile) and you may choose cooking frequency from every day to once a week. We do all the math, we even calculate serving size for each dog! We also have detailed tutorials for each step of cooking, mixing, and storing.
If you are an experienced cook, like flexibility, have a normal adult dog, and just need general guidelines, Hearthstone may be right for you. Before purchasing a Starter Kit, you can see a complete list of ingredient options that can be used.
Our EZ Meal Planner gives you a great starting point. You still get to pick out wholesome ingredients at the grocery store and you still get "The Well Dog Nutrient Powder" to make sure your dogs' meals are balanced.
The Getting Started page gives you a great road map for what you need to equip your kitchen, preparation, transitioning to a new food, and more.