Bio

Golden retrievers are sensitive, silly, intelligent, emotional, loving and so much more.

Unfortunately, they can also fall victim to many health concerns. How many times have you heard about a beautiful golden who was stricken with cancer, for example?

I am a human parent to two lovely golden retrievers, so I understand the connection, the silliness, the emotional depth. This section of Dog Food Coach – Golden Retriever Diet – seeks to provide nutritional information that can help your golden retriever stay healthy.

Hopefully I can help clarify things for you. Please feel free to sign up for my free newsletter as a first step.

Just like us, our dogs do best on fresh, whole foods. And making that happen can be very simple once you learn a couple tricks of the trade.

Cooking. I have been home cooking for my dogs since 2008, and have learned some things along the way. I’ve also been fortunate enough to connect with some very progressive veterinarians and other pros who have taught me a lot over the years!

Learning. I’ve been studying human and animal nutrition since 1996.

Experiencing and Loving. My work on behalf of animals began long before then, and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of nonprofit animal protection organizations. I believe my love and concern for animals was inborn, and is not going anywhere.sarah dog food coach

My Education:

  • Current – Pursuing Pet Master Herbalist certification
  • 2022 – Pet Therapeutic Nutrition Coach Certification, North American Veterinary Association
  • 2022 – Pet Nutrition Coach Certification, North American Veterinary Association
  • 2016 – Master of Science, Holistic Nutrition, American College of Healthcare Sciences, Portland, OR – Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society
  • 2011 – Holistic Chef for Animals (HCA) certification, Global College of Natural Medicine, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 2010 – Canine sports and therapeutic massage studies, Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage, Carbondale, CO
  • 2005 – Canine Massage Advanced Studies, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT
  • 2000 – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, University of Connecticut
  • 1998 – Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy lectures, Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • 1997-1999 – Animal law and ethics lectures, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 1996 – Diploma, Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.), Huntington College of Health Sciences, Knoxville, TN

My animal-related work has been featured in:

  • K9 Magazine
  • GoSolo
  • The Shoreline Times
  • The Guilford Courier
  • Dog Fancy magazine
  • NBC News
  • The Waterbury Republican-American
  • Voices
  • The Litchfield County Times
  • The Seattle-Post Intelligencer and elsewhere
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