Marney was encouraged as she read about the benefits of whole food nutrition, as well as the food therapies and herbal supplements used in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She sought to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western philosophies as she started preparing her own food, experimenting in her home kitchen and trying recipes out on her pets and friends’ pets.
She soon took on clients, working to understand their animals from a holistic sense and individualize meals based on their big-picture array of needs. The results were remarkable: pets were gaining energy back, moving better, improving overall.
On a visit to Telluride, Carol heard about Marney’s pet nutrition company. Watching Marney in a one-on-one consultation with a new four-legged customer, Carol instantly saw that something was very different about Marney’s approach. She watched as Marney squatted down on the floor, eye to eye with the pup. She examined his eyes, felt inside his ears, looked closely at his gums and tongue.
Together, Carol and Marney worked to translate the one-on-one consultation to an online assessment that examines over 28 factors that indicate a pet’s nutritional needs. They developed a line of raw and cooked diets, treats, toppers, and broths inspired by the wellness and healing properties of whole food nutrition.