But like many pet parents out there, I became increasingly disappointed and frustrated with the quality of the products available on the market, finding that more and more often they contained inferior ingredients along with artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, which are simply not in the best interest of our pets overall health and longevity - and so CanineCeuticals was born!
Working as a clinical Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist for human clients for many years, it became apparent to me that our pets were suffering from many of the same lifestyle diseases as us - allergies and food intolerances, overweight and obesity, kidney and liver disease, stress and anxiety, osteoarthritis, dermatitis, reduced immune function and even cancer. But unlike the human treatments available, I found that high quality holistic approaches for dog health were severely lacking, and so I made it my mission to address this gap via the creation of CanineCeuticals.
With a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (with honours) from the University of Melbourne, I worked for over a decade as a Research Pathologist before moving into the field of Regulatory Affairs for a global pharmaceutical company. It was in these roles that I gained
a deep, first-hand understanding of the effect that pathogens, environmental toxins and food production techniques have on our food, our bodies and consequently - our health.
It was this knowledge that led me to complete additional qualifications in Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine, including a Bachelor of Health Science, and to begin my journey as a natural healthcare practitioner for both people and pets.