Meet Our Nutritionist

, Meet Our Nutritionist, Buddies Natural Pet Food

Debbie Wood

Certified Small Animal Naturopath
Certified Animal Health Coach
Certified Carnivore Nutritionist

Debbie started her life in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada. She has always had a small collection of animals of her own and earned her money as a dairy maid for several years observing the cattle and the other animals on the farm; sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, turkeys, barn cats and working dogs.

Debbie later moved into the butcher field and learned about the meat industry and hunting. This was where her interest in raw feeding began. More and more dog people were coming in trying to source raw meaty bones for their pets. There was not much information in those days, but Debbie absorbed everything she could from customers and the few books that were available.

From the butcher business grew Buddies Natural Pet Food. Vancouver Island’s first all raw pet food makers. Debbie was “head chef” for eight years at Buddies and was able to apply the latest raw knowledge to her recipes. It was during these years that Debbie began her formal Naturopathic studies.

After receiving her certification as a Carnivore Nutritionist, Debbie started speaking at seminars and teaching people how to feed raw to their carnivores. She left Buddies Natural Pet Food and opened her own U-Bath studio in Duncan and completed her certification in Small Animal Naturopathics.

Also a Certified Carnivore Nutritionist, she has been teaching people how to honour their dogs as the carnivores they are through seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions.

Debbie’s passion is teaching people how to feed their dogs the food they were meant to have. Her continuing studies include herbs for pets, homeopathy, Tellington touch, hospice care, essential oils, and plenty of behavioral classes. But everything starts with proper nutrition.

Debbie currently owns and operates Lucky Dog U-Bath for all daycare and grooming needs as well as Logical Dog Animal Naturopathy for all nutrition needs. Debbie is currently the nutrition consultant at Buddies Natural Pet Food and continues to run her U-Bath studio, Logical Dog Naturopathics and furthers her education in carnivore nutrition.

For information on a home visit, personal one-on-one consultations or having Debbie speak at your seminar, you can reach her at Lucky Dog U-Bath, Sunday through Thursday at 250-597-7DOG (7364).