Hi! I'm Allison and dogs are my life :) First and foremost, I am "Mom" to 3 Caribbean rescue dogs: Carli, from the Bahamas, Grace, from Turks & Caicos and Flyer, from Jamaica. You can see them featured in the photo gallery wearing their Natural EM Tick Collars :)
After being a Marketing Manager in the Festivals & Events industry for 10+ years, I began volunteering in dog rescue and realized my passion for helping animals. I created homeoPAWthic (FKA "The Pet Chef") in 2014 after receiving my certificate in Canine Nutrition (more on that below). My focus is on helping pet parents improve the health of their pets by providing science-based nutrition advice and natural products. We are a small business! I have some extra help during peak tick season for EM product orders, but otherwise, it is just me :) Thank you for supporting my small business.
I have earned a certificate in Canine Nutrition and have been helping clients with my consultation business, (formerly under the name "The Pet Chef"), since 2014. I specialize in helping pet owners wade through the vast amount of information and misinformation available in today's "Dr. Google" age. I love to help pets who have health issues, by improving their diet and offering natural solutions to things like flea & tick control.
In addition to my certification, I have also completed the following:
In my volunteer time, I work in dog rescue - committed to saving as many island dogs from the Caribbean as possible. This has given me great experience in implementing natural therapies - most notably a natural heartworm disease protocol - to help these often sick and malnourished dogs get back to better health!
A: I live in Ottawa, ON and all items in the store are shipped from my home location. Nutrition Consultations are done remotely via email, or remote audio/video call.
A: Please see the "My Qualifications" info above for my educational background and work experience.
While I am not a Veterinarian, I have studied with science-based, accredited institutions to obtain my training and I have worked with thousands of dogs. I feel absolutely qualified to advise on Nutrition based on my education and experience.
I like to put it this way - when you need specialized diet advice for yourself, do you rely on your GP? No, you seek a Dietician or Nutritionist :)
A: Simply put, no. Just like any tick product on the market (including the ones prescribed by your veterinarian), I cannot guarantee these products will work for your pet. I can only tell you from my own personal experience and the experiences of thousands of pet parents in North America, that we have used these collars for several years and have successfully remained tick-free. This includes walking through the bush, playing at the cottage and being in high-risk areas. We hope you will have the same success!
**Note that we do not offer refunds should this product not work for you.
A: While we focus on the tick prevention aspect of EM Collars, most customers indicate these collars DO work to protect against fleas. We personally have never had fleas, but we cannot guarantee that these will work to prevent them
A: No, we are a small home-based business. All orders are placed online and fulfilled from my home location in Ottawa, ON. I do offer free local pick-up for customers in the Ottawa area.
A: You can use the shipping calculator at check-out to get a delivery timeframe. **PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS due to COVID-19. Canada Post are no longer giving delivery guarantees. I HIGHLY recommend choosing a tracked shipping option.
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