Hi. I'm Lisa Hennessy and I started Your Pet Chef to share my love of preparing home cooked meals for my dogs with others. I began preparing these meals about 9 years ago when our rough collie, Shelby, was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. This disease caused her to lose control of her hind limbs. Our vet asked if I would be willing to prepare a special diet for her that had been designed by a leading veterinary researcher on this disease. I said of course!! I began cooking and thought there was no way she was going to eat this. The recipe included tofu, spinach, peppers-to be honest, the food smelled like dirt. Well, to my surprise, she gobbled it up!! I was stunned. I mixed this food with her regular kibble for a couple of weeks, gradually decreasing the kibble and increasing the "Shelby Food". She was so excited for meal time. She hobbled her way to the bowl and enjoyed every bite. While the food did not stop the disease from progressing, it did slow it down. We lost her about 6 months after she began eating "Shelby Food".
During Shelby's treatment, we made many, many visits to our vet. I began to discuss the possibility of cooking for our other dogs. Our vet provided me with some recipes. I prepared them for our other 2 dogs and again, they were gobbled up! I decided to eliminate all of the store bought food and exclusively feed them home prepared meals, which they have been eating for the past 9 years. Meal time at our home is an event. Shouldn't it be the same at your home?
Your Pet Chef
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