I help pets obtain their best health

Pet Nutrition Resource

About Nicole

Nicole's undergraduate and graduate education includes biology, chemistry, business and nutrition. Additionally, she has worked for large and small pharmaceutical companies on projects that include cancer research, diabetes, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and hepatitis. 

Since moving her focus from humans to small animals, she has obtained professional certifications in pet nutrition, supplementation and complementary herbal therapies. She instructs many federal, state and municipal K9 teams, guide and therapy dog teams on proper preventative nutrition and supplementation.

Nicole’s interests include metabolic diseases, raw diets, nutritional impact on disease prevention, diet supplementation and complementary diets for cancer treatment. 

Real Food Matters

I am an advocate for doing your best - whatever that may be. It does not have to mean an all raw organic diet, but maybe instead a diet with some fresh food additions. I always strive to provide pet parents with the knowledge to make educated and appropriate decisions based on their situation.

Nutrition: The missing link

Many chronic problems can be prevented, improved upon or eliminated with individualized nutrition options. Examples include skin & coat health, digestion, autoimmune disease, behavioral & performance issues and even cancers.

My Blog

Clinical Animal Nutrition

As an expert in clinical animal nutrition having a strong passion for educating others she lectures many local and national pet organizations including federal, state and municipal K9 teams, guide and therapy dog teams on proper preventative nutrition and supplementation.

Nicci is the canine preventative health nutrition resource for Police K9 Magazine, K9 Cop Magazine, Connecticut Dog Magazine and contributes to the Thomaston Feed blog as well as many featured featured guest blogs on a variety of pet nutrition topics.

Nicci’s interests include metabolic diseases, raw diets, nutritional impact on disease prevention, diet supplementation and complementary diets for cancer treatment. 

Her undergraduate and graduate education includes biology, chemistry, business and nutrition. Additionally, she has worked for large and small pharmaceutical companies on projects that include cancer research, diabetes, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and hepatitis. Since moving her focus from humans to small animals, she has obtained numerous professional certifications in pet nutrition, supplementation and complementary herbal therapies from institutions around the globe.


Raw Feeding Veterinary Society - member


Women in the Pet Industry Network - member


Holistic Actions! - member


2018 Pet Industry Woman of the Year - nominee

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Testimonials

Amazing Follow Up!

Amazing service and follow up! Nicci was so helpful assisting me in selecting the best products to meet the needs of my sick cat. I was immediately struck by how knowledgeable she was—and extremely impressed that she took the time to explain the supplement options and foods to best meet my cat’s needs. My only regret is that I did not find her sooner. Thanks to Nicci, I will be a customer for life! I plan on telling all my friends about her. Thank you again!


Lisa P.

So Knowledgeable & Passionate!

Nicci can be the bridge between you, your vet & your pet's best health. She approaches every situation with years of experience & training to back up her recommendations. You can find holistic solutions to everyday problems, but she'll never try telling you there's only one way to solve a problem. She’ll design specialty diets when needed, can advise about allergy options, offer holistic flea & tick solutions; her services run the gamut. In fact, if you have a problem with your pet I'm pretty sure she'll have a safe solution for you that's more than worth trying. It's rare to find all this in one place & I am fortunate to have her so close to home and to have her help my boy to the extent that she has.


Lori L.

Problem Solver

My mother passed away leaving me in care of her little "baby" a Toy Poodle named Penny. She is a tiny and fussy pedigree, whom will not eat dog food. Nicci solved my problems for not only her nutritional needs, she actually anticipates eating and comes when I make her meal! A friendly, professional woman who knows her stuff about what's best for your furry family members! I am delighted to have stumbled across this gem for our furry babies! Penny & Astro say thanks for making us ALL happy!


Robin J.

There IS Another Option.

Our golden doodle, was experiencing constant seizures. These were absolutely debilitating to him as well as our family.  Constant emergency veterinary visits were becoming far too much of a burden. Reluctantly, with the recommendation of friends, I made an appointment with Nicci to give it a final effort before euthanizing Cooper due to a horrible quality of life. The first two weeks of our new diet I was so nervous because it seemed very odd to me. With several ups and downs, my veterinarian was able to begin reducing seizure medications I am beyond amazed to report Cooper has had only 3 MINOR seizures in the last 6 months. While our new diet is more than I wanted to spend and costs me more time she has saved us hundreds of dollars in medication and emergency visits. The most important part is that our children, my husband and I are able to keep our dog, and he is SO happy. We highly recommend putting your faith in Nicci, there IS another option.


John & Terri

The Missing Link!

We have an 11-year-old golden doodle who was about two days away from calling it quits with kidney failure, when I was told by another loyal customer, to give Nicci a call. I Am SO GLAD that I did. Our poor ‘ol boy’ has been on anti-seizure meds for years, which is what ultimately did the damage to his kidneys. He also has a painful slipped disc in his back and wasn’t able to walk, never mind run easily. Once Nicci put together a plan, after discussing all of our dog’s medical and prescription history, we finally had someone give us hope as to our dog’s dismal future. That was 3 months ago!!! He is doing phenomenally!!! He’s like a puppy again! No pain, no seizures, he’s eating and drinking again. I haven’t weighed him yet, but I think he has even gained back some of the 25 lbs. he lost. I cannot give her enough kudos. While we know that our dog is on the latter end of his lifespan, we now feel it will not only be longer, but also a better quality of life. Thank you so, so much for giving our sweet boy a fighting chance.


Cherie B.

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