We Specialize In Homemade Dog Food?
At PUPtection Health & Nutrition Center, we are the first and only company to be trained in Nutri-Therapy for cats & dogs which is the use of homemade functional foods or “foods with a purpose”, to help that body detoxify and repair naturally by extracting vitamins, minerals, and enzymes from the food they eat daily instead of using medication, steroids, and antibiotics. Puptection’s Food Therapy protocols are a holistic and extremely effective alternative to prescription diets and are far superior to commercial dry, wet, and raw pet foods.
Who Founded Nutri-Therapy for Pets?
This journey all started when our founder, Dr. Dennis A. Bradford DVM, PhD was grief stricken by a terminal cancer diagnoses in his beloved German Sheppard, Marco, even though he had been on what he thought was the best dog food on market. After months of chemotherapy induced little to no effect he decided to turn away from the traditional veterinary treatment cancer and searched for more effective solutions that were being used for cancer in humans. It was during this time that a veil was lifted from his eyes about the real cause of most illnesses in pets. He began to learn about the truly health collapsing effects of the ingredients used in pet foods as well as the “clever language & definitions” used to cover them up. He realized that grain free and holistic foods, wet or dry, were still using cheap protein “meals”, indigestible starches and even worst, yeast, as fillers and then trying to disguise them with synthetic vitamins that are practically non-absorbable.
A Brand New Perspective on Dog Food
He began to understand that this was the main cause of the poor digestion, chronic inflammation, viruses, and bacterial infections that plagues our pets. This completely changed how he viewed illness and gave him a revolutionary idea for a new form of treatment for animals. So, after extensive research and in a last effort to save his companion, he began formulating his own blends of homemade dog foods and supplements using only organic, easily assimilated, therapeutic ingredients that were proven to have healing properties when ingested. He based his blends on the well-known nutritional therapies of food combining and the Alkaline/Acidic diet’s to optimize digestion, boost immunity and rapidly decrease inflammation in the body.
The Amazing Results
Within a week of feeding Marco this new homemade dog food diet, he saw significantchanges in his mood and behavioral patterns, a week after that, improvements in his stool and body odor. Within a month or so, he had more energy, his coat had begun to grow back, and having finally been weaned off of all prescription medication, he was having regular, solid bowl movements again. Almost a year later, after many tests and trials, Dr. Bradford was blessed with the news of Marco being in remission. After winning this great battle, he immediately made it his life’s mission to re-educate colleagues and clients about the real cause’s pet illnesses and a more holistic and effective way to treat them.
He continued to feed Marco his homemade diet with nothing but great results, and although his clients were also seeing changes in their pet’s health, they were having some difficulty making the diet change both time and cost effective. He decided to do more research to find an easier way to make the diets as well as improve awareness.
In 2010, during a chance encounter, Dr. Bradford met Mr. Waverly Fox, an social entrepreneur who also had an interest in holistic care for humans and animals. He truly believed in Dr. Bradford’s approach of nutritional therapy and suggesting that together, they bring a product to market that would make it easier for pets and their owners to take full advantage of this new therapy.
The brainchild of this duo was PUPtection, which over the next 5 years would go on to establish a new standard in pet nutrition through the launch of the first ever, fully customizable dehydrated food as well as the first line detoxifying supplements for pets. These diets were made of naturally preserved whole food ingredients that had been proven to improve the health of animals and provided a way to use dietary changes as therapy. These protocols naturally alkaline, boost the immune system, and effectively prevented disease and chronic illnesses because of its ability to reduce yeast, decrease bacterial build up, and lower bodily acidity.
Thanks to Dr. Bradford and his unique formulations of homemade diets & supplements, along with the introduction of Nutri-Therapy for pets, PUPtection is able to save thousands of pets from the pain and suffering associated with not only serious illnesses but, also the day-to-day allergies, ear infections, and gastric problems. In addition, Dr. Bradford also created the certified training program and curriculum that is mandatory for all employees to complete. This program includes courses on holistic animal medicine, nutrition, and integrative therapies such as (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutraceuticals so you can be rest assured that all PUPtection Therapist are more than qualified to handle any situation and guide you through all of your questions and concerns.
We are conveniently located 3 minutes from the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90 and Interstate 94); as we are located right in the heart of Wicker park/Bucktown neighborhood - an easy stop on the way home!
For more information on how Puptection’s Formulas and supplements can help your pet please contact us.