There are a lot of important factors in keeping a pet healthy and fabulous, "Many are interdependent," says Richard Hill, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. “Nutrition is very important in this respect, as it affects other aspects of overall health. For example, vaccinations are important to help prevent certain infectious diseases in pets. In order for vaccinations and prescriptive drugs to be effective, the pet needs to have a healthy immune system. Certain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and taurine act as antioxidants and help reduce damage to the cells of the immune system, improving function. Thus, nutrition plays a role in disease prevention. Some therapeutic diets have a nutritional profile that would not be ideal for a healthy pet, but since they are only used under the supervision of a veterinarian, misuse is not common.”


Think Simple. Think Fresh. Think Four Core Nutritional Standards.


How your pet’s food is made is equally as important as is the quality of ingredients used. The trend in the pet food market is towards RAW frozen pet food.  Denatured cheap meats, minimal amounts of GMO vegetables made into a slurry, frozen and sold as a food product. This is not the best way to assure your pets nutritional needs are being met or the bioavailability of your pet’s food. At Pet Nutrition Systems each ingredient is prepared independently and properly to provide the maximum bioavailability and optimum absorption of all nutrients in each formulation. Food should stay as close to its natural form as possible to be considered raw or whole.


No one nutrient can work by itself, it needs at least one other nutrient to help it perform its task. Too much of the complementing nutrient and it may cancel its effect and too little will not allow the nutrient-cell interactions to work in balance and in harmony with each other.  When either the protein levels or the nutrient levels are out of balance, there is a risk of that pet’s genetic systems malfunctioning. 0ver 85% of all frozen Raw, canned and bagged pet food is out of balance. They are designed to meet the minimum nutrient needs for the average dog, not your dog.


Each ingredient should be selected and prepared to deliver the correct amount of 
nutrient or the formulation will need to be supplemented.  food must be presented in it's most bio-available state to provide the maximum level of all the essential nutrients required by your pet’s body.  


Once the food is prepared it starts losing its potency, available nutrients, and freshness. There are three ways in-which food loses its nutrient value: Heat, Light, and Air.  All three rob the food and your pet's body of needed nutrients.  It becomes a guessing game of how old is the food you are feeding, the number of nutrients remaining and the level of bad bacteria in the food. 




 Bio-Nutrition is broadly defined as the use of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, co-factors, enzymes, anti-oxidants, and phytonutrients, to support the body’s immune and healing systems, thereby altering the course and outcome of a disease process. It can be used as pro-active pet healthcare or can be used as therapeutical to help manage and heal illnesses. It does not focus on food types, calories or minimum daily requirements, but rather on metabolic and physiological effects of foods on the body’s healing and immune systems.


Formulations/recipes are not designed to address symptoms or diseases, rather they are designed to feed and fuel the cells of the body, thereby using or calling upon the cells inherent ability to heal and achieve wellness. The goals of bio-nutrition formulations fall within three broad categories designed to directly help enhance overall health.










An optimum nutritional state is very important in managing a variety of inherited and other metabolic diseases as well as for a healthy immune system. Examples, where nutritional management is important in inherited breed disorders include


Adding ingredients to the diet to make it more alkaline for Miniature Schnauzers with calcium oxalate bladder or kidney stones.


* Use of the vitamin A derivative in Cocker Spaniels and other breeds with idiopathic seborrhea of the skin. Management with drugs and/or diet of diseases such as diabetes mellitus and the copper-storage disease prevalent in breeds like the Wheaton Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and German Pinscher; wheat-sensitive in Irish Setters; and treatment of vitamin B-12 deficiency in Giant Schnauzers.


* Nutritional factors that play an important role in immune function include zinc, selenium and vitamin E, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and linoleic acid. Deficiency of these compounds impairs both circulating as well as cell-mediated immunity.


The requirement for essential nutrients increases during periods of rapid growth or reproduction and also may increase in times of stress, geriatric individuals, poor immune function and the bioavailability of these nutrients generally wane with aging. Club O.N.E. members have a rotation of fresh seasonal produce and free range and/or organic meats and our nutritionist and chef adjust your pet's formulations to meet the changes in life stages, illness, change of environment and other possible life changes. 


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