Several years ago my 13 year old Boxer Rottweiler (BoxerRotti) Hoochie had a seizure while on our way home from the dog park. Days later, Hoochie was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. She was given 60 days to live. I consulted with an Oncologist and Dr. Anne Reed, a Holistic Vet, who had treated one of my other dogs.
Dr. Reed recommended treatment that included a fresh food diet with an infusion of Chinese Herbs. I followed Dr. Reed’s instructions to the letter. I fed Hoochie homemade fresh food meals with the Chinese Herbs along with her regular kibble every 4 hours of every day. For 9 amazing months we went for walks together. For 9 glorious months I loved my best friend. Despite the 60 day diagnosis, Hoochie and I had a miraculous extra 9 months where she was active, playful and happy.
I became passionate about sharing the amazing health benefits of fresh food with every pet. I contacted Dr. Reed who was excited to partner with me on this project. In 2016 we began working on a line of pet food supplements with benefits. Based in Traditional Chinese Veterinarian Medicine (TCVM) we’ve created combinations of fresh food that truly nourish the bodies of our pets, companions, and best friends.
At 5 Element Food Therapy our motto is “Feed What They Need” and we are deeply committed to helping pet owners do just that.
Dr. Anne Reed
I earned an undergraduate degree from Mills College in 1994, and graduated from U.C. Davis Veterinary School in 1998. In 2000, I became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
My practice, All Paws Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Point Richmond, is focused on Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Food Therapy. It has been amazing to watch how effective nutrition and Chinese Medicine is for treating so many types of chronic illnesses. Treating these illnesses is also a difficult thing for clients to do for their pets - cooking is time intensive and sometimes ingredients are hard to find. When Sharon approached me about recipes for food supplements that taste great and have a therapeutic benefit, I jumped at the chance to help make a product that was easy, high quality and provided what my patients needed in a yummy form. I am thrilled to be a part of 5 Element Food Therapy!