Keeping dogs out of vets since 2011

Dogs First

We offer Six types of video consultations...

These are best done via Zoom. Pick your most appropriate type and book at the bottom of the page.



New to fresh feeding and in need of a guiding hand? Have questions that internet has served to confuse you on? Have I got the balance right? Can I mix this with that? Should I be concerned about nasty bacteria? What is the best food for my dog? Advice on picking good pre-made raw OR dry food. What can I add to my dry meals to make them truly nutritious and tasty!! Etc. Whatever your need in this regard, these sorts of questions are our bread and butter. Make a list and let’s do a Zoom.

€70 incl VAT (£58/$76 approx)

Includes up to 30 mins Zoom with Conor or Karen. Does not include follow up emails.

Works Best for

  • Anyone new-to-raw that has questions
  • Natural parasite control advice
  • Experienced raw feeders with brief nutrition or health questions
  • Non-raw feeders seeking to turbocharge their dog’s meals and life, we don’t discriminate!

Health ConsultATION


Most owners come to us with a pet that has been through the ringer. The dog is on a host of meds and eating extortionately priced kibble. The owner is bamboozled from the conflicting information they have been receiving, information that do date hasn’t fixed their dog in any way. These are the owners we love to help.  We will advise on the most suitable diet, tailored to various types, conditions and health needs, and walk you through the transition, start to finish. Once the ground work is laid we turn our attention to vital natural supplements that can be employed along side his conventional meds (if necessary) and finish with not only a number of crucial health tips to get this dog back into top shape but recommendations of specialists next to contact should the dog need a little polishing.  

€180 incl VAT (£150/$199 approx)

Includes 15min prep for your dog, up to 60 mins Zoom time, session recording, follow-up summary with instruction and some emails communication thereafter

***It’s imperative you download the health questionnaire and submit it with your booking***

Works Best for


Owners of dogs suffering:

  • recurring skin or ear conditions
  • recurring diarrhoea, gut conditions / IBS / IBD/ SIBO
  • food allergies
  • anal gland sufferers
  • chronic itch
  • pancreatitis
  • kidney disease & struvite crystals
  • yeast conditions 
  • obesity
  • stiff joints / arthritis
  • laryngeal paralysis

New Dog ConsultATION


From my days as Pup Supervisor with various guide dog schools, I have a wealth of experience settling pups into their homes and training everyone (dogs and families!) up during that crucial first year of their life. I will advise on what you need in preparation for their arrival, advise on those first few nights, offer a few training tips for the years ahead and, of course, the best nutrition and simple, natural health advice to make sure your pup sets themselves up for a long, healthy, happy life.

€123 incl VAT (£103/$139 approx)

Includes up to 60 mins Zoom with Conor or Karen and tailored email summary. 

Works Best for


New dog owners seeking to set off on the right foot:

    • preparing for arrival
    • the first few nights
    • nutritional advice
    • parasite & vaccination advice
    • basic obedience, toilet training & recall

Cat health consultation

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As our reach grows we cannot forget the moggies. We have teamed up with Julie-Anne Thorne, a leader in the natural treatment and rehabilitation of cats to provide a wonderful quick consult for cat owners. Julie-Anne is a highly trained all rounder – as well as being versed inside and out with the natural feeding of cats, Julie-Anne is a psychologist and qualified cat behaviourist so she can help with the training and emotional side of things. As if that wasn’t enough she is further trained in animal healing. In terms of a one stop shop, it doesn’t get better 

€65 ex VAT (£55/$70 approx)

Cost is for first 90min brainstorm on Zoom. Specific recipe formulation, AAFCO/FEDIAF compliance and veterinary approval extra, depending on need.

Works Best for

  • Anyone new to fresh feeding their cat 
  • Cat owners seeking to turbocharge their cats food.
  • Any cat owner needing brief nutrition or health advice.
  • Natural parasite control

Product Development CONSULTATION


We have expansive knowledge of not only canine nutrition and health sector but also the pet market. We have established a track record of creating and formulating a range of successful pet foods and supplements. We understand pet food manufacturing, product design and marketing, costings and price.  Most of all, we love talking shop. Our first consult will be broad reaching, touching on any aspect you need help with. Later, should you need them, our unique formulations can come with verified AAFCO/FEDIAF verification and even veterinary certification / approval which can be used on labels, should they be needed. Let our knowledge help you avoid common pitfalls and give your products the competitive edge they deserve.

€295 ex VAT (£250/$338 approx)

Cost is for first 90min brainstorm on Zoom. Specific recipe formulation, AAFCO/FEDIAF compliance and veterinary approval extra, depending on need.

Works Best for

  • Companies seeking to develop a dog food or treat range

Dogs First was established to give dog owners no-nonsense, well-researched, factual information on all things canine nutrition and natural health.

It’s clear there is today a terrible amount of bad information out there, much of it a result of the unregulated influx of corporate cash into our veterinary sector. We’ll do our best to protect you from the worst of it but for now trust absolutely nothing in a packet with a picture of a dog on it.