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  • Born the oldest of five boys, I spent the majority of my time as a boy playing in the woods of Maine. It was during this time that I fell in love with nature, science and most of all animals. All through grade school I was determined to be a scientist but fell in love with medicine as soon as I started college at the University of Maine in Orono. I graduated from UMO with a B.S. in Biology in May of 2005 and by August I was living in the Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada, where I attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, and met the love my life. After three years of classroom training and island living I left Grenada and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to complete the clinical portion of my veterinary schooling. After a year of intense clinical work I moved to East Dorset, Vermont and began working at Riverside Veterinary Care on River Street in Rutland. In March, 2010 I married the love of my life, who is also a veterinarian at Green Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Manchester. We are still in East Dorset with our two cats and three dogs.

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Hi there,
I didn't see my brand, and I'm not sure if I've run it by you before or not. I feed my Rotties "Chicken Noodle Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul" -Adult Large Breed Formula. I have never really got much feedback from my vet other than, "Ya, that's okay." So, not being sure what "okay" meant, I asked if she thought I should switch them, I was told know that food is fine. And trusting your judgement, I thought I'd ask since it happens to be one of your favorite education topics. I like other researched many labels before choosing this food. It appears to be high in many natural ingredients including meats, fish and vegetables. I'm looking forward to your opinion.


Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul would be a fine food as long as your dogs are doing well on it. If your dogs start to exihibit signs of G.I. problems I would probably switch diets first and then work up things like parasites, etc.

Gordon Loop

Hi Heath,
Its been a long time since I seen your name. I saw it today on FB and began reading your post, because we are dog lovers too. I think it is wonderful that your a vet, and it sounds as though your a good one too. We wish we lived in VT! I have a question for you if you don't mind?

We have a Golden Retriever who is around 10, and we have had to feed him a grain free type food from Nutro. It has worked but the down side is the expense. Its around 50 bucks for a large bag, eek. Does Purina have a good grain free food or do you know of another one? We use the grain free because he is allergic to something!
Blessings to you Heath, hope all is well.

Gordon Loop

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