Hi, I'm Lara Rose. I've been an animal lover for as long as I can remember, so finding a passion for giving them the best lives possible was inevitable. Making sure my pets - a horse, a dog, a cat, a tortoise & a spider - are healthy has always been a top priority. Nutrition naturally fits into this.
When I began working at the local feed store, Divide Feed, in 2017 I got my first glimpses into the lives of other pets in my community. Their people started asking me for care advice, and I found that I really loved helping. As I spent more time researching the pet problems I encountered at the store, I realized that many, if not most, of the solutions were related to diet and nutrition. I needed to know more, so I dove headfirst into classes and certification courses in equine, canine, feline, and even livestock nutrition...
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
BFA Illustration from Daemen College
Continuing Education Diploma in Equine Nutrition
from Michigan State University
Beef System Basics Certificate
from Alabama A&M & Auburn University Extensions
Chicken Behavior and Wellfare Certificate
from the Universtiy of Edinburgh
Dog Emotion and Cognition Certificate
from Duke Universtiy
Pet Food Nutrition Specialist, Advanced Canine Nutrition Specialist, & Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist Certificates
from DNM University
Canine Nutrition Certificate (Cert.CN)
from CASI the Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Nutrition and Herbs for Common Canine Conditions
from Cat Lane & the Possible Canine
Master Herbalist Diploma
from the Centre of Excellence
I founded CareFul Pet Nutrition to serve as an extension of the work I already do every day at the feed store; my Divide Feed customers will always get thoughtful advice and diet recommendations from me free of charge. Here, those same customers, and anyone else can give their pets a full life through holistic nutrition designed with care - from commercial foods available in store, to 100% homemade DIY diets.
While I'm nowhere near finished learning (I'll be a life long student in this) I have been able to use the knowledge I've gained so far to help give a whole lot of animals, including my own, happy healthy lives.
So, thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy all the information I've compiled here. And I can't wait to chat with you about your pets!