Feed Them Better
Love Them Longer
5 Element Food Therapy was born out of the love for a dog. Since you’ve found your way here, chances are you already know how strong that sort of love is. Her name was Hoochie (a.k.a. Hoo Hoochie Hoolie) and our story is her story.
With 13 years under her collar, Hoochie was a happy and healthy Boxer-Rottweiler mix who still had the energy to hold her own at the dog park. One day, on the way home from that very same dog park, she had a seizure. Several days and tests later, Hoochie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and a life expectancy of 30 - 60 short days. Hoochie’s human, Sharon, was devastated.
After consulting with a veterinary oncologist, Sharon decided the effectiveness of chemotherapy was too uncertain to warrant the physical trauma it would cause for Hoochie, so Sharon reached out to Certified Holistic Vet Dr. Anne Reed to explore acupuncture as a way of making Hoochie more comfortable in her remaining days.
Dr. Reed’s treatment recommendations included a fresh food diet with an infusion of Chinese herbs, which Sharon unvaryingly added to Hoochie’s regular kibble diet. The initial 60 days turned into 90, and then 120. And yet Hoochie continued to be active and happy, thriving on her new fresh food and herb supplements. In the end, Sharon and Hoochie played, cuddled, and went for walks together for 9 full and amazing months from Hoochie’s diagnosis.
Hoochie’s successful life extending treatment inspired Sharon to share the health benefits of fresh food with every pet and pet owner she knew. In 2016, Sharon returned to Dr. Reed to ask her to partner on a new endeavor - creating a line of pet food supplements based in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to help nourish the bodies of pets, companions, and best friends everywhere. And 5 Element Food Therapy was officially born.
5 Element Food Therapy is committed to providing nourishing dietary supplements containing proprietary blends of whole foods and herbs.
In memory of Hoochie