Licensed human food manufacturer, Goodness Gracious, recently announced a strategic partnership with A Time to Heal that would distribute their human grade canine diets to veterinarians across the United States beginning July 12, 2022.
Underscoring the companies’ mutual commitment to superior nutritional and quality standards, the partnership brings Goodness Gracious’ gently cooked, 100 percent whole food, complete and balanced dog foods to A Time to Heal’s community of integrative licensed veterinarians. Goodness Gracious’ high protein, moderate fat and low starch diets are crafted in small batches following current Good Manufacturing Practices – the same exacting quality standards as human food.
“Goodness Gracious is committed to exceptional nutrition, ethical sourcing, a greener planet and a diverse workplace,” said Amy Renz, Goodness Gracious CEO. “We are honored to be partnered with A Time to Heal and their veterinary community. Having our recipes embraced by integrative veterinarians as the gold standard and seeing first-hand the health improvements these species appropriate formulations make energizes us. Our ingredients include ethically sourced proteins, anti-inflammatory non-GMO vegetables and heathy fats to achieve diets with low glycemic loads, good Omega-3 fatty acid balances, reduced sodium levels and antioxidant richness.”
Goodness Gracious’ formulations are the result of a collaborative process between the company and Nathan Heilman, DVM, CVT, CVSMT of Qi Veterinary Clinic. The diets are refinements of the practice’s recipes, which have optimized the health of hundreds of patients over the last 15 years, according to Heilman.
“Practicing holistic medicine without excellent nutrition in place is like sailing into a strong headwind. By distributing Goodness Gracious’ human grade dog food to veterinarians, we are providing doctors a foundation upon which to heal and prevent a wide array of canine disorders,” said Thérèse Fafard, CEO of A Time to Heal.
Since their founding, A Time to Heal has provided veterinarians a comprehensive toolkit of herbal formulas, medical supplies and AHVMA and CIVT-affiliated educational offerings to help them treat patients. This community views food as medicine and Goodness Gracious’ offering as a powerful complement. The ingredient quality and nutrient ratios in the recipes align with what the company considers optimal nutrition for dogs, according to Heilman, co-owner and consulting veterinarian to A Time To Heal.
To reduce carbon emissions and waste, Goodness Gracious is drop shipping their frozen food direct to veterinarians and their clients in compostable hay-insulated boxes.
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