Hi! I'm Samantha Henson, founder of Next Generation Pet Wellness, clinical pet nutritionist, and pet nutrition specialist.
I have spent the last 10 years dedicating my life to the health and wellness of animals and I can truly say that I love what I do. I have helped well over 1,000 cats and dogs live their happiest and healthiest lives through proper, biologically appropriate nutrition, supplementation, and exercise. I give pet owners the tools and education they need to help their furry family members.
I started Next Generation Pet Wellness as a way for people to get unbiased information about pet nutrition. It’s so difficult for pet owners to research online, or even in a store, and not feel overwhelmed by all the choices. I don’t sugar coat things, and because I’m not tied to any specific brand of food, I can be completely honest and remain impartial.
You may be wondering if you would ever need a pet nutritionist or know someone who might. I see dogs and cats (and other pets) from every walk of life and every budget.
A pet nutritionist can help:
Puppies and kittens whose owners want to start them on a great diet
Pets that have been on antibiotics (especially when young)
Pets that have been spayed or neutered before they finished growing
Pets that exhibit signs of allergies/sensitivities (i.e. itching, licking, excessive shedding, bald patches, tear staining)
Pets with stomach issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and nausea
Any senior pet
Pets with cancer
Pets with diabetes
Pets in renal failure
Pets with bladder issues (stones, crystals, UTIs, etc.)
Pets who need to lose weight
One of my favorite things about my job is helping pets lose weight. Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after photo? I love being able to add years onto a cat or dog’s lifespan, and I truly love seeing how happy they get when they move freely and without pain. It motivates me beyond measure. I also love a good challenge — from an 18-year-old picky eater to a dog with 50-plus different allergies, I love them all.
Our team may be a small, but we are mighty.
Pet Nutrition Specialist
Licensed in all 50 States
Dog Treat Tester
*Approves of all treats