About NGPW

A message from our founder
Hi! I'm Samantha Henson, founder of Next Generation Pet Wellness​, clinical pet nutritionist, and pet nutrition specialist.
I have spent the last 12 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 thousands of 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.
- Samantha Henson

How a pet nutritionist can help

  • Craft personalized recipes for pets whose owners would like to cook for them

  • 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)

  • Any senior pet

  • Pets with:

    • cancer

    • diabetes

    • bladder issues (stones, crystals, UTIs, etc.)

    • stomach issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and nausea

  • Pets in renal failure

  • 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

Our team may be a small, but we are mighty.

Samantha Henson

Pet Nutrition Specialist



Dog Treat Tester

*Approves of all treats

Addison Healey

Business Specialist


Professional Napper

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