Certified Pet Nutritionist

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Martina Schumann

Certified Pet Nutritionist

Martina is an accomplished and compassionate canine nutrition expert and is a certified pet nutritionist (Cert, PN). She has studied at Southern Illinois University where she received with honors her Advanced Canine and Feline Nutrition Certification. Prior to this, she has taken many courses that include canine nutrition, canine formulation, canine anatomy, physiology, and diseases. Martina specializes in canine nutrition and recipe formulations. She strongly believes that feeding your dog a balanced wholefood diet with good nutrition is the key to their best health, improved longevity, and disease management.

Martina is continuously learning and expanding her knowledge of the relatively new canine nutrition and natural health field. She is currently studying herbology and has a strong interest in canine nutrigenomics, how food affects dogs genetically, and our canine friends’ overall health.

My Qualifications

My Story

Martina has worked in collaboration with pet owners since 2015 addressing canine nutrition concerns including healthy adult dogs and growing puppies, as well as complicated cases like cancer, heart disease, pancreatitis, bladder stones, liver disease, food intolerance, gastrointestinal issues, IBD, Colitis and more. She has worked with clients formulating NRC balanced home-prepared raw and cooked diets that are unique for each dog’s nutritional requirements.

Martina has a passion for canine nutrition and natural health since she acquired her first dogs more than 2 decades ago. After feeding her 2 dogs freshly cooked dog food, she witnessed the benefits of a natural, wholesome doggie diet. Her dogs rarely needed to visit the vet and they both lived long healthy lives.

After years of training, courses, and researching pet nutrition, an inspiring moment in the kitchen turned her dream into a reality, with the birth of The Healthy Barker. Martina is the founder and owner of The Healthy Barker, a successful fresh-cooked and raw dog food business where she has created and formulated her own unique line of freshly cooked meals and whole food supplements

A Nutritionist You Can
Truly Trust!

Martina is continuously learning and expanding her knowledge of the relatively new canine nutrition and natural health field. She is currently studying herbology and has a strong interest in canine nutrigenomics, how food affects dogs genetically, and our canine friends’ overall health.

“Nutrition has a profound impact on our beloved companion’s health, and once you become aware of a disease, nutrition should be part of the treatment plan and the healing process.”

individualized nutritional plans that are specially designed for your dog’s optimal health according to their specific breed, age, and medical history while being suited to your lifestyle and budget.

A wide range of homemade recipes and nutritional formulations for healthy dogs and dogs with health conditions that pet owners have experienced long-term success with.

Commercial recipe formulations are designed for corporates to connect with their customers desires and their businesses thrive because of people raving about their products!

A Genuine Caring Pet Nutritionist is
Hard to Find…

Ruth P
“Martina is truly a hidden gem! She is very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. We have a young lab who has the copper gene. Martina was very compassionate about his needs and my concerns. Our young man is enjoying his custom diet that Martina created just for him! Words cannot express the gratitude we feel and new hope for a long life for our young man!”
Carrie & Ron Jackson
“Martina has been wonderful with helping us come up with a solution for our Bull Mastiff who was recently diagnosed with PLN. Between many messages, phone calls and even working on a Sunday for us to pick up some homemade dog food, she has gone above and beyond! Thank you Martina!!”
Nick R
"Martina is a certified canine nutritionist who has mentored with a veterinary nutritionist! I was so excited to come across her website. Both my dogs love the food SO much. And my dog hasn’t vomited since!! My dogs also no longer have extremely stinky farts, and they don’t burp as often now after meals. Thank you, Martina, for the wonderful service and high-quality dog food."
Pamela C
"My English Bulldog has food sensitivities and doesn’t do well on kibble or any of the other gently cooked meal delivery services in Toronto (tried them all). I turned to the expert; Martina. Gnocchi’s allergies are now under control, her skin looks great, her bowel movements are healthy, her energy levels are high, she’s drinking water regularly and she LOVES mealtime!"

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