I’ve always had a passion for dogs and leaned toward natural ways to maintain and improve their overall health. I started feeding a raw diet in 2013. I prefer to feed natural, pure foods and treats. I shy away from additives, by products, unnatural preservatives and chemicals, whenever possible.
In 2008 I opened Luxe Dog Grooming and Training in White Rock BC. In 2012 I obtained my Professional Dog Trainer Certification and in 2013 I quit the corporate world and went on to obtain my Professional Dog Groomer Certification in 2014 after which time I started working with my staff at Luxe Dog. During this time, I saw dogs with a multitude of different issues including food sensitivities, environmental allergies, poor skin and coat, emotional issues such as anxiety and stress, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
There are so many toxins in our world today, not to mention GMO's, that I suspect that these, in some way, are contributing to todays' dog health issues. Because of my keen interest in a natural approach to dog health I started researching alternative remedies and health care and discovered a whole new world in essential oils, herbs and botanicals, and many other natural remedies, health products and dietary complements.
My desire is to help myself and my dogs live a healthier, happier, longer life and to offer you, my fellow dog lovers and owners, the tools, products and knowledge to assist you in following a path of holistic, natural health and well being.
In the summer of 2021 I sold Luxe Dog and moved to the Westshore area on Vancouver Island to be close to family.
The Wholesome Hound storefront is located at 110-694 Goldstream Avenue, Langford BC offering raw food, select kibble, health supplements, dietary complements, grooming services, and so much more! Proudly supporting Canadian, local and BC businesses.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Please keep in mind that the information and products provided and/or shared on this site are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or medical conditions. Always consult your medical professional or veterinarian before beginning any new dietary complements, health supplements or therapies.
Good health starts with good food. Raw food diets are toted to be the oldest form of pet food. Why? Because they are the closest to what our dogs ancestors and those that live in the wild today eat. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of raw, natural foods in their diets and many dog and cat owners are switching to raw diets as well, for a multitude of reasons.
On the flip side of that coin, there are some dogs and cats that simply are not able to consume raw foods for various reasons. We therefore also include select kibble, freeze dried and canned foods in our product offering.
As pet owners investigate what builds their own good health, they realize good food applies to the whole family—including the four-legged family,” explains Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM, a holistic veterinarian who is also certified in Veterinary Food Therapy and Chinese Herbal Therapy.
My personal preference is for holistic and natural care and/or treatments whenever possible. I believe what
Dr. Karen Becker says:
If a health condition can be resolved or well-managed with natural treatments that have no known side effects, why take risks with synthetic pharmaceuticals that almost certainly come with side effects?
Some of the differences between Holistic/Natural and Traditional care:
I concede that traditional treatments are a necessary part of modern health care. Drugs and surgery have their place in situations where that is the only protocol. It is my belief however, that natural care should be the first option of choice with drugs and surgeries being secondary.
Dr. Katherine Kramer of the Vancouver Animal Wellness Clinic says she can't imagine practicing today without this product.
Read more here: Dr. Katherine Kramer
Survey results from the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, show an increasing number of owners are using hemp plant extract products for their dogs and cats. The majority of those who participated indicated issues that were positively impacted by these products were pain relief, sleep and anxiety, convulsions and seizures, nausea and vomiting and appetite.
Harmonic Balance's K9 & Feline Comfort formulas are organically grown, Canadian made, 100% Industrial Hemp Plant Extract, non-GMO, free of preservatives and chemicals. Please contact us for more information.
We also carry Happy Paws Relax and Relief Hemp Products.
Dietary complements and health supplements are essential to promote and support strong growth and development; healthy skin and coat; a strong immune system, healthy organs and digestive tract. We offer a variety of different brands to support your dogs well being.
In addition to our own Certified Holistic Health Practitioner formulated Allergy Relief, Joint and Hip Health, Immune Support, Daily Vitamin Boost, Skin and Coat and Calming products we support these wonderful Canadian Brands:
Adored Beast, Baci+, Baie Run, Cranimals, Dr. Maggie's, Earth MD, Four Leaf Rover, Happy Days, Happy Pawz, LivStrong, Naturpet, North Hound Life, Omega Alpha, Purica Recovery, Tri-Acta and more!
We also offer Purina ProPlan FortiFlora Probiotics for gut health as well as Pure and Natural, Kin+Kind and Skout's Honor products for skin, eye and ear health and maintenance.
What dog doesn't love a treat? We carry Live Well Himalayan Yak Cheese Chews, FoleyBites, Hero Dog Treats, VitalityDog, Crumps, Cannabiscuit, Granville Island Pet Treatery, Snack 21 Salmon Skin Crisps & Rolls, Open Range, Rocky Mountain Raw Freeze Dried Treats, Nulo, Open Farm and more! All natural, wholesome, yummy goodness!
The Nagayu CO² Spa Treatment originated in Japan. It contains carbon dioxide, hydrogen and bicarbonate and has been an effective medical and hair treatment on humans for years.
This skin and hair therapy treatment is now available at The Wholesome Hound for your beloved four legged companion!
This system helps dogs with skin problems such as itchiness, hot spots, yeast build up, flea and tick bites, warts, "gunky" ears, odor, dandruff, dry skin and more! The Spa treatment also encourages hair growth and leaves the coat and skin noticeably cleaner, healthier and odor free. Obvious improvements are typically seen after 1 to 2 treatments.
The shower heads design dissolves the CO² tablet into the rinse which breaks the shampoo up faster, and gets the treatment right down into the clogged pores to remove built up mineral waste. Dogs of all ages love the feel of the gentle massage of the Nagayu Spa Treatment.
Be sure to request this spa service when booking your grooming appointment!
I met Sue O. at the pet lovers expo in Abbotsford. She was so sweet and heartwarming. She gave me Calm Kitty for my rescue that has serious anxiety. I will definitely be purchasing this product and telling my friends about your company. Cali has been much more relaxed and I've even been able to pet her while she watches TV on the couch, which doesn't sound like much, but it's an amazing achievement and I'm so happy. THANK you Sue for your amazing sweetness.
Christine C., Surrey BC
I first learnt about Harmonic Balance CBD at a Pet Show in Cloverdale a few years ago. The CBD oil has been amazing for my dog Frodo. Frodo has had Inflammatory Bowel Disease for 4 and a half years, many allergies and is a high anxiety dog. Frodo was anxious, itchy and his coat was very dull. I had tried many different brands of CBD , and nothing seemed to cover all bases for Frodo. Within a few weeks I saw a complete change in Frodo, he was less anxious (pacing/unsettled) , his coat was getting better and he wasn't extremely itchy any longer. Frodo has been using this CBD Oil now for about 2 years and I wouldn't go back. It has made a noticeable difference in him.
Meaghan M., Surrey BC
Joint and Hip Formula: Delilah is doing so well on this. She managed to get her front legs up on to the couch. Do not think we will see her jump up on there but this much is great.
Melodie L, Surrey BC
I met you at Petapalooza in Victoria and spoke to you about trying for the first time for my senior golden retriever who was anxious at nighttime and wasn't sleeping. It has not only calmed her anxiety but also seems to be giving her more energy. I've also noticed that she's coughing less now. :)
Thanks for your recommendation and for selling such a great product.
Rebecca K., Victoria BC
I recently used Harmonic Balance's oil. What a difference! I find my dog to be more relaxed! Perfect for when I leave for work and get worried that he might be barking up a storm, I cannot endorse this product enough! Also, he loved his Boo Biscuits!
Mike F., North Delta, BC
We’ve loving having the oil around for our two dogs for when they need a ‘chill pill.’ Maggie has a bit of fearfulness that makes her wary of people and Joey gets anxious from treatments for longstanding skin issues. In both cases the oil helps them both immensely, which not only gives them relief but gives us relief too, knowing that they can relax and feel a lot better mentally. We’re an all natural household, so it’s great to have such an effective, safe, high quality product at our fingertips, that also has a bunch of other health benefits to boot. We’re hooked!
Nadine K., Mission BC
I've had Baer, a 9 year old Miniature Dachshund who suffers from Nerve Root Signature Pain on K9 Comfort from Harmonic Balance for about 2 weeks now. We use it for everyday maintenance and he gets the recommended dose for his weight. He hasn't had any episodes recently in regards to his spine and I notice the edge taken off, less anxiety when it comes to day to day life and especially when he is left home alone. Overall, a great Oil for canines!
Emmy A., White Rock BC
While camping...Kick Bug spray saved me and my dog from getting bit by mosquitos!! Great smell and long lasting!
Christine W., Surrey BC
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September 22, 2021
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