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Hope Turner is one of the UK's leading experts on raw pet nutrition. In 1999, on return from a business trip to America, Hope bought a raw fed kitten. Other than the bones she remembered getting from the butcher for her beloved Chow Chow as a child, this was her first introduction to raw feeding.
In 2002, Hope fell in love with a dog and started researching raw feeding further. In early 2003, she then bought two raw fed puppies and the research began in earnest, including taking a number of short courses. Hope has been working in behaviour with dogs, wolves and wolf hybrids since 2004.
Having believed that she had exhausted the non-academic route, in 2009 Hope returned to full time education, taking first a Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Welfare, and then 'topping up' to a Bachelor Degree in Applied Animal Studies in 2012. Throughout her studies each assignment was tailored as much as possible to scientific research on the differentials between raw and conventional feeding and its benefits.
During this time, Hope chose to use social media as a platform to teach what she had learned. She created a number of recipes which she believed were healthier than many of the market alternatives.
Hope released her first book, The Science Behind Canine Raw Feeding, in May 2013. She currently lectures on raw feeding at seminars, and is a consultant on canine nutrition to pet food manufacturers, retailers and pet owners. She founded both the Association of Non-Veterinary Natural Animal Health Practitioners and I'm A Puppy Mummy, and is currently planning her own Nutrition Clinic. Her motto is 'Improving health via nutrition'.