~ Kymythy R. Schultze ~

Major Publications

Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet, Hay House, Inc., 1998

The Natural Nutrition No-Cook Book, Hay House, Inc., 2005

Natural Nutrition for Cats: The Path to Purrfect Health, Hay House, Inc., 2008

Numerous articles for major publications


Kymythy is a Clinical Nutritionist (CN); Natural Healing Institute, and is completing study to become a Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC); American Association of Nutritional Consultants. She has been certified as an Animal Health Instructor by the California State Board of Education and licensed by the Federal Government as a Wildlife Rehabilitator. Kymythy is also a certified Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation Practitioner (VOM). Kymythy has completed extensive coursework including Canine Nutrition at Cornell University.

More importantly, the breadth and depth of Kymythy’s educational background is the result of a pressing personal need to understand and overcome her own crippling illness. In this quest she became the patient and then the protégé of nutritional pioneer Dr. Richard Dahout, CA. He mentored her as she gathered the educational and personal experiences that led to her groundbreaking work that has so dramatically influenced her dietary strategies. Specifically, she has bred Newfoundland dogs for three decades, enabling her to see the results of her canine dietary program over many generations. She has produced numerous dogs with championship and working titles, including Water Rescue and Service dogs. Cats have also been an integral part of Kymythy’s life. She also draws from her experience as a Veterinarian Assistant. Additional coursework includes: Human, canine, feline, and wildlife nutrition and health, functional foods and supplements, biology, behavior, iridology, Touch for Health, energy medicine, herbology, homeopathy, vaccines, flower essences, among others. She remains an active researcher in the field of human, canine, and feline health and nutrition.

Contributions and Activities

This extensive background of formal education and personal experience enabled Kymythy to be the first to popularize what has come to be internationally recognized as the grainless “Species-Appropriate Diet” for dogs and cats. She has helped many to understand and apply those insights with wonderful results. She has lectured widely around the world and her books are international best-sellers. Kymythy is interviewed often for print, radio, and TV [including actress Shirley McLaine’s show]. She was herself, host of a public service radio show. Her dietary recommendations have been widely approved and endorsed by numerous human and veterinary doctors and health practitioners. “Kymythy is a qualified animal nutritionist. In addition, she is energetic and dedicated to her beliefs, and she practices what she preaches. I have worked with her pets over these many years and seen the benefits of her feeding.” – Dr. Stephen R. Blake, Jr., DVM. Kymythy has also shared her understanding by teaching such courses as Nutrition and Holistic Health at the School of Healing Arts, (CA) and Health and Nutrition for The Learning Annex (CA) and Discover U (WA).

Affiliations and Associations

Member, Price-Pottenger Nutritional Foundation

Diplomat Member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants

Member, Newfoundland Club of America and NCA Water Rescue Test Judge

Member and Past President, Newfoundland Club of San Diego

Member, Newfoundland Club of Seattle


Ongoing life is ongoing learning. Kymythy lives on a small farm in the Pacific Northwest, and is Enologist and winemaker for Gracie Vineyard. gracievineyard.com She enjoys preparing healthy, delicious meals for good friends; furry and non-furry. Please visit Kymythy’s website at www.kymythy.com