Retailer Success Story

BARK

Our retailers are on the front line of spreading the message of Raw, and we appreciate their efforts so much!  Their stories give a face to our product, and it helps us keep us motivated to bring good health to more pets. Check out this story shared by Kaitlin Freerks, from Bark! In Annapolis, about her journey to raw:

“I started transitioning my Newfoundland puppy to raw at about six months old, she was suffering from chronic UTIs caused by a recessed vulva, and I was looking for a more moisture-dense diet that might help prevent the infections from occurring. Not only did her UTIs completely Kaitlin Freerks - Bark Annapolis - Admiraldisappear, but so did her chronic ear infections, gas, and anal gland problems. Her skin and coat are very healthy, we get compliments everywhere we go, and she doesn’t have the yeasty/musty smell I have experienced with other Newfies. Of course, her stools are more compact and have less odor, people are amazed that such little stool comes from such a big dog! One incident that really emphasized the importance of her raw diet occurred when she was around two years old. One night, after some heavy activity, she started limping and would not put any weight on her leg. I was really concerned and rushed her to her orthopedic specialist the next day. It turns out she experienced a problem with one of her cruciate ligaments, a common issue in some Newfie lines, but luckily the ligament did not tear. After a couple of days she actually fully recovered! Her vet told me her lean and muscular body condition from the raw diet, and the natural anti-inflammatory nature of raw played a big role in preventing her from rupturing it like most other dogs do. To this day, she still has some moments of soreness after vigorous activity, but this soreness is easily managed by some helpful anti-inflammatory supplements and physical therapy exercises. So from the disappearance of her chronic UTIs, ear infections, and other health issues I can see first hand how a raw diet has really benefitted my dog. And after the experience with her cruciate injury I am convinced that if I hadn’t made the switch, I would have most likely spent thousands more in vet bills, and likely would have needed to pay for a TPLO surgery, had she been kept on kibble. This has been the single most important health decision I have ever made for my dog, and I am glad she lives a happier, healthier life for it.”

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  • My dogs LOVE their new food!! I used to feed them dry kibble and they would leave their food in the bowls for 2 days before they would eat. Now they wake me up in the morning ready to eat. They also have so much more energy, they act like they are puppies again. The customer service is awesome! Too bad all companies don't have this kind of service. I will continue to buy Steve's Real Food for my dogs.

    Kelley Dillon Avatar Kelley Dillon
    11/18/2017
  • CONVENIENT, RELIABLE, DOGS LOVE THE FOOD I switched my dogs to a raw diet about 2 months ago. My older dog was panting a lot and he had a potato sized growth on his shoulder. The growth is now the size of an egg and his excessive panting has stopped. My younger dog was overweight despite the fact that she was very active and on a strict low calorie diet. She has slimmed down quite a bit.

    Trish C Avatar Trish C
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    10/22/2017
  • We were skeptical of feeding raw. Finally we decided to take the plunge. The first surprise was, my dogs loved it. And the goat milk yogurt is a complete hit! They all love it. We had one small issue with the shipping and after one email everything was taken care of. But now that it's been several months we have noticed many other things. None of my dogs chew on their feet anymore. None of my dogs have itchy flaky skin anymore. And they are all pretty and shiny with tons of energy.

    Denise Moitoza Avatar Denise Moitoza
    8/12/2017
  • My dog was a picky eater and overweight. After 4 months of eating this raw diet he is almost at his recommended weight. I no longer have to coax him to eat by doctoring up his kibble. He eats the food as is and empties his bowl right away.

    Carrie Thompson Avatar Carrie Thompson
    12/10/2017
  • I wanted to give a shout out to Tara at the corporate office. She really went above and beyond! I had several questions about switching my dog over to raw food and the transition that's involved. She met with me in person and took the time to listen and gave me some great suggestions/feedback to my questions. She shared what her own dog went through and how raw dog food helped. Tara made me feel comfortable and was so kind and thoughtful to take the time out of her busy day to be so helpful. My dog is LOVING the food and has been transitioning very smoothly. Thanks so much for being so awesome, Tara. It meant a lot to me and because of the experience I had and the kindness you showed to me, I will continue to be a grateful customer and will recommend Steve's to all my fellow dog moms and dads.

    Susan Romney Avatar Susan Romney
    6/20/2018

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Cottonwood , UT 84121
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