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This guest post was written by Jody L. Teiche, Pet Health Expert & Pet Parent Coach with over 30 years of experience using homeopathy to heal pets naturally.

Almost three-quarters of all dogs in the U.S. suffer from at least one form of anxiety. That’s right. Three-quarters. It’s less so with cats; about a quarter of all cats suffer anxiety issues. Pet mental health is real, and those pet parents affected will attest to it.

If your dog or cat has mental health challenges, it is likely impacting your life, maybe even turning it upside down. Some pet parents can’t go on vacation, out to dinner or even leave the house without fear of their dog destroying it or if confined to a crate, hurting themselves. It’s heartbreaking for the pet and the parent.

Types & Causes of Anxiety in Pets

Luckily, there are several gentle, yet powerful tools we have today to help our anxious animals. But first, let’s look at what can cause pet mental health issues, such as separation anxiety, fears and phobias of things like loud noises, lights, textures, new places, strangers, children, other animals, and even certain clothing.

Anxiety in pets can be the result of a variety of factors, such as fear of abandonment, which would tie into a fear of being home alone or separation from a pet parent. This often arises from past traumatic experiences and is seen often in dogs and cats that have been rescued. Fears and phobias can manifest in your animal as a result of past trauma, like PTSD. Perhaps your dog was nearby when a loud siren or fireworks went off, which traumatized them, making them fearful whenever they hear loud noises. Certain textures can remind some animals of bad experiences they’ve had, as can certain garments or even smells.

Pet anxiety can manifest itself in things like excessive barking, whining, trembling, cowering, howling, lip licking, obsessively licking themselves and aggressive or destructive behavior to the environment or themselves.

When I coach pet parents with anxious animals, there is one question I always ask first, and it might surprise you.

What are you feeding them?

Nutrition is Always the Foundation of the House

If the foundation is weak, eventually, something has to give and the house will fall. And, when I say foundation, I mean holistically – the whole mind/body connection we and our animals experience.

Nutrition plays a significant role in creating and managing anxiety in pets. Certain foods and supplements may have a calming effect on animals. Conversely, certain foods may instigate anxious feelings. Let’s unpack that.

A whole foods healthy diet for your dog or cat gives them all of the vitamins and minerals their body needs to do its job – maintain homeostasis or balance, and heal. A diet of highly processed food or food high in carbs/simple sugars not only robs the body of these essential nutrients, but causes sugar level spikes which, in turn, causes an increase in their feelings of stress and anxiety.

Dry food or kibble is highly processed and consists mostly of carbs. Even grain-free or low-carb dry food diets often include poor-quality proteins like lentils, legumes, and starches like potatoes, beets, and peas.

Poor quality food creates inflammation in the body. Periodic inflammation is good when needed to fight off infection or rally around an injury. But, chronic inflammation is the precursor of all dis-ease, and a catalyst for increased anxiety.

More and more, we are learning the gut microbiome is the key to good or poor health in ourselves and our pets. The goal is a balanced gut, as much as possible, and diet is the key to this.

Remember I mentioned the mind/body connection? Your animal’s gut is connected to its brain via the Vagus nerve, the longest nerve in the body. The brain and gut talk to each other all day long via this hotline. It’s the origination of the expression, “I have a gut feeling,” and happy hormones like serotonin are 90% produced in your dog or cat’s gut. So, you start to see a picture developing that what you put in their bowl has a profound effect on how they look, feel and behave.

Species-appropriate diets for dogs and cats is the key to good health. Raw feeding is how our dogs and cats ate for thousands of years, and while we’ve domesticated them, what does that really mean?

  • They live inside now vs out back or in dog houses
  • They have comfy beds to sleep on
  • They sleep with us in our comfy beds
  • They are pampered, dressed up, taken places and treated like our children

But, has their digestive tracts changed? Not really.

Dogs have learned to eat a more varied diet, living with humans for so long. But, given the choice and taking species bio-appropriate diet into consideration, they killed an animal, and feasted on every part of that animal, including skin, hair, and usually leaving the contents of the stomach, which was vegetation, alone. So, they left the vegetables behind. Perhaps, if they killed a small prey, like a rabbit, they’d eat the whole animal in one go, including the stomach, but their choice was the organs first, then muscle meat, then bones. This diet provided them with all of the essential vitamins and minerals their bodies needed to thrive and sustain them until the next kill, which could be days off. Cats, considered obligate carnivores, have historically killed and eaten their entire prey, as well.

If need be, and this isn’t always the case, you can add to the diet a well-sourced, sustainable Omega-3 fatty acids supplement, shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects and that may, additionally, help reduce anxiety in pets. A good, soil-based probiotic, raw goat’s milk or a good kefir and some prebiotic foods like medicinal mushrooms (Chaga, Cordyceps, Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Shitake, Turkey Tail and more), chicory root, garlic, dandelion greens and burdock may also help improve a pet's overall mental well-being by strengthening their gut microbiome. This will impact their levels of anxiety positively.

Other Natural Ways To Address Anxiety in Pets

We have many natural options available to us today that more and more pet parents are learning about and trying with their animals. I’ll cover a few of them here.

  • Exercise & The Happiness Protocol:  Regular, vigorous exercise is important to take the edge off of an animal’s anxiety. Science has shown that when our pets are doing what they love, and their happy hormone levels increase, so does their immune system strengthen. More happy hormones equal less anxiety; a stronger immune system also means less anxiety and an all-around healthier pet.
  • Homeopathic Remedies: Homeopathy is tailored to your individual dog, but there is a list of common remedies for anxiety in dogs, in this blog post.  It’s always best to do an individual case taking of that particular dog and its specific symptoms to be most accurate in choosing a remedy
  • Herbs: As herbs contain active ingredients, unlike homeopathy, it’s always best to consult with an expert. Here is a list of herbs recommended by pet herbal expert, Dr. Chris Bessent.
  • Essential Oils: Essential oils are a wonderful tool in your natural healing kit and, again, contain active ingredients, so follow the guidance of someone who is an expert in this area. Balance, Peace, Console and Adaptiv are some go-to’s for anxious animals.
  • CBD Oil: Not all CBD oil is created equal, and after much research, trying this on my own pets and an interview with the CCO and co-founder of this company, I am recommending ElleVet Sciences as my go-to CBD product. Learn more about why here, and you can check out my interview with Amanda Howland of ElleVet here.
  • LovingTouch™ or Intentional Touch Healing Therapy: This hands-on calming practice is based on Temple Grandin’s squeeze box, which comforted her autism-associated anxiety, and is practiced by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte. Learn more about LovingTouch™ through booking a free consult with me.
  • Frequency Scanning: Tesla and Einstein discovered it back in the 1940’s and it’s been greatly perfected technologically over the decades. As Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” We are all made up of energy and everything around us is, too. And, each cell, organ, muscle, and tissue vibrates on its own frequency. So, when you have access to a handheld technology that has over 150,000 optimal frequencies in its database, you have the power to scan your body or your pet’s body, the machine reads the frequencies, identifies those that are out of balance and then optimizes those back into balance. The result? Your pet feels better, emotionally and physically. Learn more about frequency scanning.

To summarize, pet anxiety is a prevalent issue. It’s painful for the animal and painful for the pet parent. There are many types of pet anxiety and many different causes of it. Nutrition is the cornerstone of good or poor health and feeding a fresh food diet is step one in creating a healthier gut microbiome, which has been scientifically shown to affect stress and anxiety levels in our dogs and cats. Many parents opt for pharmaceutical medications and, sometimes, as a bridge, that may be necessary. I like to try natural options first. From homeopathy, CBD oil, essential oils and frequency scanning, these options all have their place in the tool kit for pet parents to help their animals. Each pet is unique in their expression of their anxiety and it’s through knowing your animal better than anyone and trial and error where you’ll find the best combination of natural modalities that work for them. And remember, the one question I ask first…start with nutrition. It will impact everything else.

Click here for more information or to book a free 30-minute health consult with Jody L. Teiche, C.P.H.E.:

training dog with raw dog food

If you're feeding your dog a raw diet, you invest too much in keeping them healthy to feed them junk food, even for the sake of training them… and with our creative tips, you won't have to!

Lifestyle Habits

Being professional dog trainers, we look at it as not only an activity but a way of life.  There are so many different ways that we each interact and live with our dogs that can either help or hinder our goals… it is in what we do (or don't do) in our day-to-day life that predicts how successful we are in training our dog to be well-behaved.

It's best to start with a plan.  Pay attention to what your current daily routine is and audit it to see where you have room to improve.   If you're feeding a raw diet, be sure you know what time to start thawing their food for the following day or how long it takes to rehydrate a meal.

Make sure that the frequency, amounts, and times are agreed upon and understood among all members of the household.  Develop a system for communicating your dog's intake that works for everyone to keep track and avoid under or overfeeding.

using steves real food for training

Activities & Exercises

Since training is always happening, it's important to know what things can be implemented into our routine to reach our training goals so that we're not left asking where we're going to find all this extra time!

Instead of feeding them all their meals in a bowl, use one or both mealtimes as a training opportunity.  We'd be using food/treats to train them anyway; you might as well do double duty.

The wonderful thing about feeding Steve's Real Food is that we have plenty of options to use as a stand-in for training treats… and the formulations are similar enough to be unlikely to cause tummy upset:

  • NEW! Protein Bites (Fermented and Freeze-dried treats to boost gut health)
  • Freeze-Dried Raw Nuggets
  • Quest Cat Food (Bite-Sized, Prey Model Diet Nuggets)
  • Cut up Frozen Raw Patty

If you don't have time to actively work their brains, let them do it themselves!  You can squish their food into a lick mat, a food-dispensing toy, or a safe bone and they can learn some independence as well (which is equally important to teach them).  And you can buy yourself even more time if you freeze it first!

Learn What and How to Train

Even more important than what we use for training, is when we are training… and because we believe it's a lifestyle, we encourage pet parents to use the things your dog wants throughout the day to teach them the things that you want from your dog.

Don't just give them a treat because they're cute… have them do something for it!  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Have them sit before giving them anything
  • Make them wait to be released for their food
  • Call your dog to you for a treat
  • Give them a piece of their food every time they go into their crate
  • They have to stop jumping up to get the ball before you throw it
  • The fun stops if teeth are felt on your skin
raw dog food for training

No matter what you're doing, whether it be socializing your puppy during that stage in their development (8-16 weeks), teaching them obedience, or reinforcing good manners, nothing will help you reach your goals faster than being consistent with them.

If you're interested in learning more about consistency, we welcome you to check out our free webinar:
"The 3 components of Training your Dog to be Well-Behaved through consistency"

  • Gaining the confidence to know What to Do AND When
  • The #1 way to get your dog to Listen to You
  • How to continue consistency around Other People

We wish you all the training success and congratulate you for doing what's best for your dog's health... You really don't have to sacrifice your principles to train your dog to be well-behaved.


~ By: Jenny Schneider, OnDog Training Academy

{Side Note: Our dog is an intact male Belgian Malinois turning 7 years old on March 1st, 2023, named, “Luda”… short for Ludacris, with AKC registered name of “Mohawk's Southern Hospitality”}


benefits probiotics for dogs

All disease begins in the gut  - Hippocrates

Much has changed since ancient Greece, but time and modern science have taught us that Hippocrates was right; gut health is one of the most critical aspects of overall health. With over 70% of your pet's immune system residing in their digestive tract, one of the most impactful things we can do is support their gut.


Gut health relies on the community of microorganisms, called the microbiome, residing in your pet's digestive tract. High quantities of friendly bacteria are necessary to keep harmful bacteria in check. Enter Probiotics!


Probiotics are live microorganisms (good bacteria and yeasts) that help to fight off harmful bacteria to keep your pet's gut microbiome balanced. They contribute to many aspects of your pet's health that you may not even realize are gut-related. Probiotics may help reduce inflammation, regulate hormones, better absorb nutrients, prevent diarrhea or constipation, and boost your pet's immune system

Gut health = overall health! 

Here are a few easy probiotic-rich options you can add to your pet’s bowl:

  • Fresh raw food: raw dog food like Steve’s Real Food that has not been sterilized or processed with heat is naturally rich in probiotics.
  • Raw goat milk: raw dairy products are a great natural source of probiotics and digestive enzymes; for an even bigger boost of probiotics, you can culture them!
  • Fermented foods: fermentation is an effective method to increase the probiotic content in foods; for more info, check out our blog on fermentation


Now that we know probiotics support our pets' health, we must ask how we support probiotics—the answer: Prebiotics. If probiotics are the worker bees of the digestive tract, prebiotics is the nectar on which they feed. Prebiotics are the plant fibers that probiotics use as a food source.

Excellent sources of prebiotics found in Steve’s Real Food products:

  • Inulin
  • Apples
  • Collard greens
  • Flaxseed
  • Kelp

Feeding a fresh diet incorporating high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and natural supplements is the best way to ensure your pet gets the prebiotics their microbiome needs to thrive!


Postbiotics is a term that few people are familiar with; even in the conversation of pre and probiotics, it seldom makes a debut. Probiotics feeding on prebiotics create postbiotics. When we talk about the benefits of adding probiotics and prebiotics to your pet's diet, we’re often actually talking about the benefits of creating postbiotics! Many of the health benefits associated with the consumption of probiotics are also due to specific postbiotics. For example, the boost to your pet's immune system when taking probiotics can stem from creating short-chain fatty acids like butyric acid, a postbiotic that can help regulate immune responses. Postbiotics also include vitamins B, K, and amino acids, essential nutrients for overall health.


Let food be thy medicine - Hippocrates

Another quote from the “father of medicine” resonated strongly with us here at Steve’s Real Food and influenced our newest product! We’ve partnered with the fantastic people at Gussy’s Gut, a supplement company based in Colorado that specializes in wild fermentation, and chief advisor Dr.Ian Billinghurst, the “Father of Raw Food.” This freeze-dried treat uses meat as the ultimate delivery system for prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics. Our shelf-stable Protein Bites utilize 20% wild-fermented superfoods, making them a gut health powerhouse! The fruits, vegetables, herbs, and botanicals we have chosen are naturally high in prebiotic fiber, and the fermentation process increases their natural probiotic content and creates postbiotics! 

Check out our new fermented treats for dogs and cats - Protein Bites!


Can our pets eat fermented foods? YES, fermented foods may actually be one of the most beneficial things you can add to your pet's diet!

What is fermentation?

Fermentation is a process as old as life itself. It's happening all around us, even inside our bodies! When it comes to food, fermentation is the process of bacteria and yeasts breaking down sugar and starch. You may already be familiar with some fermented foods and not even realize it! Yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kombucha are popular fermented foods you can probably find at your local grocery store.

Why are fermented foods so beneficial to our and our pet's health? 

Fermentation transforms food's nutrients; here are some of the amazing things that happen when food is fermented:

  • During fermentation, bacteria and yeast break down sugars and starch, greatly reducing the overall carb content of a food. They leave the insoluble fibers intact, making fermented foods naturally low in sugar and high in prebiotics, the food source of probiotics
  • As the good bacteria consume the sugars, they rapidly multiply, making fermented foods a great natural source of probiotics! What are probiotics? Well, they’re the healthy bacteria in your pet's digestive tract! Probiotics are responsible for helping your pet break down their food, absorbing vitamins and minerals, and supporting the immune system.
  • Fermentation also helps to break down antinutrients, compounds naturally found in plant matter that make it harder to digest and utilize nutrients. Carnivores have an especially hard time with antinutrients because of their short digestive tract, and fermentation is a great way to combat this issue!
  • If that's not enough, not only is it proven to greatly increase the levels of certain vitamins and minerals already present in foods (calcium, manganese, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin K), but it can create B vitamins not previously present! 

How do I add fermented foods to my pet’s diet?

After learning all the exciting benefits of fermented foods, you may ask yourself: How do I get these into my pet's diet?? Well, at Steve’s Real Food, we were asking ourselves that very same question! Have you ever tried to get your cat to drink Kombucha? Not gonna happen.

So we came up with a simple solution, a highly palatable treat that incorporates 20% fermented foods!

Protein Bites: freeze-dried treats with a purpose

Introducing our newest product at Steve’s Real Food, Protein Bites! This new line of shelf-stable freeze-dried treats will be the perfect solution for getting fermented foods into your pet's diet easily. 80% pasture-raised meat keeps these treats palatable and biologically appropriate for our carnivorous companions while 20% fermented fruits, vegetables, herbs, and botanicals pack a nutrient-dense punch!

To bring these treats to life, we’ve partnered with Gussy’s Gut, an amazing supplement company based in Colorado that specializes in wild fermentation. Created under the advisement of veterinary surgeon Dr.Ian Billinghurst, the “Father of Raw” food movement, Gussy’s Gut’s fermentation process uses the good bacteria and yeasts naturally found in raw fruits and vegetables to ferment the plant matter naturally. By not relying on added bacteria to begin our fermentation process, our one-of-a-kind treats have a different and more diverse profile of probiotics.

With their digestive system making up over 70% of our pets' immune systems, one of the absolute best things we can do for their health and longevity is to prioritize gut health! What better way than adding Protein Bites to their diet?

Look for Protein Bites at your favorite Steve's Real Food store. Click here to find a location near you.

thanksgiving dog

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, lots and lots of food. While you're looking forward to enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, it's important to remember your furry friends' needs too. Thanksgiving is the #1 day of the entire year for emergency vet visits. Here are a few tips to remember this Thanksgiving to ensure your pets have a happy and safe holiday.

Make a Plan for Your Pet Before Thanksgiving 

If you are hosting or attending Thanksgiving events, it's a great idea to think of obstacles regarding your pets and prepare for anticipated scenarios. 

A few ideas for making your plan:

  • Take your dog for a walk, play fetch, or partake in other physical activities before Thanksgiving events to encourage a calmer, more relaxed dog
  • Feed your dog before Thanksgiving events, so they are full and less likely to seek out food scraps
  • Keep your pet in another room or their crate during peak times, such as when everyone is arriving or sitting down for dinner, to keep pets away from unsafe foods and kids who may not know how or aren’t old enough to be gentle to a dog. 
  • Don't leave dogs in the backyard all night. It can get quite cold in certain regions in November, so leaving pets outside for extended periods is not recommended. 
  • Let your guests know in advance that you have pets so they can take necessary precautions, such as keeping their food out of reach, keeping the front door closed, etc.
  • Consider a calming aid such as CBD oil if you have a pet who is anxious around strangers.

Keep Pets Out of the Kitchen 

The kitchen can be hazardous, with all the hustle and bustle of preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Dogs can get under your feet and eat unsafe foods dropped on the floor or sneak something from the trash while nobody is looking. Cats can counter-surf while you are trying to cook and eat something unsafe or even step on hot surfaces. 

Don't Feed Pets Table Scraps from the Thanksgiving Feast

We all know how tempting it is to share your food when a pup gives you those big, pleading eyes while you are eating - but resist the urge! Thanksgiving table scraps are often high in fat, sugar, and salt, which can be dangerous for pets. 

Here are a few Thanksgiving foods the ASPCA recommends avoiding giving to your dog or cat:

  • Turkey bones and skin: while plain, uncooked turkey can be an excellent protein choice, Thanksgiving turkey should be avoided. The cooked turkey bones can pose a threat of splintering and causing internal damage or even causing blockages if swallowed whole. The string that is used to tress the turkey can be swallowed and require surgical removal. Turkey skin is very high in fat and could stress the pancreas.
  • Cranberry sauce: while plain cranberries can be good for a dog, cranberry sauce can contain the sweetener xylitol, which is toxic to pets.
  • Alcohol: Giving alcohol to animals is never a good idea. Alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and even coma or death in severe cases.
  • Fatty or greasy foods such as gravy, bacon, butter, meat drippings, etc. are not toxic; however, they can cause vomiting, diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, and in worse cases, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or other GI issues.
  • Chocolate or baked goods such as pie can pose health risks for pets - as little as 0.5 oz of certain chocolate can cause poisoning. Chocolate contains the toxin theobromine and caffeine, which can cause your dog’s heart to race too quickly.

Some safe Thanksgiving foods for dogs include:

  • Plain carrots or green beans
  • Cooked, plain sweet potato
  • Apples - no core or seeds
  • Plain or canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • Turkey’s gizzards - neck (uncooked), heart, liver

Remember to give these foods in moderation or stick to their regular raw dog food.


Following these simple tips can help ensure that your pets have a happy and safe holiday. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

whitefish for dogs - steves real food

Have you ever considered adding fish to your dog’s diet? If not, maybe it’s time to consider the many benefits of feeding a dog food with fish in it.

 Fish is a Novel Protein for Dogs with Food Allergies or Sensitivities

Many pets have not had exposure to white fish, making it a novel protein. Fish-based dog food may be recommended for dogs that don’t tolerate common proteins, like chicken or beef. Because white fish is naturally low in saturated fats, this diet is easy to digest, taking some pressure off the pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. With the lowest fat content in our lineup, it’s a good choice for pets affected by pancreatitis or other digestion disorders

We have incorporated fenugreek in this recipe. Fenugreek is a vitamin-packed herb that has long been used in eastern medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties.  It has also been used as an appetite stimulant, so the white fish formula will likely appeal to picky or sensitive eaters. 

White Fish Dog Food Provides a Diverse Nutrient Profile

Steve’s Real Food is excited to introduce our newest protein - white fish! This new formula is made from pacific cod, pollock, rockfish, and salmon - this will surely get your pet excited for dinner! A rotational diet has many benefits including reducing the potential for developing food sensitivities, ensuring a diverse nutrient profile in your pet’s diet, and, of course, keeping mealtime exciting for your pet

Benefits of a rotational diet: 

Fish is Packed with Healthy Fatty Acids

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that the diet must provide and cannot be synthesized by the body without proper supplementation. Heavily-processed dry foods are typically lacking in healthy fats and are highly inflammatory. Our white fish diet is rich in omega-3s thanks to the variety of white fish and the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels, making this formula excellent for skin and coat support. It may help bring relief from dry, flaky skin and itchiness.

Additional Benefits of Omega-3s: 

  • High in EPA and DHA 
  • Support the brain and immune system
  • Helps to prevent and relieve the effects of arthritis
  • Supports heart health

 For more information on the importance of Omega Fatty Acids, see our blog post Why Omega Fatty Acids Are Necessary For Pets

White Fish for Senior Dogs

 An older pet on a raw diet barely acts like a “senior” to begin with! That’s one of the amazing benefits of the raw lifestyle. However, a day may come when your pet starts to slow down. While each Steve’s formula meets the requirements of all life stages, as our pets age we will want to incorporate foods that complement their retirement-style way of life into their diet. During this period, some dogs may eventually need a diet lower in fat. Every senior can benefit from extra support for their aging joints and cognitive function. When it’s time to start looking for a senior dog food that will provide those benefits, our White Fish formula is a great addition to their rotation. With the lowest fat content in our lineup, it can also be a good choice for pets affected by pancreatitis or other digestion disorders

Benefits of our White Fish formula: 

  • Exciting new protein for your pets to enjoy
  • Low in sodium
  • High in Omega-3 for joint support, heart health, skin and coat, and cognitive function
  • Low in fat
  • Easy to Digest
  • A great option for food sensitivities and allergies
  • Fantastic for senior pets

Ask Your Local Retailer About the NEW White Fish Diet from Steve's Real Food

To say we at Steve’s are excited about this new formula is an understatement. Our pets are our family! Continuing to provide them with the best nutrition possible is our main goal. We are proud to present this new White Fish food for dogs and cats to you, and we hope your pet loves it as much as ours do! 

To find a local retailer of Steve's Real Food, visit our store locator.


Haneet Kaur, Ankita Singla, Snehdeep Singh, Sandip Shilwant and Ravneet Kaur. 2020. Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Canine Health: A Review. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(03): 283-2293. Doi:


raw dog food summit 2022

Just as processed food has contributed to human health issues, processed pet foods are doing the same for our beloved dogs. Chronic conditions such as cancer, obesity, allergies, and diabetes in dogs today are skyrocketing.

The big question then becomes, well, what can we do about it? Just like with humans, the solution is a natural, species-appropriate diet.

earth day

As a pet parent, you want to provide your furry friend with the best possible food, but what does that mean for the environment? With growing numbers of people and pet populations, our earth’s natural resources are dwindling. By making environmentally responsible choices, we can reduce our impact on the planet while providing cats and dogs with nutritious meals they love. ​​


Our company is driven by five core values and accountability is one of them. We are accountable to the distributor, retailer, and customer. The decisions we make must ensure that we have everyone’s best interests in hand while not compromising on our mission of creating a pet food that is convenient, affordable, and of the highest quality.