Canine Health-The Miracle Dog Food Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use raw meat with Canine Health?
No. You can make Canine Health with raw or lightly cooked meat. We believe, that just like people, dogs are all individuals. We have found that many dogs do exceptionally well with raw meat and others with cooked. It is your choice to read and do what you find is best for your dog.
Don’t dogs need crunchy kibble to keep their teeth healthy?
The idea that kibble or hard food cleans dogs teeth is a myth. It would be like saying our teeth get clean from eating pretzels.
We have found that teeth and gums stay healthy from feeding an all natural diet, teeth brushing and giving raw soup bones as treats for chewing (never cook them or give cooked bones). Hard crunchy healthy treats are great for giving dogs something to chew, but the diet is key to healthy teeth and gums.
Our foods encourage good health for the entire body and that certainly includes teeth and gums.
Can Canine Health Be Frozen?
Yes. Dr. Harvey’s pre-mixes can be frozen with or without the meat included. This is convenient for travel and for leaving your dog with a dog sitter.
The most important thing to know about freezing it NOT to freeze the oil. The addition of oil is a very important part of feeding Dr. Harvey’s. The oil should be added to the defrosted mix just before feeding. The oil also should not be heated. If you use cooked meat, add the oil after you have cooked the meat, just before serving.
Can Dr. Harvey’s Be Used for dog with Diabetes?
One of the best things about Dr. Harvey’s pre-mixes is that a guardian can control the protein and fat content of the daily diet. In the case of diabetes, it is most important that the animal has sufficient protein, fresh food of high quality, fresh non-toxic water and certain supplements including a good whole food multivitamin supplement, chromium, Co Enzyme Q10 and Alpha- Lipoic Acid. These supplements along with a natural fresh diet will support the pancreas and help to balance blood sugar levels. While some animals will require medication, it is possible to lessen or eliminate insulin treatments with these suggestions. Dogs with diabetes should, of course, be monitored by a veterinarian. Maintaining your companions weight is also critical, but a low fat diet is not a good solution as the fat in the food is essential for metabolism. Using Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health or Veg-to-Bowl and adjusting the protein to be over 26% can make provide the proper ratio of protein to carbohydrates. This will mean a lower carbohydrate intake, which is exactly what you want for a diabetic dog.
Be careful with treats. Using all meat treats such as Power Patties and Le Dogue bites are a great solution for spoiling your diabetic dog without adding fat or carbs to their diet.
Is there a way to purchase Dr. Harvey’s on a regular basis and save money?
Yes you can through our Customer Loyalty Program called Dr. Harvey’s Auto-Ship Program
For those of you who want to order Dr. Harvey’s products on a regular basis, we offer a loyalty program that allows you to get your Dr.Harvey’s automatically and saves you money.
For information about this program please call us Toll Free at *1-866-DOC- H-123
- and ask about how to sign up for The Auto-Ship Program and Save.