At Dr. Harvey’s, we can’t think of anything more important for your dog’s health than giving them a daily diet of fresh homemade food made from real human grade ingredients.
We know that most people have come to believe that dogs should only eat dog food and that feeding kibbled dog food is complete and balanced and healthy.
Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Dog food, in particular kibble is made of ingredients that have very little nutritional value and actually kibble is largely responsible for most of the degenerative diseases seen in dogs today.
This is true of all brands, even the so-called natural brands high end expensive brands and even foods that are sold as prescription diets.
FACT-No kibble provides a healthy diet for your dog.
Not only is kibble lacking in the real foods that your pets need, additives are then mixed to the food to allow it to sit at room temperature in stores for long periods of time. Other artificial additives alter the taste of the food so dogs will eat it.
We understand that this is hard to believe as everyone from your breeder to your trusted veterinarian will tell you that there is “good kibble” and that this type of food is healthy and contains everything that your dog needs.
It is unfortunate that so many pet parents actually believe this.
Just like humans, animals derive their health largely from good nutrition. How healthy would you be if you ate a diet of crackers and pretzels that had been filled with preservatives and then sprayed with vitamins, flavoring and coloring agents?
And then imagine that this was your only food source that you had day in and day out.
This is what kibble is to your dog.-A diet that is lacking in fresh natural ingredients and the essential nutrients that are necessary to keep them healthy and have a long life. We want our dogs to have a life that is free from degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, kidney disease and heart disease. But this type of standard pet food diet in kibbled form can also contribute to allergies, skin conditions, ear infections, digestive problems, bad breath and body odor. Not only does dry kibble lack nutritional value it also lacks enough moisture to keep dogs properly hydrated.
Once pet parents understand the importance of a truly healthy freshly made meals, it’s a simple decision to switch to a healthy homemade diet.
Right? Yes, but..
*At first, home cooking can seem overwhelming.
*How will I do this? I don’t have time for this?
*It must be very expensive.
All valid concerns and that’s why Dr. Harvey’s has made home cooking so easy and affordable.
*Dr. Harvey’s takes all the guesswork out of making fresh healthy food for your pets.
*Using our premixes Canine Health and Veg to Bowl you simply add water fresh meat and oil and you have a fresh meal made from healthy real, whole foods in just minutes.
*You will be amazed at how quick and easy it is.
*With our foods you will be providing your dog with a healthy homemade diet that they need to maintain the best very of health.
*Feeding this way will make a tremendous difference in your pet’s life whether you are starting with a new puppy, supporting your senior dog or trying to help a sick dog regain his health.
It has always been Dr. Harvey’s mission to help animals find and maintain good health by using only real foods and our natural products. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing from guardians who want to share their companion’s journey of recovery. They want to share their stories not only to say thank you, but also to help other pet parents find a way to help their companions. Many feel they have experienced a miracle.
It is our hope that this little book will offer helpful information to those pet parents who need it. These are only a few of the many, many stories that we have received.
These letters describe the helplessness that pet parents can feel when they have lost hope of finding an answer for their beloved friends. That hopeless feeling quickly turns into delight, as they see their companion’s health improve. Knowledge is powerful and as you will see from these letters, sometimes just a small change in diet can yield dramatic results.
We are happy to share a few of these wonderful stories with you.
Once you begin to feed Dr. Harvey’s home made fresh meals you will see the difference it makes and you will never want to feed pet food again. We guarantee it.
It is actually overwhelming how many stories we have heard from frightened pet parents looking for a solution to help their companion. Over the 30 years that we have been helping dogs with health problems through diet and nutrition, we have become known as the solutions company. We are the place where many guardians turn for a solution to help their companion regain their health and live a long and healthy life.
Unfortunately, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive concerns dogs with kidney problems. This is particularly sad, as we know that so many of these problems could have been avoided with proper nutrition. Over the many years that we have been helping dogs with kidney problems we have had many success stories. Some of the stories are so compelling that we have shared them with you in hopes that these successes would help other pet parents to discover a solution that will help their companion.
Kobe had just turned 1 year-old, and had kidney disease! We were told about Dr. Harvey. So we sent an email, and we were told to please contact Dr. Harvey directly. We have spoken to Dr. Harvey many times on the phone and with his help and suggestion to put Kobe on Canine Health-The Miracle Dog Food, cooked protein, and oil, Kobe is doing great. Not only does Kobe love his new food, it’s so very healthy for him.
I am sending you this email to send praises about your Canine Health-Miracle Dog Food.
My Maggie May started with a severe stomach upset in May of this year. I had her to the vet twice with this one incident that ended up being Colitis. It was horrible.
Two rounds of antibiotics and probiotics and it seemed like it just kept coming back. I have been a customer of Baron’s K9 Country Store here in Bel Air, Maryland for 10 years. This is my second Pomeranian in those 10 and a half years. I had noticed her breath was a little stinky, especially in the mornings and also she had really bad brownish, orange tear stains, but I thought with her being white, it just came along with the territory of owning a white dog. When the stomach issue started I thought a stomach upset is not uncommon, but then the bloody diarrhea was cause for alarm and I took her to the vet.
Needless to say as soon as the antibiotics were done it started again so they resumed another course. I knew this was way too much antibiotics, but followed the instructions of my vet. In the meantime, I went to Baron’s K-9, my local pet store, and mentioned what was going on. Karen, the salesperson, there recommended your food. She gave me samples and instructions. Maggie absolutely loved the food from the start and her Colitis cleared up within 48 hrs and we have not had any problems since!
She always picked at her food and sometimes wouldn’t eat at all and now lets just say she looks forward to every meal. I break her portions down to in the morning and at night and she is one happy girl. Her whole demeanor changed and her coat got even prettier.
Her stinky breath is gone and I noticed her tear stains became clear. I’ve enclosed some pictures to show you. In one photo you can see her eyes are clear (after),
In the second photo you can see how her eyes looked with the tear stains before the new diet! (before)
I also bought her Dr. Harvey’s Coconut Smiles and the Sweet Potate’r treats which are a major hit as well. I can’t thank you enough for creating such a wonderful diet for dogs. I think yours is the best by far as far as the results I have seen before my own eyes. The change is truly a “miracle” and my girl is proof of that. Please know I recommend your products all the time. The preparation process is so easy and so well worth it for my dog to feel her very best. She is only 2 years and 7 months old and I want her to enjoy every minute of her life and be as healthy as possible. Thank you so much for your time in reading my story. I will be trying your shampoos and other products as well as I feel completely confident.
Truly Satisfied Customer,
Bentley and Pierre are Barking From The Bayou and this time they are telling us about how much they love Dr. Harvey’s Power Patties. You can see the entire blog by clicking here. The Barking from the Bayou blog is funny and informative so don’t miss all the news from one of our newest Brand Ambassadors!
Bentley says, "Well, they should be in a 24 karat gold bag because they are that incredibly rich in flavor. It is going to be difficult maintaining composure when you are dangling one of my favorite taste treats in front of my nose. Power Patties are made from freeze-dried green beef tripe. Do you know about tripe, Pierre?”
Pierre says, "As a matter of fact, I know quite a bit on the subject of tripe. It’s the stomach lining of grazing animals. Stomachs of cows and other ruminating animals have four chambers which break down grasses with a bunch of digestive enzymes, gastric juices, and amino acids.”
The label does warn that dogs might want to steal the entire bag. Pierre says, “I can understand that desire because I already want more.”
Power Patties are the holistic treat that dogs love to eat!
Read this entire adorable blog post from Barking From the Bayou, here
MyDogLikes is one of our favorite dog blogs. This is a post about Dr. Harvey’s Natural Products for Flea and Tick Protection. Take a moment to read what they learned on their quest for a natural alternative to strong chemical repellents. It was written by Kevin in collaboration with Rachael and Charlie and Harley.
We are very careful about what we put into our dogs’ bodies, feeding and researching the best food, treats, and supplements. Doesn’t it make sense that we take a closer look at what we put on their bodies?
Take a moment and think about traditional flea and tick prevention. These topical applications soak through the skin before making their way into the bloodstream. Here, they remain for a month or more in a concentration strong enough to kill fleas and ticks at first bite!
While there is certainly a time and a place for these medications (geographic location, seasonal concerns, etc) we can’t help but wonder if dogs require such an invasive treatment year round? No single option is “one size fits all” and the choices that a pet parent makes may vary based on his/her own unique situation. At MyDogLikes, we have always been of the mindset that, whenever possible, a natural solution is always preferred. Why expose our animals to any unnecessary chemicals and pesticides?
Over the past several months we have started to introduce you to the wonder that is, Dr. Harvey’s. If you’ve been following along, you already know that they make some of the highest quality dog food available, but this friends, is just the beginning! Dr. Harvey’s makes treats, supplements, and most importantly (for today), natural grooming products for your best friend!
Why not? For thousands of years people all over the world have utilized the natural pest repellent properties of essential oils such as citronella, cat nip, and lemongrass. Years ago as we adopted a more natural lifestyle and started to focus more on what goes in and on our bodies, we stopped using chemical bug sprays on ourselves. Over time we have found that many of the natural solutions on the market work just as well (or better) than the ones filled with nasty chemicals.
We were very excited when we found out that Dr. Harvey had harnessed these same essentials oils to protect our pets in a more natural way.
Designed to be sprayed directly on your dog’s coat, this solution uses the natural pest repellent properties of essential oils to keep insects OFF your dog. Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Protection Spray contains no synthetic ingredients and has a pleasant herbal smell. Simply shake and spray before and after a walk to help keep pests at bay! Just take care not to get any in the eyes! This product can also be applied to collars, leashes and bedding.
Dr. Harvey’s Protection spray utilizes several substances shown to be natural insect repellents including Catnip Oil, Citronella Oil, Erigeron Oil, Neem Oil, and Cedarwood Oil.
BEFORE applying Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Protection Spray!
In our area, an EXTREMELY rainy spring has led to a particularly buggy Summer. Whether they are chemically protected from infestations, or not, who wants to see their dog being swarmed with bugs on a nightly walk? We have used this spray regularly all summer long and can vouch for its effectiveness. Check out some of these before and after photos to see for yourself.
AFTER application! Bye-Bye bug swarm!
We found this spray to be so convenient. It fits perfectly into our lifestyle! We keep a bottle at the door and all it takes is a few seconds to apply an invisible barrier of protection to our boys before heading out. Ever forget to apply bug spray to yourself? Guilty! No worries, a few sprays a day keeps the bugs at bay! (Hey – like we said, its all natural!)
The Herbal Protection Shampoo from Dr. Harvey’s is a great natural pairing with the protection spray. This all-natural and organic dog shampoo is gentle on your dog’s coat and skin.
Since the product is all natural there are also no environmental concerns with washing outside with the hose or even in a local creek! Anyone with large dogs and a bathtub should be able to see the convenience of this!!
Taking a look at the first few ingredients in this shampoo, you will find:
As if that is not enough, you will also find many of the natural pest repellent essential oils from the protection spray to give your pet an added layer of defense.
Our boys frequently develop skin irritations and allergy issues after swimming. We used this shampoo for the first time after a swim in a local pond to try and head off any potential problems, and it worked like a charm! A quick wash outside with the hose and days later the bellies were still white and smooth like they should be!
If you’ve ever had problems getting natural/herbal shampoos to lather, you will be happy to know that this was not a problem with Dr. Harvey’s! It lathered up nicely and had a subtle and soothing herbal scent.
We found this shampoo to be slightly runnier than we are used to and would caution readers to be sure its in a spot where a clumsy canine (or human) cannot knock it over and cause a spill!
Combining all of the elements you have now come to expect from Dr. Harvey’s herbal protection products, this concentrated form of the herbal protection formula is a great value and extremely versatile. Believe it or not, you can yield at least 10-8 oz. bottles of shampoo from this small .5 oz. bottle. Simply mix 20-30 drops with 8oz of water (spray) or your favorite natural shampoo and you are in business! Not only do we love having choices in what shampoo we use, we feel that it is a cost effective options for groomers and multi-dog households.
Our region (Western New York) is certainly not know for its warm weather. We have a relatively short warm season, and a LOOONG cold winter! For this reason, fleas are not a huge concern for much of the year. On the other hand, our springs and summers are warm and wet – the perfect breeding ground for insects to thrive.
While it is up to every individual pet parent which mode of flea and tick control they feel most comfortable with, we want pet parents to know that there are natural options available.
In our household, we try to live as natural a lifestyle as we can. That is why we love that Dr. Harvey’s has given us an approach to pest control for our dogs that is similar to what we use for ourselves. We don’t apply chemical treatments to our own bodies to keep pests away; choosing instead to apply natural repellents when we head outdoors. While there is certainly a time and a place for invasive treatments, a more natural approach feels right for us.
You can read this blog post and many other interesting posts by Rachael and Kevin and see all of Charlie and Harley’s adventures by visiting MyDogLikes blog. Simply Click Here
This is a recent blog post from dog blogger and Dr. Harvey’s Brand Ambassador Bernard Lima-Chavez. In a recent post from his blog, A Dog and His Boy, “Why I Choose Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream”, he discusses his remarkable first experience when he used Dr. Harvey’s Healing Cream on one of his dog’s wounds. We love this blog and its honest perspective on being a pet parent. Bernard is also a spokesperson and advocate for deaf dogs.
You can read his blog here A Dog And His Boy
Deaf or not, bully breed dogs occupy a special place in my heart. They are the most passionate, loyal, affectionate and hilariously funny dogs in the whole wide entire world. They are lovable clowns who want nothing more than to sit in your lap, lay on your head and lick the inner workings of your ear. Oh, and rocks. They love rocks.
Living with a bully dog is different than living with other dogs. Their brain works differently. They have quirks. They’re both special and “special”.
For one thing, they’re very verbal, especially during play. That bass voice rumbles and thunders and every once in a while erupts into a bark. Their spinning and body slamming is punctuated by lip pulling and ear nibbles. Play time is noisy, it’s rambunctious and it cracks me up.
Bullies also love to run- usually head-first into something. Shrubs, trees, fences, walls, doors, my husband’s knee; these are not obstacles but rather challenges to meet, and my money is on the dog.
The downside here is an endless parade of minor cuts, bruises and superficial lacerations that appear out of nowhere. Literally. I can walk into the kitchen for another glass of “juice” and return to an injured yet smiling dog. Every week, it seems, at least one of them has a minor injury of unknown cause.
Two weeks ago, I noticed an injury under Foster’s left front leg. It was red, slightly inflamed and scabbed over. Nothing major and nothing unusual here at Deaf Dog Central. Fortunately, I had a jar of Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream waiting for an opportunity to test it, so I did.
Here is a photograph of the injury the night I discovered it.
Normally, I would clean an injury with chlorohexidine before applying a cream or ointment, but I wanted to see just how effective Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream was at being a natural first-aid cream. I applied the ointment twice a day, every day for 5 days. I did not clean it with chlorhexidine or any other antimicrobial cleanser.
Here is a photo after 5 days.
As a pet parent and deaf dog blogger who integrates a holistic approach to wellness, I try to support my dogs and their medical needs naturally. Having a company like Dr. Harvey’s available helps me achieve and maintain good health for my dogs in a completely natural way. The results were incredible but I looked deeper at the ingredients to understand why it worked.
The Organic Healing Cream includes:
My new favorite way to treat minor bully dog “brotherly love scars” is with Dr. Harvey’s Organic Healing Cream. It’s an all-purpose first-aid cream that is safe for both dogs and cats. It’s made of ten all natural, organic plants and herbs in a base of Shea butter. It provides pain relief, reduces itching and promotes healing, and I swear by this stuff!
We continue to be amazed by all of the generosity, goodwill and enthusiasm we have witnessed for this mission!
Thanks to so many wonderful people Project Potcake is becoming a reality.
Visit our GoFundMe page to see how we are doing. We are getting very close to our goal!
On July 26th Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President of Dr. Harvey’s will leave for Abaco, Bahamas with filmmaker Evelyn Vaccaro. Wendy will be bringing food and supplies directly to the shelter. Evelyn will be shooting the documentary to shed light on the plight of the Potcakes.
The need is great and every little bit helps. So please continue to share with your friends and family. Thank you! Click Here to View the Campaign-GoFundMe
We’re on a mission to help save the Potcakes in Abaco, Bahamas.
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Simply email your donation confirmation to email@example.com and we will email you back a special coupon code to use on our website!
If you have ever been involved in animal rescue, you will certainly understand this heartwarming story from our friend, the Amazing Angie, who works tirelessly to help the Potcakes at Abaco Shelter. For people who devote their lives to rescuing animals, it is a passion that pulls at the heart strings. Every day is filled with wonderful highs followed by heartbreaking lows.
We started Project Potcake to help this small shelter that rescues, houses, feeds and cares for these indigenous dogs of the Bahamas. We have been inspired by the wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly to make a difference for these animals. As we get to know these people better, our admiration grows.
Angie shared this story with us today and we were compelled to share it here. This is not just a story about animal rescue, but a story of human compassion. It is a story of making choices and it is a story that shows what these volunteers face daily. This is the emotional roller coaster of animal rescue.
Not only does this small shelter take in sick and starving dogs, they go out and feed the feral dogs of the island. Many of these dogs would starve without their efforts. It is a difficult and exhausting task to find and feed these feral dogs.
“I don’t know quite how to describe our days on feral feeds, my heart breaks and soars and breaks again. Today I was on my way to pick up fellow rescuer Anita Martin, and a little boy, with holes in his shirt, flagged me down for a ride. He told me he was out looking for work (he looked about nine years old!!!( heart BREAK) So we ’hired” him to help us feed the Potcakes. He was so happy to have a job. Then he told me how his neighbor had a “skinny, skinny dog” that he and his brother would buy food for (heart BREAK/SOAR). I mean this kid had rags on for clothes and he spends his money on dog food!
Angie continues the story of her encounter with the little boy:
“Thankfully, I had sunglasses on so he could not see the crazy lady crying in front of him. Anyway to end the story he will have school supplies and shoes (that is all he wanted) and dog food for his neighbors dog!”
“More news (heart BREAK) we came across a dog on death’s door (Of course we will help him) and one of our babies was taken off the streets (Heart SOAR) and given her first bath ever! She was covered with fleas and you had to see her glee at being rid of them.. roller coaster ride of the heart…”
This is just one day of so many days that are filled with enormous challenges for these volunteers. Each day brings the opportunity to help dogs and people and obviously they do both! Please open your heart and help Dr. Harvey’s help Abaco Shelter. While we will be donating supplies and food to the shelter, they also need financial support.
Dr. Harvey’s has started a GoFundMe campaign where you can help us by giving a donation to the Abaco Shelter.
You can donate by clicking here!
Please watch Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President of Dr. Harvey’s as she describes the company’s mission to help the Potcakes.
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We recently received this letter from a grateful pet parent. We fell in love with Cutie Pie. We had to share her amazing story and her journey to health! We have the best job ever!
Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to Bowl is the food that has saved my darling, 5 pound Shih Tzu named Cutie Pie. After owning this breed of dog for over 40 years, I lost my last dog due to treats from China. I was determined to never make that mistake again!
Searching the Internet daily I finally found the cutest dog I had ever seen. I went to my knees when I saw her. She was a one year-old suffering with severe allergies and congestion. Her diet had consisted of sugar coated cereal and marshmallows. She didn’t like anything I fed her.
I tried everything the vet recommended and everything else I could find in pet stores. I spent hundreds of dollars. I could barely get her to sniff it let alone eat it. In the meantime, the allergies continued and she was in crisis almost on a daily basis. I had her at the vet on antibiotics and steroids every month.
Then I found Sandra at Metro General Store in Silver Spring, Maryland. She recommend Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl. I started cooking her meats and mixing it with this vegetable pre-mix. She also eats the Sweet Potate’rs! I also added the Whole Food Multiple Vitamin & Mineral Supplement. To my astonishment she loved everything I gave her from Dr. Harvey’s. Her health, congestion and breathing have continued to improve along with her skin, hair and energy. She no longer makes sick trips to the vet only routine appointments. I no longer have to run a vaporizer at night.
She is now going on 4 years-old and I truly make this testimony…“Dr. Harvey’s saved her life! Had I not found her and gone in search of a way to make her well and healthy she would not be alive!"
Thank you, Dr. Harvey’s, for making such healthy food for my little dog! She is so important in my life.
Most of you know Dr. Harvey’s as a company that makes natural and organic products for animals. What you may not know is that part of our mission is to support animal rescue and animal welfare.
Recently, we became aware of a small animal shelter in Abaco, Bahamas whose mission is to rescue, house, care for and adopt Potcakes, the indigenous dogs of the Bahamas.
Abaco Shelter is run entirely by a group of selfless and very determined volunteers. The shelter receives no government funding.
Without this shelter the Potcakes would die of starvation and disease. Abaco Shelter needs our help to further its work as it is a sanctuary for stray and abandoned dogs.
The shelter is located at the site of the old Abaco dump, Abaco, The Bahamas.
It is the island’s only animal shelter.
Abaco Shelter is in desparate need of funds to help buy food, medicine and supplies for the Potcakes. This money will be used for that purpose. We also hope to raise enough money to help them to expand the shelter allowing it to house more animals in need.
This is just the beginning of Project Potcake and our dreams of helping these dogs. In July, Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President of Dr. Harvey’s, will travel to Abaco to bring supplies to the shelter. She will be traveling with filmmaker, Evelyn Vaccaro, a longtime Potcake lover. Evelyn will be filming a documentary that will show the plight of the Potcakes. It is our sincere hope that this documentary will help to raise awareness about the immediate needs of these dogs and the Abaco Shelter.
Here is where you come in! You can help these precious pups just by giving a small gift.
Any amount will help us to save more Potcakes!
Please join us today and give what you can to help the Potcakes and The Abaco Shelter.
We at Dr. Harvey’s are most grateful for your help and we know the Potcakes thank you too!
To Donate to Project Potcake please visit our GoFundMe page By Clicking Here
Your gift will be appreciate by the wonderful people who keep the shelter going and by the amazing Potcakes.
Dr. Harvey’s wants to thank you in advance for helping us to realize our dream of making life better for these deserving people and these adorable and loving dogs!
Just go to our GoFundMe Campaign-Donate Now! Here is the link.
For more information about Abaco Shelter you can visit their website by clicking here