We are pleased to share with you the article from the December 2013 PetFood Industry magazine. Dr. Harvey’s is the cover story for the issue and there is a wonderful article about the company inside the issue.
PetFood Industry magazine showed Dr. Harvey’s as the family business it is. Featured on the cover is Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President and CEO, Ty Cohen, Director of Design and Technology, Dr. Harvey, Founder and Sasha Basset Cohen, beloved family dog and taste tester extraordinaire.
I have a long story about MeMe and I am glad to share.
It took Dr. Harvey, a doctor in India, and a doctor in London, to help me save her.
*I know I will always be grateful for Dr. Harvey’s voice at such a scary time for me. After $4,000 in Vet bills, all I needed was SBL’s Liv-T, and Dr. Harvey’s Veg to Bowl to save my dog!
I no longer test her ALT numbers. But with Vets treatments they were climbing, last count… Bile Acid Test was 986. (normal 10-100) That was the day I called Dr. Harvey.
I remember Dr. Harvey telling me “your dog has a greater chance of having a black bear and a polar bear over for lunch, than getting Heartworm” One pill of Trifexis and she was down for the count.
By the time it had done its total damage MeMe’s liver had enlarged 3 fold, her gallbladder was filled with sludge, and she had severe pancreatitis.
So, after the antibiotics and RX Vet food (God help us all) The numbers continued to climb. Her eyes were dull, draining, and she was blowing her coat. She went from show dog to pound puppy in 3 months.
Dr Harvey suggested Kefir, Veg to Bowl and cooking Chicken slightly. I just couldn’t get her to eat. She was so ill. A Vet in India, suggested SBL’s Liv-T and continue with Kefir and Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl with chicken.
Two months later after keeping her on this diet, MeMe had lost her eye staining, was growing her coat, and begging for food. By 6 months she was eating raw. * I have not seen a Vet in nearly a year.*
I won’t go back again. Homeopathic, natural or nothing is my only way from now on. I can no longer continue on with traditional veterinarian’s, they believe in the chemicals that do harm.
I will always recommend Dr. Harvey, and will continue to search for his products locally. Here are some photos of her eyes before and after.
Here you can see the staining.
Her eyes are clean and the staining is gone!
Today She looks even better!
In addition she is healthy and that’s the best part!
Happy Holidays to all of you…
Salli and MeMe
You asked for it and now your dog will say “thank you!”
Dr. Harvey’s Oracle now comes in a new variety – Tripe – as the main source of protein. We have added this choice so you can offer another variety as a complement to Oracle Beef and Oracle Chicken. Oracle Tripe is made with Freeze-Dried Raw Green Tripe. Feeding tripe that is freeze-dried takes the hassle out of feeding tripe. This is a very easy “just add water” way to add this important protein into your dog’s diet.
Many people are confused about what tripe is. Some people are familiar with the white tripe sold in supermarkets for humans. White tripe is steamed and bleached and does not have the rich nutrition found in raw green tripe that we use for dogs.
Tripe is the stomach of a grazing animal including cows, buffalo and sheep. Not only will tripe provide a high quality protein which will be helpful to your dog in all ways, but it can also be extremely helpful in maintaining healthy, white teeth in your dog.
Tripe is one of the healthiest things you can feed to your dog. Not only does tripe provide natural digestive enzymes to a dog, but also is rich in vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids. The enzymes not only help digestion in dogs, but are also said to have a substantial effect on the cleaning of a dog’s teeth.
Fatty acids are another benefit of feeding tripe. All dogs need omega 3’s and omega 6’s in their diet – especially to maintain healthy skin and coat. The vitamins and amino acids are part of what gives your dog energy – green tripe is plentiful in these nutrients. Green tripe is an excellent source of probiotics due to the large number of helpful microorganisms contained within the digestive tract.
Green tripe is an incredibly easy protein for a dog to digest which is why knowledgable breeders use tripe as the first thing in raw feeding when weaning puppies – as young as 3-4 weeks old. Tripe is also indicated for dogs suffering from sensitive stomachs and maladies such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Raw green tripe can often ease the discomfort of dogs who are just not digesting their food well.
Feeding dogs tripe can encourage nature’s way of healing. Green tripe is also a perfect food for dogs suffering from kidney problems due to its low phosphorus levels and palatability. Tripe can be a miracle for many dogs with kidney problems or chronic renal failure who have been put on low or no protein diets and have, as a result, lost all interest in their food.
Dogs simply LOVE tripe and given a healthy serving of this protein and its perfect phosphorus/calcium ratio, mid-level protein levels and slightly acidic Ph makes it perfect for ailing dogs as well as healthy dogs. Feeding a protein source such as tripe that is highly digestible is likely more beneficial to dogs with kidney problems than the low protein, hard to digest prescription diets that so many dogs are given and that are so lacking in complete nutrition. Dogs really don’t enjoy these prescription diets and they really love tripe.
Tripe is one of the best proteins to try for dogs suffering from a variety of allergies. Tripe is a protein that even very allergic dogs tolerate.
One of the first things that guardians notice when they begin to feed tripe to their dogs is the change in their dog’s skin and coat. It is well known that a healthy, beautiful coat is an indication of general wellness in dogs. Feeding a natural diet makes an enormous difference in skin and coat. Tripe is known to produce healthy skin and a beautiful shiny coat for dogs eating it as one of their main protein sources.
Tripe has a reputation that is well earned. It can stink! However, the raw green tripe in Oracle is freeze-dried and is much less stinky than other tripe products you may have tried. But it is the smell that most humans dislike that dogs absolutely love! In fact, most dogs cannot resist tripe in any form and Oracle Tripe is no different.
Taste tests have gotten major thumbs-up from even the very pickiest eaters. Dogs really love this food!
Because the taste of tripe is irresistible to dogs, it is perfect for even the pickiest dog. In our taste tests Oracle Tripe for Dogs was a big winner surprising pet parents who insisted that their dogs hated all food and would not eat this. These same guardians where delighted to see their dogs eat the Oracle Tripe and not only did they eat it, they ate it with great enthusiasm, much to the delight of these pet parents.
As with all of Dr.Harvey’s products Oracle Tripe is made in our own facility in the USA with ingredients sourced only in the USA. Oracle Tripe contains no preservatives, chemicals, or additives of any kind. This food has no salt, sugar, dyes or coloring agents. This food does not contain wheat corn or soy-just healthy goodness for your best friend. Oracle Tripe comes with Organic Grains and Vegetables or Grain-Free with Vegetables.
Dr. Harvey’s Oracle Tripe is nearly a perfect food for your dogs. You know you are feeding a super healthy food and you can see that they are absolutely loving their food!
Oracle is available at fine independent pet shops throughout the US. Check our store locator to find a retailer near you. You can also find Oracle at fine online retailers or on Dr. Harvey’s website.
Your dog will be so happy, healthy and thankful!