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Dr. Harvey's Now on YouTube

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Image DescriptionWe are very pleased to have our own channel on YouTube.
Our team has launched Dr. Harvey’s Channel to increase our educational reach. Dr. Harvey’s has always been devoted to educating guardians about the benefits of natural living for companion animals. We think YouTube is a way to reach out to people who may not know about Dr. Harvey’s or want more information about any of our products.

Responsible Information Online

With so many people getting information from the internet, we feel that we need to be a part of the discussion. Our videos are an easy way to introduce Dr. Harvey’s philosophy of chemical-free living to guardians looking for reliable information.

Take a Look

We hope that you will take a moment to see the Dr. Harvey’s YouTube Channel and to sharing our videos with your animal loving friends.

Click Here to view Dr. Harvey’s on YouTube

All New-Product Videos-On Our Website

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New Product Videos

Our staff has been hard at work producing videos to help companions make better choices when deciding on which products will benefit their companion.

The First Launch

Last week we listed the very first in a series. This video features Health and Shine. Dr. Harvey’s essential fatty acid capsule.

Take a look!

Health and Shine Video

Come See Us At… The New York City Pet Show

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Dr. Harvey's Booth

Come meet Dr. Harvey in person

May 21st or 22nd at the NYC Pet Show!!

Coupon For Ticket Discount

Dr. Harvey’s Friends get $5 off advance tickets!
Use code HARVEY when purchasing tickets here to take advantage of this special offer.

Image DescriptionDr. Harvey will be among many other distinguished guests and will be happy to meet you at the Dr. Harvey’s booth and speak with you about your companion.

The Show will take place at the

Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building in Manhattan
125 West 18th Street
12-5 PM Saturday and Sunday May 21-22

There will be over 85 vendors with wonderful things for your animals, live stage seminars with industry experts and celebrity guests (including Victoria Stilwell and Rescue Ink), the event gives attendees the opportunity to discover new products and services as well as gather information that will help them have better relationships with their animals.

Visit for more details about the event
We hope to meet you there!

Read What the Natural Dog Blog Has to Say

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New! Read What Neil Sattin Has to Say

Renowned dog trainer, Neil Sattin, has written about his own personal experience with Canine Health on his Natural Dog Blog
Take a moment to visit his site!

The Green Connoisseur

Posted By The Staff at Dr. Harvey's

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They found us and now we have found them!

The Green Connoisseur, subtitled " Your Escort to a Luxurious and Eco-Conscious Lifestyle" is an extremely informative website for all things green. Recently we were approached by one of the staff writers from the Green Connoisseur asking if she could write an article about Dr. Harvey’s.

Below is the lovely article that Lucy Brake wrote and posted about Dr. Harvey’s products. After reading, please take a moment to visit The Green Connoisseur
to discover insightful info on health, nutrition and living an ecologically responsible life.

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Treat Your Pet!

Feathered and Furry Eco-Luxury

For many of us, our family pet is a really important member of our home. We want to make sure our dog, cat or bird is getting the best nutrition available without compromising the environment. Dr. Harvey’s has created nutritional food and grooming treatments for our pets that are kind to the planet. You don’t have to compromise your furry and feathered friend’s diet and health in order to treat them to a bit of green luxury.

The Vision Behind the Finest Green Pet Nutrition

Over 30 years ago, a successful nutritionist and animal lover, Dr Harvey, came to the realisation that we were feeding our pets blatantly unhealthy diets. These traditional pet foods contained lots of nasty chemicals, preservatives, dyes and colouring agents. He was concerned that these sub-optimal diets meant that our animals were becoming unnecessarily ill, lowering their quality of life and shortening their life spans. From this concern, came the concept of all-natural food for pets.
The team at Dr Harvey’s believes that feeding animals food made from chemical-laden ingredients is the number one reason for the rapid rise in degenerative diseases. Healthy products for pets means that they can maintain a strong immune system, avoid diseases and aliments caused by pet food filled with chemicals and also achieve optimal health throughout their lives. Dr Harvey’s champions healthy, natural and chemical-free food for our pets. They also make all their products locally in the USA and are therefore able to keep transportation-related emissions to a minimum. “Our team is committed to helping guardians give their companion animals the very best food there is, made from the best ingredients, and using the best processes.” says Dr Harvey’s.

Food Fit for a King

All of their product lines are prepared with fresh, organic and natural principles in mind. This means that only the highest quality ingredients are used without any processed elements to be seen anywhere on the menu. The Healthy Formulations created by Dr Harvey’s offers fine healthy food as well as safe all-natural products for dogs, cats, birds and horses. These formulations are also kind to the environment. To keep animal companions happy and healthy, the team at Dr Harvey’s develops products which include chemical-free grooming solutions, essential supplements and vitamins as well as nutritious chews and treats. Their yummy looking freeze dried treats for dogs and cats contain no dyes, colouring agents or preservatives. Additionally, they are free or any fillers with no extra salt or sugar.
Dr Harvey’s has been producing luxury all-natural companion food for many years. They package their food and grooming products in eco-friendly containers and have managed to do this without compromising on the ease of use or the ability to keep the product fresh.
The Dr Harvey’s range of nutrition and grooming products means your pets can have a longer, happier and healthier life with less impact on the environment. You can now take even more pleasure in the joy they bring to your life.

The Green Connoisseur

Dr. Harvey’s Freeze-Dried Tripe Power-Patties: My Secret Weapon

Posted By Neil Sattin- The Natural Dog Blog

We have been working with the wonderful trainer and natural dog enthusiast, Neil Sattin, for the last few months. His blog The Natural Dog Blog should be on your list of “must read” blogs. Below is a review he posted on Dr. Harvey’s Power Patties. Enjoy!

In my review last month I mentioned that I had a secret weapon when it comes to doggie treats. I call it my “secret weapon” because at this point most people don’t recognize what I’m giving their dog when I first use it (that’s the “secret” part), and because (knock on wood) I have NEVER had a dog refuse
to eat this special treat (that’s the “weapon” part). In fact, they usually come back, eagerly, for seconds and thirds. What do I use? Dr. Harvey’s Freeze-Dried Tripe Power Patties

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I was actually contacted by Wendy Shankin-Cohen of Dr. Harvey’s (slogan: Fine Health Foods for Companion Animals) awhile back, when I was doing the writing and pre-production for my instructional DVD set. She was wondering if she could send me some products for my review, and I said “yes” with a caveat that it would probably be awhile before I got around to checking it out. A box arrived in the mail, with an assortment of their products, but the pace of life at the time (young baby Zella about to be born) kept me from really paying much attention.

Destiny, meet freeze-dried tripe

Image DescriptionHowever, one day I was headed out to a lesson, and I didn’t have any hot dogs in the fridge. First impressions can be everything with dogs and humans, so whenever I meet a new (hungry) dog I like to have something especially tasty in my pouch for our first contact. I mentioned something to my wife about having to allow some time to go to the store en route, and she casually asked “how about that box of treats and food that you just got in the mail?”

Sometimes – actually frequently – the universe lines up to give you exactly what you need. And then my wife clubs me over the head to remind me. In this case, it was a pouch-full of freeze dried tripe.

I can’t remember which dog was the first lucky recipient. What I DO remember is that from that moment on, I always made sure I had some of these tripe treats with me whenever I went out for a lesson.

Perfect Training Treat: Thy name be “Tripe”

From my perspective, they’re a perfect treat. It’s simply tripe* (nothing added), which as I understand (from Dr. Harvey Cohen himself) has the perfect balance of calcium and phosphorus for a dog’s digestive system, along with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and a whole mess of other nutrients. So they’re VERY healthy for dogs. Because they’re freeze-dried, they’re not messy, and you can also easily break apart a single “power patty” to give you multiple treating opportunities (or for smaller dogs). So they’re convenient. And, as I said – dogs LOVE them. Seemingly without exception.

As I mentioned, nearly two years has passed since then. I guess it was finally time to let you all in on the secret to great rapport with a new dog. And you thought it was all the meditation that I’ve been doing! Well, knowing how to “Be the Moose” does help. And so does a fistful of freeze-dried tripe. Please feel free to head over to the Dr. Harvey’s site to find out more about their power patties and the other products that they offer.
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Just kidding. Don’t do this!

This is actually part-one of my review of Dr. Harvey’s. I’ve been conducting a trial recently using their “Canine Health” dog food premix, in conjunction with a cooked fresh meat diet for Nola. And I’ve got even more good things to say – coming soon. All-in-all, I’m impressed with the Dr. Harvey’s company – both in terms of their commitment to healthy dogs, and in terms of their commitment to providing their customers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions for themselves and their pets.

  • The tripe comes from cows raised here in the USA, without chemicals or injections, and is freeze-dried in a small plant specifically for Dr. Harvey’s – then packaged by hand.

Neil’s Website is full of training tips and other wonderful information please visit Neil Sattin’s Natural Dog Blog

Alicia Silverstone's "The Kind Diet" & Dr. Harvey's

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Image Description Alicia Silverstone is a woman with a message. She is an advocate for animals and animal rescue and has strong views on diet and nutrition. Her wonderful and informative book

The Kind Diet helps everyone to examine their food intake and helps to move us towards a totally meatless diet without being judgmental. She has patience with those of us who need to take our time to make such changes. She outlines how to move towards a vegan lifestyle and how it has benefited her on a personal level.

A Fan of Dr. Harvey’s

Alicia’s book has almost an entire page on how to feed pets. She has been a proponent of Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health for many years and she generously mentions this in the book.

Recently she reiterated how she feeds her own animals with Dr. Harvey’s in a blog post on her Kind LIfe Website

Image Description We thought we would share the book and Alicia’s active website with you. We thought you would want to read her blog. There are many helpful tips for finding a healthy lifestyle in her writings and her blog is very active. While you may not agree with everything she has to say, there is much to learn by reading about all that she has experienced and how she feels about animals.

Dr. Harvey’s Brings You Stories That Matter–In Living Color

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Here’s What’s New At Dr. Harvey’s!

We feel so fortunate that we get to do what we love to do every day.

One of the best parts of being Dr. Harvey’s is hearing from our customers about what a difference Dr. Harvey’s has made in the lives of their companions. We try to post as many of your stories as we can on our website. We feel that sharing these emails and letters may help someone who is looking for an answer for their own companion.

Play Julie and Rikishi Movie We now have a way to bring some of these stories to you in new format. The first in a series of “Dr. Harvey’s Personal Profiles” is up and running on our website. Please take a moment to watch.

Play Canine Health Quick Guide We are also doing a series of “how to” videos. Check out the first in the series. Watch a quick guide to making Canine Health.

Keep checking the website for new videos. There will be more to come in the next few weeks and months.

It’s great to be able to bring these videos to you. Please share the info with those who you think may need to know.

Watch Julie and Rikishi’s Story

Watch How to Make Canine Health – A Quick Start Guide

The Grain Controversy- Are Grain-Free Dog Foods The Answer?

Posted By Dr. Harvey

Image Description Almost every day, I get an email or a call regarding the controversy surrounding the use of grains in dog food.

In an earlier post here I discussed the use of raw diets and grains I explained why we see that some dogs do exceeding well on whole organic grains as a small percentage of their total daily intake. The quality and type of grains is also very important. In our manufacturing process we use only certified organic grains. We do not use corn, wheat or soy and the grains that we use are rare and highly absorbable.

Meet The Great Dane Lady

I recently came across an article written by the Great Dane Lady, Linda Arndt, who is a well respected Great Dane breeder and researcher. Her site is full of excellent information for Great Dane guardians, but many of her gems of wisdom are applicable for all dogs.

Why Grains can be Good and Necessary

Oracle Ingredients

While I do not agree with all of her recommendations for feeding. I think her understanding of why some grain in the diet is spot on.

Below are her thoughts on grain-free diets:

Things to Ponder About Grain Free Diets- by Linda Arndt

I get many emails asking my opinion of the new grain-free diets on the market. These are new foods and actually a spin-off of the BARF- biologically appropriate raw foods movement.

The growing holistic pet food industry has much competition these days, so they are looking for ways to reinvent the wheel and here you have it, the new grain-free diets!

What the Public Wants

After all, if “the public wants grain-free diets, certainly they know what is best for their pets – right? Wrong”. Just because the public wants it, is not a good enough reason to manufacture it. “Just because it is a grain-free diet, does not mean it is appropriate for your dog’s individual situation.”

Propagation of Myths

Thanks to knee-jerk reactions and the propagation of nutritional myths on the internet, grains in pet foods have a bad reputation. Grains are carbohydrates and carbohydrates are not necessarily bad. Just because it is a grain-free diet does not mean there are no carbohydrates in the grain-free food. Instead they substitute potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams and tapioca, as other carb sources yet tapioca is a questionable ingredient for pets. More feed trials are needed on these foods.

So when people think they are using a grain-free diet, it still has carbohydrates in it and in many cases potato carbohydrates are worse for allergies, systemic yeast infections, diabetic and cancer diets – worse than quality whole ground grains used in the proper proportion.

Not a Black and White Issue

My point here is this, like most things in life, this grainless diet topic is not a black and white issue. There are many things we need to consider before using a grain-free diet for our pet’s current health situation. Now the good thing about the grain-free diets is that they are generally made by very good holistic companies like Dr Harvey’s Veg-To-Bowl among others.

More Research is Needed

Most grain-free diets have not been around long enough to see how they will do in 3-4 generations. And feed trials, if actually done, are very limited. That is, other than Dr. Wysong’s diets because he is a pioneer in the field of nutrition and his products have longevity and feed trial research done on them. He is one of my heroes and I appreciate all he has done to educating us about pet and human nutrition.

No Grain-Free for Puppies

I do not recommend grain free diets for weaning or growth in any breed and especially for large and giant breeds. Actually, I do not recommend a grain free diet be fed as the “total diet” to any healthy breed. I even have reservations about them used totally as a cancer diet due to the high calcium levels. They are really meant for very specific uses and often for short term use – each animal’s situation would have to be considered before I could ever recommend a total grainless diet to my puppy buyers.

I think grainless food is fine to use as a 5%-10% component to the adult diet using a super premium or holsitic food as the 90-95% basis of your program. For puppies past 6 months of age I would only use a couple spoonful mixed with a high quality kibble such as the Wellpet line (Eagle and Wellness foods).

Once the puppy is past the difficult growth stages (weaning – 6 months) then it is ok to increase the amount fed of a grainless diet.
It is IMPOSSIBLE regulate growth patterns on raw or grain fee diets in order to avoid developmental orthopedic diseases such as; HOD, Knuckling Over/Bowing (Carpel Flexural Deformity) OCD, and Pano.

So Are Grains Good or Bad?

There is some notion out there in cyberspace that grains are bad, when in fact grains are only bad when they were used as the basis for commercial foods, in other words grain is listed first on the label - now that’s bad. In super premium and holistic lines, grains are used as carbohydrate components, not as protein and not as filler, and that is good thing. Plus the quality of grains use in holistic and super premium lines is grade#1 Human Grade or Organic. This means low gluten components in the grains.

  • fractionated (not ground whole)
  • when they are not human grade or organic
  • when they are the basis for commercial dog foods (grain listed first instead of meat protein based).

Grain Bashing

The biggest grain bashing problem was started by a West Coast dog food company years ago, and it had to do with corn and allergies. The fact is Human Grade #1 corn is one of the best natural sources of coat and skin conditioners like Omega 6, and it is low in gluten. It has an overall digestibility is 90% and carbohydrate digestibility is 99%.


In 2005 one of the most respected holistic dog food companies decided to pull the corn from their foods only because they had pressure from consumers to do so. This decision to remove the corn was not based in any kind of research, but just because they bowed to public pressure. They removed the corn and now had a “grain-less” holistic food which is what the public clamored for in a pet food.

Grain-Free is Not Always Best

After test feeding the diet over a long period of time they witnessed several changes in the dogs energy levels, coat and body weight. All were negative effects. The dogs had significant weight loss, it took much more food to maintain the dogs weight, coats became brittle and the dog’s energy levels plummeted, real working dogs were lacking in endurance. After seeing this results over many months of feed trial research, they decided to put the Grade 1# whole corn back into their holistic diet – as a carbohydrate source, and after thousands of bags were sold not one allergy was reported.

Diabetic Dogs and Grain-Free Food

I have found in dealing with dogs that are diabetic or have cancer, that when we totally remove the grain from the diet, their energy level plummets. So using a very high quality, high protein/fat diet with some component of whole grain is actual a good thing. Remember if it is ground whole, the fiber is intact – if there is natural fiber present, the grain does not convert to sugar in a flash, it burns slow and steady and sustains energy levels and appetites.

Why Grains Can Help Dogs

Dr. Harvey addresses this issue in his article: “Grain to Provide Storage Glycogen”

As Dr. Harvey states “Every athlete knows that taking in pasta or grain loading prior to an athletic event, provides the necessary storage glycogen for the athlete to have sufficient glucose for muscle performance for the duration activity. This glucose is necessary for all muscle function.”

Quality Grains with a Protein Base

He goes on to talk about the value of whole grains, precooked and/or freeze dried grains in a diet. The key is the diet should NOT be grain based, but instead should be based in protein from quality meat sources.

Dr. Harvey says "Some dogs do well on a completely grain-free diet, and for them I made Veg-to-Bowl , a grain-free mix of wonderful dehydrated and freeze-dried veggies. This mixture blended with meat and oils makes a wonderful grain-free meal. "

Why I Agree with Dr. Harvey

He then expresses the same opinion that I have in that “some dogs do better with grains, in fact, in my experience; many, many dogs improve dramatically when using our Canine Health which has a whole grain component.
We like to call the grains we use the Noble Grains and they can be mixed with raw or cooked meat”.

Canine Health fact sheet photo

Dr. Harvey’s company is not the only company to have found this out in feed trials. PHD – Perfect Healthy Diet has also put whole grain back into the dry food because the dogs in feed trials did not maintain stamina when working and lost weight quickly, having difficulty in maintaining their ideal weight.

GRADE, QUALITY and AMOUNT and KIND of grain is the key – remember whole intact grains have all the fiber (in tact) so it is not a fast sugar burn as is refined carbohydrates.

Grain Can Help Brain Function and Athletic Performance

Dr. Harvey goes on to point out, “Nature made all muscle and brain function (99%) using glucose and oxygen. Carbohydrates, such as grains, are stored in the liver as glycogen, this is then released as glucose in the blood as the body requires it”.

He goes on to say “I see that dogs do incredibly well and thrive on 6-10% grain in their diet. Dogs are able to utilize the glucose from grains, as athletes do when they are performing”

Why I like Dr. Harvey’s

Dr. Harvey has developed 2 organic pre-mixes Canine Health, and Veg-to-Bowl, (no grain) to offer the easiest, safest and most convenient way to feed a complete raw diet. Just add water, meat and oil to either of our pre-mixes and you have a complete raw meal for your dog or cat. He also has available Power Patties – Freeze Dried Tripe.

Canine Health

More from the Great Dane Lady

Please visit her website for health related issues. It’s a great source.

More information can be found on her extensive website

Remember Dogs are Individuals

Not every diet is right for every dog. Some dogs do very, very well on some grains and others need to eat a totally grain-free diet. That is why we offer two pre-mixes, Canine Health which includes 6 organic grains, vegetables and herbs and Veg-to-Bowl which is a cornucopia of vegetables and herbs. Both pre-mixes allow you to tailor your dog’s diet to give them optimal nutrition.

Pre-Mixes Make Life Easier

Image Description Preparing home-made food for your dog can be a daunting process. The purpose of our pre-mixes, with or without grain, are to make this process easy and delicious. Just add meat and oil to prepare a wonderful home-cooked meal for your dog. What could be easier or better?

To learn more about grain-free diets> Click Here.
To learn more about Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health-The Miracle Food> Click Here

Come Meet Dr. Harvey- Two Great Events!

Posted By The Staff at Dr. Harvey's

Dr. Harvey and Daner

Dr. Harvey will be speaking at two great events in the next few weeks. He would love to meet you in person.

Now is your chance to ask all of your questions, face-to-face.

They both look like great events, so if either one is in your area, please come and say hello. We would love to meet you there!

The Fido Festival USA
August 28th-30th
Woodstown, NJ

This looks like great fun. Lots of dogs, people, great events and informative speakers. Dr. Harvey will be speaking on Saturday the 29th. He will be speaking on The Natural and Holistic Feeding of Companion Animals

Click here for all the information and schedule of events on their website

The Integrative Health Pet Expo
September 10th-11th
Fitchburg, MA

This event has wonderful speakers and is the prelude to the Holistic Veterinarian Conference.

For more information please click here to visit their website for all the details

We hope to see many of you there!

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