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!
Commercial pet food has existed for only about 80 years. The food we are most familiar with for pets is the artificial diet of kibble and canned food. Prior to the advent of these “pet foods” dogs and cats ate scraps from their owners tables. There is no evidence that feeding commercial pet food has been a benefit to domestic dogs and cats and in fact there is evidence that these commercial and denatured, poor quality foods are dangerous and detrimental to our pets long term good health.
These two forms of pet food, kibble and canned, have been the mainstay of commercial offerings for dogs and cats. The last decade has shown a sharp increase in a demand for a different kind of food as guardians have begun to understand the enormous benefits of feeding foods that are neither canned nor kibbled. As the benefits of feeding raw foods and fresh whole foods have become evident to guardians worldwide a revolution in the feeding of pets has begun. As the understanding of optimal nutrition for pets has made clear that kibble and canned foods are not an appropriate diet for animals, new healthier and more nutritious ways of feeding whole foods have become available.
One of the newer and better options that is quickly gaining in popularity throughout the country is freeze-dried foods.
Pets parents have quickly understood the benefits and convenience of feeding a freeze-dried diet to their dogs and cats.
Freeze-dried foods can provide all of the many health benefits of frozen raw foods without much of the mess and fuss of a frozen or refrigerated diet.
Those who feed raw diets believe that this is a far healthier way to nourish their dogs and cats. They often see dramatic improvements in their dog’s health after switching to a pure whole food diet. Dogs plagued with various skin allergies, picky eaters and overweight dogs improve when they fed a strict diet of whole raw foods. Meats and vegetables can be freeze-dried to make this type of diet easy to prepare. In most cases, freeze dried foods are “just add water and serve”. This gives dogs and cats the benefits of a homemade raw diet as freeze drying leaves the ingredients as close to fresh as possible and does not require additional chemical preservative to stay for long periods of time at room temperature.
Feeding frozen or fresh raw foods can be messy and time-consuming especially if you have to gather all the ingredients yourself and try to balance your dog’s nutritional needs.
Ease of use is only one reason why a freeze-dried diet can be perfect for those who want to feed raw, but want the convenience of kibble.
It has the ease and convenience of kibble yet it’s comprised of the same ingredients as a raw or fresh diet and contains no preservatives. The food is not messy to prepare or feed. The food will already be nutritionally balanced so you don’t have to spend time choosing the ingredients or making the food yourself. You can still give your dog raw bones for recreational chewing. Never give your dog cooked bones. Freeze-dried foods also have a long shelf life making them ideal for traveling with your dog or cat and for keeping in an emergency survival kit. No additional refrigeration or freezing is required. You can store freeze-dried foods easily in any kitchen cabinet.
Freeze-drying is a process that removes moisture from the ingredient without the use of heat as in dehydration. All the guardian needs to do is add water back to the freeze-dried food to rehydrate it.
The freeze-drying process includes freezing the food, lowering the pressure around the food, removing the moisture, and sealing the product. The freeze-drying process acts as a preservative, which is how the food can last for so long without any other preservatives.
When choosing a freeze-dried food look at the ingredient list and consider the same things you would consider when choosing a raw food diet for your dog or cat. Check the amount of protein, fat, and fiber on the guaranteed analysis. Freeze-dried foods are a great alternative for people who want to feed a raw or home cooked diet to their dog or cat. Animals will absorb the same nutritional benefits of eating raw foods without the mess. The foods are nutritionally balanced, easy to handle and store, plus they keep for a long time. We recommend making sure the ingredients are sourced in the USA and that the food in made in the US.
In 2013 Dr. Harvey’s launched Oracle, a unique line of freeze-dried foods for dogs and cats. Freeze-dried foods are a great alternative for people who want to feed a raw diet but do not want to deal with frozen foods. Dogs get the same nutritional benefits of eating raw without the mess. Oracle is nutritionally balanced and high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Oracle for dogs and cats is easy to handle and store and it keeps at room temperature for a long time.
The reception for this unique food has been overwhelmingly positive. Pet parents are thrilled to find the Dr. Harvey’s quality in a complete food. Oracle provides the perfect diet for the pickiest of eaters and for the most discerning of pet parents. Made with freeze-dried antibiotic and hormone free proteins, Oracle provides the highest quality nutrition for dogs and cats. Oracle’s special blend of protein, vegetables and herbs makes this “just add water” diet the perfect solution for guardians who want the best diet and do not have the time to prepare homemade raw food from scratch. Oracle has become very popular for dogs suffering from allergies, obesity and other health issues and is especially helpful with dogs and cats that are extremely finicky.
Dr. Harvey’s is proud to have made such a fine and convenient food that is so close to the fresh foods that we have offered to pet parents for over a quarter century. Oracle is seeing the future of animal nutrition.
This is never an easy subject. No one wants to talk about it. But if your dog has problems with loose stools you want to read on. Chances are you feel you have tried everything. You have probably looked and looked for answers. You probably have tried many different foods, various home remedies and you have certainly consulted your vet. You may be terribly frustrated because you feel there are no real answers.
Nothing is quite as difficult to deal with, in terms of living a happy and peaceful life with your dog, as living with chronic diarrhea. And yet this is an all too common problem. We get calls and emails about this problem every single day. Yet, as common as the problem is, there are very few solutions that really work, but we have one that does!
Canine Health got its name, The Miracle Dog Food ,when we had so many guardians call us to tell us that they and their dog had experienced a miracle! Chronic diarrhea, sometimes a problem that had persisted for years, was all but gone after just a few days on Canine Health. After hearing “it’s a Miracle!” so many times from those callers, we decided it should be called The Miracle Dog Food for its ability to change a dogs digestion in a matter of days!
Canine Health is a mixture of 6 organic grains and 9 vegetables and herbs to aid with digestion. When rehydrated and mixed with fresh meat this complete, fresh and healthy meal will balance a dog’s intestinal tract and produce formed stools in a matter of days, even in the most difficult cases. We have seen dogs with a history of years of chronic diarrhea have a complete turnaround in just days when switched to this highly nutritious way of feeding.
Many of us at Dr Harvey’s rescue and foster dogs, some of these dogs come to us having been passed from shelter to shelter. They often arrive with explosive diarrhea. We immediately get them started on Canine Health and within just a few days our rescues have formed stools and never have diarrhea again.
It is the combination of the soothing herbs, the organic and unique grains, no preservatives and fresh meats that makes all the difference. For over 30 years now this combination has helped guardians to live a happier life with their companions by helping dogs digest their food properly and produce less waste and formed stools. Canine Health-The Miracle Dog Food has been the answer for thousands of dogs.
These highly absorbable “noble” grains in combination with the proprietary herbal formula works in almost every case!
Canine Health can help to stop chronic diarrhea in dogs. It has helped thousands of dogs to have normal digestion and normal stools. It is wonderful and healthful way to feed your dog and what a wonderful relief to not have to worry about constantly cleaning up a mess. And though no one really likes to talk about it, there is great beauty and relief in a formed stool!
If you have been dealing with this problem, you will know exactly what that means!
First ingredient is meat.
Freeze-dried raw meats are superior to dehydrated meats.
*Easiest and safest way to feed a raw diet!
*Made with only with pure, whole foods.
Thick, chunky texture. Just like a real home-cooked meal. *Not a gruel or soupy mix.
*Minimally processed to maintain nutrition.
*Our proprietary herbal supplement promotes good digestion, health and longevity.
Ingredients sourced in USA. *Absolutely no ingredients from China.
Contains *no organ meat – no cheap filler meats and no meat by-products.
No artificial ingredients, preservatives or dyes. No added salt or sugar either!
*Protein content is 30%-70% higher than other alternative foods.
*USDA Organic grains and USDA free range antibiotic-free meat.
*Improves health within the first few weeks of use.
Helps dogs and cats with *allergies, skin ailments, chronic loose stools, digestive issues, itching.
*Picky eaters love Oracle!
We use *Calcium Citrate – the most biologically absorbable form of calcium. Other alternative foods use cheaper forms of calcium.
*All of Dr. Harvey’s products are made fresh daily, in our own facility in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
We make wonderful products for companion animals, but our real mission is education and our main educator is Dr. Harvey. He has been teaching guardians about holistic animal nutrition for over 30 years and this is the part of his job that he likes best!
It’s not just our name. He is our founder and yes, he is real and sometimes he even answers our phones himself! If you have ever had the experience of having him answer the phone when you called our company, you may have been shocked to find out that you were speaking to the “big man” himself. When the caller asks, “is this really Dr. Harvey?” they may hear, “my mother thinks so” or “no it’s Dr. Harvey’s evil twin brother”. Most of us are not used to calling a company and getting to speak directly with the company’s namesake, but this is what we are all about.
If you have been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a call with Dr. Harvey, you will know how rare it is to get so much information delivered in such a caring way. Many people who call our company are looking for answers to health questions for their beloved companion.
This is a truly unique part of our company. Not only have we made chemical and preservative-free health foods, herbal supplements and organic grooming aids for animals for over 30 years, but you can call our company and speak directly with Dr. Harvey! In fact, these days, Dr. Harvey spends most of his time speaking to guardians about their companions. Another wonderful part of this service: There is never any charge to speak with him.
Dr. Harvey loves having direct contact with guardians and offers guardians a compassionate “ear” as well as a wealth of information about health and well-being.
And for those who have experienced one of these conversations, you know, there is more often than not, a joke or two. But most importantly there is the wisdom that comes from years of watching animals heal and our customers are the beneficiaries of this amazing service. We are so happy to be able to offer this to everyone who loves animals, just like all of us at Dr. Harvey’s.
The best part of our work is hearing from those who have benefited from learning about how to help their companions naturally after having spoken to Dr. Harvey. We hear from concerned, confused and often distraught guardians who need real answers in order to help their beloved pets. The joy for us, of course, is when they take Dr. Harvey’s advice and find renewed health for their companions. We love getting those follow-up calls and emails! “My Fluffy is better! It’s a Miracle! Thank you, thank you Dr. Harvey! Thank you for talking to me!” You’re welcome!
You too can reach Dr. Harvey. Just call our toll free number 1-866-362-4123-Monday through Friday 11AM until 3PM and ask for Dr. Harvey! You will be glad you did!
We are happy to announce that Dr. Harvey’s Oracle Dog Food has been reviewed by the team at DogFoodAdvisor.com and was well received being awarded the highest rating given by this authority of 5 Stars.
In addition to the 5 Star rating Dog Food Advisor also enthusiastically recommended Oracle and placed it under its
Dog Food Advisor features reviews over 850 different foods and has become the “go to” website for guardians looking for honest information about dog food.
The reception we have gotten for Dr. Harvey’s Oracle for dog and cats has been amazing. We have received loving and enthusiastic messages about Oracle from guardians, retail pet shops, veteranarians and bloggers around the world. It has been very rewarding to see how many animals are benefiting from this exceptional new food.
It is thanks to our very loyal customers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers that the word continues to spread about Dr. Harvey’s and our philosophy. Our mission has not changed in 30 years. Although the pet industry continues to change, we just keep saying the same thing we have always said, “feed your companions the best ingredients, whole foods and fresh foods. Avoid giving your pets any chemicals, preservatives, dyes or any synthetic ingredients in any form and you will have a healthier, happier animal”. Oracle is a very special addition to Dr. Harvey’s exclusive line of health products for all companion animals.
We are very busy at Dr. Harvey’s these days! The response to the launch of Oracle has been overwhelming and we are busy trying to get this extraordinary new food out to everyone who has been waiting so patiently.
After years of research and development, it is incredibly rewarding to see Oracle actually going out to feed dogs and cats all over the United States. The initial reactions have been so positive and warm.
Without a doubt, we have the best customers in the world!
And it is for our discerning two-footed fans and our very picky four-pawed fans, that we created Oracle.
Dr. Harvey’s has always stood for innovation and integrity. Oracle continues in that same tradition. Dr. Harvey’s has never been afraid to stand up for all that is important to the health of animals. Oracle is the pinnacle of animal nutrition.
Oracle is seeing the future of animal nutrition.
Our goal when creating Oracle was to make the finest “just add water” food ever created for dogs and cats. Oracle is a truly exceptional food. Not only is it the perfect blend of appropriate high quality protein and nutrients, but also dogs and cats love the taste! We were not willing to compromise on any ingredient to make this food. We created Oracle in the way that we have been making products for over 30 years, with the utmost care for the health of companion animals. We created Oracle with no compromises. The ingredients we use are the finest ingredients available and together these ingredients make the healthiest food ever created for dogs and cats.
We believe that preservatives, chemicals and synthetic ingredients are toxic to companion animals. We have created Oracle without the use of any of these toxic ingredients. In addition, we have made freeze-dried USDA meat the first ingredient and we do not use soy, sugar, salt, by-products or synthetic ingredients of any kind.
For over 30 years Dr. Harvey’s has made the healthiest products for companion animals. We are proud of our tradition of caring for your companions as we care for our own. We stand for impeccable quality in the manufacturing of fine health foods for companion animals. Oracle is the seeing the future of the Dr. Harvey’s tradition.
I have been on a soapbox for a very long time now. For over 30 years I have taught guardians to avoid commercial pet food for their companion animals. And while I don’t mind, standing on my soapbox sending out the message. I feel sad and frustrated to see so many companion animals that are still so sick. Much of this illness CAN BE AVOIDED.
Gratefully, many people have listened and have found health for their companions. The sadness for me is that so many people have not heard the message. The Internet has been amazing in helping guardians find good information about the optimal way to feed their companions, but they have had to battle the world of advertising and unfortunately the veterinary community, which for the most part continue to mimic the claims of the commercial pet food companies. The number of educated and informed consumers has grown enormously over the past 30 years and while this is wonderful to see, there are still so many guardians who innocently continue to feed commercial pet food and regrettably only realize how detrimental this is to their pet when their beloved companion becomes ill.
The incidence of acquired disease in animals continues to grow.
The message that I have taught for 30 years has not changed, but the message has intensified as I have seen the commercial pet food world continue to provide inferior foods for companion animals that have caused immeasurable suffering in our companion animal community.
For 30 years I have taught that the use of chemicals, dyes, preservatives and poor quality protein in commercial pet foods is detrimental to the health of our pets. I find that I must continue to speak on behalf of companion animals and their loving guardians. Rather than seeing an improvement in the foods that are available to our companions,the foods that are available today are far worse than even 30 years ago.
Every single day I receive emails about dogs that are suffering from renal failure or cancer. This is somewhat crazy. Why are we seeing this epidemic rise in kidney disease, allergies, joint disease and cancer in dogs? There is no question in my mind that the diet is the number one reason for this. Everyone is worried about calcium/phosphorous ratios and they forget to look at the big picture. You can balance the calcium, you can lower the protein, but if you fail to consider the quality of the protein and all of the adulterated and synthetic ingredients, you have failed to understand the way diet actually affects the health of companion animals.
It is the quality of the food that matters. Is the food tainted with chemicals, preservatives, dyes, flavoring, salt, sugar and dyes? Additives and synthetic ingredients-animals need REAL food. That IMHO is the reason that we are seeing such degenerative disease in our companion animal population. It has been my life’s work to impart this knowledge to animal guardians. I have spoken to thousands of you and I know there are thousands more with whom I have not spoken who are looking for answers for their beloved companions.
I want all of you to know that I have seen truly miraculous changes in animals whose guardians seek a different path and are willing to change their diet to a REAL all-natural diet. So if I have had any impact in my life’s work, it is that I have spoken out to let others know that animals are very sensitive beings and that their health is in the hands of their guardians. I know that feeding a commercial dog food for life will be a major to contributory factor to the long-term health of companion animals. I hope that my words will help many of you make better choices for your companions.
Feeding real food that is unadulterated and pure is the key to good health. Do not be fooled by labels that say “all-natural” when they are not. Read labels. Be careful. Be vigilant. You must find food for your dogs and cats that have no additives, no dyes, no coloring agents and no preservatives. This is my message, because I wish your companion animals the best of health always.