Nowadays lots of people want to make their own homemade dog and cat food and we think that’s a very good thing. We are pleased that so many people are willing to take that extra step to make life better for their companion dog or cat. We applaud those of you who have decided to stop using commercial dog foods and want to make a fresh wholesome meal for your pet.
It is terribly sad that it took the suffering and loss of so many of our pets during the “pet food recall” for many of us to realize that the foods we feed our companions are critical to their health and well-being and as some of us have learned the wrong choice can have tragic consequences. But even before these deadly toxic additives were found in commercial pet foods, there were chemicals that were added to commercial pet foods that have a toxic effect on the health of our pets.
We think fresh is best. Would you want to eat boxed cereal or canned food as your daily diet? No, of course you wouldn’t. And we don’t think your companion wants to either. We know that fresh is best and our pre-mixes make fresh possible. Even with a busy schedule it is possible to make a fresh meal for your companion every day. You can also make enough for a few days and keep it in the refrigerator. Our foods will stay fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator and can be frozen for traveling or for a sitter.
Our foods make fresh meals with a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Imagine if you were going to prepare 9 different vegetables daily for your companion? That would be a tremendous amount of work. So Canine Health and Veg-to-Bowl give you all the variety that your companion needs and the preparation is quick and easy.
We do not private label our foods or have them made for us in another facility. All of our ingredients are added under the watchful eye of Dr. Harvey and because we make everything and package it ourselves we have the most stringent quality control.
There is a bit of controversy about what “human grade” ingredients really means. At Dr. Harvey’s it means we only purchase ingredients that are sold for humans. We do not use “pet grade” ,“feed grade” or “off grade” ingredients. We believe that animals should only eat foods that are fit for human consumption. These foods have more governmental regulations, which means that they are less likely to contain harmful ingredients.
If you are taking the extra time and energy to make fresh food daily for your companion, then it certainly pays to do it right. Dr. Harvey’s takes the guesswork out of homemade.
Whether you choose Canine Health-The Miracle Dog Food or Veg-to-Bowl for a grain-free meal, you can make your homemade food with confidence.
Feeding meat alone is not enough using Dr. Harvey’s Pre-Mixes make feeding a raw diet balanced. Raw diets can be complicated and Dr. Harvey’s makes any raw diet complete.
One of the great things about making fresh food is that it gives you control over what you are making. You can avoid meats that your dog or cat dislikes or is sensitive to and you can control the caloric intake making losing or gaining weight much easier.
Yes! These pre-mixes help you to make the best homemade food and the healthiest food you can feed. The foods are complete and balanced when made according to our feeding guidelines.
The ratio of our food, when complete is 1 to 1.2 phosphorous to calcium.
We use only calcium citrate, the most absorbable type calcium. Most foods that add calcium use calcium carbonate.
The beauty of using a pre-mix like Canine Health is that you can adjust the amounts of the protein to customize the meal to be appropriate for any dog with special needs. For dogs that need low protein or lower levels of phosphorous you just add less meat to achieve the perfect customized diet for your dog.
For dogs with allergies to certain proteins, this food is perfect as you get to choose the type of protein for each meal.
It is the perfect easy way to make homemade food in a complete and balanced way with none of the fuss of making homemade food from scratch.
We have had guardians tell us how picky their companions are and then come back to us after making our food, only to report that their pet loved the homemade food! They usually are so surprised and then they realize that their pet was picky at all; they just didn’t like the commercial food they were getting before. Animals are very smart!
For years Dr. Harvey asked guardians to make his recipe from scratch. In our fast paced lives it becomes more and more difficult to find the time to feed ourselves and our companions healthfully. He formulated his pre-mixes so that guardians could make his homemade recipe in just minutes. The pre-mixes give you the confidence that your companion is getting all of the important nutrients that he or she needs to achieve optimal health.
Dr. Harvey’s pre-mixes allow you to be sure that your companion is getting all of the vitamins and minerals that he or she needs in the their daily diet. That is just what these pre-mixes provide for your companion on a daily basis, while making a fresh complete and “easy-to-prepare” meal.
You know you are giving your companion the very best when you use Dr. Harvey’s, but perhaps the most fun part is how they love this food! It smells so good. They will lick their bowls clean and smile.