Feeding Raw

The reasons to consider a raw food pet diet are numerous.  Let's examine some of the most popular mainstream thoughts. It's very important to buy your raw food from a trusted source.  A raw diet closely mimics the diet your pets ancestors thrived on since the beginning of time.  Properly "minimally processed" raw food today contains most, if not,  all of the vitamins, amino acids, and bone which provides the proper amount of calcium and phosphorus, minerals, and nutrients that your pet needs to maintain a healthy, happy,  active lifestyle.

Argos and Ajax as young pups just beginning their journey "raw" journey

Argos and Ajax as young pups just beginning their journey "raw" journey

Some of the benefits of raw food for dogs and cats are they seem to have fewer health problems than their kibble fed colleagues and in our opinion visit their doctors on a less frequent basis.  We are convinced that raw fed pets have less allergies, brighter eyes, shinier coats, healthier skin, no doggy smell, higher energy levels, and less shedding than their counterparts that are on a grain or gluten product.   Their waste is considerably smaller for a few reasons;  they lack the enzyme to digest much of what commercial feeds contain and with their extremely short digestive tract they assimilate raw food more efficiently.

Argos & Ajax 15years later and the newer additions, Ferguson, Apollo, & Atlas

Argos & Ajax 15years later and the newer additions, Ferguson, Apollo, & Atlas

 Since 1990 "Love Your Pet," raw food has been sourced in the western United States and processed first in Washington and for the past 15 years in Utah. A few of you might still remember my golden retriever named Jackson.  He  lived to the ripe old age of 18. Jackson was poisoned when he was about 16 months old. After he was well enough to travel we went to CSU for a second opinion.  The vet kindly recommended euthanasia.  After saving his life, euthanasia simply wasn't an option.  I started reading Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural health for Dogs and Cats" and employed the diet he recommended for Jackson. It worked; he started to thrive.  Several golden retrievers, two cats,  and a few years later all have been on "my diet," and that's when "Love your Pet" began raw food production. Our Bernese Mountain dog and all of our Newfoundlands have been on "Love Your Pet" raw food since puppyhood. Our passion for animal health propels us to be well versed in the entire vertical process of procurement, processing and distribution.

                                                                                                             BOOMER, GUNNER AND JACKSON

                                                                                                             BOOMER, GUNNER AND JACKSON

                                                                                Jackson at Cedar Breaks

                                                                                Jackson at Cedar Breaks

Boomer, Gunner, Jackson, & Ajax in the first Love Your Pet store, eyeing the cookie barrels.

Boomer, Gunner, Jackson, & Ajax in the first Love Your Pet store, eyeing the cookie barrels.