Our Raw Beginnings….

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In 2000, the journey to find a healthful way to feed canine family members began when Sandi’s six month old Weimaraner puppy, suffered severe outbreaks of hives as a result of “food sensitivities” (a $350 test showed allergic reactions to most protein sources in dry dog food). After many trials with costly allergen-free dry kibble, (with no noticeable improvements) she decided on a last resort–Raw Feeding or the concept known as the B.A.R.F. (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet.

Sharon also started her young adult and twelve year old arthritic female dogs on the diet shortly after several more months of research, studying, and asking questions passed until they finally found a way to feed an all-raw homemade diet that suited their needs, created happy, healthy pets and reduced veterinary bills.

brody07005Sandi’s male labrador mix, “Pea,” diagnosed with hip dysplasia at six months, started limping less and was able to play, run and hike without pain. Her allergic puppy, “NaluGurl” (now eight years old) no longer has hive outbreaks and her skin and coat are shiny and healthy with no ‘doggie odor.’

Sharon’s female lab-mix, “Mahina” thrived on the raw diet and has grown tall, lean, muscular and strong. But the most remarkable change was in her older dog. After only two weeks on raw, “Hoku” started walking and running and had the energy of a much younger animal, despite having had two major surgeries and many years of crippling arthritis.

Making the daily meals from scratch, although challenging at first, became manageable after a few months. However, it became somewhat complicated when other people fed their dogs or when they tried to assist others in converting their pets to raw.

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Making the daily meals from scratch, although challenging at first, became manageable after a few months. However, it became somewhat complicated when other people fed their dogs or when they tried to assist others in converting their pets to raw.

The search then led to San Francisco, where they made their current discovery. This dog-friendly city was well ahead of the proverbial pack when it came to animal nutrition, raw diets and healthy alternatives to kibble. After visiting with and researching several companies that made prepared, everything-in-one raw meals, they chose the company that most closely matched their feeding philosophy (no grains, mostly organic ingredients) and which they felt offered the best quality for the price. They found the makers of Primal Pet Foods to be commited to offering a wide variety of raw pet food products that are consistent with a high standard.

3dogsFor instance, the meat and poultry in Primal come from small farms that do not use growth-hormones or antibiotics and insist on 100% vegetarian feed. Humane methods and sustainable agriculture are also standards. Organic vegetables and supplements round out the ingredient list to make Primal Pet Food formulas a complete and balanced meal for your pet. Flash freezing allows for storage without compromising nutritional value and freshness of ingredients.

For those who are currently feeding raw, they feel this product will help you save time and energy preparing meals in a crunch. For new ‘Barf-ers,’ Primal Pet Foods are a simple, easy introduction to a healthier alternative to commercial dry and canned pet foods.

Group1 004A Message From Sharon & Sandi

We thank you for your interest in Primal Pet Food products and look forward to assisting you in improving your pet’s health through natural feeding and the raw diet. We hope that you too will see what we’ve already experienced!

Please check back periodically as we are constantly improving and updating our website. Future additions will feature more stories and pictures of our furry family as well as our raw-fed friends. We welcome any new questions or inquiries as well as input from our current customers.

Mahalo,
Sharon Rahe & Sandi Sue
Co-owners Raw On Request