Chester and Gretel have been spotted on some of the toughest trails in Western Washington. People are always amazed at how far and long Chester and Gretel can hike. People are even more shocked when I tell them that Chester is 11 years old. They can hardly believe how young he looks and how much energy he has.
One of the keys to keeping Chester and Gretel healthy and in hiking shape is to feed them natural, healthy, high quality food, treats, and supplements. I prefer to give them foods and supplements that are as high of quality as I expect for myself. I didn’t always feed Chester that way (I had learned by the time I adopted Gretel) but I know that matters because I have seen his energy increase over the years, instead of decline, as I gave him higher and higher quality foods and started giving him vitamins and supplements.
There are a handful of brands that I admire for their integrity and use regularly. I just learned of a new one last week – Only Natural Pet.
Only Natural Pet products are made to human quality standards using human quality ingredients. The products meet a rigorous set of ingredient standards that keep out chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, allergens, and anything artificial (flavors, colors, sweeteners, etc). All of their ingredients have a certificate of analysis and, since the ingredients used are human grade, they have FDA approval behind them. Only Natural pet also rigorously inspects their sourcing and manufacturing facilities and is an audited member of the National Animal Supplement Council.
The company started about 10 years ago with the owner, Marty, trying to find anxiety solutions for his dog Crinkles. He couldn’t find products he wanted so he started working with a holistic vet. The rest is history. I don’t know who Marty’s holistic vet was back then but now all of their products are formulated by Dr. Jean. They’ve launched many products over the years and take great care in developing new products. They take inspiration from the human natraceutical industry, customer requests and topic trends, and new, innovative discoveries by Dr. Jean.
Only Natural Pet has one brick and mortar store in Boulder Colorado but have made their products available online through Pet360.
A lot of their products, except food and treats, are appropriate for cats AND dogs so you don’t have to buy double of everything if you have a bi-petual household. The Only Natural Pet products line includes Easy Raw – their most popular food made of dehydrated raw meat and freeze dried veggies; Max Meat – a 95% meat air-dried food; Vital digest to help your pet better digest and absorb supplements; and herbal heartworm preventative.
I am very interested to try their Canine Bladder Control to see if it helps with Chester piddling in his crate. I think he is losing bladder control a she gets older. When we are home, we let the dogs out about every 3 hours. When we are gone, they can be in the crate up to 8 hours at a time and I think he can’t hold it that long anymore.
I know not everyone can afford to always buy the best for their pets but if I am going to scrimp on something, I scrimp on things I put on them, and they play with, rather than things I put IN them. Honestly, I found the prices of Only Natural Pet products to be pretty reasonable. If a product doesn’t work out, you can take advantage of their 100% guarantee and return it.
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