An Adoption That Turned Into Inspiration!
It all began with a 4 month old hound puppy that was an owner surrender at a local shelter. We were so excited to bring our new puppy home. During the first couple of days, we noticed that our new puppy wasn't quite herself. She had horrible GI issues, and no energy. We also noticed a lot of irritation and redness in the whites of her eyes. After shuffling her back and forth to the vet a couple of times, no diagnosis and no treatment, we were all a bit deflated. That is when the Mrs. had a great idea. We would go back to the basics! Something had to be making our pup sick, and we were determined to get to the bottom of it.
We started over with boiled chicken, steak and beef liver. Every night her humans would cook their meal and then they would make Bella's dinner. Days went by, then a week and... we began to notice significant changes in our puppy! Elated, we continued to cook her meals every night during the week. Before we knew it, weeks had passed and we had what seemed like a completely different pup. Bella was full of life and energy. She chased the cats, annoyed Nala, and chewed a bunch of her humans shoes. On a whim, we decided to try to add rice to Bella's dinner one night. The next morning she had partially regressed back to the state she was in when had brought her home. This was our "ah ha!" moment! Bella has a grain allergy!
We have ultimately come to the conclusion that we can make our own pet food that is free from all the chemicals and preservatives. We can take advantage of all of the beauty and wonders of this great state by utilizing local vendors to provide us with ingredients that are wholesome and organic. We want our dog to love the taste of her food not because they are chock full of additives but simply because she likes the taste. We want to share the relief we get when we give her a snack, and the comfort we have when we collect the day's fresh farm eggs knowing what they'll be used for.
From our home to yours, we wish you many happy and healthy years with your pets.
-Derrick, Kat & Bella