I wanted to give you an update on my Elli, a 3-year-old Shar Pei. I adopted her in October 2014. She was a puppy mill mama from horrible and crowded conditions and was attacked by the dogs in her tiny 8×8 outdoor pen and had horrible scars and open sores on her body and many old wounds. It is a wonder why she is as sweet as she is.
My friend Jan was dog sitting for me while I was out of town and in desperation contacted you when she kept getting inflamed skin, more open sores, and losing all of the hair on her feet and legs. When Jan explained to you that Elli drank tons of water but rarely peed you knew something was wrong with her internally.
Elli was immediately started on a total goats milk diet for a week and the changes were nearly immediate. I came home 4 days later and her feet hair was already growing back, her sores with help with a natural antibiotic spray were healing and she was peeing 3-4 times a day which was unheard of before.
She was on the goat's milk for 3 weeks and her body sores were becoming less and less. Inflamed skin was starting to calm down and she seemed to have more energy as well.
She has been on raw turkey and raw turkey organs for 2 weeks now along with goat’s milk. She reacts to the cow kefir so I stopped giving that to her thinking she is lactose intolerant but my Doberman, Lincoln, loves it.
Elli loves her raw meat and goat’s milk and dives right in at every meal.
I truly believe you saved my dog from renal failure…her pee is clear and light yellow now. She drinks a little bit of water so I know eating the raw food gives her most of the moisture she needs on top of the 2X daily goat's milk. Her poop is a light brown and a little chalky if I do not add the turkey organs but in all a vast difference from before.
Thanks again for your knowledge and care for my little girl. I know she is healthier and it probably saved her life…I love you forever and so does Elli. Pic is of her a few days ago with her brother, Lincoln.
It’s Andrea writing….I just wanted to drop a note of thanks! I was in the other day getting my 2 week supply of food for Sydney and Oscar and you helped me find a new place to take them for their baths!
I spoke to Carol at Der Pet Haus and she fit me in on Friday. Syd and Oscar look great. My hope is that Oscar’s itching will curb a bit!
Thank you for all your help…..you are my “go to” for everything with these dogs!!
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Thank you for continuing to provide the best nutrition and food options for our pets on the Eastside and in the Seattle area! Pictured is our cats Stevie (on the left) and Lotus. They LOVE their Natural Pet Pantry food and send many meowy thanks 🙂
If your answer is, “Priceless,” to the question,” What is your dog’s health worth?”, you are going to love Natural Pet Pantry.
Lucille (Lucy to her friends), is a thirteen year old Chocolate Lab. She has had bad parents that did not know how to feed her before meeting Randi Astrom at the Natural Pet Pantry in Houghton. From age twelve to thirteen, we have seen Lucy succumb to age more with each passing day and three weeks ago, her decline was reversed by switching to a diet of raw duck, turkey and chicken. We also added a few duck necks and raw goat’s milk to her diet. Her energy has rebounded; not to puppy levels but to a higher quality of life for sure. Her ears, which had been chronically plagued with infection, dried up and are not bothering her anymore - at all! Her coat is darker and shinier and she smells quite a bit more pleasant but still like a dog!
While still new to this level of care and feeding, I have learned a few things in this first month of feeding Lucy a raw diet. The frozen meat is kept in our freezer downstairs and I keep a two pound / two day serving is thawed in our refrigerator upstairs that I serve her meals from. A month’s worth of two pound packages is approximately equal in space to four shoe boxes in volume. It is smart to start thawing the next 2 pound ration a day before serving so that you don’t need hurry the defrosting process. I mix in a little goat’s milk, pumpkin and sometimes a little of her old kibble food to extend the meal if she is looking lean or especially hungry. It is easy to rationalize the extra time and expense of feeding Lucy this food because the difference in her health, from before to after, is profoundly improved.
While I would have been a better person if I had met Randi earlier in Lucy’s life, it has made me very happy to learn about and experience the benefit of Natural Pet Pantry food in time for Lucy to rebound like she has. I believe that Lucy is more comfortable and less stressed with her new diet and living very noticeably better. Thank you, Randi!
Our two bengal cats, Dartagnan and Esteban love your food! It only took two days to transition them from their kibble and canned, to your raw cat food. We mix three parts duck meat to one part turkey organ meat.
They meow like crazy every morning at breakfast and again when we arrive home from work. They won't stop until we feed them! And for some reason, they like to swap bowls with each other halfway through eating. Maybe they do it to ensure they're not missing out on what the other one is getting.
Thank you very much for the treats samples. They loved them!
Jeremy & Olivia
Thank you once again, for providing such wonderful products for our pets! My dog and kitty patients go nuts for your food and I feel so good about having something this high quality to offer them!
And your store is just perfect. Wonderful choices for the discerning pet owner that cares about non toxic/made in the USA options. Wonderful!!
Erin Zamzow, DVM
My beautiful Pembroke Welsh Corgi girl became very ill and was diagnosed with IBD the month before she turned two.
My exuberant, rabbit-eared baby, the absolute apple of my eye, became a lethargic, thin girl who walked dispassionately by her pile of toys without a second glance. I mourned what seemed like a puppy lost.
The veterinary gastro-intestinal specialist to whom I was referred after Beatrice's trip to the ER and subsequent 3-day stay in intensive care, worked with me to stabilize her. After being discharged from the hospital, the doctor prescribed a steroid and a diet of home cooked chicken and potatoes. After a month, Bea was able to keep food down but far from thriving. The doctor said that she was ready to transition to Science Diet I/D Dog Food and almost convinced me that this was the only way to go.
After a negative, gut-level reaction to the idea of feeding my dog something that seemed....well "yucky," I stumbled onto the world of holistic veterinary practice and bravely changed from veterinary medicine as I knew it to the practice of a holistic vet. I also met with a pet nutritionist, which scored us a referral to Seattle's Natural Pet Pantry and meeting Randi, who held my hand during the leap of faith that was required to make the transition from steroids and Science Diet to herbs, natural supplements, and raw food.
I am absolutely walking on air to report that my puppy came back to me as bright and beautiful as ever!! Beatrice Ann has been in full remission from IBD for nearly a year after being diagnosed. She is a beautiful, sturdy girl with a luxurious shiny coat, bright eyes, a spunky Corgi smile, and lots and lots of energy.
What seems nothing short of a miracle simply starts with good food.
My Bullmastiff puppy, Harrison, was surviving, but not thriving. Daily norms included itchy dry skin, a noisy tummy with severe gas, inflamed red toes, bothersome ears, and repeated potty breaks at 10pm, 1am, 2:30am, 4am to avoid accidents.
Months of this left me tired and frustrated. The special diets and prescription foods tried did not help, nor were they at the level of quality I wanted to provide him. I had to do something. I had to be his best advocate.
I discovered raw feeding by researching on my own through books, groups, and a lot of legwork. The benefits began showing just weeks after switching him over, but lack of product availability meant relying on what I found to be the best kibble. He needed food, not kibble. There had to be an easier, more consistent and convenient way to provide my dog his raw food without compromising. Because of my own on-going research and constant questioning, I knew what I wanted it from a raw food supply. I wasn't going to settle and let my best friend down.
I discovered Natural Pet Pantry at a local retailer. It met all my requirements, and then some. I couldn't have hoped for a more supportive group of people standing behind a product that far exceeded what I was hoping to find locally. Harrison is happy and healthy as ever at 140 lbs. His coat is soft and glossy. He has no gas and a regular schedule. How do you describe the joy of seeing your friend thriving and doing the happy dance each and every time you open the fridge? The joy of knowing he's going to get to sleep through the night and not have an upset stomach or an accident? The peace of mind that you are giving him the best that you can?
I have met Randi and Rolf and their much-loved dogs. They pour their heart and soul into NPP, just like I pour mine into Harrison. What an awesome product to have delivered every month.
Thank you Natural Pet Pantry!
Ashley S. & Harrison
We adopted our Beagle, Buckley, last September. He had a chronic ear and eye infection that I he had been treated for over several years
The previous owners had been feed him a grain-based kibble since he was a puppy. He was 7-years-old when we adopted him. With the advice of our vet, Dr. Kate Fernald, we gradually switched him to a grain-free kibble, then to Natural Pet Pantry’s cooked turkey stew and finally to Natural Pet Pantry’s raw turkey stew. His ear and eye infection cleared up within a couple of weeks! It turns out he was allergic to grain. He also stopped having some of the indigestion he had been experiencing! And he dropped a couple of pounds he needed to lose. Randi and Janet (General Manager) have been so great to work with. Both of them have gone the extra mile to help me figure out quantities and have a wealth of knowledge about feeding dogs a healthy diet! I can't say enough nice things about Natural Pet Pantry!
At 14 she was looking pretty worn out, tired, limping, and could barely get in cars by herself, or walk up stairs. Overall a healthy dog, but age was working against her.
I encouraged her owner to put her on a raw diet, and she blossomed. A beautiful coat free of odor, clear eyes and almost 100% diminished protein deposits on her eyes. She was able to get into cars, and go upstairs again until her very end. All the stuff you read about, proved true on Casey. At 16 she recently left us, but we will always cheer a raw diet as giving her two more very active happy years!
Alexandra on Whidbey Island
It’s been about 4 months since I first visited your Kirkland store and received my first lesson on feeding my animals raw food. I am completely in awe at the change in my dogs since I switched them to raw food.
They've lost all the weight we'd been trying to get off them for years, they smell better, and they're glossy and healthy! The labs are also playing and more active than they've been since they were puppies. One particular piece of info that I thought for sure you were overselling me about raw feeding was that there would be little odor to their waste, and that there would be less of it in general. You were so right! It’s incredible with all the hot days we're having that smell in the yard isn't unbearable. It’s even more amazing that it’s barely detectable!
My labs and chi-weenie thank you for teaching us how to properly feed them so that they're happy, healthy and thriving in their golden years (the labs are now 11 years old, and Odie is 2). I'm thrilled with all the positive changes I see in them every day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Marolan Tilcock with Eddie, Izzy and Odie
My first dog Riley had serious skin allergies. I kept trying different dog foods that the vet would recommend (many of them pretty expensive)
None of them help his allergies. Then a friend gave me a book on raw diets for dogs. I'd never even heard of such a thing, but at that point I was willing to try anything. I made the food as directed and fed to Riley. Within two weeks, his skin problems were gone. That was 12 years ago, and today raw food has become even more desirable following the frequent recalls of commercial pet foods and treats. When I found raw pet food available from local companies I was in heaven. I was not pleased with the packaging from the first company, so I tried Natural Pet Pantry. Their variety is larger, and they carry special products for dogs with specific issues. Their packaging is so much better, and so is the customer service! I won't feed my (current) dog, Willie, anything else! Thanks Natural Pet Pantry!
As a veterinarian and guardian to five dogs and three cats, I have been recommending raw and whole cooked food for my patients and for my own animals for the last 15 years.
I have seen dramatic results in changing diets from processed foods (especially kibble) to whole food diets. Good quality food is the basis for the optimal functioning of our bodies. I believe raw foods allow our companions to achieve their health potential. Therefore I will continue to use raw foods for my own dogs and cats and recommend these diets to my patients. Natural Pet Pantry diets fulfill that need for me.
Larry Siegler, DVM
Alexandra on Whidbey Island
I am sure there are many of us who pour over the dogfoodadvisor.com website in search of the perfect food. For me, this became a mission.
I was determined to find a 5 star kibble that would agree with the dog’s dodgy digestive system and one the dog actually wanted to eat.
Needless to say, I either returned or donated multiple bags of food. None of it was met with much enthusiasm and most of it resulted in poop that was impossible to pick up. I have two dogs, one a youngster and one a senior citizen. I was afraid to feed the raw diet to the senior, as she’s always been a fussy eater and I did not think it would be well tolerated even if she did decide to eat it.
At wits end with all the kibble, I sought the advice of Natural Pet Pantry. They sent me home with the raw beef stew to try out on the puppy. Maybe, just maybe he’d be excited about his meals and the poop problem would slowly resolve. Fast forward a couple weeks to a puppy that now loves his meals and belongs to the clean plate club! His digestive system is much happier with almost no gas, his belly does not sound like a dishwasher and the poops….well they look like poops! …and if wonders would not cease, the senior dog loves the raw food and has not experienced a blip in her digestion! I am a convert to the raw diet, thank you Randi!
Judy in Seattle
Memphis had his yearly checkup today; the vet was VERY impressed with his weight loss, and overall condition. At this time last year he weighed 96 lbs., today he was 64 lbs.! It doesn't seem possible, but it's been a year since you found us Randi! Can't thank you enough, Randi.
Just wanted to let you know I’m so happy you were at “All the Best” in Ballard this week. I met you on Sunday with my dog Jackson.
I'm the girl who said my dog doesn't like raw food and you said "just let me try a little of the venison". He gobbled it up, and although I didn't buy the raw, I did buy two of the cooked stews. Jack loves them. Usually he will lose interest in new foods quickly, but he is licking his bowl clean every night.
I feel so much better about his food now. It has always been so important to me to take care of him the same way I would any family member. You have a high quality product that I am so pleased to purchase. I've already told co-workers and clients and am happy to spread the word!
Karen & Jackson
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