You are what you eat!  You’ve heard it at least a hundred times because it’s true. Our companions are the same.

Dr. Rowan: “As much as I appreciate technology, we have moved into an incredible world of dog and cat foods formulated from ingredients that these animals were never designed to consume.  These ingredients are then cooked at incredibly high heat, squeezed through a pelleter, coated with a chemical to enhance their ‘flavor’, packaged and shipped to a warehouse.  They may sit there for weeks to months in cold, heat, humidity before being shipped to a distributer and finally arrive at their point of sale. Once the bag is opened, the ingredients are then exposed to additional degradation depending on how quickly that bag is fed. We scoop it out and toss it in a bowl or, worse, put it into a self feeder (a la feedlot style) and consider the job done.”

There is a better way to approach this.  Our dog and cat friends deserve real food and we recommend a homemade diet.  And, just like us, deserve quality organic ingredients, non-GMO, as well as a great supplement or two.

‘We highly recommend  you purchase a copy of “Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats” 4th edition. You can find it on Amazon for under $20. Not only is it full of recipes for every price range ( our favorite is the Lentil Stew!) but there is wonderful advice and tips for all stages and conditions your pet may encounter.

VegeDog & VegeCat are supplements you may add to your homemade pet food to ensure they get all the vitamins and minerals the need. You can find them locally at Dog Stuff on Birdneck Rd in Va. Beach or online at