Hello Pups and Kittens, welcome back for the hundred and sevinty fourth time to The Groomer Next Door Podcast. This week we have Gary Tashjian (the founder) of Darwin's Natural Pet Products on the podcast. This episode is very important to us because we feel our Akita is going to benefit from a raw diet. But what about for your dogs or cats, will it benefit them too?
Our mission is to help you see a healthier and happier pet in 30 days.
The Story of Darwin’s
When my dog Max was ten years old, he started suffering from a crippling case of arthritis. I tried the traditional approaches of anti-inflammatory medicines and steroids, but nothing seemed to help. In desperate need for an answer, I turned to a holistic veterinarian, who suggested Max’s diet was worsening the problem.
He then recommended raw dog food, explaining how changing to a raw food diet would strengthen Max’s immune system and help his own body combat the arthritis. He gave me some articles describing how dogs’ digestive systems are designed for raw foods, and provided some recipes so I could make Max’s meals.
I carefully ground the raw meat and vegetables to make Max’s meals and was astounded by how much he improved on his new diet. In just 30 days he was acting more like a puppy than an old dog and he had regained his joyful attitude.
I then started my other dog, Casey, on the diet and saw that the chronic skin problems that have bothered him since puppyhood started clearing up. They eventually disappeared and never returned. I came to realize that the expression “you are what you eat” applies to our pets as well as ourselves.
I told everyone I knew with dogs how raw food transformed my dogs’ lives. But whenever I did, they almost always said the same thing “I get why it helps but I don’t have the time to cook for myself much less my dog.” It was then I decided to start Darwin’s in order to make it easy for pet owners to feed a nutritious high quality raw diet.
Max thrived on the food and lived another five years before finally succumbing to old age at fifteen. I attribute the last five healthy years of his life, and the companionship that we enjoyed together, to the raw food diet.
– Gary Tashjian, Darwin’s Founder
Our Name & Logo
We named our company after Charles Darwin, whose work to understand what created the diversity of life on earth embodied this approach of being “Inspired by Nature, Informed by Science.” We founded the company with a desire to understand our pets’ natural and instinctive diet, and combine the latest scientific knowledge about pet nutrition and all natural ingredients to provide the best meal options for your pets.
What Matters the Most
Darwin’s we believe that all pet owners should have the opportunity to feed their pets a healthy meal made from high quality ingredients. Our goal is to make feeding your pet fresh, healthy, quality raw meals convenient and affordable.
Our Natural Selections meals use only free-range, grass-fed beef, cage–free poultry and organic vegetables. All our meats are hormone free, steroid free and antibiotic free. We visit every farm that raises the animals we use in our meals to make sure they employ good farming practices and treat both their animals and employees with respect.
Unique Formulas for Dogs
Our all-raw dog food meals are complete and balanced. They are made of 75% real meat and 25% fresh vegetables with a small amount of nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources. There are no grains in any of our meals, since grains are difficult for dogs to digest and not necessary for balanced nutrition. Our moderate fat and low carbohydrate formula has a careful balance of Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids, and essential minerals from natural or organic compounds to exceed the guidelines of both AAFCO and the National Research Council for canine nutrition.
Unique Formulas for Cats
Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they have nutritional requirements that can only be met with a diet based almost entirely on animal tissue. Their bodies don’t produce the enzymes required to digest carbohydrates. That’s why our formula for cats contains 100% fresh meat with a small amount of nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources.
Our all-raw cat food meals are complete and balanced. The moderate fat formula has a balance of important Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids with added essential minerals from natural or organic compounds to exceed the guidelines of both AAFCO and the National Research Council for feline nutrition.
Our Products are Convenient and Affordable
Our home delivery service works on a flexible automatic order basis. You can tailor your order size to your pet’s individual needs and set a convenient delivery schedule. There is no contract or commitment. You can change or cancel your order at any time.
We believe your pet’s food should arrive to you as fresh as it arrived to us, so our meals will arrive at your door just a few weeks after we make them.
We know affordability can be equally as important as convenience and nutrition when it comes to choosing your pet’s meals. Our ‘direct from the manufacturer to your door’ approach is designed to make our high quality food available to almost every pet owner.
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