Dobbie Is a great dog but I noticed as she grew older she started displaying some serious health issues – ones too early for her age. Dobbie suffered from liver problems and random infections that could never be traced to any one cause. Months were spent going from vet to vet with the hopes of discovering a cause and then finding a solution.

Each veterinary visit meant new hope and came with new tests, but soon after yielded the same typical results. There was no diagnosable problem but always a suggestion to alter Dobbie’s diet. So each visit ended the same. No real fix and the endless search for what to do next. However, I began to notice something. Each veterinarian recommended a different dog food. And each new food brought a new reason as to why it was better,  and deemed “prescription only”. However, something in each brand’s ingredients stood out. Sugars and starches and additives were well hidden, but they were there. With an extensive background in human nutrition, endocrinology and human physiology, I could see something wasn’t adding up.

Eureka! I knew that if I could identify ingredients that are essential and beneficial for a dog and eliminate anything that wasn’t necessary, I could create something beneficial and save my poor girl’s life!

The quest began and it started with hours and hours of research, endless consultations with leading veterinary nutritionists and veterinarians, and the careful study of existing dog food ingredients and how they impact canine physiology. Research and perseverance crafted an exclusive list of ingredients that made sure to include the nutrients she desperately needed from whole food sources and not chemically refined and processed supplements, while eliminating non-essential and toxic ones.

The result is a blend of thoroughly studied, wholesome ingredients with meticulously researched proportions to satisfy the biological needs of dogs while satisfying even the most discerning (Dobbie and her brothers and sister are definitely picky ones!) of palates. It’s not dog food. It is better than that….it is dog nutrition!

And Dobbie… She’s doing great.

Soon after starting her new diet the long troublesome issues disappeared and she went back to doing what she did best, being a healthy dog and a loving companion. My babies have been eating this for over 4 years with nothing to report but a pack of happy, healthy Papillons!

Now my Passion continues on. I created Barks and Berries to deliver the absolute best in fresh, natural, and wholesome dog nutrition. Our customers love us and the pets we serve absolutely love us.