K-9 Kraving Dog Food is the first and only dog food company to receive the United States Department of Agriculture‘s certification. Formally a hot dog producer, Boesl Packing Company, Inc. changed their business plan in 2000, and introduced their line of healthy, raw pet food.
All K-9 Kraving products are manufactured in Baltimore at Boesl’s Belair Road plant, using only USDA inspected ingredients. All free-range bison, turkey, beef, chicken, duck, mackerel, bone and vegetables used in the K-9 Kraving diet are grown or raised in the United States.
A number of different products are available from K-9 Kraving and are packaged in one or two-pound air-tight chubs or vacuum sealed patties. Meal products are frozen until thawed and served, and treats are available in snack bags.
According to K-9 Kraving’s website,
“USDA Certification means the United States Department of Agriculture formally confirms the integrity of K-9 Kraving brand products as genuine and guarantees a higher standard. During production, a USDA agent is present—inspecting every ingredient and their sources, ensuring equipment, water, food handling and employees maintain strict sanitation codes. As a result, K-9 Kraving carries the distinctive USDA Certified seal. (A-17095)”
K-9 Kraving raw diet dog food is available at Dogma – Life, With Your Pet in Mt. Washington, PetDepot in Timonium and Graul’s Market in Hereford. Other retailers in Maryland and across the U.S. can be found here.
Virginia Byrnes, co-owner of Dogma-Life, With Your Pet believes in an eco-friendly and health conscious life for you and your dog. At Dogma’s two locations–Canton and Mt. Washington–a dog owner can find all the essentials a dog needs and all the fun products a dog wants. Yes, Dogma even has something for those cat people.
Byrnes’ inventory is packed full with items from all over the world and for any type of personality, but here are a few of her favorites:
Raised dog bowls
Water and food bowls: Dogma carries an array of pet bowls, but Byrnes believes stainless steel over plastic or ceramic. “They’re easier to clean and better for your dog,” she says. Byrnes also stresses that if you don’t go with stainless steel, make sure your plastic is coated and your ceramic contains no lead. Raised feeding and water bowls are more friendly for larger breeds, because according to Byrnes, they encourage good digestion.
Food and snacks: The bone and snack section in the Mt. Washington store is packed with worldly treats, sure to satisfy your dog’s hunger. Byrnes suggests you pick up real-deer Antlerz, cheese-based Himalayan Dog Chew and stingray tails from Canine Caviar. All three products are organic, and contain a great balance of nutrients your dog needs to stay healthy. Plus, Byrnes thinks dog’s need, “things to chew on other than your hand.”
Photo Courtesy of E-Petcare.com
Want to integrate a healthier food to your dog’s diet?
VeRUS All-Natural Pet Foods offers quality dog and cat food without any by-products, fillers or chemical preservatives. According to their website, “[VeRUS’] foods are carefully crafted to yield the ideal levels of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and micronutrients for your pet.”
Brennan Kahl, owner of Baltimore Dog Peace, Love, Walking. LLC. is a big supporter of VeRUS dog food. A healthy diet is one of the top tips she gives to dog owners.
“I’ve recommended VeRUS products to a lot of my clients, and many of them have switched over,” said Kahl. She believes home-cooked meals are the best nutrition you can offer your dog, but VeRUS remains as a quality alternative to dog owners who may not have the time.
For a list of carrier stores in your area, visit VeRUS’ store locator.