While the body of work surrounding canine nutrition is extensive, it fails to acknowledge a dog’s simple need for biologically-appropriate foods. Debate regarding those foods are common, even among veterinarians, and the bulleted points above only scratch the surface. It is most important for an owner to recognize that his or her dog is an individual with specific dietary needs. There is no single solution, but there are good and bad options.
Ditching the old kibble altogether, Cey personally decided to make Bert a unique recipe of wild Idaho game, which included organs, local organic produce, and organic powdered eggshell. It was raw and meaty. It was balanced and wholesome. Finally eating a diet that made sense biologically, Bert thrived, his body rebuilt. Today, Cey feeds his raw grinds to three Pointers, including a ten-year old Burt, and a Boston Terrier. His recipes have been honed and the feeding regimen evolved to include raw bones and green tripe.
Idahound’s diets are truly the product of Cey’s labors to fix Bert. Yet it was only when he shared his “raw” philosophy with two young entrepreneurs that a business was born. What Alec and John David saw within the dog food industry is a structure that not only harms pets, but one that is also connected to a broken food system. Why not build a brand that addresses both issues?
The pet food industry is a structure that not only harms pets, but one that is also connected to a broken food system. Why not build a company that addresses both issues?
At Idahound, we believe that best dog food is minimally-processed and sourced locally. We believe in the efficacy of fresh foods that are nutritionally dense. We believe in treating people, animals and the environment fairly — and not hiding behind lists obscure of ingredients and questionable processes. The ills of industrial pet food are plain to see, which bodes the question: doesn’t your hound deserve better than unsavory meats and deplorable grains from a distant factory? Idahound wants to provide the smart alternative: a locally-sourced menu of foods and treats that are holistic, healthy and delicious.
Feed your carnivore.