With ordinary cans of dog food containing pesticides, hormones, preservatives, and sometimes even ground teeth and spines (yes, you read correctly), dog owners are left wondering why their furry friends fall ill. While many dog food companies pride their products on being ‘healthy’ for your pup, most of them aren’t. Many families include their pups as part of their family, so if you’re one of those people who wants your pooch to live a long, healthy life (as you should be), you need to be caution of the food you give him.
That’s where Barklyn Organics comes in–a dog food company that thinks everyone deserves a personal chef, even your dog. Offering a variety of ‘boosts’ to choose from, you can mix and match different packages to design the perfect meal for your canine companion. With Barklyn Organics, a fresh new basket of food and treats will be delivered to your door every week. The basket includes homemade dog food, homemade kibble, a box of homemade dog treats, and a seasonal gift. DogVacay conducted a Question and Answer with the company’s founder to get some more information on the great service they offer.
What was the inspiration behind Barklyn Organics?
Barklyn Organics was actually inspired by my dog Baci. I rescued her almost 3 years ago while living in Los Angeles. When I first adopted her she was very frail and suffered from multiple allergies. I started looking more closely at what exactly it was that I had been feeding her. It turned out that most commercial dog foods contain byproducts and most of the byproducts were chicken related. It ranged from intestines, to brain, and other very unfavorable parts that you, yourself would never think of consuming. It was at that point I decided to educate myself about canine nutrition. I read multiple books and did research and found that Baci’s allergies stemmed from chicken. At that point I decided to start making homemade meals for her. I used all organic produce and free-range, hormone-free meat and within days she was a brand new dog. Her energy increased, her skin allergies disappeared, and her digestion greatly improved.
How do clients ensure that they’re getting healthy food for their dog?
Each meal I make is hand tailored to the dog in which it is being cooked for. Humans get energy through consuming carbohydrates whereas dogs main source of energy comes from fat. They do not need the same amount of grains that we do. Each client is given the choice of what protein they would like to choose from (beef, lamb, turkey, or fish) and after a consultation I customize a plan for them.
What sets Barklyn Organics apart from other dog food services?
What sets Barklyn apart are the boosts that we offer. If your dog is older and suffers from joint pain or arthritis then I would suggest adding our Forever Young boost. If they are having digestion related problems I would suggest our Ocean boost. Growing puppies would benefit from our Raw Love Boost.
What is included in each delivery?
Each delivery includes our pumpkin apple kibble, a moist blend with your choice of protein, as well as our treat of the week. It arrives bundled and ready to eat. We also understand that our clients have busy schedules and offer to put the bundle in your refrigerator ourselves. It cuts out the hassle of having to go to the pet food store and find what you want, wait in line, and then commute home. Barklyn is a human grade dog fare company. They say that most dogs have an average life span of 14 to 16 years, but I would like to prove that wrong with my food.
Just like humans, dogs also suffer from some of the same physical ailments such as obesity, joint problems, digestive issues, cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease. If we as humans eat nutritious, organic food to sustain and hopefully live a longer, healthier life, then why would we not afford our dogs the same opportunity? Through the use of certain all natural ingredients, and supplements we are able to conquer many of the harmful ailments dogs can catch. Wondering how to get started? Here’s how.