NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With "Responsible Pet Owner's Month" in full swing this month, pet parents are looking for innovative ways to better care for their pets. And providing healthy food options is a significant aspect of being responsible pet owners.
But the recent flurry of dog food and treat recalls – from the spring of 2007 to as recent as January 2013 – has caused a ripple of doubt regarding where consumers can turn for their safe and healthy dog food needs.
Long-term pet owner Fleur Bailey and creator of Maddie's Mash – a line of all natural, homemade dog food supplements – offers great options so caregivers can offer all the necessary nutritional benefits while providing delicious and affordable homemade food for their pets.
Inspired by her dog Madison, also known as Maddie, a Dalmatian who lost her appetite while suffering from lymphoma, Bailey created recipes that helped spark Maddie's appetite when the chemotherapy treatments started to negatively affect it. After Maddie lost her battle to cancer, Bailey launched the dog food supplement line to keep the dog's memory alive and help other dog owners provide the best possible food for their pets – whether they are healthy or under a vet's care.
The high-quality recipes are prepared from all-natural ingredients locally grown and raised in Hudson Valley and the Catskills in New York. Research-based and specially formulated to include specific nutrients for a dog's well being, Maddie's Mash contains only human-grade ingredients that have been approved by local and holistic veterinarians and a variety of dog breeders. These meals promote healthier skin, a better immune system, stronger bones and joints, and fewer chronic digestive problems.
"As a veterinarian who has worked closely with animals for almost two decades, I always tell pet owners that one of the keys to long-term dog health is through proper nutrition. The best way to do that is to provide your dog with healthy well-balanced meals," said New York Veterinarian Dr. Richard Schwalb. "Understanding what that means can be complicated. Maddie's Mash contains only all-natural ingredients to mix with your dog's existing dry food. It's a great way to add fresh ingredients and important vitamins to your dog's daily diet."
Pet owners can rest assured the ingredients are great for dogs because the easy-to-read labels clearly state the natural ingredients included in the food as well as a list of unhealthy ingredients that are excluded from the products. The dog food labels also go a step further to include the calorie count, feeding guidelines and expiration date.
The ready-made recipes are available in Maddie's Turkey, Maddie's Beef and Maddie's Chicken. The beef and chicken meals are also gluten free. The 32-ounce, frozen meals stored in recycled plastic containers are sold through Amazon.com and www.maddiesmash.com, retailing for $17 each.
SOURCE F C Bailey & Company