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Information & Links To Make Yours and Your Pets Life Even Better!

Over many years and many pets, I’ve learned a lot. When you know more you do better and I always want to do the best I can for my pets and yours! This page is full of products and services I use and recommend. I strongly advise that you download and read (thoroughly) the Nutrition & Health Guide below. It will give you a good base. I also strongly recommend that you look into the different products and services. Become informed. Ask questions, make comparisons, do some research. Don’t be afraid to call or email a business with questions. This will empower you to make good decisions for your pet and not just buy something because me, your neighbor, your BFF, or anyone else told you to.¬†

Do you already have a great product or services you use? I’d love to hear about it! Email me with the info. and maybe it will end up on this page ūüôā¬†

Pet nutrition (& people nutrition) are a bit of a passion for me. In this Essential Pet Food Information Guide I share many of the things I’ve learned over the years.


  • Find out if your current food is contributing to unwanted behaviors such as anxiety and nervous or frantic energy. Or health issues such as allergies, gut trouble, weight.
  • Why does my dog eat sticks and rocks?
  • How to read labels.
  • Where to buy.
  • Smaller less stinky poops!
  • Do I need supplements?
  • Should I make my own dog food
  • Dental care and MORE

Rattlesnake Aversion Training

Living in Arizona, means being aware of rattlesnakes, even in winter months. To a dog that is unaware, a rattlesnake may look like a toy or a prey animal to be sniffed out & investigated. They might chase or try to bite the snake, leading to them getting bit, instead.

Rattlesnake aversion training has been proven safe and very effective in helping to prevent dogs from being bitten by rattlesnakes.¬† Their are several rattlesnake proofing services in the area but I highly recommend Steve Buhrke¬†at Buhrke’s Pet Resort. He’s not only a super nice guy, he’s an excellent trainer!¬†¬†

Health & Wellness 

Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. She will help you truly understand your pets health! Great articles, newsletters and Facebook posts.

“I¬†believe the Art of Medicine is understanding not only the myriad of insults that create disease, but having an arsenal of non-toxic, innovative approaches to help unlock the innate potential inside a pet‚Äôs body for healing and recovery to occur. My goal is to not just to identify the root causes of disease and degeneration in pets, but to prevent the body from breaking by taking a proactive stance towards intentionally creating vibrant, thriving animals.” – Dr. Karen Becker

Where to purchase pet food

The PDF goes over this but here a few quick links if you are like me and prefer to order online and have it delivered.

Prices are typically better as is selection. First time orders offer a good discount so I recommend ordering a good variety and amount for that first shipment!

The two I use most are.. Darwins Natural Pet –They have an excellent introductory offer!

And They carry just about every brand I use (except Darwins).

Dog & Cat Food

Darwins is top quality, convienient, cost effective, and they have¬† prescription foods available. It’s a fantasic pet food! I often joke that we should be eating it as well as the dogs! Prior to becoming a Darwins customer several years ago, I had been feeding very good food. My dogs were healthy and in great shape, but when I started feeding Darwins to my dogs I noticed an improvement. I do feed a variety of foods but I feed Darwins the majority of the time. They have an excellent introductory offer!

Dog & Cat Food and Supplements

¬†Wysong AddLife supplement is the perfect addition to your pets diet (Especially on the days you may feed dry kibble). Wysongs Biotic Ph supplement and Uretic Canned cat food (now one of the several foods he’s fed. Variety is most important!) were a welcome find after my cat was diagnosed with crystals and semi-chronic urinary tract irritation. Their freeze dried raw and Epigen cans are also in rotation in our house. Epigen is for both cat & dog. I like the Rabbit because it’s from NZ, and the salmon because they use wild caught. Very cost effective cans. Wysong can also be purchased from or


Dog & Cat Food

Ziwi Peak is made in New Zealand. The quality and variety of ingredients is impossible to beat. Their Air-Dried Raw is a phenominal product, as are the other options they offer. While I occasionaly splurge for¬† a bag of the Air Dried (my pets go NUTS when they see the bag!) The canned variety is a staple in my pets pantry. Ziwi Peak (and the others mentioned on this page) are some of the VERY FEW pet food companies that offer quality cat food. It’s pricey but it’s worth it. Another bonus to feeding a variety, costs balance out and it’s more cost effective to add in a few things you wouldnt be able to if feeding them daily. Added bonus, and carry Ziwi Peak and you get a discount for auto ship.¬†

Nutritional Supplements

Nutra Thrive from Ultimate Pet Nutrition is an excellent, well rounded nutritional supplement. Includes essentials your pets diet may likely be missing and aids in digestion, gut health, and the ability to get the most from their diet. The first link has an introductory offer, the second has more product information.

Pet Sitting (in your home)

While Camp Jimmydog and our unique style of boarding is the best choice for many dogs, it’s not for all. If a sitter in your home is the best option for your pets, I recommend Regning Cats & Dogs. I’m lucky to call Linda a close friend, for many years now. Her dogs have stayed with us and we have had her stay at our home to take care of our crew. Her love for her clients pets, integrity, knowledge and work ethic make her and her business a no brainer for your pet sitting needs. Visit for info and service area.