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Why Choose Anita's Pure Nutrition For Dogs

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The Anita’s Pure Nutrition For Dogs diet is based on what wild dogs eat: raw meat, bones, organs, fruits, and vegetables. Dogs have evolved to eat this diet, why should we change it?

Anita’s Pure Nutrition started when Joe Secreti got tired of the health issues that his dogs were experiencing. These issues led him to begin researching canine nutrition; he wanted to take preventative measures against health problems such as allergies, dental and gum disease, digestion problems, cancers, and ligament damage since treatments would seemingly fix one problem and then another would arise. This research brought to life the importance of nutrition to a dog’s health and how a BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet could help to alleviate many of the conditions he was dealing with.

The “best”, store-bought, dry food diets that he had been using turned out to not be doing the best by his dogs. While our feeding systems have evolved with today’s technology, a dog’s digestive system remains as it was before dogs were domesticated. Dry and canned dog foods often contain tons of carbohydrates and chemical preservatives so of course our canine companions are getting sick. In the 1990s, Joe began to experiment with raw food: first adding fresh vegetables and raw meat to his usual kibble feeding. When he saw the positive effects that this change was having on his dogs, he started adding fish, fruit, and eggs, which brought even more positive changes. Naturally, the next step was to implement a completely raw diet. His dogs had less health problems, more energy, healthy teeth, fresh breath, and thick, shiny coats; he also saw a marked improvement in the performance of his competition dogs.

Joe began to experiment with how to sustainably feed a raw diet. He made his own food blends and purchased assorted complete raw diets from retailers; he was a distributor for a raw food brand for certain dog clubs on Long Island, and then realized that the best way to ensure his dogs were eating properly was to team up with dog nutritionists and raw food manufacturers to develop his own raw food blends, treats, and supplements which are now sold by Anita’s Pure Nutrition For Dogs. With more than 25 years of experience Joe has become an educational source and supplier for performance and pet dogs, alike, on Long Island and beyond.

How Our Raw Dog Food Is Made

Boesl Packing Company in Maryland, is the manufacturer of our Anita’s Pure Nutrition For Dogs Balanced Plus and Prey Model pre-made raw dog food blends that were developed with the help of a PhD in Animal Nutrition, Richard Patton, to be balanced and complete. Boesl was the first dog food manufacturer to become USDA certified!

The blends are made in a 21,000 square foot plant using stainless steel, human-grade equipment, industrial refrigeration and freezing. Strict sanitation standards are adhered to throughout the high quality raw dog food production process.

The food is then packed on site following a cold-manufacturing method. This means that all raw food items will remain below 28 degrees Fahrenheit during the entire production and packing process. This process is strictly followed to avoid the outbreak of harmful bacteria. In order to create the best raw dog food possible, small batches are consistently and accurately measured to maintain quality, nutritional value, and texture.

All raw food is placed into airtight packaging to ensure freshness and avoid contamination. To further avoid contamination, all equipment is sanitized daily and in between the production of different protein formulas.

What Our High Quality Raw Dog Food is Made Of

We are proud to offer a variety of complete and balanced blends to ensure your pet is getting the nutrition they need.

USDA Certified & Approved proteins

Human Grade meat
  • Fresh ground bone
  • Farm fresh whole vegetables 
Born, bred, raised & manufactured in the USA
  • No chemicals, fillers, additives, nitrates or preservatives
  • No processed meal ingredients, added sugars, cereal grains, glutens, or soluble carbohydrates
  • Patented essential vitamin, mineral & trace mineral blend

Sourcing Our Anita’s Pure Nutrition For Dogs

Anita’s Pure Nutrition is proud to partner with companies that are as dedicated to improving the health of our dogs as we are. Wherever possible we carry products that are free of artificial chemicals, preservatives, and excess sugars. All of our products are sourced from companies in the USA and Canada.

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Transitioning to a Raw Dog Food Diet

For most dogs, the transition from their current kibble to a raw dog food diet will be seamless and beneficial. A high quality raw food diet helps muscle tone, reduces risk of allergies, cleaner teeth and gums, and much more. If you’re unsure of how to transition your beloved furry friend to a raw diet, check out our Raw Dog Food Guide to help make the switch to a well-balanced raw diet.