Almost twenty years ago our family committed our assets and dedicated our energy to the goal of improving the life and health of dogs through optimal nutrition. A brief overview of that journey and what we learned about dog nutrition, both good and bad will be shared in our blog.
Over the last 20 years we’ve researched animal nutrition in depth while observing the effects of commercial dog food and various diets on the health of thousands of dogs that we’ve gotten to know through our dog food store.
I will share much of what we’ve learned over the years from our unusually advantageous vantage point of having access to the lives, eating habits, and physical condition of thousands of dogs through our dog food store and our experience creating a dog food 20 years ago in an effort to help resolve the problems we observed in so many dogs that were being fed commercial dog food, even the premium foods, that we sold in our dog food store.
We set out to design the healthiest dog food possible in kibble form with the help of an an animal nutritionist with over 30 years experience in the dog food industry and a Ph.D in gut biology. After 4 years in development and 6 years in production the positive results that Brothers Dog Food has produced with thousands of dogs has positively exceeded the highest expectations we ever dared hope for. The performance of this food is also remarkable in the nearly total lack of complaints received over a 10 year period, which is nothing short of astounding given the volume of complaints we’re used to hearing with even the best dog foods we carry in our stores.
A lot goes into Brothers Complete dog food including human grade ingredients, over 90% of the protein is species appropriate animal sourced protein, advanced nutritional concepts that require additional steps in production and processing are utilized using enzymes, special prebiotics, and unique probiotics that are encapsulated to protect them from activating prematurely (which is the fate of 99% of ordinary probiotics if they are applied to dog food), and finally extremely intricate calculations are made taking many variables into consideration to balance all the nutrients and minerals to each other including the little known inter-relationship between 7 pairs of minerals that can be described as “symbiotic pairs” because the amount of one mineral in the pair directly effects the performance of the other. For instance it is not enough to simply have adequate levels of Calcium and Magnesium - they must be in balance to each other or the dominant one will adversely effect proper functioning of the other which will then impact other functions in the body.
Because Brothers has delivered on its promise to make the healthiest food possible to help restore dogs to a state of overall health and vitality and maintain that health going forward, we’ve been accumulating extremely grateful, fervently loyal customers over the years. Many of whom, before discovering Brothers, had been engaged in an exhausting, frustrating search to find a dog food that would help resolve the problems their dog had developed. They had repeatedly experienced the disappointment of buying into well funded marketing campaigns that were adept at creating beautiful, emotionally compelling promises of performance and hope but which, in reality, were just nutritional illusions created to sell more dog food.
The spontaneous gratitude that we often receive from customers after they’re fed Brothers long enough for it to perform its magic (usually 3 to 6 months), is something that I don’t take for granted and never tire of hearing for no other reason than the simple joy of knowing and being proud that our efforts have succeeded in making a positive difference in the quality of life for another dog and their family. Money can’t buy that wonderful feeling.
We want to share much of what we’ve learned in the hope that it will reach those who need it most who are still looking. This is all about getting to the core of an issue and telling the truth about it so that someone and their dog will benefit from that truth.
Hopefully those still searching for a solution will find their way to our website and blog and decide to give Brothers a try for at least a few months (because substantive change is generated from the inside out and takes time) and join the growing number of happy, healthy Brothers dog families.