MEET TUCO (aka Boo Boo)
My name is Jocelyn and I am the owner and founder of Boo Boo’s Best. In the pet food industry, people who create or invent food and treats for dogs are called Food Scientists. I am not a Food Scientist. I do not believe that human or dog food should be built in a lab. I believe they should come from nature. I am a pet mom, who wants nothing but the best for my Boo Boo.
Like so many pet food owners, I believed in the marketing of big pet food companies, and I believed that these foods were good and healthy to feed my own dog. But my dog’s body felt differently: as soon as we brought him home and started feeding him commercially processed dog foods, he became sick: daily diarrhea, constant hunger, and failure to gain weight. Blood work revealed that even though we were feeding him proper amounts of what we thought was “good” food, he was malnourished and starving.
Our vet suggested we try raw dog food, and as soon as we did, there was an immediate and miraculous transformation: perfectly formed stool, normal appetite, weight gain and proper nutrient absorption, and most importantly, overall health and happiness.
I decided to dig deeper and learn as much as I could about pet nutrition and ingredients. I got a Certificate in Canine Nutrition from the Natural Academy of Health Sciences, and I started, along with the counsel of my Holistic Veterinarian and a Holistic Pet Coach, to develop my own whole-food, 100% natural dog and cat treat recipes.
When I researched further and learned what kinds of ingredients are used in commercially processed pet foods and treats, I was so horrified that I became even more committed to creating treats that were made with only the best, most natural and healthful ingredients.
So many dogs today suffer from obesity, allergies, digestive issues and other health problems, and just like with people, the foods we eat have a direct impact on the way we feel, and how healthy we are. As Ann Wigmore says: “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
Proteins like chicken, beef and lamb and ingredients like wheat, rice and corn are so widely used in the pet food industry that dogs and cats are developing allergies or intolerance to them; and these manifest in a variety of ways, from digestive issues, gas and bloating to skin rashes and dandruff.
At Boo Boo’s Best, we are committed to using only the highest quality meat, fish, fruits and vegetables and coconut oil to make our treats and food toppers. We focus on exotic proteins which are easier to digest and less likely to cause allergies than more commonly used proteins.
We never use wheat, corn, soy, artificial ingredients, or ingredients from China.