MEET TUCO (aka Boo Boo)

This is Boo Boo. He’s the smart, fuzzy, silly, unique boy who started it all.

We rescued him as a puppy, and right away we knew something wasn’t right: 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.

After a lot of trial and error, 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.

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.”

Boo Boo of course doesn’t know any of this. All he knows is that he loves being the official taste-tester for everything we make; he also loves herding other dogs, chasing the ball, getting first place in the novice Barn-Hunt trial, playing in the ocean and running after skunks (though he hates being sprayed).

He also loves being 8 years old but making everyone he meets think he’s still a puppy!