In my house the dog’s dinner is that good even my husband and daughter have been known to tuck happily into it.
WHAT?? YEP you read that right!
It’s a long standing joke amongst my friends and family that Alfie eats like a king, and his home cooked stews are so good that they are perfectly good for all of us!
And that’s the way it should be too, the best nutrition for every family member.
I wanted the best I could provide for my little Alfie, after all we want our fur kids around for as long as is humanly (or canine-ly ) possible. From a lil pup he had some gut issues and insensitivities that increased over time, along with allergies and lethargy. The poor lil guy was doing it tough and I was determined to resolve it all. I was fed up with constant diagnostic investigations and expensive vet visits.
I embarked on looking into everything he was consuming, I was freaked out by the long, scary and un-pronounceable ingredients that went into commercially made dog food. That stuff had to go asap!
I was making my own home cooked meals for him that I knew were great, but I needed to be sure we were hitting all of his nutritional goals and my theory to heal through wholefoods was my focus.
The 50% / 50% was born
After much investigative work, time with a holistic vet and trial and error with feeding, we finally conquered his gut issues through a perfectly balanced 50/50% raw and cooked diet, all real food, no manufactured rubbish! It was a revelation!
I’ve been chatting to other dog owners for nearly 5 years, and I see these issues are common, especially in the mix breed dogs. It’s very hard to know what path to follow with so much information and advice out there. The raw verses cooked debate is a hot topic. And both have many pros and cons. But combining the two is the answer.
I found the perfect balance, and the best of both worlds incorporating all the research, evidence and science. I was so fired up by it all and the profound success with Alfie, and with my professional chef background, my catering experience and my passion for feeding, I teamed up with a Pet Nutritionist, we created some brilliant recipes, and I started Alfie’s feast.
Let me feed your bestie too!
Meet our pet nutritionist
Clare from HUNDE
Empowering people to make informed choices on behalf of their pets, so they can live long, healthy + happy lives together.
Clare Kearney is an Australian pet nutritionist, specialising in canine and feline nutrition based in Byron Bay with her dogs, Tex Perkins and Pip.
She studied small animal nutrition at the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation and has spent the better part of a decade actively educating herself about nutrition and the pet food industry. She started her consulting business in 2015, as a way to provide education about pet nutrition, and assistance to those wishing to improve their pets’ lives through fresh, whole foods.