Many pet owners have become weary of the pet food industry, particularly commercial kibble, and they have begun searching for healthier, safer options.
The pet food industry has responded to this demand, as it seems there are new companies and products popping up every day that promise to deliver real food for your dog to your door but which brand is the best? Who can you trust?
Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine is THE ORIGINAL “Home Cooking for Your Dog” and has been available in pet food aisle freezers in Kroger stores since 2007!
Rudy Green’s, located in Louisville, Kentucky is a small, locally owned company founded in 2006 by businesswoman Karla Haas. Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine was created as a result of an aging foster failure named Rudy Green, who fell very ill and was only given a few weeks to live. Owner Karla Haas began gently cooking his meals using fresh homemade and human grade ingredients and within a few days, Rudy Green perked right up and lived a happy and healthy life for 2 more years. Haas realized the importance and significance of this type of diet, began working with a nutritionist and Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine was born. Since then, Rudy Green’s has provided consumers with a trustworthy, 100% all natural, human grade dog food product, offering 5 homemade flavors including Beefy Rice, Chicken and Veggies, Pork Pasta and Potato, Turkey Mac and Fish Stew all of which are all natural, gently cooked and contain no additives or preservatives. To date, Rudy Green’s has never recalled any of their products in the 12 years they have been in business. This success can be contributed to their high level of expectations including the fact that they are the only pet food company in the United States whose products are made in an USDA, FDA approved facility. The company steadfastly maintains that the health and safety of pets is of the up most importance which is reflected in their passion for promoting canine nutrition and the urgent need for transparency in the pet food industry.
So, if you are a pet parent searching for a safe, healthy and trustworthy meal for your beloved pets, look no further than Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine. Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine can be found in the pet food isle at your local Kroger store nationwide and you can find additional information at rudygreens.com, like Rudy Green’s on Facebook, follow us on instagram @rudygreens and buy products on Amazon.com.
Zoo Celebrates Birth of
Two Maned Wolf Pups
The Louisville Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two maned wolf pups. The two females were born February 14 to Sadie and Rocko, both five years old. Each weighed about 7 pounds at the time of their neonatal examinations.
Maned wolf gestation is similar to a domestic dog which is about two months. Sadie has nursed the pups since they were born and they should be weaned at around 4 months of age. Both parents will also regurgitate food to the pups to assist with the transition from milk to solid foods.
The Louisville Zoo is continually seeking the very best methods in nutrition, veterinary care, and animal husbandry and consistently monitors the health of the animals. Prior to the fall/winter breeding season, zoo keepers and veterinary staff developed a plan to optimize the health of both adult wolves. Sadie was underweight, had a poor appetite, and suboptimal stool quality. Following a thorough medical evaluation and treatment plan, a diet change was pursued to improve food intake, body condition, and stool quality. This diet change was achieved with collaboration with the Maned Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) nutritionist Dr. Cheryl Morris and Rudy Green’s Doggy CuisineTM creator and President Karla Haas. Special custom-made whole food recipes were developed by these renowned professionals in the field using human grade meats and vegetables. The Rudy Green brand has been producing human grade, gently cooked food for dogs since 2006 and is sold in Kroger pet aisle freezers and online via amazon.
The Louisville Zoo contacted Ms. Haas and together they began experimenting with a custom formulated diet in September 2016. Both wolves were gradually transitioned onto it after initial testing of several recipes. The new diet, in conjunction with recommended nutritional supplements by Dr. Morris, resulted in improvements in overall health. The Louisville Zoo is proud that this team approach has resulted in the birth of two maned wolf pups, the first for the Louisville Zoo in 10 years.
The Rudy Green’s Maned Wolf Diet is nick-named “Sadie’s Stew”and interest in alternative and more healthful diets for the maned wolves is spreading among zoos nationally.
ABOUT MANED WOLVES
The maned wolf is native to South America and can be found throughout Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay. Maned wolves are solitary. The maned wolf is an omnivore. Half of their diet is fruit supplemented with small mammals, birds and reptiles, insects, nuts, eggs and grass. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the maned wolf as threatened.