Where Can I Find Pawsitively Pure Dog Food?
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If you’ve been keeping up with Pawsitively Pure on our social media accounts, you’ve probably seen that we’ve been out and about in Orlando! We love how dog-friendly our hometown is and try to attend as many pawtastic events in the area that we can find. From farmer’s markets to dog washing parties, we love to see wagging tails and give pups and their parents the chance to try natural, healthy food.

Wondering where you can find us in person? Here are a few of the events we’ll be attending over the next few months:

  • Maitland Farmers Market: Pawsitively Pure dog food often has a tent set up at the Maitland Farmers Market on Lake Lily. This is one of the most dog-friendly farmers markets in Orlando! Bring your furry friends, try a few treats, and take a leisurely stroll around the lake.

  • Oviedo Farmers Market: Every first Saturday of the month, the City of Oviedo hosts a farmers market at historical Lawton House. Find us there and get some special treats for the holiday season!

  • Lake Mary Farmers Market: Starting in Mid-November, Pawsitively Pure will be joining the Lake Mary Farmers Market. This is another fantastic dog-friendly outdoor market that features loads of wonderful handmade goods and pet supplies. Make a day of it and join us one Saturday when the weather starts to cool down!

  • Integrative Animal Hospital of Sanford: Our food and treats are carried at IAHCF in Sanford, FL! Their physicians recommend our healthy ingredients as part of your pup’s balanced diet.

  • 7th Annual FLDR Wienerfest: What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with some wieners - wiener dogs, that is! Florida Dachshund Rescue is hosting their 7th annual Wienerfest on October 20 at Lake Lily Park. Come by and see us. Dogs of all breeds are welcome!

  • Howl-o-Ween Walk-a-thon and Canine Costume Contest: One of our favorite Halloween events, the Howl-O-Ween walk-a-thon is hosted by Franklin’s Friends and is the perfect opportunity to see lots of adorable pups in costume! Lots of treats for this trick-or-treat season. This event is on October 27 at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry.

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events around Orlando! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more news on events as it arises. To view our full list of human grade dog food and treats, click here.


Ingredient Spotlight: Perfectly Amazing Pumpkin
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It looks like fall is officially here! Everywhere, we’re seeing people and businesses trade in their beach towels and sunscreen for pumpkin spice lattes and scarves. Well - maybe not scarves here in Florida, but it’s undeniable that the air is starting to get a little more crisp, and the days are getting shorter. As October approaches, we’re getting ready for the holiday season to begins.

You may not have realized that a holiday staple for many is also a great source of nutrition for your dog! Pumpkin is one of the main ingredients in our peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats, and it’s not just the tasty flavor that pups love. Here are just a few ways your dog can benefit from a little pumpkin:

  • It’s great for upset tummies. If your dog has ever had an upset stomach, your veterinarian may have recommended you to feed them some pumpkin puree from the can. Pumpkin is a particularly effective ingredient for dogs who have sensitive stomachs, making it a great addition for any dog who is transitioning from kibble to a raw diet.

  • It’s full of fiber. Pumpkin is a miracle food for dogs, as it treats both diarrhea or upset and constipation. Pumpkin is full of fiber - nearly three grams per cup of puree. Substituting part of your dog’s diet with pumpkin is a great way to help them lose weight while still providing them with all the nutrients they need to live healthy lives.

  • It’s an important source of beta-carotene. You may have heard of the benefits of beta carotene in your own diet; provided by foods like carrots, sweet potato, and spinach, it supports healthy vision and works as an antioxidant. The great news is that it does the same for your pup! Supporting healthy vision is so important for active dogs who like to spend time outside.

Introducing a small amount of pumpkin to your dog’s daily diet is a tasty way to help them get all the nutrients they need to live healthy lives. It’s a good addition whether they’re eating kibble or living on a natural food diet! Order some of our peanut butter and pumpkin treats and see the difference for yourself. Visit our website to learn more.


Pure Health: Rocket's Pawsitively Pure Story
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Here's a review from Rocket's humans: 

"Picked up another couple bags of Rocket's super-cool, super-clean, super-pure food yesterday from our friends at Pawsitively Pure. As you can see, he LOVES the food! He's also quite stylish in his bandana. ;-)We've certainly noticed a difference in his coat and skin since he began eating the Turkey and Vegetables Human Grade Food. The scabs are gone, he smells much better and he's happier. That makes us happy!

Even though the fine folks that make Pawsitively Pure are right around the corner from us they can ship frozen food right to your door. Easy-Peasy! Go check 'em out and tell them RocketMan sent you. And, Yes, he really is that cute! :-) - Mommy, Daddy & Rocket <3"

We're so happy that Rocket has been experiencing better health and happier days since he made the switch to Pawsitively Pure! Ready to start your Pawsitively Pure journey? Browse our shop and get started!

Noticing These 3 Symptoms in Your Dog? They May Have Food Allergies.
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As you probably know by now, your dog’s diet has a lot to do with their activity levels and overall well being. Food is your dog’s first source of energy and nutrition. It’s also their first source of irritants and pollutants. Often, your dog will let you know that they’ve eaten something they don’t like by vomiting or displaying other gastrointestinal distress. Sometimes, however, symptoms may show up differently than you’d expect.

Beef, dairy, and wheat are among the three most common food allergies dogs experience. Here’s how you can tell your dog’s system doesn’t agree with some of the ingredients in their food:

  • Constantly itchy skin. Itchiness is one of the most commonly cited symptoms of food allergies, usually accompanied by pink skin underneath. If your pup seems to itch without relief or is losing patches of hair due to too much scratching, there’s a good chance the cause is a food allergy - especially if over-the-counter shampoos and solutions don’t seem to work.

  • Reddish-brown stains around the mouth and paws. Generally, these red patches can be attributed to yeast colonies, which are better able to grow at infection sites. These patches are often itchy and you may notice your dog licking its paws more than usual.

  • Frequent ear infections. While dogs that are frequent swimmers are prone to swimmer’s ear, food allergens can also cause recurring infections in your furry friends. Check the ears for dark brown or black, stinky buildup. This, too, is usually caused by a yeast infection triggered by the appearance of an allergy.

What’s the next step if you think your dog has a food allergy? The most reliable test is through an elimination diet, which can take about 4-6 months to complete. In a program like this, you’ll take your dog’s diet back down to the very basics and slowly reintroduce each ingredient to determine how it affects their overall wellness. As always, consult your veterinarian before going on a program such as this.

Human-Grade Dog Food for Healthy Coat

Many pet parents find that their fur babies have healthier skin and coat after switching to a human-grade diet. Keeping your dogs on a simple, natural diet makes it easy to tell what ingredients work in harmony with their systems. Get human-grade dog food delivered to your door from Pawsitively Pure. Click here to browse our products.

Sweet Treat! Benefits of Blueberries for Your Pup
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There’s nothing better than a big bowl of fresh, sweet berries to enjoy as a summertime snack! For years, blueberries have been touted as a superfood and enjoyed for their juicy sweetness and their health benefits. But did you know that blueberries pack a lot of awesome nutritional benefits for your dog, too?

Here at Pawsitively Pure, blueberries are among our favorite treats for our boys. Stick them in the freezer for a cool, crunchy snack on a hot afternoon, or try them in our Blueberry and Oats natural dog treats! Blueberries are a wonderful addition to any dog’s diet as a treat because:

  • They help protect eyes. Older dogs in particular are susceptible to cataracts, especially if they’ve spent most of their time having fun in the sun. Studies have shown that blueberries help improve dogs’ nighttime vision as well as restoration of their visual acuity after exposure to glare. Keep your furry friend in good visual health for longer.

  • They’re anti-carcinogenic. According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs. Blueberries are full of a number of different compounds that help to prevent a variety of types of cancer, including colon cancer. Studies have even shown that the phenolic compounds in blueberries can cause cell death in cancerous cells.

  • They’re great for the brain. Blueberries also contain a number of compounds that help support the brain’s function, especially later in life. They’re also great for puppies in that they provide nutrients shown to support spatial learning and memory, like Anthocyanin. Your old dog really can learn new tricks with the support of this tasty snack!

We love blueberries as a tasty and healthy addition to your dog’s diet. When you choose human-grade food for your dogs, you want to be sure you’re getting the freshest natural ingredients. Pawsitively Pure Dog Food features all natural, organic products, good enough for you AND your dog to eat (but please leave the snacking to the pups!). To view our available products, click here.

Transitioning Your Dog to Natural Food
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So you’ve read the blogs, you’ve seen the results, and you’re ready to get your own dogs started with natural, human-grade dog food. Congratulations! You’re on the way to a long life with a happy, energetic pup. Pet owners around the world have been turning toward whole foods as the best way to keep their furry friends satiated and healthy, in much the same way as they’ve been rethinking their own diets.

Dogs take a little longer to transition to a new diet than we do, however, so it’s important that you take the proper steps to transition to your human-grade foods. Here’s a quick and easy guide to get your dog started on their new diet:

  • Don’t get rid of the kibble just yet! The best way to start the transition to new food is by blending small portions of the new food into your pup’s usual bowl of food. At first, you’ll add just a handful; as time goes on, you’ll decrease the amount of your dog’s kibble and increase the human-grade food until you have a bowl full of nothing but Pawsitively Pure food!

  • Don’t add additional new ingredients, if you can avoid it. Your dog’s stomach is very sensitive, so it’s best to take this transition one step at a time. If you introduce too much human-grade food too quickly, you might find your dog experiencing digestive issues or needing to go to the bathroom more often. Once your dog is fully transitioned, then you can try different recipes or new treats!

  • Is your dog being a picky eater? Commercial kibble is often coated with animal fat, making it more appetizing and even addictive to dogs. Human-grade dog food strips away all the unnecessary additives, but it may take a little while for your dog to warm up to the idea. If you find your pup is being picky about the natural food, try adding a little bit of bone broth or a sprinkle of shredded cheese for an extra tasty incentive.

The time it takes to transition your dog to human-grade dog food is worth all the enjoyment they’ll get out of life! We love hearing stories about how your dog is thriving on natural dog food. To find the right food for your pup, click here, or browse our Facebook page for more information!

3 Big Differences Between Small-Batch and Commercial Dog Foods
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As people around the world turn to whole, unprocessed foods as important sources of health and nutrition, they’ve also been rethinking their dogs’ diets. When you think about it, you’ll realize that dogs tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to nutrition. Eating mass-produced kibble that’s packed with fillers day after day probably isn’t the most satisfying diet. No wonder commercial diets can lead to lethargy and boredom!

If you’re ready to weigh in on the debate, get informed! Here are the top three differences you’ll find when you compare small-batch dog food to commercial brands:

  1. Small-batch food has little or no filler. Major dog food producers use a lot of filler in their product because it’s cheap and readily available. While it’s not inherently unhealthy for your pup, wouldn’t you rather give them their daily calories from food that’s packed with nutrition and nothing unnecessary? Having a clean, high-protein diet will most likely lead to boosted energy for your furry friends.

  2. Small-batch food doesn’t have added sugars. That’s right - major food producers add sugar to your dog’s food, too. Just like humans do, dogs enjoy the taste of sugar and can get hooked on it. High sugar levels have the same effects in dogs that they do in humans, too: obesity, hypoglycemia, and tooth decay. Sugar in dog food takes many forms, like caramel, sucrose, or syrup.

  3. Small-batch foods aren’t heavily processed. The sad truth about the proteins in commercial dog food often come from the scraps of food processed for humans - think beaks, hooves, etc. All those byproducts have to be processed to make an attractive, tasty food for your pups. With human-grade dog food, you can actually see what your dog is eating.

If you’re working on eating healthier for your overall wellness, don’t you think your dog could benefit from the same? After you transition your dog to small-batch, human-grade food, you’ll find that he has increased energy for playing, better breath for kissing, and lots of love to go around! To shop our products, click here, or get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Product Spotlight: Bone Broth for Dogs
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Bone broth has been having a moment in the spotlight recently! Although it’s not a new product by any means, people all over the world have been rediscovering this simple nutritional powerhouse for all the benefits it brings to just about every system in your body. Rich bone broth is naturally full of the ingredients you need to maintain healthy hair and nails, skin, digestive system, and beyond. And better still - it’s really beneficial for your dogs, too!

Homemade chicken and beef bone broth, made from 100% grass-fed animals, is one of our staples here at Pawsitively Pure. Here are a few reasons why we recommend introducing bone broth into every dog’s diet:

  • It’s great for their joints. An active lifestyle is so important for every dog’s health and happiness. Just like our joints, though, over time, your pup’s joints are subject to a lot of wear and tear, leaving them less able to run and play the way they want to. Bone broth is chock-full of nutrients that lubricate and protect your dog’s joints, like glucosamine, to put that extra spring in their step.

  • It keeps tummies happy. Plenty of dogs suffer from food allergies, just as their humans do. These allergies develop when the lining of the stomach is stressed and allows foreign materials to pass through, causing irritation and upset. One of the main ingredients in bone broth is gelatin, which helps to soothe those stressed spots and keep tummies safe from irritation.

  • It’s a godsend for sick or elderly dogs. At different stages in their lives, or during times of illness, it might be difficult to keep your dog on a solid food diet. If you’re trying to keep your dog fed while they’re getting over a stomach bug, or if you’re caring for an elderly pup without much of an appetite, bone broth gives them the nutrients they need without further upsetting their tummies or requiring a big appetite.

We love bone broth and think it should be included in every dog’s daily diet. Our bone broth is homemade and includes nothing but the good stuff your dogs crave. Whether you use it as a topper for dry food or serve it alone as a special treat, bone broth for dogs is the treat that keeps on giving. Click here to browse our store, or give us a call at 407-450-6151 to learn more.

Pure Joy: Hope's Pawsitively Pure Story
Pictured is Autumn, a pocket beagle who has been raised on Pawsitively Pure food.

Pictured is Autumn, a pocket beagle who has been raised on Pawsitively Pure food.

"I could not be happier with the Pawsitively Pure Dog food brand. Not only have I had great success with this food, I have had one-on-one conversations with the owner to help me provide Healthy nutrition for my dogs. Carole, the owner and Chef of Pawsitively Pure Dog Food, has helped me properly supplement my dog's according to their needs. She has always been there to help through the transition of change in my dog's diet. I have had great conversations with Carole on what is the best food for my animals. My dogs have suffered food allergies and arthritis. Now that my dogs have been on the chicken or beef bone broth, they  have had significant improvement with their skin, as well as their agility and ability to move freely without pain. Please, don't think the food will change your dog in a week. It does take time, but be patient and tweaking the diet I have seen a great difference in my dog's coat. They are now living a better life because of it. I have never seen their eyes look more clear than they have on the bone broth and food. I can't emphasize enough how confident I am with the nutrition that my dogs are receiving. I must admit it simply makes me feel good that I am giving all that I can to my pets. I personally recommend this food. It is organic, human grade deliciousness for your dog. It is easy to handle and serve straight  out of the bag. There is no hassle to this food as I have experienced with raw food. Trust me even the most finicky of eaters will love it."

-Hope Williams, Orlando, FL

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3 Ingredients to Give Your Pets Healthy Skin and Coat!
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Healthy Skin & Coat

for your furry friends

Your skin is your largest organ, and you feel your best when your skin is comfortable and cared for. Your dog feels just the same way! Having healthy skin and coat is so important to help your pup live a happy, active life. After all, your pooch can’t run around in the sun if they’re spending all their time scratching, or if they’re stuck indoors to avoid allergens.

Before you start investing in medicated creams and topical solutions, the best way to help your dog get the healthy coat they deserve is by providing them with a healthy diet. Here are 3 of the most important nutrients for your dog’s skin and coat health - all of which you can find in our locally made Orlando natural dog food:

  1. Fatty acids. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are at the top of the list for your dog’s skin and coat health, just as they’re important supplements for human skin and hair. Usually associated with fish oil, your dog can get necessary omegas from flaxseed, canola, and menhaden oils to help keep their skin supple and their coat shiny.

  2. Vitamin A. Found in high levels in carrots and sweet potatoes, vitamin A helps keep your dog’s scalp free of itchy, uncomfortable flakes. Vitamin A is an overall nutritional powerhouse as it benefits your pup’s eyes and joints, as well! We love feeding Jackson chunks of carrot or sweet potato as a raw, tasty snack. It’s one of his favorite treats.

  3. Vitamin B. Vitamin B should stand for brightness! You can tell your dog isn’t getting enough B vitamins if their coat is dull and brittle. Believe it or not, brewer’s yeast is a great source of vitamin B for your pup, but the green veggies we use in our natural dog food formulas pack plenty of nutrition.

Providing your dog with healthy skin and coat is so much more than a cosmetic issue. Without a healthy coat, your dog is more susceptible to irritations, allergies, and even flea and tick infestations. A healthy coat is your dog’s first defense against the elements - and it’s a great way to tell your furbaby is happy. To learn more about the ingredients in our natural dog food, click here or send us an email.