About The Natural Puppy

Welcome fellow pet parents and pups to The Natural Puppy!  At The Natural Puppy, we are not professionals, just loving pet parents who spend a lot of time seeking out the best for their dogs, and we’ve created this site to share information we’ve found with others. The Natural Puppy will mainly focus on me, Dominique, and my dog, Bella, but we may have guest posters from time to time. We take a holistic approach to dog care and are looking forward to sharing all that we’ve learned and are learning here at The Natural Puppy so please check back often!


What information do we feature on The Natural Puppy?

The Natural Puppy focuses on homemade dog food recipes, reviews of natural dog toys and products, and general information related to owning a dog. Information found here is a combination of internet research, reading books, talks with professionals, and personal experience.  Since I am not a veterinarian, I recommend that you consult your own vet before making any changes to your dog’s lifestyle, as each dog is unique.  What is best for my dog may not be what’s best for yours.   While this website will focus on natural dog care, I also love to share fun things from the web that I think fellow dog owners will enjoy.
If you’re looking for information on a specific topic or have something fun to share, please write us at thenaturalpuppy@gmail.com.


What does holistic dog care mean?

Holistic means that a being is treated as a whole, rather than focusing on one part.  Physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects are all considered contributors to well-being.  At The Natural Puppy, we take a holistic approach to dog care, because holistic dog care means that all aspects of your dog are considered when caring for them.


What kind of dog do you have?

The Natural Puppy is mainly about natural dog care of my dog, Bella. She was a rescue so I don’t know exactly which breed she is. She came to the animal shelter with a sister-puppy and both were adopted out as lab mixes at 3 months old. Now that she’s fully grown, we believe her to be a golden retriever mixed with a hound.  Her coat is similar to a golden retriever or duck tolling retriever, but she is tall with a narrow waist, suggesting she is a mixed breed.  She is about 93 pounds, making her a large breed dog.  I also talk about other dogs we’ve had in the past, like our Pitbull x Rottweiler, Apollo, or dogs owned by our family and friends.


Why did you start The Natural Puppy?

The idea for The Natural Puppy began when I decided to switch my puppy to a more natural, healthier diet.  I did lots of research as to the best type of food and thought it’d be helpful to share it with others.  So, I started this website, but then got distracted by life.  Since that time, I’ve done my best to make sure my dog has the best life I can offer her.  I’ve compiled all the information I’ve gathered over the years and am going to do the best to share that information with you!