Homegrown Hounds was originally created to support my nonprofit dog rescue efforts. It quickly became a larger part of my purpose: to help educate owners about nutrition!
Not only am I about saving dogs, I also want to help all dogs live their happiest, healthiest life. Starting with the food and treats they eat!
My recipes were initially made for my first dog, Tater, who LOVED to eat! He was pleasantly plump, but being Italian, I can’t let anyone go hungry! So I had to find a way to keep him healthy, while satisfying his constant need for snacks. The answer was low carb, simple ingredient treats. Since there was nothing like that on the market (that didn’t have added sweeteners, refined flours, artificial dyes and preservatives), I had to make my own! Thus, creating Homegrown Hounds.
I love my dogs like they are my kids, as many of you do. It’s an amazing feeling, but it also makes me worry about losing them since our time together is already shorter then I’d like it to be. When Tater started aging, I forced myself to become more educated about his health and what I was feeding him.
It didn’t take me long to learn that the kibble I was feeding him was giving him a plump figure, making his liver work harder than it should be and exposing him to a host of cancer causing carcinogens. And while a lot of people are now thinking about dog food differently, they are still feeding the same old treats. Sure, a processed cake once a year isn’t going to hurt anyone, but it will wreak havoc on your dogs digestive system, not to mention your carpet!
I’ve never met a dog I didn’t love, and I wish I could help them all live forever, so while I continue my search for canine immortality…I offer you the only food and treats I trust to feed to my furbabies!
Melanie Fox, Creator and Dog Mom