I love social media for so many reasons, but the biggest one has got to be that it connects you with people and brands you might otherwise never have met.
Breuer Premium began following me and my mom since we have mentioned home cooking for our pups in our posts. A New York based company, Breuer Premium has the unique concept of creating the same wholesome, home cooked meals we do for our dogs and delivering them right to your door (genius). Think of a private celeb chef cooking up a gorgeous, all natural meal for your pup that is then delivered fresh to you weekly. That's what I call glamorous!
Currently, Breuer Premium is only available to NYC area pups to ensure freshness, but I can see their concept of making healthy home cooking convenient catching on across the country. I caught up with them to learn more about their incredible idea, their food philosophy, and why they do what they do.
Little Holly's Big World: As a home cooking pooch-mama myself, I love hearing there are fellow home cooking pet parents out there! What drove you to start cooking for them?
BP: The Breuer Premium Pet Food Company was built out of love for man's best friend. This is an American story, in support of our beloved animals, our local farmers, and a way of life which focuses on the fundamentals of healthy living. Few things in life provide greater pleasure than caring for and spending time with our beloved animals. Our Golden Retriever, George, and our Mini Golden Doodle, Jack, are never far from our sides. They have been reaping the benefits of the Breuer Premium recipes for years and they are the true inspirations behind creating a larger distribution channel for our food.
|The inspirations behind it all! Image courtesy of Breuer Premium.|
LHBW: What compelled you to take the home cooking beyond your kitchen to the pups of New York?
BP: The Breuer family has cooked homemade meals for their dogs George and Jack over the past decade. The recipes that evolved were inspired by the local, seasonal ingredients found at the markets near their farm in Upstate New York. Discouraged by the global recall of many commercial pet foods in 2007 due to contamination, the Breuer Premium Pet Food Company was founded to help build awareness for the benefits of a fresh, all natural diet.
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LHBW: Have you seen any obvious health benefits since you began home cooking for your own pets?BP: We are providing dogs with fresh, all natural ingredients free from preservatives, fillers, and animal by-products present in most commercial pet foods. Each Breuer Premium meal contains a carefully selected blend of fruits, vegetables, gluten free carbohydrates and protein helping to alleviate joint stress, reduce inflammation, increase urinary tract health, boost skin & coat condition, promote healthy vision, and freshen breath! Our mini golden doodle Jack, with his sensitive tummy, has given his full seal of approval for all of the Breuer Premium meals.
|Resident taste tester, Jack. Image courtesy of Breuer Premium.|
BP: Our beloved pets deserve the highest quality of care possible and we believe that this starts with a healthy diet. The Breuer's and a team of experts, including holistic veterinarians, food scientists, and animal nutritionists built upon the family's homemade recipes to offer products that are not only fresh and all natural, but also nutritionally adequate. All products are formulated to meet key vitamin and mineral requirements as defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). We maintain the highest standards for product development, sourcing and production, which requires a meticulous focus on the quality of our ingredients, our cooking methodology, and adherence to the laws of the NY Department of Agriculture.
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LHBW: Where do you source your ingredients from? Do you have any seasonal favorites you like to add to your meals to mix things up?
BP: The Breuer Premium Pet Food Company prides itself on its all natural approach to animal wellness. We work with local farmers throughout the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas to select only the finest meats, vegetables, and fruit. Our ingredients are 100% grown and gathered in the USA. All natural 80/20 ground beef, nutritionally dense, leafy green spinach, and gluten-free, red quinoa seeds are only some of the gluten free superfoods included in our products. We currently offer Beef & Millet, Turkey & Red Quinoa, and Lamb & Brown Rice meals, and have a number of seasonal products in our pipeline including venison, rabbit and bison. Yum and stay tuned for updates!
LHBW: Tell us more about your company’s commitment to the ASPCA.
BP: Breuer Premium is proud to support the ASPCA and its mission to save lives. We are an NYC born & raised brand, focused on supporting our community by sourcing, producing, and delivering locally. We believe in working with New York based organizations like the ASPCA to promote healthy living and treatment of our furry four legged friends.
LHBW: Finally, for those looking to make the switch from kibble to holistic, home cooked meals, where do you recommend starting?
|Jack thinks eating well while doing good is groovy! Image courtesy of Breuer Premium.|
BP: We recommend introducing a new diet slowly so it’s gentle on your dog’s tummy. If switching from kibble to holistic, we advocate a gradual transition over the course of 7-10 days. For example, mixing 25% Breuer Premium and 75% kibble for the first three days, 50:50 for three more days, and 75:25 for three final days before serving 100% Breuer Premium.
For more information about how to bring Breuer's Premium to your door, check them out Facebook or Instagram!
Until Next Time, Darlings!