Welcome to The Healthy Barker

Nutritionally Balanced

Nutritionally Balanced

A balanced diet is optimal for your dog’s long term health. Our carefully selected ingredients ensure our meals are highly digestible for maximum absorption, vital to improve your dog’s microbiome.
Based in Science

Based in Science

Nutritional excellence you can trust. All of our meals have been scientifically formulated by our Pet Nutritionist, Susan Lauten Phd and member of the American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists. We also follow The National Research Council (NRC), a trusted resource for pet nutrition.
Made with Love

Made with Love

Our love for our canine friends is the foundation for our meals and our business. We offer a variety of meals for dogs at every stage and include only high quality ingredients. Plus, every meal is made in house at our store.

Your dog’s nutrition is our top priority! A nutritious diet is essential to your dog’s health and prevention is key.

That’s why we created The Healthy Barker – Freshly prepared, balanced dog food made with high quality, wholesome ingredients.  It’s good enough for you to eat, but please… leave some for the dog.

“Our recipes are developed using science based nutrition and formulated by our pet nutritionist.”

Martina Schumann, Owner of The Healthy Barker

Why Choose The Healthy Barker

At The Healthy Barker we are accountable to you and your dog to feed them the highest quality balanced dog food. With our variety of prepared meals, you can trust that there is a healthy solution perfect for you and your dog.
  • Choose Us for Restaurant Quality Ingredients
    Choose Us for Restaurant Quality Ingredients

    Restaurant Quality Meat

    We use antibiotic, hormone free meats, from local farms & restaurant suppliers. If you won't eat it, why should they?
  • Choose Us for Convenient Online and In-Store Shopping
    Choose Us for Convenient Online and In-Store Shopping

    100% Human Grade

    Our recipes use ingredients that are approved for human consumption. Our meals look & smell like real food, because it is!
  • Choose Us for Meticulous Preparation
    Choose Us for Meticulous Preparation

    Meticulous Preparation

    Our meals are prepared fresh daily, in small batches, then immediately frozen to retain nutritional value & delivered to you within days. Never deep frozen. Never stored on a shelf for months.
  • Safe Ingredients
    Safe Ingredients

    Endless Choice

    Our selections give you a choice to fit your dog’s specific dietary needs, your feeding preferences & your budget.
  • Choose Us for No Non-Nutritional Extras
    Choose Us for No Non-Nutritional Extras

    We Say NO!

    NO preservatives, NO fillers, NO animal by-products & NO to anything artificial or processed. JUST REAL WHOLE FOODS.
  • Choose Us for Our Recycling Initiative
    Choose Us for Our Recycling Initiative

    Recycling Initiative

    We’re serious about sustainability. We package our meals in waterproof card containers and our treats in resealable paper bags. We can all do our part in recycling.
The Healthy Barker Dog Food


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You can order from our Menu, or work with us for a Customized Diet. Not sure how much to order? Our feeding guideline is there to help you pick the right amount.

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You can have your meals delivered right to your door or pick up in store. We deliver within a 2.5 hour radius of Kitchener. Shipping outside of our designated area is available. Please ask for details.

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You’ve received your order – now what?

Your food is delivered frozen. You can pop it in the freezer to feed at another time, or put it in the fridge to thaw out for the next day. Once thawed just scoop it into your dog’s bowl – they’ll be finished before you know it.



The Healthy Barker’s Gently Cooked and Simply RAWvenous dog foods let you choose what’s best for your VIP (Very Important Pooch). Both varieties are available in a selection of meat sources to appeal to a range of doggie palates and address the digestive needs that many dogs are faced with.

Gently Cooked Dinners

Gently Cooked Chicken Delight Dinner

Simply RAWvwnous Dinners

Simply RAWvenoucs Beef Dinner

Maggie Owner: Barb, Gateway Pet Hospital

I am so excited to have found Martina and The Healthy Barker. As a small animal veterinarian in the Waterloo region, I was keen to find someone who would work with a veterinary nutritionist to make sure home made meals were nutritionally complete. Who has time to do that at home? With Inflammatory bowel disease and allergies increasing in frequency, it can be challenging to find commercial diets that meet all a pet’s needs. I have been feeding our puppy Maggie the Healthy Barker puppy food and she loves it. Even more important is how good you feel as a pet owner when your feeding a nutritious, balanced, gently cooked and whole food diet. Thank you so much Martina, you have been amazing to work with.

Monty & Mazzi Owner: Mariana

I cannot recommend the services of The Healthy Barker enough! They go above and beyond to help provide my fur babies with nutritious, well balanced meals! Delivery is always prompt, and when needed, Martina has worked with me to customize a diet based on my dog and cat’s allergies, health concerns and dietary needs.

Emma Owner: Laura

I switched my dogs over to The Healthy Barker, which was a healthier choice for my babies. I love that she delivers right to the door within a week of ordering. I would highly recommend The Healthy Barker.

Willow Owner: Debra

Willow loved the food. Needless to say, Willow now eats only The Healthy Barker, with much enthusiasm at her meals times – no more finicky eater. I would highly recommend The Healthy Barker.

Linus Owner: Lise K

Since being on Simply Rawvenous, Linus's appetite has improved so much. He has lots of energy and is so happy. I highly recommend The Healthy Barker!

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