This dog loves The Healthy Barker


There’s no doubt about it… we love our dogs! And we love to hear about how your pooch loves The Healthy Barker.

Here’s where you can read up on other people’s successes and stories having switched to our complete and balanced meals. Have one you’d like to share? Send us an email at [email protected] .

MaggieI 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.  Sincerely, Barb and Maggie

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 (yes, although they don’t advertise it, they do cat food, too). Above all, Martina has always been there to lend her passion, experience and expertise on animal wellness and nutrition and for that I am so thankful! The Healthy Barker truly cares about the health and wellness of your pets and it shows through their high company standards and the quality of their food.  Mariana (Monty & Mazzi)

Having recently moved to the Waterloo area, I found The Healthy Barker online after searching for a healthier food alternative for my aging Golden Retriever (than dry kibble). Martina, the owner/operator, was quick to respond to my inquiry and offered to drop off some samples of her fresh food product for Willow to try. 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 for the quality of the products as well as the knowledge and enthusiasm of the owner! Debra

Emma and I met Martina at the Pound Dog Rescue Howler in October of last year. Emma tried a sample of her Chicken Delight, which she really enjoyed. 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 to any of my friends, family and clients. Laura, Emma, Charles and Dwight Green

This month, Kitchener had it’s first Pet Expo where there were many ventors selling products and their business. One of the ventors, The Healthy Barker, was a business that makes dog food for your dog. All is natural, for they work with a pet nutritionist for what your dog would need in their diet. It smells so good that you would think that it is your food that they are eating. Comparing the price of canned and kibbles is the same as the home made food. My little pomeranion would have an upset stomach every day, was lethargic, sleeping constantly and would not play. Since I have changed her food to The Healthy Barker she has energy to play, she sleeps less and wants to go for walks constantly. Because my pomeranian is so small she has a problem digesting her food, but with The Healthy Barker food, I put it down and it is as if she inhaled it, it is gone. I would recomment this business for the home made dog food.A Happy Owner

If you’re looking for top quality, locally-sourced food for your pup, look no further. Every menu item at The Healthy Barker is made by Martina, a certified canine nutritionist who really knows her stuff! I initially came to her when my miniature dachshund was having allergy issues, but I stayed because of the improvement in his overall wellness when on this food. Do yourself a favour and go in for a conversation and a free sample – you won’t regret it! Alison M
This dog food is fantastic. I have THE FUSSIEST dawgs and the eat this food like it’s a drug! They cry as they eat it, and shiver with joy when it’s done before taking a nap after a well satisfied meal. I also love that it’s super healthy cause I like feeding them a little extra as a treat and don’t have to worry about their weight/health. Literally the best food out there. Megan
My dog loves their home cooked meals! It has helped her health and she is still acting like a puppy! Thank you! Vanessa T
Martina’s product not only looks good, it smells good and I’m a vegetarian. My girl use to turn away from food and often skip meals, that is not the case anymore. It’s reassuring that you can actually see the ingredients that are put into each meal. Martina is also very knowledgeable when it comes to canine nutrition and she’s even suggested things to for me too. Mallory A
My dogs cannot get enough of the Healthy Barker food! It’s been years and they still twirl around every time I bring it out of the fridge! The owner – Martina – is kind, understanding and friendly – she truly loves and cares about animals. Lots of parking. Stacey J

My Wife and I have a 2 year old Basset Hound and a 4.5 year old Mixed Breed and we switched them to The Healthy Barker products about 6 months ago. We were concerned about many ingredients we didn’t recognize, preservatives and high fat content of the gravies the food is swimming in.

The dogs inhaled the food, we could recognize what was in the food and the difference in their behavior was apparent, with more energy, solid poops and less gas. It is particularly important with the Basset Hound to not gain weight, as they have difficulty losing it as they age. Homemade quality food is the key to a long a happy healthy life. We are really happy with The Healthy Barker’s food and intend to continue to feed our puppies… how about the kitties? Pete and Chris Carter

Martina with Shasta and LilyI have two very picky puppies and it has been a challenge getting them to eat. I have tried so many things, and knew they weren’t getting the balanced nutrition they needed. Martina has been working with us to create a variety of meals they will eat and that are nutritionally balanced. I am happy to report that my girls are both eating regularly, and with gusto! The girls are so excited (see it in the pic here!) when she comes to bring them food, they can’t wait to dive in. I am thrilled with the results I have seen with The Healthy Barker and am so grateful to Martina for everything she has done to help us out. Thank you! Kristen, Shasta and Lily

Very convenient to pick up homemade food for the dogs, making it myself was quite time consuming during a busy week, so I’m glad this place is around. Lots of different protein options. Clean facility. Owner is friendly. Would recommend. Sean J
The food has helped my dog so much. Her energy is back to puppy level and the vet even is happy with her health improvements. Thank you Martina! Ed T
My dog Rambo was struggling with so many issues and wasn’t well for a long time. He was dealing with acid reflux, constant vomiting, major digestive problems along with other health issues. I was struggling to find a food for him and no matter what I tried he was getting worse. I was so concerned and searched online for any answers for my baby boy and I found The Healthy Barker! All I have to say is that Martina is amazing at what she does she helped my boy and now he is healthier than ever! He loves his food so much and he’s so healthy and back to his energic self again! I highly recommend giving it a try. Thanks Martina! Terra A
I was so glad to be recommended to The Healthy Barker. I had been buying kibble from the vet and had some concerns about the ingredients. My little Monty loves the recipes Marina makes for dogs. He will sit by his bowl as meal time gets close. There is never a drop left. My dog is healthy and active. It is good to know that as he ages, Martina will be able to accommodate his dietary needs with her knowledge of nutrition for dogs. I will never have to search again regarding the health of my dogs. Anne Marie S
I have been feeding my dog the Healthy Barker gently cooked meals for over a year- starting from when he was a puppy and transitioned into adult dog food. The quality is always top notch and my dog loves his meals. Martina is extremely knowledgeable about dog nutrition and I have found her recommendations very useful. I also appreciate the home delivery. I would totally recommend The Healthy Barker for your canine friends. Sarah S