2012 Natty Award for Best Natural Pet Store - the Natural Choice Awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine. We also took 3rd place for Pet Friendly Business of the Year.
2011 Top Dog Award - 1st Place Holistic Merchant, 2nd Place Best Neighborhood Pet Supply Stores - Spot Magazine
2011 Reader's Choice - Portland Mercury
2010 Top Dog Award for Best Neighborhood Pet Supply Store - Spot Magazine
2008 Excellence in Family Business Micro Business Category - OSU Austin Family Business Program
2007 Best Specialty Pet Food Store - Portland Monthly Magazine
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Welcome to the Healthy Pets Northwest Web Site
Thank you for visiting. We hope you find our products and information helpful in your efforts to provide the best care and health for your companion pet.
Responsibly-Sourced, No Artificial Anything
Dog treats made the Plato Way: Real people creating real treats for dogs in the most considerate and conscious way possible in the heart of California. Plato wants you to feel good about what you're feeding your pet. That's why they monitor every inch of every treat's journey. From the careful choosing of their responsibly-sourced, all-natural ingredients to their in-house production and conscientious distribution, the company's sky-high standards are never compromised. This ensures that every treat that leaves Plato's sight is safe, wag-worthy and wholesome.
Uses only real, single-source proteins traceable back to their origin.
Slow roasted in Plato's organic-certified US facility.
90% pure meat - no artificial anything.
WHY FEED RAW?
Three essential benefits from Northwest Naturals Raw Food for Pets
Enzymes: Enzymes are a catalyst for all processes in the body such as cell growth and breaking down nutrients during digestion. Enzymes are made of proteins, and proteins are very easily affected by heat, pH and heavy metal ions. Most food enzymes are essentially destroyed under the conditions used to cook and process food, leaving foods devoid of enzyme activity. Enzymes are denatured when heat is applied.
Amino Acids: Amino acids form the proteins that in turn form muscle tissue and increase fat metabolism. There are two types of amino acids; essential amino acids and nonessential amino acids. Dogs and cats cannot make essential amino acids and so must obtain them from raw foods.
Intracellular Moisture: Intracellular moisture, also called cytosol, is the liquid found inside cells. Intracellular moisture is the most effective way for your pet’s digestive system to break down and process their food. Without the moisture from prey animal cells, the digestive system has to work extra hard to complete the digestive process. When cooked, plant and animal cells lose this natural moisture
Look for made-in-Portland Northwest Naturals Raw Pet Foods in our Healthy Pets Northwest freezers.
National Double Merle Awareness Event Saturday, May 20
Deaf Dogs of Oregon (DDO) are hosting National Double Merle Awareness Day at our Alberta Arts District store. They will be there with adoptable dogs and volunteers educating pet owners about how the deaf gene continues to cause deaf pups in litters across our country. DDO will also show how deaf dogs can learn commands via sign language and much more. Stop by to learn more about these dogs and even donate to help their 501c3.