Raw dog food – the inspiration behind Stefs Pet Pantry

You’ve no doubt heard about raw dog food and the amazing benefits it can have on your canine companion. But trying new dog food can be scary. We understand that. That’s why Stef, the co-founder and brains behind Stefs Pet Pantry, is sharing her raw feeding journey. This gives you the opportunity to gain insight into what makes raw dog food so special. Once you’ve tried raw, you’ll never go back!

If you’d like more information, have a look at our benefits of raw feeding page or read up on our raw dog food suppliers. If you’re still a little unsure, feel free to give Stef a call on 07801 929 431 for suggestions on which raw dog food would suit your pet best.


Where it all began –¬† Stef’s journey into the world of raw dog food

“My journey with raw dog food started with my lovely Labrador, Skye. She was 9 at the time, and crippled with arthritis and spondylosis of the spine (degeneration of the spinal column). This led to her having horrific pain in her back and hips.

Skye had been on all the usual pain relief for a while, as well as the ‘best’ kibble foods (I was uneducated then). Sadly, the pain relief wasn’t having much effect anymore so she couldn’t carry on like this. My choices were either to put her to sleep or try something else.

Heartbroken at the thought of losing my girl, I took to the internet looking for a miracle cure. This is when I came across raw dog food, also known as the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet.

Reading some of the fantastic stories about how raw dog food had changed so many dog’s lives, I decided to find out more. After buying endless books, I decided to give raw dog food a try.

I initially started down the DIY route which consisted of creating my own raw dog food. Although I learnt a lot during this time, it did lead to a very messy kitchen! Owning 10 dogs, it was very time consuming, and I was conscious about ensuring I prepared a balanced diet.

Since then, raw dog food has become increasingly popular and easier. Today there are so many brilliant companies who do the hard work for you. They provide ‘complete’ raw dog food which includes all the nutritional essentials so you don’t need to worry about creating a balanced diet. It’s all done for you!

Skye went on to live a much healthier life for the next 7 years, and crossed the rainbow bridge a month before her 16th birthday. Raw dog food was my miracle.

Skye - thriving on raw dog food

Skye – the inspiration behind Stefs Pet Pantry


Skye was my inspiration for offering a raw dog food delivery service throughout Yorkshire, to help raw dog food become more convenient to other pet lovers.”

Want more information about our Yorkshire delivery service?

If you’d like to try raw dog food for your own pet, why not take advantage of Stefs fantastic delivery service? We deliver to all Yorkshire postcodes or offer a click-and-collect service at two collection points within Yorkshire. For full details, have a look at our delivery information.

Shop now to view a varied range of raw dog food as well as plenty of tasty treats for your four-legged friends!


Take a look at our blog Getting Started