About

Hi there!

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about OkkoPets.com, and more importantly, that little face behind the company – Oscar.

First, the ultimate question:

Who is Oscar?

Oscar is a five-year-old Cavapoo (sometimes known as a Cavoodle), a proudly-British dog born on May 23, 2004, in Southampton. In five short years, Oscar has travelled more miles than many humans ever will – having lived in both the UK and sunny Australia.

He’s an adorable blend of apricot and cream has two daily vices – his Omega 3 capsules, and Freddy the Teddy. There’s also Rosie the Reindeer, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. You’re here because you’re interested in learning what natural, healthy foods Oscar eats, so you can give your pup the same. Right? Right.

The Problem

In today’s world, we humans spend our lives Googling how to eat a balanced diet that’s both nutritious and delicious. But…what about our dogs? As part of the family, they deserve quality, healthy, and tasty foods too.

The inspiration

It all started when Oscar was around a year old, and started to get sick, every month, like clockwork. It was always the same – he went from energetic to lethargic, and hungry to repulsed by food, unable to keep anything down. A detox diet of chicken and rice would do the trick, until the cycle started all over again the next month. It was exhausting – for both me and Oscar.

I took Oscar to the vet the first couple of times. Like a toddler, he knew no fear – consuming any piece of rubbish or rat he could get his paws on. Puppies are hardwired to strengthen their immune system, just like children (with extra hair). Eventually, it turned out that it wasn’t anything Oscar consumed that was making him sick.

The Diagnosis

Soon enough, Oscar was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal issue, several allergies, and an alarming intolerance to almost every major dog food brand on my local store’s shelves. Neither Oscar nor I had the time or energy to go through a process-of-elimination to figure out which brands were guilty. I also didn’t want to risk my Oscar’s health a month longer. 

The Revelation

That’s when my curiosity was first sparked: What’s in dog food? The answer shook me to my core. I won’t go into all the gory details, but I will tell you this. The Turkey Twizzler is a ray of sunshine compared to what I discovered. I mean, I wouldn’t eat that junk. Why would I expect my dog to? I couldn’t, and I can’t. That’s why I decided to take action, do my homework, and find healthier, more natural alternatives for Oscar. BUT…I quickly discovered that healthy dog food alternatives, just like our healthy food alternatives, are A) expensive, B) hard to find, and C) take ages to deliver.

Today

Ultimately, this leads me to the present moment determined to give all pets nationwide a better diet, and in turn, a better life. Ever since I changed Oscar’s diet, he’s never been happier or healthier, and I’m chuffed to say that I cannot remember when he last had a monthly attack.

Decided by Dogs

At OkkoPets.com, we predominantly provide food that pets themselves would naturally choose. In other words, our grub is proudly “Decided by Dogs, Chosen by Cats”. If their fluffy tails aren’t wagging into a blurred frenzy when they try our products, the food doesn’t make the cut. Simple.

Join the Family

OkkoPets.com is more than a business. We are a like minded community of true pet-lovers – meaning we actually think about what we put into their bodies. Knowledge is power. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, feel free to drop us a line anytime. While we’re not vets or nutritionists, we have vets and nutritionists on standby for professional advice should you need it. We’ve done enough research to know what dogs should and shouldn’t be eating.

To declare your dog a friend of Oscar’s, feel free to start shopping today. We hope your dog enjoys eating our products just as much as Oscar does.

P.S. If you’ve made it this far, pour yourself a stiff drink. You’ve earned it. I’ll join you.

Yours,

James & Oscar