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Holistic Pet Cuisine has been in business for over ten years!


At Holistic Pet Cuisine we strive for perfection for your pets! The health and well being is  first and foremost to anything else we do at our pet market. We can help your pet boost their immune system thru simple methods. You would be surprised at how fast you see the results. Come in or make an appointment by calling and speaking with Barbara 561-241-9151. #petnutritionbocaraton


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Holistic Pet Cuisine accepts American Express Cards at our market! We are joining in on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012! Now is the time to shop and save! If you registered for our store by December 18th-22nd and use that card at Holistic Pet Cuisine then you will be eligible for $ 25.00 back to your card the following month.

This is a great time to do some holiday shopping for your pets or their friends….









Holistic Pet Cuisine & Market – Feed Smart

This retailer has made pet nutrition serious business in her store.
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Barbara Ratner and her husband, Howard, opened Holistic Pet Cuisine and Market in Boca Raton, Fla., four years ago, just prior to the pet food recalls that swept through the marketplace in the spring of 2007. As entrepreneurs, the couple found themselves at the right place at the right time with the right mix of products and knowledge to draw customers who were concerned about what they were pouring into their pets’ food bowls.

Barbara Ratner (left) helps a customer make a decision about food for her dog.

Their business, which focused on delivery of wholesome pet foods, boomed—and it shows no sign of slowing, thanks to their dedication to providing food and supplies focused on pets’ health and vitality.“A lot of the issues animals have right now can be resolved by getting on the right diet, period,” Ratner said. “Everything we do is driven by nutrition. That’s the guts of our business. The other products, the collars, shampoos, toys, enzymes, they all have to be safe for pets. I’m tough about bringing in product. If it doesn’t have the right ingredients, I won’t stock it.”

A self-described “nutritional detective,” Ratner and her staff of four pride themselves on their ability to recommend pet food and gear that’s well suited to each dog. It all starts with a consultation.

“We’ll sit down at my desk and I’ll ask [the customer] what they’re feeding their dog on a daily basis and what they’ve been doing in the past,” said Ratner, who says she has been studying nutrition for more than 20 years. “And then I’ll open their eyes up to what they’re doing wrong.

When they see that, they’re amazed, and once they switch to the right diet, their pets are never the same again.”

Customer comments on the retailer’s website testify to some very positive changes in pets whose owners shop there.

These reports provide a lot of satisfaction for Ratner.

“I can sleep at night and it makes me happy,” she said. “Nothing breaks your heart more than seeing a dog suffer, and there are so many dogs that suffer from the wrong foods and the effects of them. It feels good to do what’s right. I care about my customers and I care about their pets.”

Ratner shares her e-mail address and cell phone number with clients and encourages them to call or text her when they have questions.

“If a customer or one of my sales staff has a question, I’m at my phone so I can get them the answer quickly,” Ratner said. “That customer service is so important in this business. That’s what we pride ourselves on. If the customer has a question and they hear a voice on the other end of the phone, they feel a lot better.”

Her efforts, however, aren’t without challenges. Customers question why their veterinarians don’t consult with them like the team at Holistic Pet Cuisine does.

“It’s a challenge getting through to pet owners,” Ratner explained. “They’ll ask, ‘Why didn’t my veterinarian tell me this?’ We not only teach our clients  about the different foods and holistic products available for their animals,  but we insist they go back to their veterinarians and discuss their new  health and holistic decisions. But people really do listen and I get through to them. They trust me, and that’s the whole key to our success.”

Ratner also believes strongly in committing to an entire product line rather than picking and choosing flavors or varieties.

“You have to bring it in depth,” she said. “That way, you can stand behind the product. You can’t show a customer just one flavor. You need the whole assortment because a dog should have variety. You’re short-changing them. That’s what we believe, and we sell it. And they buy it. And the dogs love it. And they’re healthier because of it.”

Though she stocks deep, Ratner’s store looks well organized. Stainless steel shelves display the retailer’s range of supplies. Displays highlight seasonal items, like red wagons overflowing with toys and collars and leashes carefully strewn on wooden racks. Holistic Pet Cuisine does not sell pets, but Ratner encourages customers to visit local shelters.

As for future plans, Ratner is thinking big.

“We’d like to roll this out and franchise Holistic Pet Cuisine,” she said. “We’re looking for additional stores and other locations. We’ve done our homework, we’ve got the framework down, and that’s our next step.”

Ratner said she is currently in the process of negotiating franchises in five different marketsand will launch a line of organic treats in the near future.

Her passion for pet care and nutrition will make her efforts will be a success. Ratner says.

“We are part of the community, and [people say], ‘If Holistic Pet Cuisine carries it, it’s good for your dog,’” Ratner said. “It’s all about nutrition and it’s all about your pet. We will not compromise.”



This article first appeared in the June 2010 issue of Natural Pet Product Merchandiser. 

Cloud Star Grain Free treats available at Holistic Pet Cuisine 561-241-9151

All of the Taste, None of the Grain!

The Buddy Biscuits that dogs have loved for more than a decade are now available in 100% Grain Free, gluten free formulations. Perfect for dogs on a grain free diet, these new Grain Free Buddy Biscuits will delight dogs with their craveable flavors and will delight you with their wholesome, easily digestible ingredients.

  • 100% Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Meat flavors contain a single animal protein source
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • No corn, wheat, soy or eggs
  • Made in USA
  • Four delicious recipes: Slow Roasted Beef, Smooth Aged Cheddar, Rotisserie Chicken, and Homestyle Peanut Butter
  • Available in 5 oz. bags


Holistic Pet Cuisine

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487


Where food is fresh and delivered to your door!


Fromm Dog Food and Cat Food available at Holsitic Pet Cuisine in Boca Raton 561-241-9151

We carry Fromm Family Pet Food for you cat and dog in all sizes and flavors. We offer free local delivery inBoca Raton, Florida 33496


We have the best pricing on all size bags!


Holistic Pet Cuisine

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Is your dog on a hypoallergenic diet and it is not working? Let Holistic Pet Cuisine introduce you to a new food for your dog.

Available at Holistic Pet Cuisine in Boca Raton, Florida and available to be shipped out to your home.

All new novel protein available to those dogs that have tried everything to correct a stubborn food allergy. Give your dog an opportunity to get off the veterinarian diets and onto a healthy and holistic product that will boost your dogs immune system through food and not medicine.

California Natural

Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils Formula
Adult Dry Dog Food

Nutritional Solutions – Pure & Simple

Pure and simple nutrition just got even better. As the first company to create a dry pet food without grains, Natura is now bringing even more options to pet parents with our California Natural grain free varieties.

California Natural Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils Formula Adult Dry Dog Food is carefully made with ingredients that are specifically selected to be tasty, easy to digest, nutrient-rich and grain free.

Kangaroo is used as the single animal protein source, providing an uncommon protein option for dogs who cannot tolerate typical pet food choices. Red and green lentils and peas are included to provide unique carbohydrate sources with low glycemic indexes, along with sunflower oil and flaxseed which supply essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for skin and coat health. The formula is grain free and potato free, making it a great option for pets who do better on a limited ingredient diet.

Pet professionals agree that high-quality, wholesome and minimally processed ingredients are an important key to optimum health. Maximizing pure nutrition and minimizing concerns over grains, it’s these special qualities that make California Natural Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils Formula Adult Dry Dog Food the perfect choice for your dog!

California Natural Grain Free Kangaroo & Red Lentils Formula Adult Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.Image

Holistic Pet Cuisine

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487


Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key!

Holistic Pet Cuisine can help you prevent UTI’s in cats and dogs…We know it’s all about diet. Let Holistic Pet Cuisine in Boca Raton help you be proactive.561-241-9151

Can you prevent UTI’s from developing? In some cases yes!

by Barbara Ratner on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 8:02am

How do you prevent UTI’s in dogs and cats?


So you have a dog or cat that has chronic UTI’s (urinary tract infections) and you are constantly taking them to the vet for antibiotics and a veterinarian diet to prevent them from forming.

But…they keep coming back!


How does that happen?


Do you know the differences between “struvite” and ” calcium oxalate crystals”?

Animals with urine that is too alkaline can be prone to struvite crystals!

Crystals can turn into stones very quickly so you need to respond with more moisture and not only from their water bowls!

Animals with urine that is too acidic can develop “calcium oxalate stones”.


The two main types of crystals ate diametrically opposed to one another.

You have to be very careful when trying to treating crystals yourself. Most people try acidifying the urine by adding supplements that make the urine more acidic but this is a challenge unless you know what you are doing. Most do not so be careful and always partner with your vet .

Always remember If you make the urine too acidic than you are dealing with acidic urine and possible calcium oxalate stones which are harder to treat!

“But I have a water bowl down on the floor at all times” I hear this everyday. Most people think that having a water bowl available for their pets is enough. If this were true then there would be fewer cats and dogs with constant UTI’S and painful trips to the vet.

Diet and nutrition play a major part in your pets diet. It always amazes me to see cats and dogs left on a dry food diet with only their water bowls to supply the moisture they need. Cats and more recently dogs are constantly afflicted with UTI’S and the main reason for that is there is no moisture in their dry food diets!

Always remember that although we all worry about our their teeth we do not question what is going on throughout their bodies? We hear from everyone that “our dogs need dry food for their teeth” but we still take our dogs for their annual dental cleaning.

Keep one thing in mind that moisture from the food source will keep the urinary tract hydrated and prevent toxins like bacteria and crystals to form.

If you pet has been afflicted only once with UTI’S then dry food is not for them because it will come back if left on the same type of diet.

Don’t be against canned “wet” food it can be your pets best friend!

Come in and let us show you what we recommend in preventing these painful UTI’S from forming.

Be proactive and your pet will thank you!






Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key! Located in Boca Raton. We do not carry any food Made in China!

Please check your treats and food to make sure that they do not say Made In China. Most Chicken Strips and Duck Strips are from China. Do you know what is in your food? Let Holistic Pet Cuisine help you find the correct healthy food for you pets.


Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key!

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487




Sarite and her story! Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key! Come in and see what Holistic Pet Cuisine has to offer your pet to boost their immune system! 561-241-9151

This is a story about a year and a half baby girl named Sarite a long haired shepherd. She had stopped eating many times and was loosing weight major diarrhea and vomiting blood. She was diagnosed with Addison’s disease , bleeding ulcers, and IBD (irritable bowl disease) after spending thousands of dollars at the vet, once again finding the right food was a very hard task. After meeting with Barbara and Howard after hours of talking and analyzing Sarite’s eating. We were told by the vet that it would take 6 months to a year before Sarite would ever have normal bowls as well numerous meds and needles were happening at the time.
After Barbara asked us to trust her we did and put Sarite on a raw diet. Well, a miracle has happened within 24 hours her stools were normal, she actually slept through the night peacefully not going from one place to another in tummy pain. Sarite has gained weight and now looks forward to eating, and the best news is she is off all her meds,needles and her fur is gorgeous!
Not only was she limping, Barbara suggested adding a joint supplement and the limping is gone and she is such a happy and healthy baby girl. So the moral of the story is put trust in Barbara and Howard who only want the best for your pets and for us owners who care and love our animals. Thanks again to Holistic Pet Cuisine, Barbara, Howard and staff.

N and B Levine

Boca Raton, Fla

December, 2010

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487


Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key!

Stella and Chewy’s, Primal all available at Holistic Pet Cuisine in Boca Raton.The Raw Deal and all it’s enzymes, too!

For those of you that have never heard of the raw diet for your dog/cat, then let me tell you a little about it!

Raw diet’s provide a complete and balanced nutrition for dogs and cats.

Raw diet’s consist of raw meat, organs, bone, and fat which is what your pet would be devouring if he were in the wild. You might say “well my cat or dog is not in the wild” and that is true but why shouldn’t you provide them with all the

in the wild benefits” of a raw diet?

The raw diet has a complete proportion of vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids and last but not least enzymes!

Because your raw diet is not cooked like dry or canned food it does not loose any of the benefits that your dog or cat must have for a healthy immune system.

Ok, so why are living enzymes so important to your pet’s well being?

Living enzymes are proteins found in raw foods that help your pet continue to function on a daily basis.

Once the food is cooked,heated or processed it destroys its nutritional value so say good bye to living enzymes if you choose to cook it!

Always remember that enzymes are an important aid in digestion for your pet!

Maybe that is why so many dogs that are on the dry food diet have indigestion!


Makes sense to me!

Now, you are probably saying to yourself “will this diet help my pet with allergies?”

The results of a complete raw diet are amazing!

Freedom from allergies, weight management, beautiful skin and coat, and most importantly less stool.

Yes, less stool because your pets are absorbing all the wonderful nutrients provided for them in their complete and raw diet.

Always remember :

Our raw frozen diets of meat, fruits and vegetables are stored frozen so that no bacteria can multiply.

Never buy any raw meat for you pets that is not frozen at the time of purchase or feels like it has been thawed even a bit!

Do not buy feed your pet any raw meat that has “freezer burn” and ALWAYS check your expiration dates before you purchase your raw!

If you would like to try a sample of a raw and complete diet for your cat or dog then contact and we will assist you every step of the way!

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