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Is your dog on a hypoallergenic veterinarian diet? Don’t feel like you are limited to just that food. We carry hypoallergenic food for less than the Vet diets.561-241-9151

At Holistic Pet Cuisine we make every effort to find your pet the correct food for his diet. We carry a full line of raw, dry and canned food that will work to boost your pets immune system and help him live a long and healthy life.

We refuse to carry any food or treats that are made in China.

We also carry all natural monthly flea and tick preventatives without any harmful chemicals.

Many allergies are identified by the following issues

  • chronic ear infections
  • respiratory symptoms like coughing or nasal congestion
  • drippy eyes

Some other  symptoms of food allergies can be:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • inflammatory bowel disease

Many holistic veterinarians believe that animal seizures, joint pain and arthritis, asthma as well as  chronic urinary tract infections can be caused or complicated by food allergies.

There are many ways to deal with allergies and one of them is through the food.

Set up an appointment to come in and discuss different methods to help your pet live a healthy and allergy life.


We are located at

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487





Holistic Pet Cuisine delivers healthy and holistic pet food for your cats and dogs 561-241-9151

I receive so many emails on where do we deliver in South Florida…We ship all over the United States and we deliver from Boca Raton our main location to points in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Highland Beach as well as points south in Ft Lauderdale and Parkland.

If you are looking for the finest pet food for cats and dogs then you have come to the right place. We are the Whole Foods for holistic pet food in South Florida.

Let us help you find the proper diets for your pets.

We carry supplements, healthy treats, grooming supplies, pet supplies and everything from start to finish…puppy to senior….


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Holistic Pet Cuisine

1000 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33487





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. 

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 in Boca Raton carries gluten free food for you pets. 561-241-9151

Do you need to be totally free of gluten in your home? Does your dog or cat food have gluten in the ingredients? Have you wondered why your dog or cat has extreme gas? Well the problem can be in their pet food.

Holistic Pet Cuisine carries gluten free pet food in raw, canned and dry foods. Call for more information and to set up your appointment.

Gluten should not be in  your pet food. Read the ingredients please and try to support your pets diet with a healthy USDA canned , dry or raw food diet to keep their immune system healthy for their entire life.

Many of our animals are over vaccinated, dosed with monthly preventatives and the only thing that will provide health in their lives is a true diet of nutritious food.

Let us introduce you to a healthy diet for your pets.

Holistic Pet Cuisine where nutrition is key!


1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Cat Food in Boca Raton at Holistic Pet Cuisine! Canned cat food is essential. Call for your appointment 561-241-9151

Can you pronounce every ingredient on your dry cat or dog food bag?

Cats were designed to catch and kill their prey. Yes, they are currently domesticated so we need to transistion them from the outside to the inside in a healthy way.

Humans invented dry cat food as a convenience but it is important to know that kitties need a high protein , high moisture , low carb diet. Not a diet that has 10% percent moisture like a dry food diet.

Cats who eat a diet of high carbs will have weight gain. A bowl of dry food left on the floor all day will create a fat cat…and possible diabetes and kidney problems.

The other issues associated with a full diet of dry food is a possible urinary tract issue in your kitty…a dry food , high carb diet can cause alkinization of the urine and and can lead to a formation of kidney stones, bladder stones and crystals in the urine.

The most natural way of eating for a cat in the wild is a diet of moisture coming from their food source…dry food has 10% moisture so there is no surprise that urinary tract issues are on the rise.

I am not suggesting you remove the dry food from your cats diet completely but it is important to incorporate one meal of wet food into their diets which will provide moisture from their foods and not only from the water bowl.

At Holistic Pet Cuisine we encourage feeding a high quality and excellent wet food diet to your cats. If you need help finding the right food for you kitties then contact us at 561-241-9151.

Nutrition is key at Holistic Pet Cuisine and we want your pet to be the healthiest he can be for his entire life!

Holistic Pet Cuisine

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487


Where nutrition is key at Holistic Pet Cuisine!Does your dog or cat suffer from IBD?


Probiotics literally mean “life” or supporting life.

Probiotics work in conjunction with the immune system by producing special enzymes and other chemicals that support a healthy system. If your dog is on an antibiotic to kill the “bad bugs” your dog needs a probiotic to keep the “good guys” strong! Not only will it keep the “bad guys” like salmonella in check it will also change the way your dog breaks down his food and goes to the bathroom!

Your dogs inner nature is different from any other dog. This is also true of his digestive flora. Just think about it your dog wakes up, goes outside, eats something off the ground and bingo his beneficial microbes change from good to bad in minutes!

You must feed the good bacteria in your dogs intestines so that he will get the most out of his food.

This is where the “building of his immune system ” comes into play.

There is a strong connection between imbalance in your dogs intestines and the following common health issues:

asthma, food allergies, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and yes arthritis!

If your dog has any of the symptoms mentioned above then you need to write me back and let me assist you in finding the right probiotics for your dogs needs.

Probiotics are absolutely necessary to help:

1. manufacture B group vitamins, biotin and folic acid 2. reduce blood cholesterol levels 3. improve lactose intolerance 4. detoxify harmful chemicals (like the monthly “flea” chemicals ” that your dog is on to prevent flea bites!) You will not hear me mention any brands of flea repellants in my blog other than “natural” ones to prevent fleas and ticks….(this subject will be in future blogs to come) 5. Remove toxins ingested through foods (pesticides and herbicides) 6. absorb nutrients, antioxidants and iron from your dogs diets 7. reduces inflammation 8. reduced food intolerances (For ex: gluten and lactose )

Just remember that a pet that has beneficial bacteria is better equipped to fight the growth of unhealthy organisms!!

Get that probiotic today and give your pet the health that he so deserves!