I am the mom to four terrific cats, ages 8 mos to 10 years. One of my cats, Miss Nattie, who is now 7 years old has always had an issue with regurgitation. I got her when she was just under a year and she never had a heathy appetite. The vomiting would occur whether she was given dry food or wet food. Small amount or allowed to graze at will. Sometimes hair would come up, other times not. I have just now discovered she will eat, and tolerates very well, a food from The Honest Kitchen called Prowl. It is the only thing she eats and consistently keeps down. But I (wanted) to find a dry food for her as well. She has been offered the usual foods, the only food I have offered her that I consider 'outside of the box' is by Blue Buffalo. I was hoping (that) would be better for her than Science Diet, Purina, etc. But this comes up with the same regularity. She is 7 years old, a healthy weight, perhaps by modern standards a touch underweight, she definitely does not have the modern day indoor cat waistline!
I just placed an order with Heartypets.com for a 12lb bag! So far the samples are working out well and all four cats are loving it. But better than that, I give Nattie a few pieces at a time during the day, and no signs of distress. She ate a few pieces of Blue Buffalo by accident this morning and it came right back.
I have gone through so many brands of food (over the course of 7 years, never a fast change) and she would always regurgitate. I even gave her a quarter of a Pepcid a couple times a week thinking she had an ulcer. The Pepcid helped, but never stopped the vomiting, though she did seem more comfortable.
We are a family owned kennel and feed our labs VéRUS religously and are very happy with the results! Our dogs look amazing and have great coats and love the food and are very healthy! We have in the past yr started buying it in bulk and selling to other customers who also have very active dogs like labs, shorthairs and springers. They had tried all of the other foods and were not happy with the results and then they heard we had something new and are extremely happy with it! We run our dogs in hunt tests and get alot of compliments on how good our dogs look and have passed on our experience with VéRUS foods. We are truly satisfied with VéRUS foods!
Thanks, Derek Miller "Millers Windy Ridge Kennels"
Myles (puggle) is 1 1/2 years old. We have had him on VéRUS since we brought him home. The only problem we had with the fish formula was that this little one would scarf down the food. We were afraid since he wasn't chewing it that it wouldn't digest properly. We called the VéRUS customer service and asked what we should do since the Opticoat was working so well on our other dog. They told us that in order to see the full benefits of the fish formula, our dog only needed to stay on it for 3 months and then it was perfectly Okay to switch. The very friendly girl on the phone said that it "balances the acidic level in a dog's body". Once doing so, she said maintaining either the Life Advantage (chicken) or Adult Maintenance (lamb) will be plenty of nutrition for our dog (s).
We ended up putting them both on the Adult Maintenance (lamb) formula as it had a larger kibble. It has been 4 months since we took them off the Opticoat (fish) and they are doing exceptionally well. Thanks VéRUS!
We love VéRUS. Here is a picture of [Roxie's puppies at 2 weeks]. We still have one of her girls, Mimi and she is a spitting image of her mother at 6 months, as well as her great grandmother Dori who is still in our home. We switched over to VéRUS a couple of years ago in your breeder program and absolutely love the food. As we have brought new dogs into our program, we are amazed at the ease of transition to VéRUS foods. Pups never have distress from a switch to VéRUS food from whatever they were on before.
Our dogs and puppies are healthy and full of energy. We are really glad we moved over to the VéRUS breeder program.
Bob and Georgeann Reeve
Brightwater Bernese Mountain Dogs
I have 3 dogs and just started using VéRUS. I have gone through 2 bags now. I have one female yellow lab who had itchy skin, shedding alot and she had very, very soft stools. I have tried numerous different dog foods costing anywhere from $40-85 a bag. This is the first dog food I have had her on that she hasn't had soft stools. Also she doesn't seem to itch nearly as much as she has in the past & she doesn't seem to be shedding nearly as much. I just want to say thank you. I am so glad I came across this dog food when I was researching on the internet. Again, thank you.
Terry S.- MN
You folks are very in tune to the needs of pet owners. I love the fact that you utilize small canners. The simple and pure ingredients, along with the good protein content help us pet people to keep our gang healthy. Good food helps good health.
Thank you again for all your attention and all of your help to me and my crew.
The Life Advantage is working out great! We are stuck on it for life! She loves it - eats it dry, which this is first dog I have had that I didn't have to mix people food in. This one is going to eat right! And her coat is getting shiny. Thank you sooo much!!
Owner, Bag of Bones Barkery, Hamilton, NJ
As a retailer offering more than 30 premium brands of all-natural pet food, I feel confident saying that when it comes to dog food, it takes more than it used to to impress me enough to bring a brand into my store. With so many options for consumers popping up every month in the pet food segment, it seems like everyone has done everything there is to do.
Yet, even with so much competition, bringing VéRUS into our store a few years ago was a no-brainer. Yes, I said a few years ago. And it’s still here because it has earned its place here and continues to do so.
Let’s face it. The VéRUS brand, although growing across the nation, isn’t one you see on every shelf in every pet store. It’s not known for flashy marketing or nationwide television ads. But we, and our customers, like it that way. Because instead of placing their focus on all of that “stuff,” VéRUS puts their money where it matters – into the quality of their products.
Quite often, when we mention VéRUS to a customer, we hear things like “Yes, VéRUS. I’ve heard that’s an excellent food,” or “My friend told me to look for that.” It’s catching on. And a brand that doesn’t advertise heavily or put itself into the faces of prospective customers grows because of results. Tangible results. Over and over and over again, customers return to our store raving about the results they have seen in their pets’ overall health since a switch to VéRUS. They tell us how they appreciate the simple, healthy, natural ingredients contained in both the dry and canned foods, and they also feel the variety within the line addresses many of the common issues addressing today’s pets. Using many different proteins, such as lamb, chicken and even fish, VéRUS now even offers grain-free canned formulas, which have been a popular addition to our store’s offerings and remain one of the more popular canned formulas in the store.
To be completely honest, as a brand VéRUS has one of the most loyal customer bases in our store. Most people who try VéRUS stick with VéRUS. Because it works. Because it’s a quality product line. Because it performs the way it’s marketed to perform. And because even with all of these wonderful benefits, it still remains one of the best overall valued foods that we sell. From a retailer’s standpoint, VéRUS is definitely line you’ll want to have in your store. It’s not an incredible amount of SKUs to take in, it provides a great value for your customers, and it’s a brand that you will NOT find in big box retailers. The company support is tremendous, as VéRUS has partnered with us for nearly EVERY event and/or sale we’ve held in our store for years. VéRUS truly knows what it means to build partnerships that build brands. You won’t be disappointed if you add VéRUS to your shelves. It’s worth every bit of shelf space.
Chase is a very handsome four year old English Bulldog, with a very sensitive tummy! We switched to a VéRUS Chicken and Rice diet about 2 months ago and we are very happy with his new diet! He loves the food (but to be completely honest, he isn't very picky!) . He is definitely less gassy, which his family loves!! In addition, Chase does not chew his food very well due to his massive underbite. In addition, most bulldogs have a very narrow palate to begin with. The small kibbles in VéRUS food are just perfect for him.
All three dogs in our household now eat VéRUS: Chase, Milo (French Bulldog), and Annie (our rescue girl, a mixed Terrier). We know that they will stay healthy on this food, and maintain their excellent lean and muscular physiques!
We at Blackrock Bernese have been feeding VéRUS products for over 5 years. Our dogs are top quality show dogs and we have had nothing but beautiful shining coats and healthy animals. What we like so much about the food is that it is very basic. Not a lot of bells and whistles that end up costing so much at the store. With VéRUS you get a high quality, whole food that provide the nutritional needs of our dogs without breaking the bank , so to speak. We raise our puppies on the puppy food, and our show dogs eat Life Advantage chicken, while our top dog Tanner, ( #1 Bernese in America) loves the Fish and Potato. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to feed VéRUS and for the most part, they follow my instructions. Thank you for making such a great product.
My Matches is a very picky eater. I used to have to sit with him while he ate and occasionally put a finger in the bowl to stir his food around and happy talk him into eating. VerRus sure changed all that. Now when I am measuring out his kibble, he is doing a happy dance. He takes a couple of supplements and a thyroid pill twice daily. I just drop them in the bowl undisguised and he woofs them right down with the VéRUS.
My groomer compliments me on the quality of his hair every time she grooms him.
Linda , PA
We LOVE VeRus dog food. So far we have had wonderful results. All three of our shelties have shown positive results from eating your food. Their coats are shinnier, their energy has increased (if that can even be imagined considering how active shelties are) and our sick little guy has started to blossom and show his true personality. you so much!!! We are so very thrilled with the results.
Again, thank you so much. Your product is amazing and your customer service is second to none!!!!
Gayle Campbell - MD
I love VéRUS and have been feeding it for years. I've also converted about 20 people to your product. I have 3 greater swiss mountain dogs. My two big ones are champion show dogs with obedience titles, rally titles, pack titles, and are therapy dogs. They go to the library and kids read to them. The little guy is almost 14 weeks old. They are doing great on your product.
Hi. I have 9 dogs, 8 of which eat VéRUS. They are doing so good, their coats are healthy and no stomach issues since switching to VéRUS.
"Thank you so much for your help. Choosing a good food for my dog is extremely stressful for me and I truly appreciate your kindness in responding to my email with such a complete answer. It really means a lot to me that you would take the time to explain all of the factors. I sent basically the same email to 4 companies and your company is the only one that has responded. Please know that there are many consumers like me who are grateful for reliable answers to questions as we search for quality food for our pets."
I have had my dog since Oct 2010 and I immediately put him on VéRUS. He is an English Cocker Spaniel that I got from the Arlington Welfare League. People always comment on how soft his coat is and how healthy he looks. I am so pleased with VéRUS for the quality ingredients, the price, and mostly the results. My dog, Axel Rose loves it!!
VéRUS is an excellent dry kibble for our standard poodles. We start our puppies out with dry VéRUS (soaked in warm water) at four weeks- Our show dogs as well as our seniors enjoy this quality food.
Diana Caulfield- PA
Tree Tops' Poodles
I have used nothing but verus for over 3 years now for all my cats as that is what they were being feed at the rescue I adopted from. This is a great program and I truely would like to thank Jersey State feline fanciers for recomending verus and help them in the work they do.
"I wanted to thank you for making such awesome dog food! My husband and I were blessed recently to feed your food to our dog on a recent trip to visit my sister. Our dog LOVED it, and we were impressed by the ingredients, to say the least."
- Rebecca, OR
William and Harry have been eating VéRUS since they were started on food at the Last Chance Ranch prior to us adopting them. They were found when 1-2 days old during the week of the royal wedding and brought into the ranch. They were both bottle fed in a foster home until they were large enough to come to their forever home. This little royal pair has spunk and energy which comes from the food they eat. They started on VéRUS at the shelter and we love it for the cranberry to keep their urinary tract systems super healthy !
Ellen and Kori Livingston
Two months ago Maxx (Wally IV 2008) was at the Vets for an ear infection.
Yesterday he was back for his wellness visit and because he gets a little nervous our Vet always spends some time petting him. She couldn't get over how soft and shiny his coat had gotten. She asked if we had changed food. Maxx just started on his third bag of Versus so that had worked really quickly.
I was embarrassed that neither I nor Steve noticed it until she pointed it out. But I guess our excuse is we see him everyday. Anyway thanks for the advise on the food and we are saving the upcs.
Our vet was also hoping this will help with his sometimes itchy spells.
Kathy Silliman; Adopted dog from MAESSR
You may be interested to know that our breeder put a paragraph in our purchase contract specifying dog food. Maybe that is common and all breeders do that, I don't know, but it said something to the effect that we must feed quality food, such as VéRUS, or the breeder would not take the dog back if there was some problem. She said to keep receipts to prove our quality food. All her puppies were fed VéRUS and she sent some home with us when we picked our pup up. We continued to use it b/c it is a good product, our dog LOVES it and b/c his coat is glorious.
We are the South Paw Pet Resort located at 8004 Burnt Mill Rd in Willards Maryland 21874. Our website link is below our signature. NAN is our VéRUS distributor and not only do we recommend and sell your products to our clients we also use VéRUS Chicken and Brown Rice formula as our house food at the resort. We love your product and the dogs love it too.
We were introduced to VéRUS about 8 months ago and decided to change the food we feed our own black labs (Gabbie and Webb) from Origen to VéRUS Menhaden and Potato. We are thrilled with the results. Since that time we have been promoting VéRUS to our clients at the resort. We feel great offering VéRUS knowing it's a premium quality food at a price point that works. Thank you for producing a great product and making it here at home in the USA.
John and Denise Niemiec
South Paw Pet Resort
Until this year everyone was amazed at his seemingly endless amount of energy - especially when we told them his age. He suddenly started to lose weight and his stool became very loose. After many visits to the vet and various tests, he was deemed a mystery and we where told it was most likely the early signs of cancer. The only test we had not done was a full body MRI. Upon further investigation on my own and the recommendation of your food by my dog trainer, I now have my boy back. He has definitely slowed down some - he is approaching 13 in a couple months, but he has put the weight back on and his stool is back to normal. Thank you so much for your wonderful products! I have started my new GSD on it also and am switching my cats over as well.
Forever Grateful, Danelle
Our houndies LOVE their VéRUS chow. 12-1/2 year old Candy Baumann and our newest Daffy Duck are "excellent" eaters....it's so much safer to feed a quality food that we don't have to worry about the ingredients!
Right before I adopted my shepherd he lost all his hair. The rescue fed their dogs ***** ***** but when a dog developed allergies or skin issues they switched them over to VéRUS. All 3 of my shepherds have been eating VéRUS. Would never ever think of switching to any other food!!
Kendall Henderson- PA
I have an English mastiff that is 3 years old. He’s been on VéRUS for most of his life and he’s gorgeous and has a wonderful coat and most of all...he loves to eat your food!! I recently bred him and got one of his puppies.... the puppy was on Iams when i got him but he’s not really into it that much...I just caught him today eating a few crumbs left behind from my full grown mastiffs feeding bowl and he had a fit when i took him away from it! He loved it! I want to get him on the VéRUS but i also want to be sure he is getting what he needs to grow strong and healthy. Do you have a large breed puppy food? Please let me know as I am a firm believer of you product and would love to have my new puppy raised on it as well!! Thanks, Kim
(“We informed Kim that VéRUS Life Advantage is for Large Breed Puppies also”)
Oh wow! That’s great! I happen to feed my other dogs VéRUS Life Advantage; I mix it with VéRUS Adult Maintenance. I gave my puppy some of the life advantage this morning and he loved it!!! I feel so much better now knowing he’s enjoying his food and its good for him and he’s going to be as strong and healthy and beautiful as his daddy ha ha!! Thank you so much for such a quick response! I love VéRUS!!
Kim- Glen Mills, PA
I would like for you to know that my cat Lindsay is improving daily. I'm adding dry VéRUS cat food slowly into her diet.
She is on only one third VéRUS and I see an improvement in her coat, her playfulness and her personality in general. I have added VéRUS only less than two weeks ago.
I'm still adding a high fiber food in there are well for bowel movement purposes and will eventually see if I can switch her totally to VéRUS.
Thank you Russel for spending so much time with me on the phone last week.
I also purchased a cat water fountain which I will hook up soon.
Peggy and Lindsay Halifax, N.S.
I just purchased the grain free canned formula in beef / kiwi and im am very impressed in how the food looks and that you can see the kiwi. I wasn't sure if my one dog could eat it cause he is allergic to everything but I figured I would try it. Well he and my other dogs loved it and no reactions.