Pet Releaf was co-founded by Alina and Steve Smith to provide truly healthy products for our pet companions that will always be made with honesty and integrity.
The seed was planted in the early 2000s when we began to search for healthy food choices for our beloved collie mix, Mattie and our black cat, Shadow. We have always believed that less is often more in our family’s approach to both diet and health treatments, so it became a natural extension to include our pet companions in that lifestyle. Unfortunately, the “healthy” food selections actually had many of the same fillers and un-pronounceable chemicals found in the standard brands – they just had more clever packaging.
We knew there had to be a better way.
Why we started Pet Releaf?
Then, in 2011, Mattie began turning life’s corner. She was suffering arthritic pain that grew increasingly worse as the days went by. Our veterinarian had but one choice – prescribe opioid prescriptions. Yes, the pain went away but our loyal friend of 14 years was absent. Again, we knew there had to be a better way, but it was nearly impossible to find effective, natural alternatives. We found quite a few products that claimed to be “natural” or “holistic” but, once again, they almost always proved to be more of a marketing or packaging gimmick than a truly healthy choice.