I’m Claire Hawken, a Qualified Veterinary Nurse with over 20 years experience of working in local Veterinary Practices caring for pets, and have owned dogs for over 15 years. I also have an interest in natural healthcare for dogs.
I started raw feeding after taking on one of my dogs as a rescue. He came to me weighing less than half of what he should and was generally in a dreadful condition. I still fed kibble at that time and thought that all he needed was a few months and he would be like new – that didn’t happen! Fast forward through MANY vet visits (I was still vet nursing at the time), umpteen changes of food and trips around the country to specialists and nothing was working. I was convinced it was a dietary problem and so the research began, and after some time I ended up at raw feeding. The change in him was immediate and life-changing, and the rest , as they say is history!
My passion for feeding a natural diet then turned into a business. I started out with one small freezer in the garage, and have now grown into one of the largest raw food stockists in Cornwall supplying Nutriment, The Dog’s Butcher, Durham Animal Feeds and Cotswold Raw. I offer a full advice service for my customers.
I am the first business of its kind in Cornwall to become Trading Standards Approved.