We met The Rockster quite by accident.
As I always do, whenever we are at Chelsea Green, Mummy lets me off leash and I would run across the park and into the Pet Pavilion at Chelsea Farmers Market. They always have treats there for me. But this one Sunday, it was even better than treats behind the counter. I didn’t have to go very far to find food waiting for me!
I gobbled up the food in one bowl and proceeded to finish up what was there in the second bowl before Mummy could get to me –And proceeded to ask for more.This kind lady was ever so generousI got told off by Mummy for being over excited – so I had to sitAnd as I was waiting, I barked at this dog that came close to MY food! And was duly told off! It turned out this is the real Rockster – after which the food was named!!!
May’s comment: We feed raw on a daily basis but when we’re travelling for longer than a couple of days, it gets a little more complicated. Will there be a mini fridge in the hotel room to store the raw if we travel with it? If not will they let us keep our food in their kitchen fridge? That means I have to go get the food each time and return the rest after feeding.
In the past, I had sometimes gone to the local butcher or supermarket to buy some mince. At times when that was not an option, I had ordered room service of raw mince with some peas or carrots, but was told that now and then it is ok, as the human mince meat does not contain any bone, which is a part of their diet and it’s been through a process. Also room service is pricey! Gulp!
So when we stumbled upon Rockster dog food, a tinned can of “life-enhancing superfood” – it peaked my interest and sounded like a good alternative as I am always looking for an easier alternative for our travels. On investigating further, I liked the sound of it. It includes –
- 100% certified bio-organic (meat comes from animals certified to be free of exposure to any antibiotic activities, chemicals, waste materials and pesticides (look for the 100% label)
- 100% human-grade, bio-certified ingredients of the highest quality from carefully selected and sustainable bio-organic farmers in Bavaria and Austria – using only muscle near including fillet and vital internal organs
- genuinely single protein food free from gluten and grains (like very much!)
- contains bio-certified “superfoods” (fermented Jerusalem artichoke concentrate, spirulina, quinoa, pharma-grade salmon oil, seabuckthorn, sweet potatoes … just some of them that I am familiar with). Importantly, this is not just a token gesture but sufficient quantities to make a difference.
Rockster is the name of the dog that the founders of the brand had rescued from the south of Naples on their honeymoon. From there his new journey in life began. When he started to refuse food and with declining health his owners, Sven and Zoe went on a mission to create food that he liked and that could restore his health. It needed to undo some of the damage due to consumption of commercial foods but also to enhance both his vitality and lifespan.
“Two years ago we thought we were losing him and we never realised what a difference food can make to a dog. His superfood has turned around The Rockster’s health and mobility in a way that has been remarkable. It is a joy to see him being excited to eat ...” – Zoe & Sven Ley
Today, Rockster is anywhere from 14+ years and he looks amazing and healthy. You can read about his story and his journey here – https://www.therockster.com/pages/the-rockster-story-1#thestory
I was also skeptical about canned foods – surely there are preservatives otherwise how can it last so long? Was told that the food is gently poached in the can to preserve nutrients and flavour while eliminating bacteria prevalent in raw meat. It is not just the food that is “natural” but so is the process. They are both certified “Bio” which ensures no non-bio organic raw material or chemical can contaminate the food. Rockster is produced in Bavaria.
We took three cans to the Cotswolds and we’re off to Cornwall with another three cans. Yes they weigh – particularly since I am travelling with hand luggage by train. The good thing is you don’t have to bring them back! Once again, other “end-result” is what determines if it’s right for Darcy and George. It always takes a day or so for them to settle into new food of any sort, except for Honeys Raw. After a day, their “end result” is back to normal – and no smelly farts either, unlike some other trials! Phew-y!!! LOL!!
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