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About 10 years ago, an Australian friend was visiting Sandy Bosben in Santa Fe when her dog Marty fell ill. The friend, Zarna Carter, happened to be an animal nutritionist, and suggested recipes for healthy dog and cat food. Within a week, Marty was on the mend and his appearance improved, recalled Bosben. “His coat, teeth and eyes changed for the better,” she said.
Marty’s recovery was noted by Bosben’s friends and she began making them pet food in her kitchen on Saturday nights. Little did Bosben realize that her life was about to change dramatically.
As the Great Recession set in, the construction company she worked for closed and Bosben opened a pet food business that produces fresh human-grade food once a week. Government-inspected meat and poultry free of hormones and antibiotics are the main ingredients in the 30-plus recipes used by Marty’s Meals, along with raw organic vegetables and sprouted grains, as well as nutrients like fish oil, dolomite and kelp.