Natural Pet Foods in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

all natural pet foods, natural dog food

Our selection of all natural pet foods and treats

At Healthy Habits Natural Market, we love our pets! Just like diet and nutrition matter to a human’s health, the same goes for our pets. Pet foods can often contain unhealthy fillers, preservatives, and low quality ingredients. We don’t want to feed any of that to our pets, so we sought out a good, healthy line of pet foods and treats.

Our main brand is Verus Pet Foods. It’s actually a brand we few our chocolate lab even before we owned the store. We had issues with his skin being dry and breaking out. After trying several different brands, we came across Verus and he hasn’t had a problem ever since. We’re now on our second lab, and both get a steady diet of Verus chicken and rice.

From the Verus website:

What Makes VéRUS So Healthy for Your Pets?

No Byproducts
These are things other than meat, such as heads, feet, underdeveloped eggs, lungs, spleens, bones, blood, etc. Byproducts are poorly digested, increasing the workload on your pet’s kidneys. Kidney failure is the second major killer of older dogs.

No Fillers
These are cheap processed grains, such as brewers rice, ground rice, wheat flour, rye flour, etc. Processed grains are stripped of their nutritional value and these empty calories contribute to excess weight gain.

No Chemical Preservatives
The average dog consumes 6 to 9 pounds of chemical additives a year in their diet. Many of the chemical additives and preservatives our pets eat are not approved for human consumption. It comes as no surprise that cancer is the #1 killer of older dogs.

The nutrition from our products is supplied through whole foods. Our take on holistic is the use of whole meats, whole grains, vitamin antioxidant preservation, incorporation of organic nutrient sources, and chelated minerals. Our foods are carefully crafted to yield the ideal levels of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and micronutrients for your pet.

The best meal you can feed your pet is a properly prepared home diet. If you currently prepare your pet’s diet, we applaud you. If you prefer a nutritionist to formulate your pet’s food, we invite you to try one of our healthy dog and cat foods.
VéRUS Pet Foods are formulated to meet or exceed the nutritional guidelines established by AAFCO.
If you want genuine, whole health nutrition, the choice is VéRUS.

**** In addition to Verus Pet Foods, we have access to order a wide variety of brands.

natural dog and cat treats

We also carry Zukes pet treats!

For detailed information on what makes these treats so good, click here.

And last, but not least, for those of you that feed your dog raw or cooked whole animal parts, we offer this from M&B Farview Farms. They have ground chicken, beef, and organ meat (goat, pork, beef, chicken, etc).

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Health Newsletter for Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

Click below to open a pdf version of our paper newsletter.

Original Version of our newsletter called “Healthy Handouts”.

Heartburn and Digestion
Benefits of Fish Oil
Vitamin D
Blood Sugar, Carbs, and Glycemic Index
Sinus and Allergies
Adaptogenic Herbs and Female Hormones
Natural Sleep Remedies
Eating for Optimal Nutrient Intake
Natural Immune Boosters
Joint Pain Relief

From the newer version of our newsletter called, “The Schuylkill Health Letter”.

Current Issue
Healthy Fat/SASTM
Back Issues
Volume 1
X-Ray and MRI Findings/Gradual Health Changes
Migraine Relief/Food Dye
Sciatica/What is Organic?
Untreatable Pain/Fix it with Food
Auto Accidents/Healthy Holidays

Volume 2
Safe Shoveling/Antibiotics in Meat
Hormones in Meat/Low Back and Hip Mobility
Grass Fed Beef/New Old Pain Relief
Dirty Dozen/Headache Solutions

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Health Related Commentary for Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

The following is a compilation of health related commentary from local and nationally known experts alike.

Click on the name of a topic to be taken to the article on the web.

Wellness and Prevention
Are you approaching the waterfall?
The four approaches to health care.

Natural Approaches to Health and Wellness

Healthy Meal and Snack Ideas

Health and Wellness Commentary
Schuylkill county ranks near bottom in state in health stats.

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Health Related Research for Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

This page will contain reviews of interesting natural health related research. While the FDA makes it very difficult (illegal) to make any sort of claims that non-medications help anything, our free speech rights do allow us to report on relevent research. You can draw your own conclusions : )

Clicking the links below will open a PDF containing our review of the research. Citations are included, which will allow you to search PubMed to access summaries and information on how to obtain the full text version of the articles.

Effects of Probiotics on Cold/Flu Symptoms in Children

The Effects of Black Elderberry Extract on Influenza

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Gluten Intolerance and Celiac’s Disease in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

There’s quite a few people out there that either do not tolerate gluten and wheat well or can’t have it at all. At Healthy Habits Natural Market, we offer a wide selection of gluten free products.

If you’re new to gluten related issues, check out the following videos.

This last vidoe is the mother of all gluten/celiac disease videos. It is over an hour long and can be a bit dry, but for those with this problem, it is well worth the time it takes to watch it.

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Growing your own sprouts in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

Sprouts are very nutritious and tasty. They make a great addition to any salad or sandwich. Not only that, but they are super simple to grow on your own with very little space, equipment, or time.

Sprouting nuts and seeds can take a marginally nutritious food and turn them into a nutritional powerhouse.

Being your local health food store here in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, we carry sprouting supplies and a variety of certified organic sprouting seeds. Stop by and we’ll get you what you need to get started.

Check out the videos below to see how easy it is to do on your own.


P.S. – Check out this website that describes some of the benefits of eating sprouts.

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Health Education Videos for Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County

Click on the topics below for links to videos on the web about each topic. With the large number of videos on sites like Youtube, we tried to weed out the bad ones and list the legitimate and informative ones here.

Check back often as we will be adding more videos on a regular basis.

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

Organic vs. Conventional

Eat to Live / Eating for Nutrient Density

Why a daily multivitamin is a good idea

Acid Reflux aka GERD aka Heartburn


This above links may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of these topics. If you are the owner of any of this material and wish us to remove it from our site, please contact us and we will do so immediately.


The owners of Healthy Habits Natural Market cannot be held liable or responsible in any way for any opinions, suggestions, recommendations or comments made by the authors of these videos, nor do opinions of these authors necessarily reflect those of the webmaster, et al.

Healthy Habits Natural Market is a locally owned, independent health food and products store located in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. We are located near Pottsville, Reading, Tamaqua, Pine Grove, and Hamburg. We carry local organically grown produce, meats, dairy, and eggs. We also carry many natural and organic products, including pet foods and treats.

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