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Shinto's Pet Food – Organic Dog Food

Updated on October 27, 2016
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I grew up with dogs and cats, and I am a long-time animal lover. It is hard for me to keep from bringing home any animal in need.

Shinto

Shinto's Pet Food - Organic Whole Food for Dogs and Cats

In these hard times a lot of people are interested in self-employment. Turning your passion into a home business can improve your life in more ways than one.

I recently met an amazing woman who has combined her passion for natural foods and nutrition, and her love for her dog, into a successful and growing organic pet food business.

Lindsey McClerin was living in North Carolina, and married to a Chef, when she first got really interested in whole foods and nutrition. She and her husband lived an adventurous life, and after traveling in Mexico for a while made their home in Cancun. That's where they got their dog, a female pekinese/maltese/mexican mutt. They named her Shinto, which means “Way of the Gods."

Tragically, Lindsey's husband Kip died from a brain aneurism at the age of 38. After his death, for the heartbroken Lindsey, Shinto was a living link to her past life with her husband. When Shinto was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and several other ailments at the age of 10, Lindsey was determined to do everything she could to save Shinto's life.

Lindsey had already been eating organic and locally grown foods, and when she started investigating the ingredients in the “quality” dog food she had been feeding Shinto she was shocked. She began making food for Shinto's that was designed to alkalize her system and increase her white blood cell count. Shinto's health improved on her new organic dog food diet and now, 5 years later, she is healthy and cancer free.

Shinto's Pet Food is a “Super Food” for Dogs and Cats

About 4 years ago Lindsey decided to follow her passion and “quit chasing the carrot” as she says. She is now based in Nevada County California. Lindsey sells her organic pet food at Farmers Markets through-out California, as well as shipping orders to her clients across the country. Her business is thriving; no doubt this is partially due to her background in business and marketing.

Although Lindsey's main business is organic dog food, she offers organic food for cats as well. All Shinto's pet food is made with all natural ingredients including chicken, bone marrow, brown rice, vegetables and olive oil, chia seed, chlorella and many other cancer fighting supplements. Everything is gluten, soy and corn free. It is made with whole source vitamins, no synthetic supplements. Lindsey sells her wet organic pet food frozen, and also makes baked (at a low temperature) kibble and treats. She also offers supplement packages and instructions for those who prefer to make their own organic pet food at home.

I think the story of Lindsey McClerin and Shinto's Pet Food is inspirational. It's a perfect example of how one person made a rewarding career for herself by doing something she truly loves and believes in.

If you want more information about Shinto's Organic Pet food, visit Lindsey on facebook at www.facebook.com/shintospetfood, or or feel free to call her at 707.228.8182.

http://www.shintospetfood.com/

© 2012 Sherry Hewins

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      daisynicolas 5 years ago from Alaska

      This is inspiring indeed for me to spin my homemade natural dog food into money now that I am unemployed. Best thoughts of continued success.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      You could carry the same idea to anything with a special twist that you make at home, how about candles, soap, gift baskets, dried flower arrangements, handcrafted jewelry? Kind of like HubPages, you just need to find your niche and put in the work.

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      pattysue 5 years ago

      I offer nothing but solace and empathy to the losses in her life... and offer kudos to her strengths in turning bad situations into better gained knowledge and new opportunities!!! Nutrition is our first defence (human or canine) to illness and an ally toward good health. But also offer (given my veterinary background) that spaying your dog virtually elimainates the posibilitity of ovarian cancer and mammarian cancer (if performed at an early age). The ovaries are always removed during a spay... at any age. Mammarian cancer is increased with each passing heat cycle... and consider how many breasts a dog has compared to a human. Peace and Love...and I would be proud to offer my dogs this diet. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This is a great example of how one can combine one's passion and earn too! Thank you for sharing this inspiring story.

      NEWS FLASH: Congratulations on your Hubnuggets Nomination! See your hub in the Pets and Animals category, this way http://koffeeklatchgals.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/h... Now remember to read, vote and promote! Love and blessings in behalf of the Hubnuggets Team and ripplemaker (hubnuggets official cheerleader! Three Hurrays! Best of luck to you!

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thanks for telling me ripplemaker, that's exciting. Lindsey is certainly an inspirational person to me.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Congratulations on being a nominee...and nice Hub here about a person's passion and success at what really interests her. It's inspiring, it really is. Thanks.

      My mother's dog has just put on weight and we were all talking about what to do..now I know - and will look for Shinto's.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thank you GoodLady. I am truly honored to be nominated.

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Wow, a truly inspiring Hub. In what can be a cruel world at times. It's nice to hear such a heartwarming story. Well done on the nomination. Best of luck.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      The link ripplemaker pasted to her comment does not seem to be working. For anyone looking for a shortcut to the Hub Nuggets story to vote https://hubpages.com/community/The-Day-The-Words-T...

      Please read all of the great Hubs, then vote for me!

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      DougBerry 5 years ago from Abilene, TX

      Hey, contratulations on your HubNuggets nomination. Good luck!

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thanks, quite a surprise. I think I'm a long shot, but hey any publicity is good publicity right?

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Sherry, got your email. Thanks for reposting the link to the hub. Hmmm yes I too am wondering why there is an error. It works fine in my computer though. Anyone can vote, even non hubbers. So you can share the link to Gal's hub or the one that was emailed to you. Have fun with the Hubnuggets! :)

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thanks ripplemaker, I always have fun with HubPages.

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      Freva Dossman 5 years ago

      That sounds great, I'm going to call about getting some of this for my dog (she's old and toothless). Good luck with that HubNugget thing.

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      Gemini Fox 5 years ago

      Wow, that's a great story! It's really sad how many pets get cancer and tumors these days. Not something that used to happen, I believe. It's really a statement on what they're being fed nowadays - which could also apply to humans!

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Lindsey tells me that this food will help to shrink the benign fatty tumors my dachshund has. She has really made a study of nutrition, for humans and their animal companions. I must say, her dog Shinto, even though a little stiff, is quite spunky and playful at the age of 16.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      An inspiring hub for all home business people such as myself. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      vdeva 3 years ago

      I have been using Shinto's Cat Food and my cat who has hyperthyroid disease also called hyperthyroidism is SOOOOO much better. Lindsey is a very smart woman and motivated to save animals and give them the food and care they deserve. I see pets often who are terribly undernourished and suffering because the food they get is substandard or probably worse. Research what you are feeding your pet, even the "good" stuff. I am truly amazed and so thankful! Yeah Lindsey!

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