Photo: Pat & Toli 1999
Acknowledged pioneer and leader in the development of the raw and fresh food diet, animal nutritionist, classical homeopathic practitioner, counselor, and author, Pat McKay is nationally recognized by animal health care professionals for her contribution to the raw food revolution for cats and dogs.
She has devoted over 40 years researching and completing thousands of case studies where her findings consistently reveal that a raw food program insures maximum health results from her animal clients.
McKay has spent the last 40 years synthesizing her findings to create a complete nutritional guide, which offers the most up-to-date clinical information and quick-step menus that make raw, fresh-food preparations both fun and easy.
In 2003 Pat McKay sold her business and retired. From 2003 to 2010, Pat helped several people and companies start their own supplements businesses; however, every one of the people disappointed her because they didn't follow through with the necessary information, advice, and guidance in using her supplement formulas. In 2009, Pat McKay started Essentials4All and ran the business herself again until 2020 when she sold the Essentials4All supplement business to Cheri Slater and Harold Jackson. Cheri and Harold had already started their own business in 2018 preparing and delivering Pat's Recipe in greater Los Angeles, so it was a natural transition to take on the supplements as well.
All of Pat's dogs are rescues, her present companions are:
Josie, Lab/Pointer, 10 years
Carlos, Whippet mix, 10 years
Pat McKay is 87 years old, has no aches and pains, no ailments, and follows the LIVE RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE food program, and takes her own supplements.
Mule Days Bishop, CA, May 2017
Sunny, a Yellow Lab Mix, 6 years
re-homed because of threats to his life
Lena, my mini Shar-pei, 7 years,
died October 6, 2010
22 year-old Bogie cruising the snow at
Walker Lake. Bogie died December 20, 2010
Jacques, standard Poodle, 15 years
A Christmas photo when he was 3 years old,
died January 18, 2011
Dutch, my Dutch shepherd, 17 years old, died November 7, 2013, at the age of 18
Bobby, my Black Lab/Golden mix, was 5.5 years old, died March 3, 2016