Dexter's Deli Offers Raw, Natural Food for Pets

April 21, 2017
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Dexter's deli storefront

Pets Wag More with Raw, Natural Food

Tori Rosay, owner of Dexter’s Deli, may be the biggest proponent—and probably one of the most knowledgeable experts—of healthier diets for pets that you are likely to find in San Diego. Not only does she have a background in human nutrition, she’s smart enough to know that what works for us, works for our four-legged friends. High-quality food is essential for good health.

Dexter’s Deli is not only one of the county’s leading natural health food stores for dogs and cats but San Diego’s largest retailer of raw food diets, something Rosay believes in wholeheartedly. Her own Fox Terrier suffered from skin allergies which were resolved with a natural food diet she prepared for him herself. While researching the best way to help her dog battle his health challenges, she turned up information about raw diets for pets. Raw food is rich in the live enzymes and nutrients that are essential to health. A raw and natural diet can prevent or even reverse health problems like

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic allergies
  • Irritable bowel syndrom (yes, pets get it too!)
  • Yeast infections
dexter's deli natural biscuits
Teri Rosay, owner

The typical pet food found on the market is full of processed ingredients and questionable byproducts. While they may be vitamin enriched, they can’t compete with fresh, raw food. “Some pet food labels say they are healthy, but they’re sneaking the same garbage in as many others. No processed pet food, dry or canned, has live enzymes and if animals don’t get those from their food, the body feeds on itself,” says Rosay.

Rosay is also a firm believer in providing education. The newest of her three stores—in North Park—offers expert consultation on pet wellness and food preparation classes. Her first store opened in 1996 in Del Mar and the second followed in Carlsbad. All stores offer what Rosay calls a “species-appropriate diet,” and you won’t find anything there that isn’t in your pet’s best interest.

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Carlsbad Plaza South Shopping Center Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 720-7507

Del Mar
1229 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-3707

North Park
3773 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 738-8677

Dexter's Deli Website



(The content above was generously sponsored by  Dexter's Deli)

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