Abandoned Cocker Spaniel Nursed Back to Health with Olewo

Parrish, FL – August 4, 2014 — Rennie and Bob Fink of Parrish, Florida, have witnessed firsthand the difference adding Olewo pet food supplements to their dogs’ diets can make in improving their health and well being.

In January 2014, the Finks adopted George, a Cocker Spaniel, from a rescue group on Florida’s east coast. Approximately three or four years of age, George was found by a ranger wandering in the Everglades, where “dumping dogs” is a heartbreaking, yet all-too-common practice.

“When George was brought to the shelter, he was emaciated, and his coat was thin and wispy,” Rennie recalls. “He also was losing fur on his nose and his face. It is obvious that he must have been on his own in the Everglades for a long time.”

After the Finks brought George home, he was suffering from severe diarrhea and terrible flatulence. Despite a well-balanced diet that included a premium holistic dog food, nothing seemed to help.

Rennie then visited her local holistic pet food store, where she was given a sample pack of Olewo Carrots. That night, Rennie added the supplement to George’s kibble, and within two days, his stool was solid.

“I was absolutely beyond amazed,” Rennie says. “There was such an improvement, and George now has no stomach issues at all. I didn’t make any changes to his diet, except to add Olewo Carrots to his evening meal.”

After the success Rennie experienced with Olewo Carrots, she decided to try Olewo Red Beets to address George’s coat issues.

“George now has the most dense, luxurious coat,” Rennie says. “It’s remarkable how thick his fur has become; even his groomer cannot believe the difference.”

Rennie has since added Olewo Carrots and Red Beets to the diet of her 14-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Neko. Although the senior dog doesn’t suffer from any stomach issues, Rennie reports that Neko’s coat has a luster he never has had before.

According to VCA Animal Hospitals

By: Cheryl Yuill, DVM, MSc, CVH
How does nutrition influence the appearance of my dog's hair and skin? 

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and the cells of the skin turn over rapidly. For most pets, virtually all of the skin is covered with hair, which is either being shed regularly or, in non-shedding breeds, is growing constantly. In order to maintain the skin and hair in a healthy state, your dog requires a properly balanced diet that contains highly digestible proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins, and provides the appropriate number of calories to meet its energy needs. If the nutrients are poorly digestible, they will not only be unavailable to meet the body's needs, but they will also put an excessive load on the liver and kidneys, which must eliminate the indigestible waste products. The appropriate diet for each pet should be individualized to their specific life stage and needs and in all cases, quality and balance are the keys to good nutrition. A dog whose diet is inadequate to meet its needs will have a dull, dry hair coat and will often shed excessively.

According to WebMD - Common Causes of Dog Diarrhea

The two most common causes of diarrhea in dogs are dietary indiscretion and intestinal parasites. Many canine infectious diseases are also associated with acute diarrhea.  Intestinal parasites are a common cause of acute and chronic diarrhea in puppies and adults. The greatest problems are caused by roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, threadworms, and giardia.  Diarrhea is a common side effect of many drugs and medications, particularly the NSAIDs, which include aspirin. Some heart medications, some dewormers, and most antibiotics also can cause diarrhea.  Dogs can experience diarrhea when they’re excited or upset - for example, when they’re going to the veterinary hospital or a dog show. In fact, any sudden change in a dog’s diet or living circumstances may cause emotional diarrhea.


Olewo Carrots and Olewo Red Beets dog food supplements are made from super nutritious, premium, non-GMO vegetables cultivated and produced in Germany.  The all natural supplements are 1-ingredient products, without additives, and are preserved naturally through dehydration. Olewo supplements have been trusted and proven for over 35 years to effectively fill nutritional gaps in a dog's diet to promote overall health and remedy a range of common canine health issues, including dog diarrhea and skin and coat issues.

To learn more, please visit WHY OLEWO CARROTS and WHY OLEWO RED BEETS

Olewo Carrots Dog Food Supplement

  • Quickly eliminates dog diarrhea and stomach upsets
  • Helps maintain healthy digestion and provides natural deworming
  • Promotes healthy skin & coat and helps relieve dry and itchy dog skin
  • Enhances coat color and improves markings and pigmentation
  • Strengthens the immune system and promotes vitality
  • Daily whole food vitamin supplement for puppies, adult and senior dogs

Olewo Red Beets Dog Food Supplement

  • Helps relieve skin allergies and itchiness in dogs
  • Provides natural detoxification and anti-inflammatory support
  • Boosts metabolism and helps control weight
  • Provides powerful antioxidant support to help prevent illness and disease
  • Daily whole food vitamin supplement for puppies, adult and senior dogs


In the 1970’s, during an era when natural foods and supplements for pets were not common, a pharmacist in Germany discovered the nutritional advantages and healing powers of carrots while doing research to help cure children who were becoming ill and dying during an epidemic of diarrhea in German orphanages.  The children were given carrot soup, which resolved the diarrhea and made them well again.

Around the same time, a Doberman breeder in Germany experienced the same problem with his dogs becoming ill and dying from severe diarrhea.  The breeder sought help from the same pharmacist, who after continued research found that carrots would also be the cure for dog diarrhea, but that the carrots would have to be shredded and dehydrated to be effective in dogs. A local vegetable farmer then produced the first dehydrated carrot chips, which were given to the dogs. The carrot chips resolved the diarrhea and quickly made the dogs well again.

Foregoing a new direction toward natural nutrition in the pet food industry, Karl-Heinz OLEschkewitz in WOltersdorf, Germany, continued to produce dehydrated carrot chips for dogs, which is how OLEWO was founded.


Ina Schielke, founder of Olewo USA, and exclusive distributor of Olewo products in the US and Canada, strongly believes that despite increased focus on pet health in recent years, many dogs are not getting optimal nutrient levels, especially when fed commercial foods. Dogs eating commercial food can be compared to humans eating fast food, there simply isn’t enough nutrition in processed foods to thrive and prevent disease. While better ingredients go into the making of holistic dog foods, we can’t ignore the fact that most of these premium foods are processed with high heat, just like the other brands with lower quality ingredients.  As a result, most of the natural nutrients in the premium ingredients are lost during the heat processing, and synthetic vitamins and minerals are added back in at the end, which are by far not as effective as vitamins and minerals from a natural source.  With more than a decade of experience in the pet industry, and having owned and operated a small specialty pet store, Petropolis, in downtown Sarasota, FL, I find it overwhelming how many new products for pet health are being introduced each year.  While consumers tend to always hunt for the newest products on the market that promise to help their dogs stay healthy, or provide a solution to common canine health issues, they need to realize that new products are not proven and have no track record.  After discovering Olewo pet food supplements many years ago, which quickly resolved ongoing health issues with our own dogs, I experienced firsthand that “new” doesn’t always mean “better”. Olewo products were developed more than 35 years ago, longer than most pet product companies have been in business. The all natural pet food supplements are made from super nutritious, premium, non-GMO vegetables cultivated and produced in Germany, and have been proven to effectively fill nutritional gaps in pet food to promote overall health and remedy a range of common health issues in pets.  I also learned that the best way to improve our dogs’ health is by staying as close to nature as possible.  After promoting Olewo Carrots and Olewo Red Beets at Petropolis, the supplements quickly became the best selling products in the store. When I was offered to take over the US distribution of Olewo products, which was handled by a Georgia company 12 years prior, I decided to pursue the new venture and founded Olewo USA in August 2010.  I was excited about the opportunity to help improve the quality of pets’ lives on a much larger scale.   

Contact Information:

Olewo USA
Phone: 941-322-9638
Media Contact: Ina Schielke