"a passion for nutrition combined with a love for
dogs was, and remains,
the inspiration behind ale for tails."
- Diane + Harry
My name is Diane Kaemmer and as a registered dietitian, I believe a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Adequate nutrition provides us with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. So why should it be any different for our 4 legged best friends and family members? Proper nutrition for them is also a critical component in their wellness and happiness. And that’s why I have researched, tested and created these specialized, hand crafted, all natural, treats made with recycled grains from the beer brewing process of local Connecticut breweries along with pure, healthy and wholesome ingredients.
When it comes to pet ownership, there are a number of proven health benefits for people including physical, mental and emotional improvements; from enhancing social skills to lowering a person’s risk of a heart attack. Dogs don't just fill your heart; they actually make it stronger. Studies show that having a canine companion is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and decreased triglyceride levels, which contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and fewer heart attacks. Research has shown they lessen anxiety, assist in keeping you active which is good for weight loss or maintenance and can also actually lower a child’s likelihood of developing related allergies and develop stronger immune systems overall. Combined with a healthy diet…just what the doctor ordered!
But more than that…coming home daily to pure love, is priceless. Dogs make us smile, they make us laugh, they love unconditionally, they share our special occasions, they are there in good times and they support us when life gets rough. They are always available and ready for a walk, a hug, or a snuggle and provide us with never ending emotional support. They are always there to listen and never interrupt or judge. They never care what we wear, ignore bad hair days and forgive our flaws. Yet, ask for so little in return. They are honest and true.
My inspiration, my devoted friend, my constant & loyal companion, my protector, my sidekick, my always willing taste tester, my hiking partner, my joy, my dog…Harry.