How to Choose a Healthy Dog Food

By Thursday, May 24, 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Taste of the Wild PREY for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Can you believe it’s May already? I don’t know about you, but it seems like only yesterday that I was making my New Year’s resolutions and thinking about all of the ways my pets and I were going to have a paw-tastic 2018. As usual, fitness and nutrition were at the top of my list. Every once in a while through the year I like to check in and see how I’m doing in meeting the goals I set for myself and my furry family members.

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Everything you need to know to choose a healthy dog food for your pup.

My pets are part of my family, and they depend on me to keep them healthy and happy. I try to make sure all of my pets are as active as possible. Even when I’m super busy I always take the time to help them get the exercise they need. And I only feed them top-quality pet food. Sometimes I think they eat even better than I do!

As you might imagine, I’m often asked to try and review new pet foods. I love having the Chilly loves lounging!opportunity to educate pet parents about making healthy choices for their pets. One thing I’ve learned in my years as a pet parent is that not all pet foods are created equal. And just because a food meets minimum standards for nutrition doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for my pets. If I can keep them healthier or add years to their lives by raising the bar when it comes to what I feed them, that’s what I want to do!

Limited Ingredient Dog Food

When I first heard about Taste of the Wild PREY pet foods, I was immediately interested. Taste of the Wild food is perfect for Chilly's limited diet. Their limited ingredient dog food is made with only four ingredients, all of which I am familiar with and would not hesitate to include as part of my own diet.

However, I have to be cautious about what foods my dog, Chilly, tries because he has a chronic kidney condition that is monitored regularly by our fabulous veterinarian, Dr. Carlos Garcia at St. Francis Pet Care Center. Dr. Garcia has insisted that a veterinary diet formulated for a renal condition is an important way to manage Chilly’s disease. So we are really picky about the foods we feed him to supplement his veterinary diet.

When I spoke to the folks at Taste of the Wild PREY, I explained Chilly’s kidney condition and his need for a low-protein diet. They were very understanding and recommended that we try their Trout for Dogs formula, since it has the lowest protein content.

It’s always a little tricky when you try a new dog food because it’s important to transition slowly, especially for pups with sensitive tummies! We started off by feeding Chilly just a couple of pieces, like it was a new treat. When we gave it to him at meal time, we mixed just a little bit in with his regular food. After a few days, we increased the amount of PREY we were feeding him.

I think Chilly has a little cat in him because he tends to be pretty finicky about food! But the PREY Chilly LOVES Taste of the Wild PREY food!spring-fed trout formula immediately earned his paw print of approval. He gobbled it right up every time we gave it to him!

Chilly and I Agree – This Food is Pawesome!

When it comes to his food, really the only thing Chilly cares about is taste. And as far as that goes, he gives PREY 4 paws up! I was impressed by PREY too, but for different reasons.

  • Simple formula. Taste of the Wild PREY is made with zero grains, non-GMO ingredients, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The limited ingredient dog food is made with only 4 key ingredients: real cage-free turkey, spring-fed trout or pasture-raised Angus beef, plus lentils, tomato pomace, and sunflower oil. It’s a simple, clean food that’s more like the diet dogs would eat naturally in the wild.
  • Complete nutrition. Even though there are only a few ingredients, PREY is fortified with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and it provides complete nutrition.
  • High safety standards. Taste of the Wild PREY selects the highest quality ingredients and adheres to strict nutritional, quality, and safety standards. Their facilities adhere to stringent quality protocols, have dedicated quality assurance and safety staff, and follow “Good Manufacturing Process” protocols.
  • It’s widely available at local retailers. Click here to see where you can buy Taste of the Wild PREY food.
  • Taste of the Wild is big on educating consumers via their Facebook fan page- so important when it comes to your pet’s food!

The verdict is in! Chilly loves his Trout dog food from PREY!My pets are a part of my family, and it’s important to me to feed them high-quality, nutritious food. I want them to eat at least as well as the human members of the family do! PREY limited-ingredient dog food is something I feel good about giving to my tail-wagging best friend.

Now my cats are jealous and eager to try the feline PREY formulas!

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in. ~Petfully yours, Kristen

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