Monday, March 20, 2017

"Leave It To The Experts" For Safe, Great Tasting Pet Food #WeBelieveInNB

Leave It To the Experts
 

I hear people say all the time, "Don't worry about that, Leave It To the Experts". We live in a hurried, worried society. As a highly engaged, interactive pet parent, Mommy has told me there are so many things to be worried about and try to figure out when it comes to me and my needs. Safe, nutritious pet food made with premium, high quality ingredients is a big concern for her, as well as for most pet parents. Thanks to Natural Balance® and their Limited Ingredient Diet, Mommy doesn't have to worry about how safe and nutritious my dog food is for me. Natural Balance has experts at all levels of the dog food process, so she can buy it with confidence and is rest assured I am eating well.












This post is sponsored by Natural Balance and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping to share my thoughts about why I believe in Natural Balance as a quality food for me as a dog. "Pixel Blue Eyes: Her Tails of Adventure" only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article.

My Journey With Natural Balance


I started eating delicious tasting Natural Balance back in November. A few of my dog friends had told me at the dog park how good it was, and they really had my mouth watering at the thought. Then Mommy heard about their high standards for Premium Quality Ingredients and how important the Safety of their Products were to the company. We both decided we wanted to work with them and give them a dedicated try. Over the last 4+ months, we've had a fantastic journey with Natural Balance. The road has been paved with learning and trust, and filled with yummy food!













Heaven on a Shelf


That first shopping trip to purchase Natural Balance's Limited Ingredient Diet dog food was not only an eye opener, but it was so much fun!! I had no idea they had so variety for each recipe to choose from. As you know, I love sweet potatoes and chicken, so when I saw that they had a specific small breed L.I.D. recipe called "Sweet Potato and Chicken Formula", I thought I'd died and gone to dog food shopping heaven!! I had Mommy get some of everything so I could sample it all, haha! And I've been a super happy girl ever since. If you haven't already, make sure you read about our first experience shopping for Natural Balance dog food, and don't forget to read follow up blog post #2 about building confidence at mealtime and post #3 about showing your pet you love them with great food. The entire series is a dog food love story worth reading and repeating!

Is My Food Safe to Eat? You Bet!


Mommy has learned that Natural Balance goes above and beyond for pet food safety. They don't just use high quality ingredients and then put it all together in a manufactured dog food and send it out the door. Natural Balance has a rigorous 9-point safety testing protocol that every single batch of kibble (as well as soft food & treats) has to pass. The 9 potential dangers they test for includes Melamine, Salmonella, and Cyanuric Acid (a major culprit during the 2007 pet food recalls). Natural Balance Pet Foods doesn't want to leave anything to chance for pets like me, or for any one of your precious pets. That is a real comfort for Mommy because she treasures me more than anything!

Premium Quality Ingredients


Here's one of my favorite reasons to love Natural Balance: the Premium Quality Ingredients. The Natural Balance L.I.D. line of pet food is absolutely delicious, and perfect for pets like me who have food issues and need limited ingredient diets. L.I.D. means just that...Limited Ingredient Diet, so you can be sure there's no fillers, no artificial flavors, no 'by-product' meals (I mean, who knows what that even is!), and definitely no wheat, corn or soy, which can be high allergens for pets. Natural Balance L.I.D. pet foods use single source proteins (such as chicken and salmon), and only the tastiest, most nutritious ingredients (such as sweet potatoes, peas, brown rice, to formulate their food and treats. My friends at Natural Balance have perfected making such a great tasting kibble with so few ingredients that I stand with my paws on the kitchen counter shelf at every mealtime and "sing" to Mommy for my food! (Can you see me howling out a food love song in this photo?)




Chat With The Experts at Natural Balance


With everything we've learned about Natural Balance Pet Food over the last few months, we're 100% confident that when it comes to a safe dog food, we really CAN
"Leave It To The Experts."

Visit Natural Balance to learn about the 4 pillars of the Natural Balance Buy with Confidence™ Promise. Which Pillar is most important to you for the health and happiness of your cat or dog? Leave me a comment below or on Facebook and tell me which one you chose.


Remember, you can actually talk live with a Natural Balance nutritional expert
during the day by selecting the Chat link on any of their pages.

Smiling From Ear to Ear


Go ahead friends, give Natural Balance a try, just like I did. I know your pet will love it, and YOU will love the confidence and security that they bring knowing you are feeding your pet tasty, nutritious and SAFE food that has been tested for quality. My Pixel promise is that you and your pet will be smiling with joy from ear to ear, just like me!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Show Your Pet True Love With Expert Nutrition & Great Food #WeBelieveInNB

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."

Pixel Blue Eyes smiling with paw in hand of her Mommy
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning starts her love poem out with a simple question about expressing love and the different ways in which it can be shown. As St. Valentine's Day draws close, all I can think about is how much Mommy and I love each other, and the many ways that she answers that very question the poet asks.
















This post is sponsored by Natural Balance® and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network™. I am being compensated for helping to share my thoughts about why we believe in Natural Balance as a quality food for me, a dog. "Pixel Blue Eyes: Her Tails of Adventure" only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance Pet Foods is not responsible for the content of this article.



Pixel Blue Eyes smiling as she talks about Natural Balance nutrition
Mommy shows me in countless ways just how much she truly loves me. She's been my true love Mommy for 9 wonderful years, and she knows me inside and out. Of course we hug, cuddle, laugh, play, travel together, and learn new things together all the time. Taking care of my physical needs, including making sure I eat a properly balanced nutritional diet, is another important way to show her devotion.  













Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Food logo
Mommy knows how much I love good food and treats, but because of my allergies & delicate system, she has to be so careful about what she feeds me. Imagine our joy then, when we were invited a few months ago to partner with Natural Balance® and try their delicious Limited Ingredient Diet (L.I.D.) dog food, made from premium quality ingredients that goes through 9 safety tests before it ever gets put on the store shelves.


Pixel Blue Eyes standing next to her Natural Balance dog food and food bowl
I've been eating the Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Chicken Formula Limited Ingredient Diet since November and I love it! Just this one recipe has so many choices for my little palette to dine upon. There's the crunchy kibble that help keep my teeth clean, the soft canned food that looks and tastes just like a casserole, the finer chicken & gravy cups that Mommy pours on my food for special days, and then there's the delicious treats. They even have Jumpin' Stix treats with glucosamine in them! Oh my, this little girl has been so happy!! It has put more pep in my 9 year old step, and made me smile with every bite. As you can see, my latest open bag of kibble is well worn at the top from being accessed, haha! And I don't let a single morsel go to waste either. As a 'finder of lost kibble', if one goes rolling, I always make sure to hunt or chase it down so it won't get lost or lonely!


Pixel Blue Eyes smiling and talking as she faces the camera
Mommy sure does love me to give me such excellent food. But how can you as a pet parent find the best food for your pet? There are several things to consider in searching for and finding food with high quality ingredients that are safe for your beloved pet to eat. I have some great Pixel Tips that will help you to make the right decisions.

















Pixel Top 5 Tips for Finding the Best Food for your Pet:

1. Know what your pet likes/dislikes as far as food and ingredients. Some pets can't handle certain meats, others are allergic to things like corn, wheat and soy.
2. Read the Ingredients! This is critical for all pet parents so they understand what is going into their pets. If you don't know or understand what an ingredient is, look it up.
3. Talk to fellow pet owners and read cool blogs pet blogs to find out what they feed their dogs and why. It's always helpful to speak to others about their experiences because it will help you make an informed decision.
4. Talk to your vet. Veterinarians are often a great source of information on nutrition for your pet, especially since they know your pet's medical needs, current weight and general health.
5. Talk to the Pet Food Representatives and Experts. Some pet food companies have on site expert nutritionists and veterinarian technicians who would love to help you find the right food for your pet. Natural Balance has an entire team Nutrition Experts to helping pet parents find the most appropriate food for their pet. You can chat with them as soon as you get to the site. They are so friendly and very knowledgeable. Mommy has spoken with them a few times about my allergies and need for a limited diet.


Show Me You Love Me with Great Tasting Food

Pixel Blue Eyes loves and trusts Natural Balance. #We Believe In NB. Pixel is looking up at her dog bowl, held in her Mommy's hand, filled with food in the shape of a heart.
I can't tell enough how reassuring it is for me to know that my one and only true love, Mommy, cares for me so much that she would spoil me with such amazingly good food! For Valentine's, she's been making little hearts in my food to make me smile even bigger. It's little things like this that makes life extra special. And it's one of many ways she shows me she loves me.







Image of Natural Balance dog treats, a new light blue squeaky toy and a hand-written card to Pixel from her Mom
She surprised me this morning with a special treat...my favorite Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato and Chicken Formula dog treats, an adorable squeaky toy and a homemade card. I am one very lucky (and very loved) pup! The L.I.T. treats taste sooo delicious, I can't wait to eat one (or two)!!









Reassured and Confident

Pixel standing on the floor beside her dog food and food bowlMommy is reassured knowing that Natural Balance has their Buy with Confidence Guarantee, and that they conduct stringent 9-point safety testing of every batch of food and treats that are made in their facilities. We don't have to worry about what is in the food I eat...we are confident knowing the only things in there are high quality ingredients and lots of love! Are you that confident about your pet food?






Some Important Questions to Ask Yourself...

Pixel with serious look on her face. Paw is in her Mommy's hand, and she is looking into the camera.
So now I must ask you to think about some things friends. Take my paw, look me in the eyes and ask yourself these questions:
1. Does your pet food have a "Buy With Confidence" Guarantee?
2. Do you know for a fact that your pet food company has a panel of Nutritional Experts just waiting to speak with you about all your pet's nutritional and dietary needs?
3. Does each batch of your pets' food have 9 separate safety tests performed by highly qualified microbiologists and chemists before it is purchased?
If  you aren't sure and are looking to make a change for the better with your pet's food, why not give Natural Balance a try. Start by talking to one of their Nutrition Experts about your pet. And read all about their Buy With Confidence Promise and 9 point testing, then tell me what you think about it in a comment below, on my Facebook page, on my Instagram page, or send me a tweet on my Twitter page! I'm everywhere and I'd love to have a conversation with you. We believe in Natural Balance and I know you will too!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Don't forget to show your love to those you care about. 

Natural Balance is a very socially oriented company and they'd LOVE to hear from you!
Visit the following links to get connected and learn more about the quality of Natural Balance:
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I love getting social with my friends too. Visit me on all my social media sites. 
I'd LOVE to connect with you!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sister Selfie Sunday: Jellie Learns To Love The Camera


I've been working real hard to help my sister Jellie get more comfortable in front of the camera. She's a real cutie patootie and should be photographed and celebrated as much as any other super model.
















Problem is, she tends to freeze up, look away or just get super self conscious whenever the camera comes out. I keep telling her she's a natural beauty and that she's got a lovely smile, but I suppose we all have our insecurities. So, for today's "Selfie Sunday" I got some of our fur sisters in on the act.
Dixie Mae (the black and tan Dachshund) and Bella Boo (the copper Dachshund) really know how to work the camera! It certainly helped bring Jellie out of her shell a bit, and it was really fun doing group photos with them.



We let Jellie take photos of Bella and Dixie Mae to see how fun it was...this helped her feel more comfy in the group shots.















We put the camera back on the tripod, set the timer and took more group shots. Jellie's looking right in the camera now. Way to go Jellie!














In the end, Jellie was giving silly faces. It was hilarious! I think this last one could be a great music album cover don't you agree?











We had so much fun taking part in today's Selfie Sunday Blog Hop. It is hosted by my dear friend Janet Blue & her Kitties on their blog Cat on my Head. This is such a fun hop! I hope you'll visit some of my friends below to see their cool and entertaining selfies.


Monday, December 12, 2016

How to Show Your Dog Love & Build Confidence at Mealtime #WeBelieveInNB

Building Love and Confidence from the Beginning:



Mommy and I have an incredibly strong bond. We've been together almost 9 years now, and our hearts and souls are intertwined as one. I was very shy and sick when she first found me as a puppy. She and my vet worked to get me well, and every day Mommy did little things to build my confidence and help me to feel loved and happy.







This post is sponsored by Natural Balance® and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network™. I am being compensated for helping to share our thoughts about why we believe in Natural Balance as a quality food for me as a dog, "Pixel Blue Eyes - Her Tails of Adventure" only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance Pet Foods is not responsible for the content of this article.



I've grown to become a very confident, happy dog. I make Mommy laugh all the time with my silly antics, my constant toothy smile, and my ability to play with one little toy for literally hours on end. She makes me smile with all the affection  and attention she gives me, the wonderful meals she feeds me, and that she's always ready to play with a toy at a moment's notice. We're basically best friends and soul mates! And every single day we show each other how much we love each other.


Showing Love With a Quality Pet Food:


One of the most important ways that Mommy shows me that she loves me is by feeding me the very best dog food she can. It makes me feel confident knowing I am so loved and cherished and that my quality of life is of such importance to her. Did you know that a high quality, premium food is a contributing factor to a dog's quality of life? That's why Mommy is a hard core, no-bones-about-it, research expert when it comes to finding me the best high quality food and treats. She wants me to love the food I'm eating, but there are important parameters that the food must meet for Mommy to feel confident in feeding it to me. I have special needs including a sensitive digestive system and allergies to certain foods/ingredients so I need a limited ingredient diet. There are some important attributes that Mommy feels are important in a high quality pet food.





Top 5 Attributes in a High Quality Pet Food:

  1. Premium Quality Ingredients
  2. Single Source of Protein
  3. Limited Ingredient Diet (L.I.D.)
  4. Supports Healthy Digestion
  5. Great Variety

With so many foods out on the market right now, it might be difficult to make any kind of wise decision on what is best to feed me, but there's one food that really stands out for Mommy and me. It's Natural Balance® L.I.D. Dog Food in my favorite recipe of Chicken and Sweet Potato. We've always known that Natural Balance was a good brand, but after hearing about their vast selection of limited ingredient diet recipes, their 9-Point Safety Test for each batch of pet food in their state of the art lab, and their Buy with Confidence™ Promise, we just had to try it.

Time to Go Shopping for a New Food:


About 3 weeks ago, we went to our local big box pet store to find me some Natural Balance dog food. When we got to the store, we were overwhelmed with the incredible variety of choices for the Natural Balance L.I.D. foods. Not only do they have different recipes for both differing taste choices or protein needs, but they also have a great variety of dog food types & textures for each recipe, so you can try some of each of just find the right one for your finicky pet.



I was literally salivating at the mouth. I never do that. Embarrassing! I can't believe Mommy took this photo! But I was just overcome with excitement at all the choices! She was overcome with joy at knowing she was about to purchase a healthy, nutritious dog food that is literally safety tested 9 times, and has that reassuring Buy with Confidence™ Guarantee. We read all about it and you should too! It'll make you want to try the food just like we did.






Mommy and I Made the Switch to Natural Balance:



Mommy and I decided to try a little bit of everything since it was all so nutritious and wonderful looking. I love variety in a consistent recipe, so she stuck to the same theme of my two favorite main courses, chicken and sweet potatoes. The official name of my favorite recipe is Natural Balance L.I.D. Sweet Potato and Chicken Formula.

















We Trust the Buy With Confidence Promise!! #WeBelieveinNB!


Feeling More Playful, Having More Energy and Being a Little Sassy:


I've been eating it for 3 weeks now and I love it!! Mommy swears I'm more playful and energetic. I seem to have a little more energy and stamina outside when we play. Maybe it's because my food is made with the very best nutrition in mind. Natural Balance carefully crafts each formula with quality ingredients, including, fruits, vegetables and premium animal proteins such as chicken (like my recipe), salmon, lamb and venison.













It might have even given me a touch more sass and silly attitude. What do you think? I just turned 9 years young but who would know by looking at me right?





















Okay, let's do a recap on the facts about this awesome food I've been eating so YOU can have your pet try it too!

THE FACTS ABOUT NATURAL BALANCE:


1. Natural Balance only uses Premium Quality Ingredients in their Limited Ingredient Diet pet foods.
2. Natural Balance tests every single batch of food not once, but NINE TIMES in a State of the Art Lab.
3. Natural Balance has a fantastic Buy With Confidence Promise to guarantee each customer satisfaction with their pet's food.
4. Natural Balance has a group of highly trained Veterinary Technicians on hand to speak with you when you contact them with any questions you many have about their products. You can chat online during the day on their website with one of their nutritional experts to help you find the perfect food for your pet!
5. Natural Balance pet food tastes DELICIOUS!!! That's coming straight from me of course.

Friends, you have GOT to try Natural Balance pet food! Go to their website and read about their
Buy With Confidence Promise.
Chat with one of their highly trained, extremely nice Nutrition Experts and then make the switch to a pet food that is made with premium ingredients. Natural Balance really cares about you and your pet! And they want to get social with you too!
















Visit the following links to get social and learn more about the quality of Natural Balance:
Natural Balance on Facebook
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Natural Balance on Twitter

I love to get social too. Visit me on all my social media sites. I'd LOVE to connect with you!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.

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