Showing posts with label LID pet food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LID pet food. Show all posts

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

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
Natural Balance on Instagram
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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Joy of Buying A Quality Dog Food with Confidence #WeBelieveInNB

As you know, I consider myself a dog food connoisseur of sorts, always searching for great tasting, nutritious dog food that Mommy trusts to be safe and well balanced for my delicate little body's nutritional needs. Being the adventurous dog that I am, I've been on a nationwide quest for a great tasting dog food that has the following very important characteristics that both Mommy and I can agree on:
1. Single Source of Protein
2. Limited Ingredient Diet (LID)
3. Premium Quality Ingredients (it does make a difference)
4. Food that is free of soy, gluten/wheat, and corn
5. Fantastic Variety of Flavors and Products
Sound like a pretty tall order? Well I've got great news!
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 my 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.



After all my searching, I found everything I was looking for in Natural Balance® L.I.D. pet food and treats! L.I.D. stands for Limited Ingredient Diet, but don't let the word 'limit' fool you, because this food has no limit on variety and taste!!

Image of Pixel Blue Eyes' face as she talks about the dog foodI've never seen such a fantastic variety of not just flavors but types of dog food styles, plus treats, available just in one line of food. It's UNBELIEVABLE!! There's over half a dozen different varieties of flavors of the L.I.D. foods available that are made with premium quality ingredients, plus a number of different versions of the food, depending on what your dog likes, needs or just in case they want variety while still maintaining a consistent diet. 

Image of Pixel Blue Eyes in a shopping cart filled with Natural Balance dog food itemsFor example, when Mommy and I went shopping for my food, I chose the chicken and sweet potato L.I.D. recipe. I was amazed at all the choices I had for just that one flavor though. There's dry kibble (as you know, I love my kibble!) for both large and small breed, then they have two different versions of canned food, and they have a really cool chicken and sweet potato gravy packets that is strictly pulled chicken, sweet potatoes and gravy. Plus they have treats that are so delicious, I'm always begging for some of those! They even have chicken and sweet potato glucosamine treats for older dogs like me who want to keep their joints healthy. I had Mommy buy some of everything because it all looked so good. And the price was very reasonable. 


Pixel Blue Eyes trusts Natural Balance dog food and their Buy with Confidence Guarantee
Natural Balance believes that you should get the very best food possible for your dog. They are so committed to high quality, balanced nutrition, and absolute safety of their pet food for your dog, they have the Buy with Confidence™ Guarantee! That's right! You have GOT to read about their 9 POINT SAFETY TEST done on each batch of food and treats. They don't test it once, they test it nine times! They have an accredited lab that is one of the most technologically advanced in the country testing Natural Balance foods. This is why Mommy trusts their food so much, and believes that the ingredients in this food is healthy, nutritious and safe for me to eat.
Read all about their Safety Testing and Buy with Confidence™ Promise.
This food tastes SO good friends, you've got to try it yourself. Okay, get it for your dogs I mean and have THEM try it. Natural Balance really knows how to make a Limited Ingredient Diet taste delicious. These foods are simple formulas that encourages healthy digestion.
Simple does not mean limited variety. Just look at the range of food types you get with just one recipe, and there's several recipes to choose from. I love that they have everything from chicken to fish, all the way to venison. There's something for everyone's taste-buds and single source protein needs.
I love treats just like any other dog, and the Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Chicken Formula Treats are absolutely scrumptious! We bought the 14 oz bag of regular size dog treats, which are pretty big, so Mommy breaks one into smaller pieces for me since I have a little mouth. To me, that just makes me think I am getting a bunch of treats instead of just one. Of course, first she teases me a little bit and I do all my talking, singing and smiling for her because I love doing my tricks for treats for her! She loves making me happy and I love making her smile with my cute animated facial expressions.
These treats are crunchy, all natural and designed to support my digestive health.
Photo collage showing several images of Pixel barking, howling, and smiling at her Mommy while asking for a Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Chicken flavored Jumping Stix treat
My other favorite treat of theirs actually support my senior joint health, can you believe that? My Natural Balance L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats® Jumpin’ Stix®, which of course are in Chicken & Sweet Potato Formula, are so soft, chewy and delicious I literally jump to ask for them. They are formulated with Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help support healthy hips & joints, and I need that especially since I'm about to turn 9 years young. I am so happy that Natural Balance cares about my well being from my head to my stomach to my little toes.
Visit their website, and if you have any questions, you can Chat Live to one of their very nice, well informed Expert Veterinary Technicians and nutrition experts. The chat windows are in the lower right of the screen on every page. Mommy spoke with a very nice person named Shawna, who told us about how the L.I.D. foods help keep my digestive track healthy and shared their link on how to transition your pet to a new food, which of course should be done over several days. Their conversation was informative, engaging and of course, they talked about pets too!
Pixel Blue Eyes smiling
We believe in Natural Balance, and you will too, so give Natural Balance L.I.D. (limited ingredient diet) dog food a try. And for all my kitty friends, Natural Balance has an entire line of L.I.D. cat food products as well.
Natural Balance loves being social with you, so connect with them on the following social media sites:
Natural Balance on Facebook
Natural Balance on Instagram
Natural Balance on Twitter
Go visit the Natural Balance website friends, and read about their Buy With Confidence Promise!
Use their cool Live Chat tool available on any page, read all about the great tasting Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet (L.I.D.) pet food and tell me what you think. And when you try their food or treats, I want to hear about it!!
Do you like what I had to share today? Do you think that a pet food with limited ingredients is a good idea? Do you like the idea of a pet food company with a 'Buy with Confidence' guarantee? Leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts! Visit their Buy with Confidence™ Guarantee page and tell me what you think about that too friends!
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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pixel's Adventures in Eating the Best Natural Food for #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Pinnacle’s reformulated Grain Free Dog Food but Pixel Blue Eyes: Her Tails of Adventure only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article.

I am a kibble connoisseur. I seek out the best and pride myself in knowing what is good. Last month, I went searching for the pinnacle of kibble, the very finest of the finest, the best of the best. Since I seek adventure, nature's bounty and wholesome goodness, I need a dog food that will provide me with good, wholesome ingredients, a holistic dog food that delivers tasty good health but is also good for dogs with sensitive stomachs like mine.

I found the pinnacle of kibble in Pinnacle® Grain Free Holistic Pet Food. Pinnacle launched in 1998 as a breakthrough brand in natural holistic dog food. And while Pinnacle has always had holistic health ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin, kelp, flax seed, blueberries & sweet potatoes (two of my FAVORITE foods) and cottage cheese...in May 2015, they took all dog recipes Grain Free to facilitate easier digestion.

As mentioned in my Pinnacle article last month, I have been giving this food a try, and let me tell you, this limited ingredient diet, or LID, dog food is delicious! It's the perfect kibble size for chewing, no matter what size dog you are, and the crunch is superb! Now, I don't just try any old dog food, so you can trust that this is good kibble in my humble Pixel opinion. It makes me feel like a real #PinnacleHealthyPet. Mommy and I both give it two paws (and thumbs) up!
Mommy loves to make feeding time a big deal for me, a grand adventure, if you will. When we first started me on the Pinnacle, Mommy had me close my eyes, and she brought the bowl close. "Pixel, can you guess what's in the Pinnacle Holistic dog food?" As she brought it close, I closed my eyes and inhaled the fragrant aroma... Because it has limited natural ingredients, I could actually smell the individual items. "Chicken. Sweet potatoes picked at their peak. Pumpkin (my favorite!), peas, spinach, garbanzo beans, and sweet potatoes."

"Mommy, I can't take anymore sniffing all this yummy Pinnacle kibble goodness, I must eat it now!!" I just can't resist another bowl of Pinnacle Holistic Pet Food with their top quality ingredients.
Mommy loves the fact that Pinnacle Holistic Pet Food is Grain Free, gluten free, and filled with vegetables. Mommy says I have even more pep in my step since I've been eating it. She thinks it's cute that I actually lay beside the bag (it's a very big bag) when it's left out, like it's a toy or a birthday present to be protected. I obviously love my Pinnacle kibble!
One recent adventure took place just the other day. Mommy brought the big bag of Pinnacle Holistic Chicken and Vegetable Dog Food out to feed me, and the bag tipped over. Little bits of kibble went everywhere in the kitchen. I immediately scrambled into action and helped clean it all up. That's just who I am.
Mommy then went ahead and fed me, albeit a little lighter since I sort of fed myself during clean up. I still felt happy to eat a little out of my bowl.
After I was done though, I sensed something was amiss. I knew that I was needed for something special, that my skills should be used right away. I immediately went to Mommy. "Mommy, they are lost. They need my help!" I said to her with haste, as I put my paw in her hand to show I was serious.
"What is lost? Who?" She asked. "The kibble. We missed a couple of pieces of Pinnacle kibble. I can smell them here in the kitchen. I'm the finder of lost kibble Mommy and we can't let them stay lost!" I replied.
"Of course not." She said, "Go find them and get them right away Pixel!"
I searched the ground carefully, seeking the trail of my lost Pinnacle kibble pieces. It didn't take "the finder of lost kibble" long..."they're under the stove!" I barked with joy.
I used my special kibble extraction technique and got the two tiny kibble morsels out from under the stove so they would no longer be lost and alone. I know they felt better being with their own kind in my belly.
It made me feel good knowing I'd done a good deed.Mommy said I was a good girl, and I'm very proud to still be the master "finder of lost kibble" in this neck of the woods!
Here's What Pinnacle Holistic Food Offers Your Pet:
- Quality ingredients like Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Sea Kelp, Cottage Cheese
- Natural, healthy recipes that use high quality proteins
- Antioxidants to support healthy immune system
- Fiber and Probiotics to encourage healthy digestion and small stool
- Promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone
So take it from me, the kibble connoisseur, for natural, ingredient conscious pet parents, Pinnacle pet food provides your pet with high quality ingredients and more, giving your dog the total nutrition he needs for holistic health. To learn more about Pinnacle Holistic Pet Food, visit their Pinnacle website, where they have a Pinnacle product locator tool to help you find a store that sells Pinnacle near you. You can also visit their Pinnacle Pet Facebook page or follow Pinnacle Pet Food on Twitter. And don't forget to sign up to get a $5.00 coupon off Pinnacle pet food products.
Tell me friends, what did you think of my Pinnacle kibble adventure? Would you want to try this food? What sounds good about it? I can't wait to hear your thoughts.