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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Feeding A Natural Raw Diet With #InstinctRaw

**This post is sponsored by Instinct® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network.  I am being compensated for helping to spread the word about Instinct Raw but BICHONPAWZ only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  Instinct is not responsible for the content of this article.**

It seems as if everyone is talking about feeding NATURAL today...for well as for our pets! 

 I decided some time ago to give Raw a try because LadyBug is especially prone to tear-staining and many other dogs have been helped by feeding foods that do not contain any additional colors or chemical additives.  In fact, I have done a ton of research on all the things we should totally avoid giving our dogs.  Here is a partial list of things we should avoid:

~ Artificial preservatives and additives, BHA, BHT, food colorings, propylene glycol
~ Complex carbs such as soy flour, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten
~ Poor quality animal protein ... for example: poultry meal or animal meal
~ Corn or wheat that can cause allergies and digestive issues
~ Sweeteners that can potentially lead to diabetes
~ Beet Pulp or Tomato Pumice that may cause tear stains
~ Vitamin K3...which is very toxic
~ Grains that can cause systemic yeast infections

Let's talk about what the Instinct® Raw Frozen Diets actually ARE!  They are formulated to resemble the ancestral diet of dogs and cats...both meat-eaters by nature!  The Instinct Raw Frozen food is actually 95% meat, organs, raw ground bone, 5% fruits and vegetables and ZERO % grain.  If our dogs and cats were out living in the wild, they would be eating a diet primarily consisting of raw meat, organ meats, bone, and fat.  It is just plain common sense to feed a grain-free, raw food diet.  When people eat healthier...unprocessed and natural foods...they feel happier and healthier.  Well, guess what?  Pets are absolutely no different!!  You WILL notice a difference when you begin feeding your pet healthier food!

Instinct Raw comes in a a few different forms, including medallions, patties, and bites.  They are SO easy...which is great for working families!  Talk about easy...Instinct Raw requires NO mixing or measuring, is available in eight different proteins, AND uses High Pressure Processing to ensure safety without having to cook the food!  We are talking COMPLETE and BALANCED nutrition.  It can also be served with the kibble and/or canned food you are already feeding. 

I purchased several other Instinct Raw "goodies" for the girls while I was at Petsmart...I'm sure they will love each and every single one!!  You simply cannot beat all natural dog / cat food!!

 When discussing raw feeding with some of my Bichon Groups, a couple of the main concerns that come up repeatedly are quality and safety.  Instinct Raw believes that all of our pets deserve quality food.  They have taken steps to ensure that is exactly what you are getting when you purchase their food.  

Instinct Raw has their own company-owned manufacturing facility located in Nebraska.  Their facility adheres to very specific quality measures.  Ingredients are sourced from USDA inspected and regulated facilities.  All State and Federal regulations are adhered to with regard to product safety.  Third party auditors regularly monitor the Instinct Raw facility.  The manufacturing facility is a USDA Certified ORGANIC Processing Facility that adheres to USDA and EU standards.

To ABSOLUTELY ensure pet parents of the safety of Instinct Raw, Nature's Variety uses a natural food safety protocol called HPP.  It is a unique process that kills pathogenic bacteria through the use of high-pressure, water-based technology.

There are SO many benefits that come from feeding raw!! Some of the awesome benefits include healthier skin and coat, optimal digestion, healthier teeth and gums, and relief from food sensitivities.  Many dogs and cats also lose excess weight from feeding raw.
Instinct Raw provides an online feeding guide which will help you decide on how much to feed your furry friend.  This information can also be found on the back of the Instinct Raw packaging.  If you have questions regarding the safety of Instinct Raw products, please go here to read about the strict quality control procedures.

If you are interested in more research, visit the Instinct Raw web site or call the Customer Service team at 1-888-519-7387.

I prefer to rotate the girls' meals.  They eat MANY different types of foods on a rotating basis.  Especially when we are on the road, Instinct Raw works out GREAT for us!  You may have a different experience with your dog or cat.  The company suggests that raw food be introduced on a gradual basis.  I don't have to do that with Chloe and LadyBug because they are so used to eating different things every day.

I am so very pleased with the results I have seen so far with Chloe and LadyBug!  They absolutely LOVE Instinct Raw!!  Personally, I like the fact that it is a natural, grain-free, high protein, high quality, nutrient dense food with REAL MEAT!  Thank you Nature's Variety for coming out with this fabulous quality food.

I would like you guys to try Instinct Raw for yourselves!  Head on over to the website and sign up for a $3.00 off coupon for Instinct Raw.  You can use the coupon on either the trial size bag (which is $3.99) or one of the larger size bags.  I like to start out with the smaller bags to ensure I'm buying the girls a flavor that they will like.  

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If you are looking for WHERE to purchase this terrific natural can find the store locator here.


easy rider said...

pawsome review, the empty bowl is the evidence :o) I nearly swooned as I saw how much different dog foods you have in your stores.... we need a bigger store in our area, that's for sure ... I like it more to see the food first and to read the back side before I buy, so I would prefer a walk in store more than online-shopping.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We thought mom was stealing the food with that mischievous look!
Lily & Edward

Earl Lover said...

Raw seems to be the current doggy rage!

Mitch and Molly said...

By the smiles on your faces, Instinct Raw must be very, very yummy stuffs!

ann thompson said...

An empty dish is a good sign. That must be some good stuff

Andi said...

Your PetSmart is really fancy!