True or False: All people should eat the same food, be on the same eating plan, and not have a variety with choices of food. Of course, this is totally false. Since we, as human beings, are not one size/taste/preference in food fits all, the same holds true for dogs. In an effort to bring our readers a wide range of choices and options, Fidose of Reality will be shining the spotlight on various types of dog food options.
Have you ever considered starting your dog on a high protein diet? Read on.
Dog Food and Treat Spotlight: Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™
This new line of grain free food and treats for both dogs and cats is a premium brand, is high in protein, and designed to feed a pet’s ancestral cravings.
Who This Food Is Designed For: Dogs who have parents that consider nutrition high on the list of feeding goals, do not want artificial ingredients, desire premium quality proteins, and want to buy with confidence with a brand they can trust.
Why is High Protein Important?
Protein is a building block essential to all dogs at all stages of life. Knowing how much to protein to feed according to a dog’s age is crucial information for all dog parents to know. Animal-based proteins are best for dogs. Protein is a calorie dense nutrient, so if you have an active, thriving, dog who loves to do things outdoors and perform, this is the type of formula to feed.
According to Natural Balance, Wild Pursuit is formulated to be ideal for daily feeding for all breeds and life stages.
Here is the actual nutritional content label on the back of the Lamb, Chicken Meal, and Guinea Fowl dry formula:
What we love is that it includes freeze-dried raw pieces to resemble what a dog’s diet would have been in the wild, see?
It is available in both canned and kibble varieties.
Sampling the Food
Our dog’s bestest friend is a Natural Balance eater. As such, we talked to Zola’s mom and told her about the Wild Pursuit line. Zola is nearly 12 years young and a very active girl: She goes for long walks, hikes with her mom, and is more than active for her age. This is a great formula to channel her inner puppy. Since her mom feeds Zola a Natural Balance diet consisting of both canned and kibble, she is considering adding Wild Pursuit as part of Zola’s rotational feeding.
Mixed in with the kibble are freeze-dried raw pieces rich in high-quality protein. Since it has garbanzo beans and peas, excellent grain-free sources of energy, fiber, and protein, Zola will continue to thrive on the nutritional content in this formula. The Omega-6 and Omega-3 ratios support healthy skin and a luxurious coat, which Zola maintains. For this sweet girl, 12 is the new 6: Doesn’t she look great?
Our dog, Dexter, tried the Natural Balance Mini Rewards in lamb flavor. Each treat is only 5 calories, so this dog mom loves the low cal part of this goodie.
I am opposed to artificial colors and flavorings in any food or treat I give my active 7 years young Cocker Spaniel, so these Mini Rewards fit the bill, see?
Age is Just a Number
Both Zola and Dexter are taking part in the feeding of the Natural Balance Wild Pursuit line, one with the kibble and the other with the treats. As dedicated dog moms, we know feel comfortable with the Buy with Confidence guarantee.
A good diet will help a dog maintain longevity; healthy good, strong muscle mass; and good internal digestion and function. Coupled with regular mental and physical stimulation, Wild Pursuit is the type of diet for dogs with an appetite for adventure, like these two:
My dog, Dexter, loves to dress up but he also loves to get down and dirty:
Similarly, Zola is a couch potato but gets frequent walks and outdoor climbing sessions and even frolics in the ocean with her bestie:
Always talk to your dog’s veterinarian and/or nutritionist about switching foods, and when you do add or switch, do so slowly in order to ensure proper digestion.
Learn more about Wild Pursuit dog food here.
Check out the line of Natural Balance dog treats here.
Stay tuned for a fun project incorporating this food and treats in the coming weeks as the holidays are just around the corner. In the meantime, in what ways is your dog adventurous?