Summer festivals will be here before you know it, which means that I need to start thinking of a gift basket to raffle off to dog lovers and I love to include our favorite dog food brands. Feeding three dogs isn’t always easy. We’ve spent a lot of time researching dog food brands to find a formula that works for all three of our dogs. We suspect that Rodrigo is allergic to chicken; removing chicken formulas (like Life’s Abundance) from his diet alleviated the obsessive paw licking (whew!). He also has a sensitive stomach, so he inspired us to seek out quality, holistic dog food brands.
Today, we happily feed our dogs food from two different quality dog food brands. Halo, Purely for Pets Spot’s Stew kibble (and sometimes canned for a treat) and Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls. I think these along with our favorite treats would make a great gift basket. What do you think?
Halo Pets Original Spot’s Stew | Wild Salmon, Wholesome Lamb
Our dogs love their Halo Pets kibble. Every other brand we’ve tried, we’ve had to doctor it up a bit to get the dogs to eat it, not Halo Pets. A 28 pound bag costs $60 at Petco and lasts one month with our three dogs. I buy from Petco, because we earn points through the Pet Pals membership towards a $5 coupon with each purchase. I’ve been earning $10 a month that offsets their food.
Product Highlights (source: Halo Pets website):
- Real meat. No rendered meat or meal from chicken, poultry, lamb, fish or plants.
- Formulated with vitamins, minerals, and other trace nutrients
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- FINEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS
- Wild salmon, fresh lamb, butcher quality chicken
- Whole egg
- Bounty of farm-raised vegetables
- WHOLESOME & EASILY DIGESTIBLE
- Home-style recipe with easy to recognize and understand ingredients
- Natural sources of soluble and insoluble fiber
- No corn, wheat or wheat gluten
Natural Balance Food Rolls | Turkey, Lamb, and Beef
We started buying Natural Balance food rolls when I was introduced to them this summer at Marysville’s Poochapalooza. What I love about it is that we can use it as food, as a “topping” on their kibble, or as training treats. The dogs LOVE this food and its healthy and a great, soft compliment to the Halo Pet’s kibble.
Product Highlights (source: Natural Balance website):
Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls have been scientifically formulated for by veterinarians and animal nutritionists to provide high quality nutrition and optimize skin and coat condition for adult dogs. Rich in nutrients, a 4 lb roll is equivalent to any 10 premium dog food cans (13-ounce), based on calories. Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls are economical, convenient, and great for travel!
Excellent Training Treat or Reward For the enthusiast, trainer, show handler or breeder, Natural Balance® is the #1 Choice for the ultimate in bait, response time, incredible focus, fabulous palatability as well as excellent nutrition.
A Great Choice for Convalescing Dogs Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls are hard to resist for older or convalescing dogs, and a great way to hide medication.
The Finest Ingredients for the Health of Your Dog Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls contain only the finest ingredients: premium meats (an excellent source of protein), and dried kelp (an excellent natural source of vitamins, mineral and trace elements). The high quality animal fats (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of vitamin E, and ascorbic acid – vitamin C) helps your dog have a healthy skin and a shiny coat. Highly palatable, Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls are very appealing to both the owner and, more importantly, to the dog.
Either chop, grate, or crumble Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls and add them to your dog’s dry food. We use our Magic Bullet
to grate up the food and mix it in with their kibble. The Magic Bullet is a must have for every house. We have 2; one for humans and one for the dogs.
Our favorite treats?
- Halo Liv-a-Littles Natural Treats for Dogs and Cats, Freeze-Dried Beef Protein
- Bil-Jac Liver Dog Treats – check out my review
- ALL NATURAL Blueberry Flavored Waffles Dog Cookies – 16oz Box
- Carrots (our dogs love carrots; we buy them in bulk at Costco)
What are your favorite food and treat brands?