A to Z Challenge – I
One of the main reason why I switched to raw dog food was all of the inconsistencies. One that stands out is a conversation I had with the rep of a well know pet food brand – I was so excited when I learned about their decision to increase the quality of their food to meet the demand of better educated pet owners.
They showed me their new branding – full of pictures of fresh protein and vegetables. They told me about their manufacturing facilities that are spic and span; they even invited to fly me out for a tour. And they played their trump card (at the time) – none of their ingredients were sourced in China.
An hour later, someone took me aside and showed me article after article on the damage this brand’s food has done to pets over the years and I was bummed. Their new branding was just that – branding. It was pretty much the same food with prettier packaging.
Our dogs were eating a full raw diet a month later.
Keep the Tail Wagging | From Business to Blog
This past year was a learning experience. I started asking questions about everything – the treats we bought, the vaccinations our vet recommended, even the shampoo we used. If you look in the dogs’ cabinets (yes, they have their own cabinets), you’ll see all natural everything and I’m proud of this switch.
It was time for my blog to reflect that switch.
I used to get paid handsomely to promote kibble brands and yummy (i.e. junk food) dog treats. The money paid for our dogs food, so I didn’t mind. Until I did.
How can I be raising natural dogs while pimping not so natural products?
Today, I only promote brands that you’ll find in our home. And recently, I was introduced to Only Natural Pet through the BlogPaws Pet Blogging Network. I checked out their website and I liked what I saw.
Only Natural Pet is a brand that believes that it’s a natural lifestyle that will help our dogs live longer, happier lives. Finally! They work with holistic vets, they do their a ton of research, and they explore the globe – all in an effort to bring us products that don’t have the chemicals that seem to be common in so many pet products today.
I have an opportunity to try a couple of treats (duck liver and green beef trip) and their natural flea and tick repellent in exchange for my thoughts. They also carry…
- shampoo and conditioner
- supplements for joints, skin and coat, anxiety, and overall wellness
- an entire store full of healthy treats we can trust
I’m tired of thinking finding a great product that our dogs love only to learn later that it’s terrible for our dogs. So many brands have promised me that their kibble or treats are holistic or natural and then I learn about what really goes into their food or where it’s sourced.
It’s going to be fun exploring Only Natural Pet products. Stay tuned.
Do you use any natural or homeopathic products on your dog?
This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Only Natural Pet, but I only share information that I believe is important to Keep the Tail Wagging readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.